Let your imagination soar.

Start telling stories

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

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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

TS IS ON THE GROW!

FT position to grow our Service-Learning program with highschools and colleges! 
Must have experience in higher education. Position Description here!  Begin review of applicants early Sept. 

 

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 BEGINS
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). 

We'll train and shape, create, and produce three Creative Festivals open to the public in spring of 2019. 

I Won't Grow Up 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. 

 

OVER A DOZEN NEW PROMPTS
Check our Creativity Center (click "start a story") to find lots of new prompts for engagement sessions. 

THE NUMBERS...

  • 6,773 logged in users
  • 13,963 stories! 
  • 618 Certified Facilitators in 44 states and 15 countries! (welcome Ireland!)
  • 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.  

CONGRATULATIONS!

to 15 Wisconsin Nursing Homes who recently reached Creative Community of Care status!

Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

Bethel Home, Oshkosh

Bridges of Appleton, Appleton

Deerfield Care Center, New Richmond

Fairhaven Corporation, Whitewater

Felician Village, Manitowoc

Jewish Home & Care Center, Milwaukee

Ladysmith Care & Rehab, Ladysmith

Luther Manor, Milwaukee

Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem

Portage County Health Care Center, Steven's Point

Prairie Maison, Prairie Du Chien

Saint John's on the Lake, Milwaukee

Samaritan Health Care Center, West Bend

Southpointe Health Care Center, Greenfield 

 

 

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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