Let your imagination soar.
Start telling stories
TimeSlips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.
Aims to improve the well-being of elders by infusing creativity into care relationships and systems.
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!
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JOY AT THE STATE ALZHEIMER'S CONFERENCE in the Wisconsin Dells May 5-9, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Basting and the TimeSlips Team presented the opening keynote "Creativity, Connection and Hope" at the WI State Alzheimer's Conference in May. They shared the creative outpouring of the 50 nursing homes participating in TimeSlips' Creative Communities of Care training as transformed by a team of dancers (Tom Hjelmren, Liz Hintz, Amy Sutheimer, and Jackie Kostichka) and artists including Basting, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Karen Parr, and Madison Tebo. A workshop followed the keynote and engageed participants in a variety of creative engagement techniques, blending creative conversation, storytelling, movement, music, and raw joy.
50 WISCONSIN NURSING HOMES TO RECEIVE TIMESLIPS' CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF CARE TRAINING
We are applying for another round of training from the State of WI - please email email@example.com if your certified nursing facility is interested in joining the next round of training.
Aspirus Care & Rehab - Medford
Friendly Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Ladysmith Care & Rehab
North Central Health Care - Mount View Care Center
Portage County Health Care Center
Valley of Hayward
Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center
Bridges of Appleton
Crossroads Care Center of Crystal River
Good Shepherd Services
Homme Home for the Aging
Manorcare Health Services - Appleton
Manorcare Health Services - Fond du Lac
Manorcare Health Services - West Green Bay
Pine Haven Christian Home
Sheboygan Senior Community
St. Mary's Home for the Aged
WI Veterans Home at King
Woodside Lutheran Home
American Luther Home - Menomonie Unit
Baldwin Care Center
Christian Community Home
Deerfield Care Center
Grace Lutheran Communities - River Pines
Morrow Memorial Home
Mulder Health Care Facility
Good Samaritan Society - Lodi
Pleasant View Nursing Home
St. Mary's Care Center
Tivoli at Divine Savior Healthcare
Brookfield Rehab and Specialty Center
Cedar Springs and Health Rehabilitation Center
Clement Manor Health Care Center
Highlands at Newcastle Place
Jewish Home and Care Center
Manorcare Health Services - Kenosha
Mary Jude Nursing Home
Saint John's on the Lake
Samaritan Health Center
Southepointe Healthcare Center
St. Camillus Health Center
WITH THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS!
The Lichtenstein Family Philanthropy
The Severus Foundation and David Laties
Brookdale Foundation and Stephen Schwartz
Rita and Michael Levine
Lynne and Jack Halpern
ANNE BASTING NAMED 2016 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!
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Become a Creative Community of Care and demonstrate your committment to person-centered care.
TimeSlips is evidence-based and supported by research.
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