Leveraging the power of stories for “well check calls”

Program Details

Targeting elders who may be under-connected, or isolated

Tele-Stories invites elders into creative and engaging conversations from the comfort of their own homes. Building from the concept of “well check calls” which are meant to address basic physical needs, Tele-Stories tends to social and emotional wellbeing by using creativity to forge connections and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

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    Every Tele-Stories facilitator is certified in TimeSlips and trained in how to facilitate creative engagement remotely
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    Through a series of calls, a Certified TimeSlips Facilitator guides the participant through various creative activities, from storytelling to poetry
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    The calls build off of one another and the conversations that are had act as inspiration for the facilitator to create a shareable creative collaborative gift with the elder and the broader community
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    Each Tele-Stories experience is completely unique and customized for each participant

Use Case

TimeSlips secured a $100,000 grant from the Milwaukee Civic Response grant program to support 10 Milwaukee-based artists to offer Tele-Stories to 10 older adults. Artists delivered 30-minute calls over 12 weekly sessions and the results were amazing.

Milwaukee Civic Response Tele- Stories Project Webinar

Milwaukee Tele-Stories Artists talk about their experience in the project

Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone


of Artists were less lonely


of elder participants were less lonely


of elders not involved were less lonely


Sign up for All Access and become a Certified Facilitator

TimeSlips offers its training and special online resources to organizations as part of an annual membership. The All Access Membership is the only plan that includes individual training and certification to become a Certified TimeSlips Facilitator.

All-Access Membership

$350 / Annually

  • Individual training & certification
  • 50% discount on Creative Care Institute
  • Promotion on TimeSlips website
  • Priority announcements for certified facilitator opportunities
  • Use of TimeSlips logo & marketing materials
  • Special professional trainings & webinars
  • An annual consultation with TimeSlips staff person


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