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Weekly Wrap Up

Updated: Apr 25

This week we talked trends, patterns, inventions and choices. We created, we moved, we sang and had lots of fun! We were interviewed on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio and have been planning our Virtual Open House which is coming up on Thursday May 6 from 3:00-3:30pm. Have you registered yet? Reserve your spot here!



In Jennifer's Nia Movement & Music class, we discussed trends: trends in music, food, television and more.


One member offered a definition of a trend: “When something is popular, it becomes in fashion”.


When discussing fashion trends another member shared: "I used to wear high heels back in the day because my husband was 6 foot 4 inches tall and I needed them so he could hear me!”


We watched a short clip about trends in food over the years which you can enjoy here.


We enjoyed moving to trendy jazz music from 20s, rock 'n roll music from the 50s and disco music from the 70s. Some of our favourites were Louis Armstrong (from the 20s), Elvis Presley (from the 50s) and Earth,Wind & Fire (from the 70s).


Finally, We decided that we would like to create a new trendy television show called "Gardening Around the Globe". We thought we could take this show on the road and visit gardens in California, Japan, England, Spain, Holland and Victoria, BC.

The best part? We chose Frank Sinatra to host our show!


In Robin G's Creative Cafe we discussed patterns which are repeated or regular ways of doing something.


We explored some of the patterns we have in our lives:

  • Watching too much tv

  • Reading the newspaper to know what’s going on in the world

  • Having 5 o’clock bubbles

  • Playing sudoku and maybe cheat by looking at the next day's paper for answers!

One of our members led us in singing some familiar songs: Oh my Darling Clementine and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary


We looked at patterns in music, playing the rhythm of paradiddle. Look at Robin and Diana go!




We learned about the phenomenon of pareidolia as we looked at the clouds and saw very different images. We thought that was symbolic of how “we all see things differently in life, and they are all valid!”


In Steve's Piano Concert & Music History class, the theme was "inventions".


When asked "what does it mean to invent?", one of our members responded "it’s a human curiosity!"


We then shared about what it means to be human:

  • The capacity of loving

  • Being alive, the gift of life!

  • Passion, the interest in things and other people

  • Eating desserts

  • Having feelings

  • Needing a good night’s sleep

  • Using your mind

  • The desire to help people who are less fortunate than you

  • Singing, Music is human!


What we know about inventions:

  • Necessity is the mother of invention!

  • If you have an idea go after it!

  • The Real McCoy - The real deal!


Inventions that we know of:

  • Polio vaccine

  • Insulin

  • Penicillin (happy mistake!)

  • Fast Scaffolding - a scaffolding that is quick and easy to use

  • The phonograph

  • J.S Bach “The Inventions”, extremely mathematical, there is peace in the organization of the music.

  • Alexander Graham Bell - Light Bulb

  • Einstein

  • Thomas Edison - Electric Power




In Robin D's Singalong and Songwriting class, we discussed choices.


We shared the choices we made so far in the day:

  • To get into my stretchy pants and do yoga before the class

  • To go out and buy some tulips

  • To eat asparagus soup with a dollop of sour cream

  • Stay cozy and warm today

  • Read my book instead of practicing my harp

  • Fake smiling as a way to help trick myself into a better place, it has great health benefits



And here is the song we created together called "Daydreaming".





We also had an exciting interview with Lori La Bey on her program Alzheimer's Speaks Radio. Kristin and Jennifer shared what The Bitove Method is all about, what shaped our philosophy and what makes us unique. Listen to a short clip of it below and hear the whole interview here.




Join us this coming week for fun & engaging classes. See schedule below and register here.

And don't forget, we have a free concert with the Fellows from the Glenn Gould School on Thursday Apr 29 at 2pm. Register here.





We also hope you'll be able to attend our Open House which is coming up on Thursday May 6 from 3:00-3:30pm. Reserve your spot here!



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