Let your imagination soar.
Start telling stories
TimeSlips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.
BRINGS MEANING TO
LATE LIFE THROUGH
We offer simple tools, training and inspiration to families,
volunteers, students, staff of all levels in all settings.
We are evidence-based, award-winning,
joyful and person-centered. And you can be too!
News & Events
CREATE/CHANGE INSTITUTE MKE REGISTRATION
is now open! Hope you see you for this inspiring 3-day Institute!
Learn more here.
WHAT IS THE PENELOPE PROJECT?
Learn more about our two-year journey to go beyond bingo and retell Homer's Odyssey with a long-term care community.
Purchase the Documentary
Watch the Trailer
Read the Book
I WON'T GROW UP BEGINS
We are collaborating with Signature HealthCARE to bring our Creative Community of Care training to 12 rural nursing homes across Kentucky. TimeSlips has assembled a team of artists to work with elders, staff, family, and volunteers to explore the meaning and value of childhood at any age (loosely inspired by the Peter Pan story), including Kevin Iega Jeff (choreographer), Jeff Becker (designer), Anne Basting (lead artist), Robert Martin (Artist in Residence), Cheyenne Mize (Artist in Residence), and Andee Rudloff (Artist in Residence).
We'll train together, explore six themes inspired by the story, gather for a devising retreat, and shape, create, and produce three Creative Festivals open to the public in spring of 2019.
I Won't Grow Up was funded by a Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Grant through the Kentucky Office of Inspector General and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
Follow the project on TimeSlips' FB page. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates on the project as it unfolds. Use IWGU in the subject line.
OVER A DOZEN NEW PROMPTS
Check our Creativity Center (click "start a story") to find lots of new prompts for engagement sessions.
- 6,447 logged in users
- 11,449 stories!
- 589 Certified Facilitators in 43 states and 14 countries! (welcome Malta!)
- Engaging 33,461 elders, 3,957 family members
- Holding 12,206 creative engagement sessions
TS' CEO NAMED AN ASHOKA FELLOW!
We are proud to share that TS' founder Anne Basting has been awarded a 2017 Ashoka Fellowship, which recognizes social entrepreneurs celebrated for their innovative solutions. For more information visit https://www.ashoka.org/en.
VIEW OUR SUMMARY STRATEGIC PLAN
We have ambitious plans to bring meaning and joy into the lives of older adults across the world.
Join us! Find our summary plan here.
BOOK BEYOND MEMORY TO RAISE AWARENESS (AND JOY) IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Our touring exhibit and performance is available to come to your community to demonstrate the beauty of engaging with people with dementia through imagination, story, and movement. Performers lead audiences through a karaoke-style sing and move-along to stories, audio, and choreography created by people with dementia. Dare to imagine the connection that the arts make possible for families with dementia - and have FUN! Learn more here.
SAVE THE DATE
TimeSlips is holding its inspiring Create/Change Institute in Louisville, KY, January 18-19; and in Milwaukee, WI June 4-6.
OUR YEAR END CAMPAIGN BEGINS!
warm thanks for your support...
Bo and Mari Aylin
John and Lindy Florsheim
Marianne and Sheldon Lubar
Mark and Brenda Lichtenstein
Tom and Sally Basting
The Kaplan Foundation
to 15 Wisconsin Nursing Homes who recently reached Creative Community of Care status!
Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford
Bethel Home, Oshkosh
ANNE BASTING NAMED MACARTHUR FELLOW!
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.
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.
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
Catch a glimpse of the joy of creative storytelling in the video below.
TimeSlips is Worldwide!
Train Your Organization
Become a Creative Community of Care -- gain the tools to bring meaning, joy, and purpose to your care organization.
TimeSlips is evidence-based and supported by research.
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