Let your imagination soar.

Start telling stories

TimeSlips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

Woman dancing and smiling

Her name might be Gloria Jean

BRINGS MEANING TO
LATE LIFE THROUGH
CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT

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

25 WI NURSING HOMES CAN BECOME CREATIVE COMMUNITIES OF CARE

TimeSlips received funding to support 25 additional CCC trainings in WI.
Learn Creative Engagement and Community Building techniques for staff, residents, and volunteers.
We will hold 5 regional Creative Festivals in 2020 with all WI CCC's.  

Contact us today to apply to become a CCC!  

 

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 PROJECT PERFORMANCES! 
 
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).
 
Wendy's Neverland
A play by TimeSlips in collaboration with Signature HealthCARE communities

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust...Wendy is beloved by everyone in the nursing home where she lives. Now on hospice, the staff and elders honor her by recreating the stories she's been telling them for years. Join us for a jouney through Wendy's Neverland, a world of pirates and los boys, of fairies and flying. Will you believe?  

 

Morgantown March 23 - 26, 2019
Beattyville May 11 - 14, 2019
Hodgenville June 1 - 4, 2019 

The I Won't Grow Up Project 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 info@timeslips.org to receive updates on the project as it unfolds. Use IWGU in the subject line. 

 

THE NUMBERS...GROW WITH US! 

  • 7,173 logged in users
  • 16,828 stories! 
  • 774 Certified Facilitators in 46 states and 16 countries! (welcome to Delware and the Philippines!)
  • 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.  

 

 

ANNE BASTING NAMED MACARTHUR FELLOW
Read more and see the video here!

 

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. 

More News & Events

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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

Give the gift of imagination.

Catch a glimpse of the joy of creative storytelling in the video below.

  

 

TimeSlips is Worldwide!

Find a Certified Facilitator 

Train Your Organization

Become a Creative Community of Care -- gain the tools to bring meaning, joy, and purpose to your care organization. 

Learn how »

 

Research

TimeSlips is evidence-based and supported by research.

Learn more on our Resources page. 

 

 

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