TimeSlips has events all over the globe. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. Hope to see you at our next event!

January Friends & Family Virtual Gathering

Do you need some fresh inspiration to kickstart your caregiving this new year? Then join us for our January TimeSlips Friends & Family Caregiver Virtual Gathering! During this month’s gathering will be sharing some simple ways you can use creative engagement to connect with friends and loved ones remotely during these colder months. The gathering will take place Thursday, January 13th from 12-1 pm CST/1-2 pm EST. Learn more and register for the free gathering here.

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December TimeSlips Friends & Family Caregiver Gathering

Join us next Thursday, December 9th at 12 pm CST/1 pm EST for the final TimeSlips Friends & Family Caregiver Virtual Gathering of 2021! For this month’s event, we’ll be sharing some simple ways you can use creative engagement to bring joy and meaning to friends and loved ones during the holiday season. Learn more and register for this free gathering here.

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National Family Caregivers Month TimeSlips Engagement Party

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, TimeSlips is offering a free virtual Engagement Party on November 22, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time!

TimeSlips Engagement Parties are informal, grassroots gatherings for anyone who wants to learn or share our evidence-based techniques for memory loss. Created with and designed for family caregivers (but fun for anyone), at an Engagement Party, guests learn simple techniques to improve communication and creatively engage friends, neighbors, or family members (biological or chosen) in shared moments of imagination -- with no right or wrong answers!

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November TimeSlips Friends & Family Caregiver Gathering

Join us for an informal gathering for friends and family caregivers to share tips and discuss their experiences using TimeSlips creative engagement techniques as part of their caregiving. These gatherings happen monthly on the second Thursday of each month. The next gathering will happen on Nov 11, 2021 at 01:00 PM  Eastern Time. Click here to register.

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Wisconsin Tele-Stories Project Celebration

Join artist and TimeSlips Tele-Stories project lead, Cris Siqueira, and four Tele-Stories artist facilitators for a celebration of creative connections!

Since April 2021, TimeSlips artists have engaged in creative conversations by telephone with 40 elders from the Central and Northeastern regions of Wisconsin. This online celebration marks the conclusion of this Tele-Stories project, and will share heartfelt stories from the calls as well as beautiful artwork inspired by elder caller participants.

Learn from the artists, be inspired by the stories, and celebrate the creativity of TimeSlips Tele-Stories project participants.

This event is being held virtually on Zoom and will take place June 25th, 2021, from 2:30-4:00pm CST. To register, please click here:  

This project was made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies, with support through the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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Project Spotlight: Dementia Inclusive Durham and Duke University Students

This webinar is one of the five-part TimeSlips April 2021 Spring Festival offerings.

April 29th from 2-3 p.m. CST, 3-4 p.m. EST

If you could positively impact your life and others' just by asking a beautiful question, would you? TimeSlips team member Kathy Hawkins sits down with Duke University students Arthi Kozhumam, Autumn Blamoville and Andrew Shin as they share how their lives have been impacted through their virtual engagement with elders in Durham County, North Carolina. The transformation will inspire anyone to connect more deeply in 2021.

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Spring Festival: Student Artists-in-Residence, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

This is part of the April 2021 TimeSlips Spring Festival

April 27th from 5-6 p.m. CST, 6-7 p.m. EST

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student-Artists-in-Residence, or SAIRs, were undaunted by COVID-19. Though safety precautions made it necessary for changes to be made in how they engaged with elder communities with whom they worked, students were able to connect in new and creative ways from which we can all learn. Join TimeSlips Founder, Anne Basting, as she introduces us to UWM students Isabel Castro, Natalie Derr,  Danielle Hobach, Jessica Mendez,  and Austin Schuh. They overcame the odds and continue to work with elders as well as neurodiverse communities in creative ways.  

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TimeSlips Creative Resource Toolkit Showcase

April 22nd from 3-4 CST, 4-5 EST

This is part of the TimeSlips April 2021 Spring Festival.

With 2021 in full swing, TimeSlips wants to Spring Forward with Creative Engagement. Welcome to our Spring Festival! This flowery fete in April 2021 will include continued inspiration and resources to help you engage. Even through partial re-openings and vaccination roll-outs, meaning-making for elders and those with disability are our continued focus.

In this 45-minute presentation, TimeSlips team members Sam Goodrich and Andrew Morton will share a series of virtual as well as tangible resources and products that you can use to creatively engage with your community. Starting with the Shine Your Light project, developed for Linked Senior, and including new products about to be launched by TimeSlips, this session will provide participants with specific resources to support their role as caregiver.

Please note: All of the webinars will have live captioning available; recordings will be distributed to all registrants at the end of the festival.

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TimeSlips Pandemic Engagement 2.0

This is the second webinar in our five-part Spring Festival!

April 15th from 12-1 p.m. CST, 1-2 p.m. EST

In March of 2020, life as we knew it ceased to exist. As care communities closed their doors to visitors, and caregivers were separated from those for whom they cared, TimeSlips launched a series of virtual resources for our community. But when the TimeSlips community took up the challenge of remote (or safely distanced) engagement, we all learned what physical limitations could bring to creative life. Join a panel conversation led by TimeSlips Founder, Anne Basting, as she engages TimeSlips facilitators from around the world, learning from them how they have kept creativity and joy alive for more than a year, and what they’re planning next.

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TimeSlips Support for Friends and Family Caregivers

This is the first of our Spring Festival FREE webinars held April 2021!

April 8th from 12-1 p.m. CST, 1-2 p.m. EST

Friends and family members of elders and those living with cognitive differences are invited to join TimeSlips’ Andrew Morton to learn how to support family and friends in using TimeSlips tools for engagement. Andrew will share simple engagement methods to help you facilitate and integrate positive moments of engagement into your daily care routine. By learning more about TimeSlips Engagement Parties and using the simple toolkit of resources, participants will also be able to host their own online (or in-person) Engagement Party to better support those caring for elders in their family or community.

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Friends & Family Gathering

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)/1:00 PM Central/11:00 AM Pacific.

Join the TimeSlips team and Project Manager/Master Trainer Andrew Morton for an exciting afternoon! This event is one part (engagement) party and one part question-and-answer session about TimeSlips' new Friends and Family resources, including free online Friends and Family training and resources to host your own Engagement Party! Launched in November as part of our Creative Care Fall Festival, the Friends and Family resources provide a wonderful introduction for care partners who are looking for new ways to creatively engage with elders living with dementia or experiencing isolation.

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Get Engaged! Introducing the TimeSlips Engagement Parties

Thursday, November 19, 1-2pm CT / 2-3pm ET

This webinar is a part of the Creative Care Fall Festival.

At an engagement party, a host helps guests learn how creativity can be used to create meaningful moments of connection, ultimately improving the lives of older adults and their caregivers. Join Project Manager and Master Trainer Andrew Morton for an overview of this exciting new project, an introduction to some of the new free Engagement Party resources and a conversation with project partners and caregivers who were part of the pilot phase of this project in Southeast Michigan.

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Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities

Thursday November 12, 1-2pm CT / 2-3pm ET

This webinar is a part of the Creative Care Fall Festival.

Duke University students from a range of majors - including pre-med, computer science, arts, and public policy - engage in service learning at eight community e-gathering sites as part of the citywide "Dementia Inclusive Durham" initiative. In addition to this field-based collaboration, students also learn about the historical context, economic conditions, and wide range of approaches to project design that underlie the growing subfield of arts in health. Join this student-led webinar to learn more about the variety of ways in which these studies and collaborations contribute to laying a foundation for sustainable and inclusive community engagement and intergenerational programming.

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Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone

Friday, November 6, 2-3:30 CT / 3-4:30 ET

This webinar is a part of the Creative Care Fall Festival.

For the last few months, 10 artists have been working creatively with 100 elders in Milwaukee in an effort to reduce the increased isolation caused by COVID-19. These community-based, interdisciplinary artists are each trained in TimeSlips and provide meaningful connections to elders living at home, using a series of Beautiful Questions. The calls all inform a creative project, or "Legacy Gift", that they create for the elders in honor of their conversations. Learn from the artist's experiences and be inspired by the Legacy Gifts they have created.

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HomeMade Zines: Artists Respond to Lockdowns in Care Communities

Thursday, October 29, 10-11am CT / 11-12 ET

This webinar is a part of the Creative Care Fall Festival.

As a part of the Wisconsin Creative Communities of Care Project, training 25 nursing homes state-wide in creative care techniques, 5 regional artists were asked to put on a festival with the sites that they were paired with. When COVID-19 hit, plans changed and the artists decided to come together to offer sites creative workbooks, or zines, to provide activities for elders that could be done in their rooms without additional effort from staff. In this webinar, the artists share the zines and responses from the elders they were made for.

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The Loraine Halis Lecture on the Art and Science of Caregiving Presents Anne Basting, PhD., in Conversation with Jed A. Levine. Sept. 16, 1-3 p.m.

Join Jed A. Levine, moderator, CaringKind President Emeritus and longtime colleague via Zoom as he interviews Anne Basting, PhD. award-winning artist, scholar and author, Basting will discuss her latest book: Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care. This event is free of charge and open to the public. To enroll, please call the CaringKind Helpline: 646-744-2900 or enroll online at

This lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Halis family. The Loraine Halis Lecture on the Art and Science of Caregiving is designed to recognize caregiving as an important social, political, policy, and spiritual issue that merits thoughtful discussion and discourse. 

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NEW AS A VIRTUAL EVENT THIS YEAR! Memory Camp Found Art Project: Create your own found art sculpture.

You are invited to participate in the Memory Camp Found Art Project. Memory Camp is an annual sleep away camp for people with the lived experience of dementia and their families. It takes place at Moon Beach in St. Germain, Wisconsin. Memory Camp is organized by John and Susan McFadden. The Managing Directors are Phoebe Spier and Eric Olsen, United Church Camps, Outdoor Ministry. Sophia Svetnicka is the designer and Outreach Director. This year, as we are not able to meet in person, for what would have been the 3rd year, we are organizing a Memory Camp event to take place on-line, Saturday, September 12th, 2pm EDT. (Please stay tuned for Zoom info.) The event will be a mix of live Zoom and pre-recorded videos and images. Info on how to watch will be forthcoming.

How can I participate? Great question! You are encouraged to create your own found art sculpture. Info on how to do that will beincluded in an information packet. The full flyer can also be found here:

We ask that once you create your artwork, you take two photographs. One of just the art work. A second photograph of the artwork with you the artist/s included. Please email the photographs to Gary Glazner, Memory Camp, Poet-in-Residence at: Your artwork will be included in the Memory Camp live event!

For more information please write to Susan McFadden at: Find more info about Moon Beach at:

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Conversations on Care: Let's Talk About It

Join Anne Basting and several others for, "Conversations on Care: Let's Talk About It". This FREE event, sponsored by John Michael Kohler Arts Center, is 6-7 p.m. CT Thursday, August 27th.

What does care mean, and how can it impact our lives and communities this fall? Panelists from the education system, elder care, adults with memory loss, and imprisoned individuals will explore how we can be part of change through the care we give. This conversation is part of Between You and Me, an exhibition that examines how artists care for their communities. 

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Creative Care Institute

July 15-16, 10am-1pm CST

Calling all artists, health care professionals, caregivers and everyone interested in the intersection of arts and healthcare. Leaders and artists in the field will discuss how to stay connected in the time of COVID-19, and participants will leave with an inspired action plan for creative community engagement for both 1:1 and group work that can take place in person or remotely using the TimeSlips methodology.

The focus of day one is the WHY and HOW of this work. In the time of COVID19 why is creative engagement essential? And HOW can the TimeSlips methodology, including the improvisational practice of "Yes, and..." and Creative Asset Mapping can help you engage your community in new ways.

Day two will bring us into artist demonstrations of remote engagement for meaningful connection in the face of continued physical distancing. You will have time to brainstorm project ideas and gain feedback from experts in the field on ACTIONABLE PLANS to use in your work. 

TimeSlips is grateful to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Bader Philanthropies for their support of the Creative Care Institute.

For more information on the presenters, click here.
Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

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The WAM Summit

This Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, come get educated, engaged and empowered by some of the leading minds taking on our brain health at The WAM Summit, generously sponsored by Kensington Senior Living. Joining Maria Shriver for this virtual summit will be award-winning journalist and daughter of Alzheimer's, Paula Zahn, neuroscientist and author of The XX Brain, Lisa Mosconi, NIH Associate Director of Research on Women's Health and Director of NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, Janine Austin Clayton, MD, and many more. Participation by sign up only, so make sure you register today! Click here to register.

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Experience Talks Zoomcast Live!

Join TimeSlips' Founder Anne Basting, Wednesday, June 24th at 11 a.m. PST as she talks with Tim Carpenter, CEO/Founder, EngAGE. To register for the Zoomcast please email:

If you can't join live, the conversation will be recorded and archived on: or

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Activities Strong Virtual Summit

We're excited for next week's Activities Strong Virtual Summit! TimeSlips will be represented by Anne Basting and Katie Avila Loughmiller as they discuss "The Hope of Meaning-Making and Connection in the Time of Quarantine". Click the link below to register and get more information:

If you attend one session only, you will earn 1 CEU credit. If you attend all 6 sessions you will earn 6 CEU credits.

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Changing the Narrative on Dementia and Aging Through the Lens of Art

Art has the ability to change the perceptions and understanding of aging in a way that complements scientific investigations.

11 AM–12 PM Educational Talk
Changing the Narrative of Aging and Dementia Through the Lens of Art
Educate. Advocate. Inspire. Art has the ability to change the perceptions and understanding of aging in a way that complements scientific investigations.

12–1 PM Virtual Art Exhibit
Uplifting Spirits: An Art Exhibit of Mixed Media
Be inspired by an unforgettable experience of music and art raising awareness of dementia and aging.

View a selection of work by Kunle Adewale, international artist and Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, displayed online.

Click here to register!

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Creative Care Book Reading and Launch Party

In her new book Creative Care, Anne Basting tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones. Now used around the world, this proven method has brought light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them. Here, for the first time, everyone can learn these methods.

Creative Care goes on sale May 19th! Learn more about the book, click here. To celebrate, Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, WI will be hosting a virtual book reading and launch party with author, Anne Basting. Click here to register.

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TimeSlips featured at Indiana Arts Homecoming Conference

Join us October 24 - 25 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis for the State of Indiana’s third annual arts conference. Artists, arts administrators, civic leaders, and economic and community development professionals are invited to learn, network and take great ideas back to their communities, all while have a lot of fun!  A special pre-conference TimeSlips training workshop is set for Wednesday October 23rd as well. 

The Indiana Arts Homecoming is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana General Assembly, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Library, and Arts Midwest.

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Basting to Keynote Institute on Aging Colloquium

8am to 1:30pm on the UW-Madison campus

Includes speakers, a Health & Resource Fair with local aging organizations, and a Poster Session showcasing recent aging research.


Registration opens the first Monday in August and usually fills up within a week.

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Hosted by the University ofWisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging

Dr. Basting shares stories of how shifting away from the expectation of memory toward the freedom of imagination opens expression and mean-ingful relationship with people with dementia, their care partners, and care systems themselves. Infusing creativity into care brings hope and meaning back within reach– which is crucial for quality of life for both people living with dementia and for their care partners.

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Basting/McAllister to Keynote Pioneer Network Conference

Anne Basting, Angie McAllister, and participants in the I Won’t Grow Up Project share stories of this remarkable experience. August 6th / Aug 6th (one day). Click here to learn more.

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A Forum in Louisville: Creating a New Old

We live long, let’s start living well.
Creating A New Old invites you to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville for a two-day deep dive into contemporary aging.

An inspiring celebration of the potential of us, the aging population. What is unique about aging today? Who are the innovators creating tomorrow’s solutions and how?

Living longer is changing the way we live, where we live, and how we care for our aging selves and our beloveds. Older populations include the wealthiest and most fragile in society. Change is crossing sectors from finance to transport, tech to fashion, housing to healthcare.

Creative approaches are rewriting the traditions of aging, providing vision, connecting institutions and communities, nurturing wellbeing.

Come to see where we all might be going on this one great big adventure.


Speakers include:
Anne Basting -

Dominic Campbell -

Theodore Edmonds -

Anna Faul and Joseph D'Ambrosio -

For updates and more detail on the the event schedule, please log on to

This event is free, but spaces are strictly limited so you must register to attend.

Supported and inspired by:

Atlantic Fellows, Global Brain Health Institute, the City of Louisville, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, Next Avenue, Speed Art Museum, TimeSlips, the Centre for Creative Pacehealing at the University of Louisville and the Trager Institute at the University of Louisville.


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Wendy's Neverland in Hodgenville, KY

The culminating arts event of the I Won't Grow Up project. 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes across rural KY are reimagining the story of Peter Pan as part of their Creative Community of Care training. Working with regional and national artists, these performances feature elders, staff, volunteers in a transformative and inspiring, interactive show.  Click here to learn more and reserve tickets. 

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Wendy’s Neverland at Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center

The culminating arts event of the I Won't Grow Up project. 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes across rural KY are reimagining the story of Peter Pan as part of their Creative Community of Care training. Working with regional and national artists, these performances feature elders, staff, volunteers in a transformative and inspiring, interactive show. For tickets and more info, click here. 



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Founder Anne Basting presents as part of USC's Visions and Voices Series

Anne presents Enchanting Aging: Inspiring Meaning and Joy in Late Life in an event hosted by the USC School for Dramatic Arts and the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Click here for more info.

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