OUR MISSION

Bringing meaning and purpose into the lives of elders
through creative engagement

Who We Are

Founded by MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, we are an international network of artists and caregivers committed to bringing joy to late life.

What We Do

As our bodies and minds change with age, people ask - “How can I connect with my mom? My clients? My neighbor?” TimeSlips says try imagination…

What is Meaningful and Creative Engagement?

Do you know someone who is isolated or perhaps wrestling with dementia? You want to engage but don't know how?  

Let us help. Ask a Beautiful Question and invite someone to imagine, using words, sounds, movements and images. Shift away from the expectation of memory - toward the freedom that imagination can bring.

GET TRAINED!

Which best describes you?

I am part of an organization.

Bring joy to the elders, families and staff you serve.

GET STARTED!

I am a student or teacher.

Explore meaningful educational experiences with elders.

GET STARTED!

I am a family member or friend.

Learn to creatively engage and connect with a loved one.

GET STARTED!

Creativity Center

LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR!

Here is where you can read and share stories!

Have a Gentle Conversation

Images and questions to inspire a brief poetic exchange. 

GET STARTED!

Ask a Beautiful Question

Inspire someone to think a little differently - with no right or wrong answers.

GET STARTED!

Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.

GET STARTED!

Explore the World

Coming soon! We are gathering creative prompts from museums and artists around the world.

GET STARTED!

Just Sign-in And It's Free!

Explore the full Creativity Center

TIMESLIPS NETWORK SPOTLIGHT

Follow the outpouring of creativity among
our trainees across the world

Signature HealthCARE

Kentucky

Over a two year period, 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes became Creative Communities of Care.  What does that mean?  They collaborated with regional and national artists on the TimeSlips team to draw on and celebrate the creative strengths of elders, staff, and volunteers. Together they reimagine the story of Peter Pan and integrated the exploration into daily activities. The project culminated with the performance of an original play.  Our CCC training is inspiring aging services providers of all shapes and sizes all across the United States!  

Spark your imagination

Looking to bring TimeSlips to your community?
We gathered some resources to help.

News

Coming Soon: TimeSlips Membership!

TimeSlips will soon release our membership offerings! TimeSlips membership will provide training, professional development, resources for creative caregiving, and new ways to connect with one another in a time of continued disconnection. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to be part of a community of creatives and caregivers!

Read More

TimeSlips Welcomes Two New Interns

TimeSlips is excited to welcome two interns from Miami University to help us roll out some new initiatives in the coming months. Let us introduce you to two change-makers in the field of Gerontology, Josh Meinke and Samantha Beard. 

Read More

Request for Proposals: Business Modeling for Scale

As a small and nimble organization with in-demand services, TimeSlips recognized its need to develop a model for growth and scale. TimeSlips has worked through the testing readiness and basic roadmap aspects of growth and now seeks a business and staffing model that supports our vision. 

TimeSlips is seeking to engage a consultant with expertise in business modeling for scale. 

Read More

Detroit Tele-Stories: Meet the Artists!

TimeSlips is excited to announce its’ Detroit Tele-Stories project, generously funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. As a part of the first Detroit Tele-Stories project, TimeSlips has partnered with the Detroit-based ensemble theater company A Host of People and the Hannan Center to pair local artists with under-connected elders (70 in total) to facilitate creative conversations and activities with them by phone. Meet the artists by clicking the link below. 

Read More

Beautiful Question Project: Join the Conversation

As a part of a collaborative project with the Milwaukee County Division on Aging, we are engaging Milwaukee residents with “Beautiful Questions”. We are actively reaching out to Milwaukee County elders through a project that invites their responses to selected “Beautiful Questions”. We are encouraging people to share their responses with us via our “Beautiful Questions” voicemail. We invite you to share your responses to the questions too, now through the end of May! Whether you are from Milwaukee, or somewhere else, we encourage you to participate.

Read More