Friends & Family Services

TimeSlips Engagement Parties

Want to share creative engagement techniques with family and friends? Host an Engagement Party! 

TimeSlips Engagement Parties are informal, grassroots gatherings for anyone who wants to learn our evidence-based techniques for memory loss. Created with and designed for family caregivers (but fun for anyone), at an Engagement Party, guests will learn simple techniques to improve communication and creatively engage friends, family members, or neighbors in shared moments of imagination -- with no right or wrong answers!

The structure of an Engagement Party is simple enough for anyone to host a party - in person or online. To help you offer your very own party, we have created a free online training and downloadable support materials, including a host guide and a handout for your party guests.

To learn more, access the online training and Engagement Party resources below.

This project was developed with generous support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

Friends & Family Training

This training, which takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, will provide you with an introduction to TimeSlips and creative engagement and show you how to weave creativity into your daily life to create meaningful moments of connection. 


Click here to access the Friends & Family training.



Once you have completed the training, keep in touch with other friends and family caregivers in our caregiver Facebook group, or join one of our monthly virtual friends and family gatherings which take place on the second Thursday of the month at 12 pm CST/1 pm EST. Register for our next gathering here.


Host your own Engagement Party!

Click above to download the Engagement Party Poster & Invitation template that you can use to promote your party!

Click above to download the Engagement Party Host Guide, a document that provides you helpful tips on how to facilitate your own Engagement Party!

Click above to download the Engagement Party Guest Handout, a document you can provide your party guests to take home with them.


... 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.

- Mindy Matice, Global Brain Health Institute, California

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!

- Jean Barnas, Alzheimer's Association-Greater Michigan Chapter, Southfield, MI

Last night was such a delight! Thank you for sharing four simple ways we can all better connect with EVERYONE!

- Engagement Party participant, , Milwaukee, WI

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!

- Engagement Party participant, , Southfield, MI

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