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Tony Fisher and his California community saw "Alive Inside" and were so inspired they took up a collection!  
In one night they raised enough to give music to all the elders in their community!
Then, a teacher reached out, on her own, to Tony and his amazing local elder care facility! 
Wow! Michael Rossato-Bennett and Tony Fisher started jamming and came up with the Alive Inside Together idea!
This clip shows the difference ONE teacher can make!
This is how "Alive Inside Together" began!!!





Dan is a high school English teacher inspired by "Alive Inside!"
His students reached out to the elders living at home and their caregivers.  
We are so proud of these Angels- 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 Angels in Action!






One teacher starts 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 of the community is one of the core ideas behind the Alive Inside Alive Inside Together-
Elder Care should be a place of learning and connection, not a place of banishment.  






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


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

This project happened when a church leader and a high school teacher joined forces.
They screened the film in their school auditorium and it was one of the most amazing events we have ever had!




This is the story of Bernadette, a psychology professor in Mexico City, who transformed an entire university!
She used Life Story work and Music to connect hundreds of students with Elders.
Bernadette is now on the Alive Inside Board.



Marian, an Ibero University student, sat with Violeta an abandoned elder and changed the end of her life.  


This is Alive Inside Together 

Mariana visited Violeta for 14 weeks-  

During that time Violeta began to smile and dance again,
her diabetes reversed,
and she found a boyfriend (he is 84!)  

Without Mirian, Violeta would have died alone and in despair.  
Instead, she transitioned, feeling warm and loved.  




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