Ask a Beautiful Question
Inspire someone to think a little differently - with no right or wrong answers.
Make Up a Story
Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.
Do a Mini-Project
You can do these - no kidding. Even if you swear you are not creative.
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.
Training and Certification
Our playful online training explores creativity, aging/ageism, and the TimeSlips approach to meaningful engagement.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Monthly Newsletter | February 2021
An announcement for new grants, an article about Tele-Stories, a call for applications and an announement about our team.
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
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.
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.
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.
Year End Celebration Webinar 2020 (With Captions)
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.
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.
Mural Creativity Guide
SuperHero Creativity Guide
Beautiful Questions Guide
Free Coloring Pages
Beautiful Question Postcards
Booklet of Postcards and Mural Cards by UWM Design Students
HomeMade Zines: Outside my Window
HomeMade Zines: Meet me Here
HomeMade Zines: Space for Me