The Alive Inside Comm-University Manifesto

For all of recorded time, aging has been humanity's greatest teacher.  

It is unavoidable, as we face the challenges and losses of aging, we can learn who we really are and what it means to be human.  This inescapable education is one our culture tries to ignore.

The Alive Inside Foundation, its community and its partners, think Eldercare, as it exists today, is on the wrong track, and even more, is a huge wasted opportunity.  

Why do we lock away, banish, our deepest sources of wisdom- in both our youth and elders?
We think this is just plain wrong.

We are working to transform Eldercare from a place of isolation, boredom and loss- to a place of communal learning. With our partners we are working to make Eldercare the new center of our communities- Comm-Universities of Human Learning!

This dream is becoming real!!
(We are piloting in California and documenting the process in our new film- "Alive Inside 2!") 

Join us!  The time has come to re-imagine Aging.

No longer,
do "to" our elders,
do "to" our youth,
be "with" our elders,
be "with" our earth,
be "with" our youth,
and each other.

Our present paths are not functional or sustainable.  

Why isn't Eldercare a place of learning and value for young, old and community?
What if Eldercare were a place that creates a more whole community? 

The time has come to uncover the wisdom hidden within aging,
within music, art, and connection.
The time has come to, once again, grow wise together!

Let's spark an Empathy Revolution,
a humane path forward!
we can wake life in our elders,
our youth and our culture.

Contribute below to the "Alive Inside CommUniversity Manifesto!"  



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