About


Our Story

TimeSlips supports a global movement to bring meaning to late life through creative engagement.


Our evidence-based and award-winning approach brings joy to elders and their care partners by infusing creativity and meaning-making into care relationships and systems.

We began with one volunteer in 1998. We became an independent non-profit in 2013, and we now train and certify individuals and organizations across the world.  There are currently 900+ Certified Facilitators, and 50+ Creative Communities of Care. 

Our bold vision is that creative expression, growth and meaning is available to us at every stage of life, no matter where we live or our abilities.
We aim to change the way we understand and experience aging by bringing young people into positive relationships with elders; enabling family members to have meaningful, emotional connection, and infusing creativity into our care systems to inspire staff to feed their own creativity while inviting elders to imagine and express themselves. 

Our Creativity Center, with 300+ prompts, provides an endless fountain of ideas for engaging elders in meaningful projects large and small.

Our core values are:

Saying Yes, And;
Asking Beautiful Questions;
Giving Proof of Listening;
Opening ourselves to Wonder;
Committing to rigor and the value of all human beings;
and Finding meaning by connecting our personal expressions to the larger world.

These core values guide our trainings and every aspect of our operations.

As our bodies and minds change with age, people ask - “How can I connect with my mom?
My clients? My neighbor? My friend?”

TimeSlips invites you connect - through creativity. 

What is Meaningful Engagement?

Meaningful and Creative Engagement Explained!

We created this short animation to explain a bit about the TimeSlips approach.

Do you know someone who is isolated or perhaps wrestling with dementia? Do you want to engage but don't know how?


Let us help...

News

Beautiful Question Project: Join the Conversation

As a part of a collaborative project with the Milwaukee County Division on Aging, we are engaging Milwaukee residents with “Beautiful Questions”. We are actively reaching out to Milwaukee County elders through a project that invites their responses to selected “Beautiful Questions”. We are encouraging people to share their responses with us via our “Beautiful Questions” voicemail. We invite you to share your responses to the questions too, now through the end of May! Whether you are from Milwaukee, or somewhere else, we encourage you to participate.

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TimeSlips 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.

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Announcing Some Recent Changes to our Staff

We are a small but mighty team, and are excited to announce some recent changes to our staff. We are thrilled to welcome Kathy Hawkins as our Engagement Coordinator and Mary Schuler as our Operations and Project Manager. 

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New Funding Received

TimeSlips is thrilled to share an update on funding we received over the last few months -- funding that is supporting specific projects as well as our operations, all of which helps us maintain our support for caregivers who are seeking meaningful ways to engage elders and those living with dementia, especially during this time of continued isolating measures.

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Call for Applications for a Community-engaged Composer/Arranger

A creative, community-building project is seeking a composer/arranger to create an original composition for the Durham Children’s Choir. Dementia Inclusive Durham (DID) is partnering with TimeSlips to engage and support people with dementia and their families in Durham, NC, with a special focus on those living alone and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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We Surpassed Our Goal!

Thanks to all of our generous donors we were able to meet and exceed our goal from Giving Tuesday!

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