CONNECTING THROUGH CREATIVITY

Bringing meaning and purpose into the lives of elders
through creative engagement

Who We Are

Founded by MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, we are an international network of artists and caregivers committed to bringing joy to late life.

What We Do

As our bodies and minds change with age, people ask - “How can I connect with my mom? My clients? My neighbor?” TimeSlips says try imagination…

What is TimeSlips?

What is Meaningful and Creative Engagement?

We created this short animation to explain a bit about the TimeSlips approach. Do you know someone who is isolated or perhaps wrestling with dementia? You want to engage but don't know how?

Let us help. Ask a Beautiful Question and invite someone to imagine, using words, sounds, movements and images. Shift away from the expectation of memory - toward the freedom that imagination can bring.

WE OFFER TRAINING AND INSPIRATION MADE JUST FOR YOU.

Which best describes you?

I am part of an organization.

Bring joy to the elders, families and staff you serve.

GET STARTED

I am a student or teacher.

Explore meaningful educational experiences with elders.

GET STARTED!

I am a family member or friend.

Learn to creatively engage and connect with a loved one.

GET STARTED!

Creativity Center

LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR!

Here you can explore hundreds of tools designed
to spark meaningful engagement.

Have a Gentle Conversation

Images and questions to inspire a brief poetic exchange. 

GET STARTED!

Ask a Beautiful Question

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

GET STARTED!

Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.

GET STARTED!

Explore the World

Coming Soon! We are gathering creative prompts from museums and artists around the world.

GET STARTED!

Just Sign-in And It's Free!

Explore the full Creativity Center

TIMESLIPS NETWORK SPOTLIGHT

Follow the outpouring of creativity among
our trainees across the world

Fountain Circle Care and Rehabilitation

Winchester, KY

Fountain Circle is one of the 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes participating in the I Won't Grow Up KY project. Each is becoming a Creative Community of Care, and working with regional and national artists to reimagine the story of Peter Pan. Here, Artist in Residence Bob Martin invites elders to create a story about flying.

Learn more about becoming a Creative Community Care here.

Spark your imagination

Looking to bring TimeSlips to your community?
We gathered some resources to help.

News

01/21/2019:

Welcome Kari Hanson as NextGen Coordinator

Kari Hanson joins the TimeSlips team as coordinator of a new partnership with Leading Age to bring TimeSlips to high school and college students.

06/10/2018:

Another Inspiring 3-days at the Create/Change Institute in MKE

Artists and caregivers gathered together for 3 days in Milwaukee in June 2018 for an inspiring exchange of ideas.

05/12/2018:

5 VA’s in PA Offer Creative Celebrations and Become Creative Communities of Care

Master Trainer Kathy Hawkins guided staff and artists from 5 Veteran's Affairs providers across Pennsylvania through the Creative Community of Care training. Stories and visual art were all on display in these inventive celebrations. Great work!

Events

08/06/2019:

Basting to Keynote Pioneer Network Conference

Anne Basting, Angie McAllister, and participants in the I Won’t Grow Up Project share stories of this remarkable experience. August 6th / Aug 6th (one day)

06/01/2019:

Wendy's Neverland in Hodgenville, KY

Don't miss this transformative reimagining of Peter Pan set in a nursing home.

Hodgenville, KY

05/11/2019:

Wendy’s Neverland at Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center

A play by TimeSlips in collaboration with Signature HealthCARE communities

Beattyville, KY