Become a Creative Community of Care.

Ideal for any organization serving older adults.

What if programming was meaningful for elders, staff, and families? What if programming drew people together and built on strengths? Our dynamic training helps organizations reimagine programming to be meaningful and strength-based, built on partnerships and focused on relationship building. We're training libraries, museums, day centers, nursing homes, senior centers, Meals on Wheels and volunteer programs. This innovative, evidence-based training is $3,500 per organization and includes:

Consulting with a Master Trainer

Certifying 6 staff members

Open access to online training

Certifying an In-House trainer

Mapping the Creative Assets of your community

Video to introduce the training to your community

Learning to partner with arts and educational orgs

Designing and producing a Celebration event

Evaluating and tracking your progress

Easy-to-use online interface to manage your organization's training

Interested in learning more? Complete this short survey to help us understand your training interests and needs.

Network Spotlight

Featured Organization

Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center

Brodhead, KY

Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of the 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes becoming a Creative Community of Care through the I Won't Grow Up project. Artist in Residence Bob Martin is working with Quality of Life Director and staff to invite creative expression from residents, and engage families and volunteers in this inspiring project.

Questions explored at Rockcastle included: “What are the sounds, feelings, tastes, games and sights of childhood? and adulthood?”

Keynote / Speaking Engagements

We do large scale (state, national, global) conference keynotes with our award winning Founder and Master Trainers. Topics include: Art is Relationships (the power of co-creation); Enchanting Aging (inspiring awe and meaning in late life); What if? Infusing Creativity into Your Organization. Please contact us to tailor a presentation to your group.

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Keynote Karaoke

Four dancers interpret choreography and stories created by elders from 50 nursing homes across Wisconsin. Audiences learn the choreographic method and create their own dance as part of this dynamic, playful and inspiring 60-90 minute session. Please contact us for Keynote Karaoke details.

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Tele-Stories

Coming Soon! A TimeSlips Certified Facilitator offers three 30-minute creative engagement sessions by phone, resulting in a digital piece of art (audio or visual).

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testimonials

What people are saying about us!

The biggest high point for me is, I have one resident that doesn't come out of her room much, so I do a room visit with her and when I visit she will ask me if I brought a story picture. Storytelling has helped bring her out of her shell, and it's something that she enjoys.

- Joyce W.; Activity Director, Ladysmith Care & Rehabilitation, Ladysmith, WI

Oh my goodness - the JOY and DELIGHT of the whole shared creative process is so uplifting - who can stop smiling? It affects everyone and ripples out.  

- Victoria Orlando, Certified Facilitator, Bridgewater, NJ

One of the participants proudly stated ‘I can’t remember, but here I can imagine’, which I found an incredibly moving testament to the power of this programme.

- Laura Menzies, Certified Facilitator, Falmouth, England

Having a master trainer to work directly with has been a real gift.

- Holly Osborne, Certified Facilitator, Fairview Park, OH
FAQs

Need some assistance or have a question?
We can help!

How does my Organization get trained?+-

Just click on Org Training in Services (or here). We offer fully online or in-person training. The training elements include:

  • Creative engagement techniques
  • Creative community building techniques
  • - Engaging families, staff and volunteers - Planning a celebration event - Creative Asset Mapping - Documentation and Evaluation

    I’m a Certified Facilitator. What does that mean I can do?+-

    Certification assures you that you have successfully transitioned from training to practice, and enables you to facilitate storytelling circles and call them TimeSlips sessions. Certified Facilitators can “model” Time Slips for others, but they can not “certify” others. That is reserved for people trained as In-House Trainers and Master Trainers.

    Do I have to take the Online Training to use the Creativity Center?+-

    As part of our mission to make creative engagement available to all, our Creativity Center is free to use without training. We think the training will be enormously helpful - but it’s not required.

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