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


transforms lives by bringing creativity into care - at home or in group care settings. 

We offer simple tools, training, resources, and inspiration.

We work with families, volunteers, students, staff in all settings, and CEOs.


News & Events



The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee chapter of Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning and TimeSlips are hosting a transformative three-day summer institute June 20-22, 2016: 

"Create/Change: Transforming care for elders through creative engagement

Don't miss it! Register today to get an early bird discount! 


Join us for the next FREE TimeSlips Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 2 at Noon CDT. Register today. 

Kathryn Louis Hawkins, MT-BC, will share her experiences in building new TimeSlips programs. A thirteen-year TimeSlips Facilitator and Trainer since 2015, Kathy will give practical advice on grant writing/partnerships, marketing methods (even with little to no budget) and lots of examples!  

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. 

Missed the last webinar? Watch the recording here. 

Thank you for being part of a truly amazing year. In 2015 we:

  • trained hundreds of caregivers and students 
  • developed our new Creativity Journal
  • presented the joy of connecting through imagination in three countries and five states
  • established a popular monthly inspiring webinar series
  • hired our VP of Development and Operations! 

We hope you will consider making a gift as a tribute to a loved one. 
Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and can accomplish so much.

You can give online or mail a donation to TimeSlips at 4461 N Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53211.




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





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
Now Available

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

The TimeSlips Creativity Journal is designed for one-on-one use with people with memory loss. The journal provides instructions on how to build relationships by engaging in the art of storytelling. Give the gift of imagination.



TimeSlips is Worldwide!

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Imagine and Connect with TimeSlips

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. 

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.  

There is so much here to discover! Watch our video here. 

Welcome COMMUNITY 360˚, Our Newest Certified Organization!

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Community 360˚ trains trusted volunteers for nursing homes. They empower people to become a source of long-term support for those living and working in nursing homes. Check out their website.

Train Your Organization

Certified TimeSlips Organizations demonstrate their committment to person-centered care by training interdisciplinary teams in creative engagement.

Learn how to train your organization. »

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