Want to share engagement techniques with family and friends? Host an Engagement Party!
Engagement Parties are informal and joyful gatherings where guests learn simple engagement techniques that can create meaningful moments of connection.
Designed in collaboration with family caregiving groups, the structure is simple enough for anyone to host a party - in person or online. TimeSlips has created support materials including a simple online training and downloable host guide to help you offer your very own party. Engagement Parties are also a great way to involve young people in positive and playful relationships with elders.
Learn more about this exciting new program in the Friends & Family Engagement Party resources below.
This project was developed with generous support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.
... In my discussion was the sense of frustration everyone has and the loss of working with elders with dementia. They just don’t know what the right way to handle multiple situations, so amidst the loss and confusion of caring for elders with dementia, our Time Slips session offered a rejuvenating and inspirational path forward - one which each person in the room was eager to try.
Hosting an engagement party brought about some great outcomes! Participants were able to fine tune their facilitation skills really connecting with others, group brainstorming took place on potential populations to do TimeSlips with, there was a ton of laughter and a couple participants are now becoming certified facilitators!
Last night was such a delight! Thank you for sharing four simple ways we can all better connect with EVERYONE!
When we started we really didn’t understand what the word “creative” meant. As we got into it, we had a better understanding that we can all be creative!