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. 

News & Events

CREATE/CHANGE: Transforming Care for Elders Through Creative Engagement is a 2.5 day summer institute offered by UWM Peck School of the Arts, Sojourn Theatre, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and TimeSlips.   Registration is NOW open - and spots fill quickly, so register soon. Click here for registration materials and more information.

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!


2014 Summer Institute in Milwaukee
TimeSlips is partnering with UWM's Department of Theatre and Sojourn Theater to bring you the 2014 CREATE/CHANGE:  Transforming Care for Elders Through Creative Engagement.  Hold the Date!  June 23-25.  More details soon. 


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.

Found the "Collaborate" Button Yet? 

Here on www.timeslips.org, you can write your own story OR you can click "collaborate" and invite a friend to write a story with you!  Give it a try!  

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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