By Phyllis Pollack
These include emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses, such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills.
Its services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.
Many recording artists have supported the recovery services offered, including Stephen Tyler from Aerosmith.
Located in the Hilton Hotel Coronado Room on the 4th floor, addicts and those in recovery are invited to attend. Friends of Bill W. are welcome.
Services are offered for musicians in cities across the country.
Music professionals in Southern California needing discounted eye care can contact Musicares. In cooperation with Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, MD, FACS, MusiCares referrals have a chance to access complete eye care, including advanced testing and eyeglass prescriptions, of only a nominal co-pay.
Dr. Scott Powell, a former member of Sha Na Na, now a orthopedic surgeon, in partnership with MusiCares, has created the Pierre Cossett Center in Burbank, California, named in honor of Pierre Cossette and his extensive contribution to The Recording Academy, and the annual Grammy telecast.
Applicants unable to afford the co-pay may apply for coverage through MusiCares Financial Assistance Program.
Professional musicians concerned about their health who are uninsured are also all invited to attend "Resolution Revolution!" a program where musicians can found out how healthy their body composition is. Dress in comfortable gear an find out where you stand.
Be checked for body fat percentage, muscle mass, water weight and bone mass percentage. Attendees can get a 30-minute body-changing workout with celebrity trainer Omar Lopez. Register by calling 1-800-687-4227. Pro musicians can also register online at http://www.musicareshealthyessentialsjan29.eventbrite.com.
Lopez has performed as a lead dancer with artists including Janet Jackson, Prince
Pro musicians wondering where they stand with their cardiovascular health, may attend the Resolution Revolution, and receive full cardiovascular screens with an FDA approved BPro measuring device are also available.
MusiCares also offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings.
The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events.
MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Internationally known for the Grammy Awards, the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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