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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. 

News & Events

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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ANNOUNCING:  TimeSlips Internship Program

Pleased as punch to announce our interns!  We were honored by a very selective pool of applicants.  The Jolene Hansen Student Fellows are:  Ilana Masad (Sarah Lawrence University) and Charlene Olive (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee).  The TimeSlips Intern Fellows are: Grace Ferri (MA) and Susan Shortridge of Sydney Australia!   All four will be mentored by Certified TimeSlips Facilitators.  Stay tuned for our next call for interns, and congratulations! 

 

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. 

 

Marina Renton is runner-up in Alzheimer's Foundation of America essay contest

AFA's annual college-bound teen essay contest featured essays about the power of dance and storytelling.  Renton's essay focused on her experience using TimeSlips - one of the youngest facilitators to going through the online training.  Renton, of Andover, MA, was awarded a $500 scholarship. 

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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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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