Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for what’s happening next at ViM.

Online Virtual Choir Training Program

FREE Webinar  |  May 27 at 4:00pm PDT

We are reaching out to the world and inviting communities to tap into our experience of developing an online dementia-friendly choir. We continue to grow online and are hopeful that there are communities that may consider online as an alternative way to connect people with dementia and their caregivers/care partners.

Have you ever considered the value of starting an online choir for those with dementia and their caregivers? Have you wondered how to go about doing that? Do you think singing together online may fill a need for the socially isolated who need to belong to a caring and supportive community?

Learn about a dementia-friendly online choir in Victoria, BC, that continues to grow weekly.

Discover why social singing is a super-stimulus and one of life’s healthiest lifestyle interventions.

We would like you to come and meet the team behind Voices in Motion as they share their online virtual choir story. They’ve developed a training course that will give you everything you need to get started on your own dementia-friendly online choir.

When you attend this webinar, you’ll gain FREE access to our online choir training program – released the day after the webinar. We want to do our part to help destigmatize dementia. We know that singing together is an important way to do that.

Monday Sing Along with Erica

FREE ONLINE EVENT

Join us on Facebook live at 1pm PDT (4pm EDT) every Monday

Join Erica for a Facetime sing-along. It will include some “Golden Oldies” as well as some favourites that you can request. But as always, we’ll start with some physical and vocal warm-ups. Come and enjoy this 45-minute virtual get-together and forward this to others (anywhere in the world!) to come and sing together. You won’t be able to see each other, but you’ll just have to imagine thousands of people singing around the world with you. Maybe we should just open our windows and doors and listen to the music we make together!

Caregivers’ Support Group

Every Tuesday at 2:30pm on ZOOM

Come and learn from each other. Share your insights. Support one another in the journey. Rick Bergh (M.Div., CT, NT) will facilitate our weekly group sessions (open only to ViM members).

Email info@voicesinmotionchoirs.org to be put on the email list and to receive the weekly caregivers support group link.

Zoom Live Rehearsal

Every Wednesday from 2:45-4:00pm

Erica will lead us in a “group” choir rehearsal. She will send out the PDF’s of the songs that we will be working on and be her joyful self on the other side of the screen.

Erica will email choir members the Zoom link directly prior to each rehearsal.

Friday Happy Hour

Join us twice a month on Friday at 4pm

We’ll check in to see how everyone is doing, share a few stories, and play a few games. We can even prepare a favorite appetizer beforehand and a beverage – it’s BYOB of course!

 

Getting to Know You

Every Saturday at 1:00pm

We know how important it is to hear each other’s stories. So we’re providing an online platform for that to happen. You are invited to join us each week (Saturday at 1pm) for Getting to Know You. We will be inviting people from each of the three community ViM choirs (and one student) to share a little bit more about themselves. You will be able to see and hear them and even ask a question in our chat room. Stay tuned for the link…

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 You will also find practical information that will benefit you and your family as you move through the dementia journey together. All we need is your name and email address.

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