THE ALIVE INSIDE MOVEMENT -
these Shorts, from our new film, "Alive Inside 2"
illustrate teachers using our open-source
Service learning / film Guide
This community saw the film "Alive Inside" with the Alive Inside team and were so inspired they took up a collection! That night they raised enough money to get music to all the elders in their community! Then, a teacher reached out, on her own, to a amazing local elder care facility!
Wow! This clip shows what one teacher can do and how the film "Alive Inside" can be used to inspire a Community Service Learning Project!
Dan is a high school English teacher, inspired by the film "Alive Inside" he brought it to his school and inspired his classes to reach out to elders living at home and their caregivers. We are so proud of these young souls! The Alive Inside Foundation educates youth and communities on the topics of aging and empathy. We do not work directly with nursing homes- we only work with teachers, moms and students, through their schools, clubs and churches. The Southeast Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association was a big help, and was there with the kids every step of the way! Let's create an Empathy Revolution!
Avalon Park, FL
This story is about how one teacher started his own Empathy Revolution! The teacher took his music class to Encore, in Avalon Park, Florida, a huge development designed with Elder Care as the center of the community. This is the central ideas behind the Alive Inside Comm-University idea- that Elder Care should be central to the communities, be places of learning and connection, not a place of banishment.
Let's build schools inside nursing homes! Now, this is progress!
Long Beach, CA
If you are young and strong how can you understand the struggles of an elder living with Alzheimer's disease? Well, a teacher in Long Beach California used the Alive Inside Human Service Learning / Film Guide. His students did the "Dementia Experience Exercise" trying to "walk a mile in their shoes."
This project is the brainchild of a church leader and a teacher! The brought the film to their community and it became one of the most amazing events we have had to date!
We stumbled into Williams Center by accident and just fell in love with the way they exemplify using Music, Dance, and love to give aliveness to elders living with Alzheimer's. They are doing so much more than headphones! This is what Elder Care can be, and for only $56 per day! We didn't realize until we had left that they had been voted best Adult Day Care in the nation! LOL!