CONNECTING THROUGH CREATIVITY

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?

We created this short animation to explain a bit about the TimeSlips approach. 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.

WE OFFER TRAINING AND INSPIRATION MADE JUST FOR YOU.

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 you can explore hundreds of tools designed
to spark meaningful engagement.

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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TIMESLIPS NETWORK SPOTLIGHT

Follow the outpouring of creativity among
our trainees across the world

Signature HealthCARE at Sunrise Manor

Hodgenville, KY

Sunrise Manor was one of the 12 nursing homes to receive training to become a Creative Community of Care as part of the I Won't Grow Up Project in Kentucky.  

Over a two year period, all 12 nursing homes collaborated with regional and national artists on the TimeSlips team to reimagine the story of Peter Pan and integrate the exploration into daily activities. The project culminated with the performance of an original play. The production at Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville, KY is featured here in this slide show. 

News

2017-2018 Annual Report!

At long last!  This report for 2017-2018 tells a story of remarkable growth. 

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I Won't Grow Up - Kentucky Found Neverland This Spring

Read on to gain multiple perspectives on how Wendy’s Neverland came to life.

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Meet TimeSlips Certified Facilitator: Helena Ben Yona

Helena is the first TimeSlips Certified Facilitator located in Israel! She was born in England, and moved to Israel in 1979. Her studies included Music and Occupational Therapy, and she’s been working with the geriatric population for over 15 years.

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Arizona & Wisconsin to Launch Creative Communities of Care

TimeSlips is training 28 new Creative Communities of Care in Arizona and Wisconsin. 

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Check Out 5 of Our Favorite Website Features

Explore some of the exciting new features on our website!

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TimeSlips StoryKit Project Underway

With support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, TimeSlips is partnering with Lafayette American and Midwest Common to design a new storykit. 

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