Our Story

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…


Request for Proposals: TimeSlips Evaluation Development

TimeSlips Creative Storytelling is seeking proposals from experienced evaluation consultants to develop an evaluation tool and plan. TimeSlips’ mission is to bring meaning and purpose to late life, therefore, we seek an evaluator with experience using measures related to purpose and meaning. Those with experience evaluating behavioral health interventions in older adults or the impact…

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Meet Your TimeSlips Certified Trainers

Images above (alphabetical by Last Name) Left to right:Top row: Nephelie Andonyadis, Sam Goodrich, Kathy Hawkins, Sarah Jacobus, Rob KnappBottom row: Jackie Kostichka, Elaine Maly, Andrew Morton, Liz Nichols and Michael Snowden TimeSlips is excited to welcome our newest trainers and introduce you to the entire crew of Certified Trainers on our team! These are…

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We’re Hiring a Communications Coordinator!

TimeSlips, an award-winning, international non-profit that brings meaning and joy to late life, seeks applications for a Communications Coordinator from now through July 25, 2022. TimeSlips is looking for communications support to help with our e-newsletters, basic graphic design work, social media posting and other general communications upkeep. We are seeking someone with an excellent…

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We’re Hiring an Executive Director!

TimeSlips, an award-winning, international non-profit that brings meaning and joy to late life, seeks nominations and applications for a new Executive Director. The new Executive Director will be a creative and compassionate leader who brings a personal passion for helping aging adults and their families, caregivers, and care organizations, and recognizes their collective power to…

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Request for Proposals: Strategic Web Design & Development

TimeSlips Creative Storytelling is seeking proposals from experienced web designers and developers to make substantive changes to its website (www.timeslips.org). The goal of the project is to create a web platform in better alignment with the organization’s newly adopted impact and operational scaling strategy to grow through a membership and partnership model. Through growing memberships…

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Western New York Tele-Stories: Creative Gift Sharing

Our most recent round of Tele-Stories recently came to a close in Western New York, and we are eager to share some of the beautiful artwork that has been inspired by the phone calls between TimeSlips Community-Based Artists and the elders they were able to connect with through this project. 

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