Founded by MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, TimeSlips supports a global movement to bring meaning to late life through creative engagement.
Our evidence-based and award-winning approach inspires awe and brings joy to elders and their care partners. Our trainings and resources infuse 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 now train and certify individuals and organizations across the world. There are currently 800+ Certified Facilitators, and 48 Creative Communities of Care with 65 more in the pipeline.
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, is free to all users and 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.
They also means drive us to believe in learning, growing, and having fun.
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 to let your imagination soar...