Updated: Apr 25, 2021
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!
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
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: