these Shorts, created while filming our new film- "Alive Inside 2"  
illustrate teachers using our FREE, open-source
Educational Guides

Mexico City

The Alive Inside Foundation empowers anyone to use the ancient powers of connection and music to connect with Elders.
This is the story of a psychology professor in Mexico City, who got inspired by 'Alive Inside" and did her own beautiful project.


Healdsburg, CA

This California community saw the film "Alive Inside" with the Alive Inside team there and were so inspired they took up a collection!  In one night they raised enough money to give music to all the elders in their community!
Then, a teacher reached out, on her own, to a amazing local elder care facility! 
This clip shows what one teacher can do and how the film "Alive Inside" inspired an entire community! 

Sheboygan, WI

AIF does not do programs in nursing homes.  Millions of elders want to age in place.  AIF wants to help them.

Dan is a high school English teacher. Inspired by "Alive Inside" he inspired his students 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. Teachers, moms and students, schools, clubs and churches- our resources are free and community-created- show us what you can do! 
The Southeast Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association helped Dan and the kids every step of the way! This is the Empathy Revolution in action!

Parma, OH

Local volunteers in Parma, Ohio, on their own used The Alive Inside App.  What these kids did is just wonderful!  
Thank you Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer for doing a benefit concert for AIF in Cleveland!

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. 
Elderhood at the center is one of the core ideas behind Comm-University-
Elder Care should be a place of learning and connection, not a place of banishment.  
(Stay Tuned for "Alive Inside 2!")
Next, let's build schools inside nursing homes!
(It is already happening!) 
Let's turn Elder Care on it's head!

Long Beach, CA

“I am young and strong;
can I really understand the struggles
of an elder living with Alzheimer’s disease?”
- Candice 14

A teacher in Long Beach, California used our community-created Service Learning Guide to teach his students.  Here they do a "Dementia Empathy Exercise," and "walk a mile in an elder's shoes."  

This project was the brainchild of a church leader and a high 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!

Winston-Salem, NC

Filming "Alive Inside 2!" we stumbled into Williams Center completely by accident.
We fell in love with the way they use Music, Dance, and Love to bring 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!)