Announcing the Creative Care Fall Festival
September 29, 2020
Celebrating Virtual Connections During Quarantine
Need some inspiration? This Fall, join TimeSlips once a week from October 29 to November 19 as we invite our community to share all that they have accomplished these past few months in creating innovate ways to creatively engage elders. We’ll hear from artists-in-residence in Wisconsin, students and elders in Durham, North Carolina, community members in Detroit, and artists in Milwaukee. Please join us as we share how we’ve developed ways of telling stories and creating meaningful connections.
Calendar of Events
HomeMade Zines: Artists Respond to Lockdowns in Care Communities
Thursday, October 29, 10-11am CT / 11-12 ET
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.
Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone
Friday, November 6, 2-3:30 CT / 3-4:30 ET
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.
Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities
Thursday November 12, 1-2pm CT / 2-3pm ET
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.
Get Engaged! Introducing the TimeSlips Engagement Parties
Thursday, November 19, 1-2pm CT / 2-3pm ET
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 Certified 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.
Join us for some inspiration this fall! Follow us on social media (@TimeSlipsCreativeCare) and use #timeslipsfallfest to stay in the loop with more details about these exciting events. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Creative Care Fall Festival”.