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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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We Surpassed Our Goal!

Thanks to all of our generous donors we were able to meet and exceed our goal from Giving Tuesday!

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TimeSlips and #ActivitiesStrong to Illuminate Senior Living in 2021 with Shine Your Light: A Creative Care Celebration

TimeSlips has partnered with the #ActivitiesStrong initiative led by Linked Senior to launch Shine Your Light – a celebration to  illuminate the industry with creative care and celebrate activity and life enrichment professionals and their residents. 

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TimeSlips Resources for Remote Engagement

As soon as lockdowns started taking place in the United States back in March, TimeSlips began creating and sourcing resources that we could provide to you free of charge, during a time where physical distancing is still required. To help you navigate these resources better, we have compiled a list of them for you to easily access and share.

 

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New Friends and Family Program Gathering: December 15, 2020

Are you a family member or someone interested in wanting to engage with someone living with Dementia? Join us Tuesday, December 15th for a very special afternoon!

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Your donation has DOUBLE the impact this year on Giving Tuesday!

Your donation helps us build a better future for our elders and care partners. Learn how by reading more.

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UPDATED RFP for Website Technical Development

TimeSlips is now seeking proposals from experienced web developers to help update our website.

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Postcards Reach 50,000+ in November: Sending Hope

What began as a small listing of a few care homes to receive postcards has reached more than 50,000 recipients through two unique programs. Read on for more information about the impact it is making and how you can join, "The Postcard Challenge".

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Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone

Learn more about the project that will be featured in the second webinar in our Creative Care Fall Festival series. 

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Send a Little Piece of Your Heart To Oakridge Gardens

We're looking for some folks with HEART to make handmade heart-shaped postcards. Great for kids! Great for anyone! Being sent to folks displaced by a June 2020 fire. Let's lighten everybody's hearts. This is part of a larger effort to send 20,000 postcards in 2020. HINT: as of August, we surpassed 11,000 postcards. 

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HomeMade Zines: Artists Respond to Lockdowns in Care Communities

Learn more about the project that inspired our first webinar in our Creative Care Fall Festival series. 

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Announcing the Creative Care Fall Festival

TimeSlips is excited to announce its' Creative Care Fall Festival; a series of free, virtual events that highlight projects where meaningful, creative connections were fostered in a time of quarantine and social distancing. 

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Milwaukee Tele-Stories Project

TimeSlips is excited to announce the beginning of its’ Milwaukee Tele-Stories project!

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CCI Presenter Profiles

Meet our Creative Care Institute presenters. Learn more about their work and the resources discussed in their presentations.

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We're Hiring!

With the support of grant funding, TimeSlips is recruiting 10 Community-Engaged Artists to engage isolated older adults in Milwaukee County through our new project, Tele-Stories. 

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TimeSlips Virtual Creative Care Institute

We've rescheduled our Create Change Institute to be virtual. Click to learn more!

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We're All in This Together

Now Offering Discounts for our Online Training and Certification through August 31st!

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Black Lives Matter.

The TimeSlips mission is to bring meaning and purpose to the lives of elders through creative engagement. Our organization aims to bring this mission to fruition through systemic change that places creativity at the center of care for older adults -- and especially older adults living with dementia.

But TimeSlips cannot make systemic change unless we acknowledge the roots of those systems. The brutal murder of George Floyd makes plain, once again, that American infrastructure of every kind is built on a foundation of racism.

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Seniors Celebrating Seniors

We asked our NextGen sites to ask their resident's the Beautiful Question, "What Advice Would You Give the Graduating Class of 2020?" Their responses are wise and heartwarming.

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NextGen Program Says "Yes, And..." Even in Challenging Times

The thirteen universities, colleges, and youth-serving programs around the country that started out the school year with intentions of providing a high quality intergenerational, community-based learning experience through our NextGen project, found themselves having to quickly pivot to meet many unknowns. 

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Healing Together Podcast

Anne Basting talks about her new book Creative Care on the Healing Together Podcast with Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot. 

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Meet the Student Artists in Residence - May 14 at noon (Central)

Register to join as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students share their stories from their time in community with elders.

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Certified Facilitator Spotlight

With more than 900 Certified Facilitators around the world, the TimeSlips team is continually enriched by those who cross our paths: you are the spark in the world bringing meaning and joy to others. We are excited to introduce some "spark-finders" to you in the coming months. 

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How is TimeSlips Adjusting to COVID19?

The TimeSlips Team  is listening carefully to the moment and adjusting in several ways. 

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FREE Film Feature

Stream the documentary "Penelope" for a glimpse into one nursing home's retelling of Homer's Odyssey in collaboration with TimeSlips' founder, Anne Basting.

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TimeSlips Superhero Webinar

Update: Webinar recording now available!

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Wendy's Neverland Virtual Workshops

Interactive virtual workshops, perfect for all ages!

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Create With Us!

How can we support and engage aging friends, family members, and neighbors who may be feeling lonely while we're physically distancing from COVID-19?

We are inviting everyone to create with us!

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Service From Your Sofa

TimeSlips Partners with Multiplying Good to encourage connecting to elders

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WEBINAR: Engagement in a Time of Quarantine Part II

Join us for another inspiring webinar next week!

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Window Murals

Getting interactive while still observing physical distancing!

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WEBINAR: Engagement in a Time of Quarantine

Missed the webinar - a link to a recording is here!

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Creativity in the Time of COVID

We at TimeSlips are saying Yes, And to this moment and using the incredible creativity of our facilitators to imagine creative ways to engage with residents virtually. 

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Postcards - A Little Creative Care. Join us in Our Challenge!

Just updated with 70 new communities! TimeSlips offers a list of more than 200 care homes requesting postcards. Read on for more info. 

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Please Complete Our Annual Survey

Do you use TimeSlips to connect with elders? Please complete our annual survey to help us learn and grow. We'll draw names from those who complete the (5 minute) survey to win some super special TimeSlips swag!

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NextGen Pilot - Reflections from the Field

"This is how I would want my grandma and grandpa treated when they get older."

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Anne Basting’s New Book Now Available for Pre-order

Creative Care pioneers a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia.

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Basting Presents at TEDMED 2020

TimeSlips’ Founder Anne Basting will be presenting at the prestigious TEDMED this year in Boston, March 2-4.

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Introducing TimeSlips' New Executive Director, Carol Varney

TimeSlips welcomes first full time Executive Director, Carol Varney, to lead exciting organizational growth. 

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Welcoming Chris Abbott as New Board Member

Chris brings years of experience and insights from his work with United Healthcare. We are excited to introduce him as our newest Board Member.

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Milwaukee’s Superhero Team Inspires Book and Art Exhibition

Look--up in the sky!  It’s not a bird, a plane, or even Superman. It’s… Milwaukee’s own superhero team, The Righteous League! 

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Meet Student Artist In Residence: Andrew Gray

Andew heard about the SAIR program by accident. Though he had never worked with elders before, he thought he'd try a new experience. Upon being placed at Luther Manor, Andrew quickly learned it was much different from the nursing home he'd envisioned. Andrew's story is one of courage, creativity, and compassion. 

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TimeSlips Announces NextGen Intergenerational Pilot Sites

In partnership with LeadingAge, we are very excited to announce the launch of our NextGen program, an expansion of TimeSlips programming into high schools, youth-serving programs, and colleges/universities.

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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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Welcome Kari Hanson as NextGen Coordinator

Kari Hanson joins the TimeSlips team as coordinator of a new partnership with Leading Age to bring TimeSlips to high school and college students.

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6 VA’s in PA Offer Creative Celebrations and Become Creative Communities of Care

Master Trainer Kathy Hawkins guided staff and artists from 6 Veteran's Affairs providers across Pennsylvania through the CCC training. Stories and visual art were all on display in these inventive celebrations. 

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Another Inspiring 3-days at the Create/Change Institute in MKE

Artists and caregivers gathered together for 3 days in Milwaukee in June 2018 for an inspiring exchange of ideas.

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10 orgs in Los Angeles to Become Creative Communities of Care

With the support of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, 10 organizations will become Creative Communities of Care.

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