Let your imagination soar.

Start telling stories

TimeSlips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

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Her name might be Gloria Jean

What is TimeSlips?

The open, poetic language of improvisational storytelling invites people with memory loss to express themselves and connect with others. TimeSlips is more than an activity -- it is a way of being in relationship. It is better care through creative engagement. 

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Find a Facilitator Near You! 
Click here to see our all our fantastic Facilitators across the globe!


Welcome Goerlich Center!
The Goerlich Alzheimer's care staff in Sylvania, OH is embarking on their Organizational Certification with Master Trainer Kathy Hawkins! 


New Series of Stories About Our TimeSlips Community

Grace Ferri, our wonderful TimeSlips Intern Fellow in Massachusetts, has been conducting a series of interviews this summer with members of the TimeSlips community who are expanding our work in unique and exciting ways.

Find a link to the first story, about Susan and John McFadden here.

Loads of New Images!

We've been adding new images all summer!  Click on "Start a Story" and scroll down to see all the new images.
Many thanks to intern Charlene Olive and TS Facilitator Eduardo Fuenmayor.


Thank You Hansen Family! 

So moving to receive a $600 donation from the Hansen family in honor of Jolene's birthday.  Jolene is the inspiration for our new Jolene Hansen Student Fellowship program. Ilana Masad of NYC and Charlene Olive of Milwaukee are our current Hansen Fellows.  Thank you Hansens!
Don Hansen, Jolene's husband
Laury and Matt Hackett, Jolene's daughter and grandson
Steve, Maureen, Eric, and Clare Hansen, Jolene's son, daughter-in-law, grandson, and granddaughter
Susan Hansen, Jolene's daughter


We Are Revolutionizing Senior Care, Right Here in Milwaukee!

TimeSlips was featured in a front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday, June 2nd: Click here for a link to the exciting story!


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Fox Valley Memory Loss Project creates TimeSlips Town in Appleton, Wisconsin

TimeSlips Facilitators from 10 facilities in the Fox Valley area worked together to create TimeSlips Town at the Thompson Community Center in Appleton on February 1st, 2014. TimeSlips Town was designed to demonstrate and celebrate the creativity of people who suffer from memory loss.  This celebration featured “buildings” with themes based on stories created by long-term care residents. There was a soda shop, a super hero shop, Grandma’s front porch, a library, a pet shop, a shoe store, and others. Area highschool students helped build and install the Town, and market the event to area families.  Busses brought participating residents to enjoy the celebration, which included free apple pie.  This was a tremendous example of the power of collaboration and creativity. 


Take TimeSlips With You! 
Our mini-story kit is an ideal gift for families with memory loss.  We have a limited supply available for $20
Mini-kits contains 5 picture cards, 5 question cards, a mini-story journal and pencil.  The 4" kit can go anywhere with you. Order one here before they are gone!



Puppet Performance Inspired by TimeSlips Begins National Tour

Sandglass Theatre's D-Generation: An Exhalation of Larks is on tour. Don't miss it!  It will soon follow in Burlington, VT; Brooklyn, NY; Keene, NH; and Springfield College, MA.  For more on the tour, see http://sandglasstheater.org/sandglass-on-tour/


TimeSlips Wins MetLife Leadership Award through the National Center for Creative Aging
TimeSlips is a 2013 Leadership award winner in Health and Wellness.  We are honored and look forward to working with NCCA. 

TimeSlips is 2012 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awardee!

We are so honored by this award!  Learn more here 

An Ohio Family uses TimeSlips to Help Others

Certified Facilitator Charles Farrell and his daughter Katie Norris continue facilitating sessions after their mom can no longer participate. Find out more here.

TimeSlips is on National Public Radio!

On May 14, National Public Radio (NPR) featured TimeSlips Creative Storytelling. 

The article and 4 minute program, “Alzheimer’s Patients Turn to Stories Instead of Memories,” acknowledged the many ways creative storytelling can be beneficial to older adults with dementia, and those who care for them.

TimeSlips.org on NBC's Today Show! 

Click HERE to see the TODAY SHOW segment featuring TimeSlips in practice, including interviews with storytellers, family, staff, and founder Anne Basting. 

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About TimeSlips

TimeSlips brings creative engagement to families with memory loss around the world.  Experience the freedom of imagination - come play with us! 

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