LET'S CREATE HISTORY
Weekly Fun With Photo History
A SENIOR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
In senior living communities the quality of life is determined by how time is spent. We have an enjoyable FAMILY HISTORY ACTIVITY designed to offer seniors and their family members weekly classes at senior retirement communities in the Pittsburgh PA area.
We offer 2 classes per month at senior living facilities where our staff guides residents through an easy and fun process to organize and make use of photos they've collected over a lifetime. Each class provides access for seniors for 4 hours so they can participate as they want without the need to stay for the full class. After each class residents can then continue the activity on their own or as a group.
This is designed to be a 4-MONTH interactive activity for residents, families and friends. Price is $50/resident/month. Minimum of 10 residents with married residents counting as one. No charge for family or friends. Payment is in advance, month-to-month, by either the senior living facility or the senior community resident, depending on the facility.
If you're a Pittsburgh PA and surrounding area resident of a senior living community, introduce this offer to your activities director.
FIRST MONTH - 2 CLASSES
We hold two 4-hour classes at each participating facility and residents can come and go as they please.
Our fist two classes start by providing each participating resident with THESE ITEMS FOR FREE:
- 2 pairs of archival gloves for photo handling
- 10 large archival 11"x14" sleeves for mass photo storage
- Archival 35mm slide storage sheets as needed
- 1 large 13"x15" archival storage box for their entire collection
The first step, collection and organizing of photo prints, can be overwhelming and we do a great job of helping people relax and organize. This is by far the most difficult part of process and can take a great deal of time to go through and review photos. We have extensive multi-decade experience working one-on-one with people to review their collections and make this part of the process easy and FUN! At the end of class two we ask residents or family members if they want to share a story about a photo with the class. We ask this same question at the beginning of each of the following 6 classes.
Organize Photos & Slides
SECOND MONTH - 2 CLASSES
Reviewing slides, transparencies and negatives requires a light table, magnification loupe, and patience. We bring equipment that makes this process easy for anyone to quickly go through a large collection of all slide formats. Six light boxes are provided during class for residents to use. For those residents without slides or negatives we use these classes to further review prints.
THIRD MONTH - 2 CLASSES
Going through old documents requires patience, time and careful handling. Letters, postcards, legal documents, typed stories by relatives, and almost anything can be scanned to digitally preserve family history. The challenge is that a lot of these documents can be very fragile, with much of the relevance to the family lost over time. We've seen land transfer documents from the American frontier in the 1700's that without extreme care in unfolding to review would have been destroyed. We teach residents how to handle and store documents and aid them in the review process to determine which ones make sense to preserve.
At The END OF MONTH THREE Each Paid Participant
GETS 60 FREE PHOTO SCANS
FOURTH MONTH - 2 CLASSES
Just reviewing digital photographs on a computer can be challenging for residents. There is a learning curve on how to use a computer simply and easily, how to import scans or digital photos, how to organize them intelligently, and then how to print digital files using online providers. We use your facility's computer lab to work individually with each class attendee.
We help seniors get comfortable with computers and teach them how to have after-class fun.
At The End Of Month 4 Each Paid Participant
GETS 50% OFF FOR 2023
On Archive Real Life Photo Scanning / Photo Restoration / Photo Prints
We Scan Photos
Get volumes of family history captured per resident as part of a fun activity. WE SCAN FOR YOU AT A 50% DISCOUNT FOR PAID CLASS MEMBERS and deliver final scans via the internet. Seniors can get prints from their favorite online photo lab or through Archive Real Life. Our price for local high quality and high resolution scans is affordable! All seniors attending our classes get 50% off all of our scanning services for 2023.
We Print & Restore Photos
We offer very high quality 150-year archival photo printing done on museum rag cotton paper or gloss photo paper up to a 16x20 size. Archive Real Life also provides a wide variety of unparalleled photo restoration services for lightly or severely damaged photos or documents.
All seniors attending our classes get 50% off all of our restoration and photo printing services for 2023.
When cheap online photo books just aren't the right choice ARL has a new elegant and archival solution. We design, print and bind 200+ year archival books printed on museum quality rag cotton paper. Our one-on-one personal service includes 2-6 months working with you to accomplish your vision. We help people make comprehensive book project simple - step by step - by providing great advice based on 20 years of experience. We offer free consulting to start to get you on the right track..
INTERESTED SENIOR COMMUNITIES
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