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Creativity Center

Let your imagination soar!

Every human being has the capacity to be creative.
Invite someone to explore the imagination with you and feel the power of creative engagement

Ask a Beautiful Question

Inspire someone to think a little differently - with no right or wrong answers.

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Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.

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Do a Mini-Project

You can do these - no kidding. Even if you swear you are not creative.

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Products

Creative engagement products designed just for you

Creative Care Imagination Kit

The Creative Care Imagination Kit sparks conversation and encourages active listening, allowing all ages to freely share ideas and stories without worrying about getting the details “correct.” Basting’s years of research have shown that these practices stimulate the brain and awaken the imagination, adding wonder and awe not only to the daily lives of those with dementia but to all family members, and provides them with a means of connection and communication. 

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Training and Certification

Our playful online training explores creativity, aging/ageism, and the TimeSlips approach to meaningful engagement.

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Creative Care by Anne Basting

TimeSlips Founder and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Anne Basting, pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. Order now! 

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Blog Posts

Certified Facilitator Spotlight: Pooja Lalwani

Today we spotlight Pooja Lalwani, TimeSlips Certified Facilitator and undergraduate student at Duke University studying biology, music, and sustainability. We asked Pooja some questions about how TimeSlips has affected her personally, as a student, and as an intern at the Nasher Museum.

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Dauphin County Library System Spotlight

Dauphin County Library System is currently training seven employees to form a Creative Community of Care to broaden already-established outreach networks with the elders in their county. Hear from Marla Cattermole and Emily Anderson of Dauphin County Library System as they reflect on what TimeSlips means to them.

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Making Connections in an Isolated World

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. Read below as Project Lead and Milwaukee-based artist, Cris Siqueira, shares her perspectives on the beautiful answers that came from these artistic connections with elders.

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Newsletters

Our Weekly and Monthly Newsletters

Monthly Newsletter | August 2021

With many students heading back to school, we want to celebrate students, educators, and administrators whose work is supporting elders and joyful creative engagement. This issue is packed with inspiring resources about TimeSlips' intergenerational programming.

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Monthly Newsletter | Septemeber 2021

A spotlight on Dauphin County Library System, an introduction to The Creative Care Imagination Kits, our work with Dementia Inclusive Durham (DID), information about our new Bookshop, and details of TimeSlips Organizational Membership.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER | OCTOBER 2021

We are looking ahead to National Family Caregiver Month in November with an overview of TimeSlips Friends and Family Resources, a TimeSlips Engagement Party on November 11th,  a promo kit to help spread the word about our resources, an introduction to the Diverse Elders Coalition's resources hub and an update on the TimeSlips' board and staff.

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We Reached 1,000 Certified Facilitators!

TimeSlips recently met a large milestone - welcoming our 1,000th Certified Facilitator!

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Call for Community-Based Artists in Western New York

TimeSlips is recruiting four Community-Engaged Artists located in Western New York to engage isolated older adults in rural and suburban Western New York communities.

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Delivering Non-Stop Engagement to Reduce Social Isolation

As we close out 2021, we reflect back on our efforts for continued engagement for those living with memory loss, their caregivers and those who may be under-connected or socially isolated. Read on to learn more.

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Webinars

Watch recordings to help support your practice

TimeSlips & Friends Present: A Year in Review

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Wisconsin Tele-Stories Celebration

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TimeSlips Spring Festival: Pandemic Engagement 2.0

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Creativity Guides

Building community over time

Mural Creativity Guide

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SuperHero Creativity Guide

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Beautiful Questions Guide

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Free Coloring Pages

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Beautiful Question Postcards

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Booklet of Postcards and Mural Cards by UWM Design Students

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HomeMade Zines: Outside my Window

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HomeMade Zines: Meet me Here

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HomeMade Zines: Space for Me

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