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The Beat Goes On

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.