TimeSlips is recruiting four Community-Engaged Artists located in Western New York to engage isolated older adults in rural and suburban Western New York communities.
As we close out 2021, we reflect back on our efforts for continued engagement for those living with memory loss, their caregivers and those who may be under-connected or socially isolated. Read on to learn more.
Recognizing the need for additional resources for unpaid caregivers and those caring for a loved one at home, TimeSlips recently collaborated with support groups from the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter to develop resources to support the growing community of friends and family caregivers. Learn more about how you can use these resources today!
Behind all of the visible work that TimeSlips offers to its communities, there are people who take on the very real work of guidance, financial and mentorship support, as well as fiduciary responsibilities. These are TimeSlips’ board members. As we look to the end of 2021, TimeSlips is saying goodbye to two valued board members as their terms expire, and welcoming three new board members to the TimeSlips’ community. We are also saying farewell to Carol Varney, who has served as TimeSlips’ executive director for nearly two years. Kate Britton, TimeSlips’ former Operations Director, will be coming back part-time as our Managing Director, ensuring a smooth leadership transition.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Your donation helps us build a better future for our elders and care partners. Learn how by reading more.
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".
Learn more about the project that will be featured in the second webinar in our Creative Care Fall Festival series.
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.
Learn more about the project that inspired our first webinar in our Creative Care Fall Festival series.
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.
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.
Register to join as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students share their stories from their time in community with elders.
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.
Join us for another inspiring webinar next week!
Just updated with 70 new communities! TimeSlips offers a list of more than 200 care homes requesting postcards. Read on for more info.
Creative Care pioneers a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia.
TimeSlips welcomes first full time Executive Director, Carol Varney, to lead exciting organizational growth.
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!
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.
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.
Read on to gain multiple perspectives on how Wendy’s Neverland came to life.
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.
TimeSlips is training 28 new Creative Communities of Care in Arizona and Wisconsin.
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.
Artists and caregivers gathered together for 3 days in Milwaukee in June 2018 for an inspiring exchange of ideas.
With the support of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, 10 organizations will become Creative Communities of Care.