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.


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.



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!


Follow the outpouring of creativity among our trainees across the world

Signature HealthCARE


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!


Meet our new Executive Director: Ann McQueen!

Seeking Dementia Care Specialists for FREE training to build community & reduce loneliness

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Request for Proposals: Grant Specialist

TimeSlips Creative Storytelling is seeking proposals for a grant writer to provide ongoing grant writing services and proposal/application support to the organization on a contractual basis. Applications will be considered from both firms and individuals. For more information on how to send in your proposal, click here.

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Preguntas Hermosas: TimeSlips Virtual Workshops in Spanish!

TimeSlips Certified Trainer, Jackie Kostichka, has created a series of six virtual workshops available in Spanish for seniors involved in the Milwaukee Beautiful Questions Project. These workshops are meant to aid people leading group sessions in-person. Each video includes a movement warm-up led by Jackie, who is also a registered Dance/Movement Therapist, as well as a series of Beautiful Questions that are meant to spark conversation and self expression.

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