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

TimeSlips

aims to improve the well-being of elders by infusing creativity into care relationships and systems.

We offer simple tools, training and inspiration to families, volunteers, students, staff of all levels in all care settings.

We are evidence-based, award-winning, joyful and person-centered. And you can be too!

 

News & Events

ANNE BASTING NAMED 2016 MACARTHUR FELLOW!

We are so excited about what this can mean for the field and the lives of elders and their families -
Read more and see the video here!

 

CALLING ALL WISCONSIN SKILLED NURSING HOMES! Apply to receive FREE training and consultation!

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Creative Community of Care for FREE, register and watch the webinar recording HERE.

TimeSlips Master Trainer, Angela Fingard, will share examples and research on how this training & consulting package can benefit staff, families, and volunteers by infusing creativity into daily relationships, activities, and the care community as a whole, especially those with memory loss.

If you work for a skilled nursing home in the state of Wisconsin, apply today for our FREE, evidence-based, person-centered training & consulting package to become a Creative Community of Care.  This creative, educational package is valued at $3,000.00 and is made possible with the support of The State of Wisconsin's Department of Health Services.  Only 50 Wisconsin-based care communities will have the chance to participate!

Download the TimeSlips Creative Community of Care Application and make sure to apply by October 31st.

 

THE PENELOPE PROJECT BOOK NOW AVAILABLE (University of Iowa Press, 2016)


Learn the story of this two-year effort to transform a care community inspired by Homer's Odyssey. The book provides context for the project and shares stories of what went right and wrong - and the learning along the way.  Click to order.
Also available for order: Penelope, a 53-minute documentary that captures the story of the project's unfolding.

 

JOIN US in DC AT NCCA'S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SEPT 25-27

TS Founder Anne Basting will join two panels at the conference, both on Monday the 26th.
Monday 10:30 - 11:30 Intergenerational Creativity with Elizabeth Lokon (PhD), Daniel George (PhD), and Peter Whitehouse (MD, PhD)Monday 12:15 - 1:00  Creative Leadership with Chris Gage (UK's Ladder to the Moon) and Margret Meagher (Australian Centre for Creative Aging)

 

TIMESLIPS WEBINARS

Our monthly webinars are designed to inspire and deepen your work to bring meaningful engagement to older adults at home or in group care settings. Our next one is coming soon (stay tuned!).

Missed the last webinar? Watch the recording here.
Kathryn Louis Hawkins, MT-BC, shares her experiences in building new TimeSlips programs. A thirteen-year TimeSlips Facilitator and Trainer since 2005, Kathy gives practical advice on grant writing/partnerships, marketing methods (even with little to no budget) and lots of examples! 

 

DID YOU KNOW? 
TimeSlips is listed on the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange? That's the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Agency for Health Research and Quality! 
Find it here. 

 

LATEST RESEARCH STUDY
Click here to read the latest study by Dr. Daniel George that finds TimeSlips' positive impact on people with dementia, staff, and the care communities themselves.  

 

HOW DO I USE THIS WEBSITE? 
There is so much here to discover! Watch our video here.

 

TIMESLIPS AWARDED PROGRAM OF DISTINCTION FROM GENERATIONS UNITED!
We are proud to announce that the TimeSlips collaboration with UWM's Center for Community-based Learning, Leadership and Research to train and coordinate UWM students as facilitators in Milwaukee care communities has received this award for 2015-2017. To learn more about this program, visit www.creativetrustmke.com

 

TS IN THE NEWS
For daily news on transforming aging, join us on FACEBOOK.  Certified Facilitators and Create/Change attendees have their very own pages as well. 

TimeSlips President Publishes Essay on Next Avenue  Why the Arts are Key to Dementia Care on PBS's Next Avenue Blog

TimeSlips is featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Click here for a link to the exciting story

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 

TimeSlips on NPR
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. 

More News & Events

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TimeSlips Creativity Journals

When memory loss separates us, it's time to shift …
from memory to imagination.

*Designed for families and home-caregivers
*Simple prompts (images and questions) to inspire stories
*Postcards you can mail to friends with excerpts of your stories

Give the gift of imagination.

Catch a glimpse of the joy of creative storytelling in the video below.

  

 

TimeSlips is Worldwide!

Find a Certified Facilitator

Imagine and Connect with TimeSlips

 

Train Your Organization

Become a Creative Community of Care and demonstrate your committment to person-centered care.

Learn how to train your organization. »

 

Summer Institute Photos 2016

Create/Change: Transforming Care for Elders through Creative Engagement

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Creative Care Facilitators from three countries and thirteen states came together to create change at the 2016 Summer Institute.  This four day workshop started with a reading of "The Penelope Project" by Anne Basting.  The book is now available for purchase ONLINE or at Boswell Books

The Penelope Project Book Reading

 

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