Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Lou Tansky poses with veterans at the Louis Stokes Medical center. The Veterans hold guitars and other instruments that will be used for music therapy sessions.

Lou Tansky poses with veterans at the Louis Stokes Medical center. The Veterans hold guitars and other instruments that will be used for music therapy sessions.On December 4th Lou Tansky, President of the Ohio Pawnbrokers Association and owner of Uncle Ben’s Pawn Shop in Cleveland, worked with pawn shops from across the state to donate a collection of musical instruments to the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center’s music therapy program.

The program uses music to address emotional and psychological needs of veterans, while assisting in rehabilitation. The donation took place at the Brecksville facility, which provides care to over 95,000 veterans each year in northern Ohio.