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.

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I am a student or teacher.

Explore meaningful educational experiences with elders.

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I am a family member or friend.

Learn to creatively engage and connect with a loved one.

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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. 

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Ask a Beautiful Question

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

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Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.

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Explore the World

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

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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

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.

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TimeSlips Spring Festival

With 2021 in full swing, TimeSlips wants to Spring Forward with Creative Engagement. Welcome to our Spring Festival! This flowery fete in April 2021 will include continued inspiration and resources to help you engage. Even through partial re-openings and vaccination roll-outs, meaning-making for elders and those with disability are our continued focus.

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Announcing Some Recent Changes to our Staff

We are a small but mighty team, and are excited to announce some recent changes to our staff. We are thrilled to welcome Kathy Hawkins as our Engagement Coordinator and Mary Schuler as our Operations and Project Manager. 

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New Funding Received

TimeSlips is thrilled to share an update on funding we received over the last few months -- funding that is supporting specific projects as well as our operations, all of which helps us maintain our support for caregivers who are seeking meaningful ways to engage elders and those living with dementia, especially during this time of continued isolating measures.

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Call for Applications for a Community-engaged Composer/Arranger

A creative, community-building project is seeking a composer/arranger to create an original composition for the Durham Children’s Choir. Dementia Inclusive Durham (DID) is partnering with TimeSlips to engage and support people with dementia and their families in Durham, NC, with a special focus on those living alone and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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