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Creativity Center

Let your imagination soar!

Every human being has the capacity to be creative.
Invite someone to explore the imagination with you and feel the power of creative engagement

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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Do a Mini-Project

You can do these - no kidding. Even if you swear you are not creative.

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Products

Creative engagement products designed just for you

Creative Care Imagination Kit

The Creative Care Imagination Kit sparks conversation and encourages active listening, allowing all ages to freely share ideas and stories without worrying about getting the details “correct.” Basting’s years of research have shown that these practices stimulate the brain and awaken the imagination, adding wonder and awe not only to the daily lives of those with dementia but to all family members, and provides them with a means of connection and communication. 

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Training and Certification

Our playful online training explores creativity, aging/ageism, and the TimeSlips approach to meaningful engagement.

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Creative Care by Anne Basting

TimeSlips Founder and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Anne Basting, pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. Order now! 

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Blog Posts

Certified Facilitator Spotlight: Mollie Heiden

Today we spotlight Mollie Heiden, TimeSlips Certified Facilitator and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at the Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Advanced Dementia Unit. We asked Mollie some questions about how she's been able to pivot with the demands of COVID-19, and find new ways to engage with the elders she works with.

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Of Time and Squeaky Markers: The Story of The Words of the Week

TimeSlips Founder, Anne Basting, writes about an unexpected creative pursuit that she did with some markers, her front window, and lots of words. 

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Singing a New Song in Pandemic Time

This blog was written by the author of Dementia-Friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them, Susan McFadden.

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Newsletters

Our Weekly and Monthly Newsletters

Monthly Newsletter | February 2021

An announcement for new grants, an article about Tele-Stories, a call for applications and an announement about our team.

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Weekly Dose of Creative Care | 2-12-21

A beautiful audio clip from Tele-Stories, week three of our Shine Your Light program, and a new blog from Anne Basting

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Monthly Newsletter | January 2021

To celebrate National Activity Professionals Week we are featuring a free activity program with TimeSlips and #ActivitiesStrong, our Creative Community of Care organizational training, and a guest blog with TimeSlips Certified Facilitator and Recreation Specialist, Mollie Heiden.

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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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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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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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Webinars

Watch recordings to help support your practice

Year End Celebration Webinar 2020 (With Captions)

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Get Engaged! Introducing the TimeSlips Engagement Parties

This webinar was a part of our Creative Care Fall Festival and was recorded on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone

This webinar was a part of our Creative Care Fall Festival and was recorded on Friday, November 6.

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Creativity Guides

Building community over time

Mural Creativity Guide

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SuperHero Creativity Guide

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Beautiful Questions Guide

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Free Coloring Pages

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Beautiful Question Postcards

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Booklet of Postcards and Mural Cards by UWM Design Students

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HomeMade Zines: Outside my Window

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HomeMade Zines: Meet me Here

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HomeMade Zines: Space for Me

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Additional Resources