TimeSlips

OUR MISSION

Bringing meaning & 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.

I am a student or teacher.

Explore meaningful educational experiences with elders.

I am a family member or friend.

Learn to creatively engage and connect with a loved one.

CREATIVITY CENTER

LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR!

Here is where you can read and share stories!

Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling – you can say anything.

Ask a Beautiful Question

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

Do a Creative Project

You can do these – no kidding. Even if you swear you are not creative.

Just Sign-in And It's Free!

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

Washington County, Oregon: A Virtually Limitless Creation

Throughout the last two+ years, TimeSlips Creative Storytelling has been witness to the determination and joy that come from learning about each other and creating with one another in new ways through creative play. But what happens when doing so happens in a format that was never the original plan, yet comes with phenomenal results?…

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What is TimeSlips Membership?

To watch our recent webinar about our new Membership, Click Here! TimeSlips membership will continue to provide its evidence-based training, but now will be adding professional development opportunities and new resources  for creative caregiving. There will be ways to connect with TimeSlips Certified Trainers and other members in new ways.. Different levels of membership can…

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Creative Prompt Submission Contest

The Creativity Center on our brand new website will be expanding and we want YOU involved!  In honor of Women’s History Month, TimeSlips is asking our network to submit images of women that would make a good storytelling prompt. We will collect submissions through the end of March and will select an entry at random to…

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Western New York Tele-Stories: Meet the Artists!

After the success of our Tele-Stories projects in Milwaukee and Detroit, TimeSlips is excited to announce the beginning of its latest Tele-Stories project in Western New York, generously funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. As a part of the first Western New York Tele-Stories project, TimeSlips has partnered with Hearts & Hands, an organization that connects frail or vulnerable older adults in Erie and Niagara counties with needed services.

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Welcome 2022 TimeSlips Interns

TimeSlips is grateful for the collaborations we have with many educational partners around the country. We’re excited to welcome student interns from Marquette and Miami University this semester.

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We Reached 1,000 Certified Facilitators!

In a world where the ability to see someone individually or have a gathering has been at question, TimeSlips has been quietly working with a growing movement of people looking to create connections in any way possible: virtually, by phone, in a hybrid format, or physically distanced outdoors or through large glass spaces. The joy…

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Our Partners

We couldn’t do it without them!
Wisconsin Department of Heatlth Services logo
Wisconsin Department of Heatlth Services
Signature HealthCARE. Life with people. logo
Signature HealthCARE. Life with people.
Commonwealth of Kentucky logo
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs logo
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Council of the Arts logo
Pennsylvania Council of the Arts
Massachusetts Councils on Aging logo
Massachusetts Councils on Aging
It's Never 2 Late, dignity through technology logo
It's Never 2 Late, dignity through technology
UWM logo
UWM
Wisconsin Public Radio logo
Wisconsin Public Radio
Leading Age logo
Leading Age