THE EMPATHY REVOLUTION-
these Shorts, were created filming our new film- "Alive Inside Too"
They illustrate teachers using our Community-Created open-source
Service learning Guides
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" inspired an entire community!
Dan is a high school English teacher, inspired by the film "Alive Inside" he showed it to his students and inspired his classes to reach out to elders living at home and their caregivers. We are so proud of these young souls, they learned so much about aging and empathy. AIF does not work directly with nursing homes- we only work with teachers, moms and students, through their schools, clubs and churches. Our resources are free and community-created. The Southeast Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association was a big help, and helped Dan and the kids every step of the way! This is the Empathy Revolution in action!
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 one of the central ideas behind Comm-University- our mission to turn elder care on it's head! We believe Elder Care should be at the center of community, and become a place of learning and connection, not a place of banishment. (Stay Tuned for "Alive Inside Too!"
Next, we'll help build schools inside nursing homes! (It is already happening!) Now, this is progress!
Long Beach, CA
You are young and strong; can you really understand the struggles of an elder living with Alzheimer's disease?
A teacher in Long Beach, California used our community-created Service Learning Guide. His students did a "Dementia Experience Exercise," trying to "walk a mile in their elder's shoes."
This youth project is the brainchild of a church leader and a school teacher getting together to teach and help! We love them! They screened the film in their school auditorium and it became one of the most amazing events we have had to date!
Filming "Alive Inside Too!" we stumbled into Williams Center completely by accident. We fell in love with the way they use Music, Dance, and love to give aliveness to elders living with Alzheimer's. They are doing so much more than headphones! This is what daily Elder Care can be, and for only $56 per day!
We didn't realize until we had left, that Williams was voted best Adult Day Care in the nation! LOL!