About


Our Story

TimeSlips supports a global movement to bring meaning to late life through creative engagement.


Our evidence-based and award-winning approach brings joy to elders and their care partners by infusing creativity and meaning-making into care relationships and systems.

We began with one volunteer in 1998. We became an independent non-profit in 2013, and we now train and certify individuals and organizations across the world.  There are currently 900+ Certified Facilitators, and 50+ Creative Communities of Care. 

Our bold vision is that creative expression, growth and meaning is available to us at every stage of life, no matter where we live or our abilities.
We aim to change the way we understand and experience aging by bringing young people into positive relationships with elders; enabling family members to have meaningful, emotional connection, and infusing creativity into our care systems to inspire staff to feed their own creativity while inviting elders to imagine and express themselves. 

Our Creativity Center, with 300+ prompts, provides an endless fountain of ideas for engaging elders in meaningful projects large and small.

Our core values are:

Saying Yes, And;
Asking Beautiful Questions;
Giving Proof of Listening;
Opening ourselves to Wonder;
Committing to rigor and the value of all human beings;
and Finding meaning by connecting our personal expressions to the larger world.

These core values guide our trainings and every aspect of our operations.

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

TimeSlips invites you connect - through creativity. 

What is Meaningful Engagement?

Meaningful and Creative Engagement Explained!

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? Do you want to engage but don't know how?


Let us 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!

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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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