Family History Activity
FAMILY HISTORY PHOTOS
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 your facility in the Pittsburgh PA area.
We offer 4-hour, bi-weekly classes at senior living facilities where our staff member guides residents through an easy and fun process to organize and make use of photos they've collected over a lifetime. After each class residents can then continue the activity on their own or as a group.
This is designed to be an interactive activity for residents, families and friends. Price is $40/resident/month. Minimum of 10 residents. No charge for family or friends. This is a 4-month class structure paid in advance on a month-to-month basis.
CLASS 1 & 2 -
We hold 4-hour classes at each participating facility and residents can come and go as they please. Our classes start by providing each participating resident with 2 pairs of archival gloves, 10 large archival 11"x14" sleeves for photo storage, 4 archival slide storage boxes, and a large 13"x15" archival storage box for their entire collection - all for FOR FREE.
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.
CLASS 3&4 -
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. 6 light boxes are provided during class for residents to use.
CLASS 5&6 -
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 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.
Just reviewing digital photographs on a computer can be challenging for residents. There is a learning curve on how to use a computer 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 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 CLASS MEMBERS and deliver final scans on a USB drive. 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 Photos
We offer very high quality 100-400 year archival photo printing done on museum rag cotton paper up to 16x20 size.
The color/tonal quality of our archival photo prints is exceptional even with very washed out or dark photos. All seniors attending our classes get 50% off all of our restoration and photo print services for 2023.
When less expensive online photo books just aren't enough ARL has a new archival solution. We design, write, print and bind 100-400 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 30 years of experience. We offer free consulting to start to get you on the right track..
INTERESTED SENIOR COMMUNITIES
Call us to discuss this offer.