OUR MISSION

Bringing meaning and purpose into the lives of elders
through creative engagement

Who We Are

Founded by MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, we are an international network of artists and caregivers committed to bringing joy to late life.

What We Do

As our bodies and minds change with age, people ask - “How can I connect with my mom? My clients? My neighbor?” TimeSlips says try imagination…

What is Meaningful and Creative Engagement?

Do you know someone who is isolated or perhaps wrestling with dementia? You want to engage but don't know how?  

Let us help. Ask a Beautiful Question and invite someone to imagine, using words, sounds, movements and images. Shift away from the expectation of memory - toward the freedom that imagination can bring.

GET TRAINED!

Which best describes you?

I am part of an organization.

Bring joy to the elders, families and staff you serve.

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I am a student or teacher.

Explore meaningful educational experiences with elders.

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I am a family member or friend.

Learn to creatively engage and connect with a loved one.

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Creativity Center

LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR!

Here is where you can read and share stories!

Have a Gentle Conversation

Images and questions to inspire a brief poetic exchange. 

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Ask a Beautiful Question

Inspire someone to think a little differently - with no right or wrong answers.

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Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.

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Explore the World

Coming soon! We are gathering creative prompts from museums and artists around the world.

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Just Sign-in And It's Free!

Explore the full Creativity Center

TIMESLIPS NETWORK SPOTLIGHT

Follow the outpouring of creativity among
our trainees across the world

Signature HealthCARE

Kentucky

Over a two year period, 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes became Creative Communities of Care.  What does that mean?  They collaborated with regional and national artists on the TimeSlips team to draw on and celebrate the creative strengths of elders, staff, and volunteers. Together they reimagine the story of Peter Pan and integrated the exploration into daily activities. The project culminated with the performance of an original play.  Our CCC training is inspiring aging services providers of all shapes and sizes all across the United States!  

Spark your imagination

Looking to bring TimeSlips to your community?
We gathered some resources to help.

News

Postcards Reach 50,000+ in November: Sending Hope

What began as a small listing of a few care homes to receive postcards has reached more than 20,000 recipients. Read on for more information about the impact it is making and how you can join, "The Postcard Challenge".

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Postcards - A Little Creative Care. Join us in Our Challenge!

TimeSlips offers a list of care homes requesting postcards. Read on for more info. 

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Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone

Learn more about the project that will be featured in the second webinar in our Creative Care Fall Festival series. 

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HomeMade Zines: Artists Respond to Lockdowns in Care Communities

Learn more about the project that inspired our first webinar in our Creative Care Fall Festival series. 

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Announcing the Creative Care Fall Festival

TimeSlips is excited to announce its' Creative Care Fall Festival; a series of free, virtual events that highlight projects where meaningful, creative connections were fostered in a time of quarantine and social distancing. 

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Send a Little Piece of Your Heart To Oakridge Gardens

We're looking for some folks with HEART to make handmade heart-shaped postcards. Great for kids! Great for anyone! Being sent to folks displaced by a June 2020 fire. Let's lighten everybody's hearts. This is part of a larger effort to send 20,000 postcards in 2020. HINT: as of August, we surpassed 11,000 postcards. 

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