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ICAT Playdate: The Beat Goes On is a Course

ICAT Playdate: The Beat Goes On

Mar 29, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024
1 credit


Full course description

Term: Spring 2024

Date:  March 29th, 2024

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)



Blacksburg boasts the first dementia-friendly business in the Commonwealth and is regularly cited as one of the best places to retire. The Beat Goes On from the Engagement Center for Creative Aging brings together college students, persons experiencing dementia, and their caregivers to benefit from singing together in a group, while breaking down stereotypes and stigmas associated with aging and dementia. Further, The Beat Goes On, aims to continue to support and grow the Town-Gown relationship between the Virginia Tech student community and our older adult population, with a choir project of our own, with a big data twist.



1. Joanna Culligan, HDFS;

2. Trish Winter, Carilion Clinic;

3. Tanner Upthegrove, ICAT;

4. Tianyu Ge, CS;

5. Violet Zaleski, HNFE    

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