BECOME A CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF CARE

Transform activities into meaningful engagement.

Learn how to engage elders, families, staff, and volunteers in meaningful programming. As a Creative Community of Care you will embed creative engagement and community building techniques across your organization. Your staff will be trained in our method and learn fun and easy ways to integrate creativity into their daily interactions and tasks, enriching their relationships with the elders they work with. Ideal for any organization serving older adults - libraries, museums, day centers, nursing homes, senior centers, meals on wheels, and volunteer programs. Training, $3,500 per organization, includes:

Consulting with a Master Trainer

Open access to online training

Video to introduce the training to your full community

Certifying an In-House trainer to ensure sustainability

Mapping the Creative Assets of your community

Learning to form partnerships

Designing and producing a Celebration event

Certifying 6 staff members

TIMESLIPS NETWORK SPOTLIGHT

Follow the outpouring of creativity among
our trainees across the world

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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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Our trainees explain the joy of creative engagement.

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

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

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

When I read their stories back to them, the residents’ faces light up. Thank you for developing such a wonderful way to foster creativity!!! It’s very fulfilling for the seniors and very rewarding for me!!!

- Carolina D., CTRS, SouthPointe Healthcare Center, Greenfield, WI
FAQs

Some of our most frequently asked questions...

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.

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

    Is there evidence that this works?+-

    There is some nice, solid research out there now telling us that yes, this kind of creative engagement has significant impact on the lives of people with dementia. See our impact page for more details.

    I’ve done the training as a Student - should I get “certified?”+-

    That’s up to you! Training simply means you completed the online training. Certification assures you that you have successfully transitioned from training to practice. Why Certify? Certification:

  • Verifies that you are following the core principles of the method.
  • Provides access to Master Trainers and professional development
  • Provides access to our inspiring international network of Certified Facilitators
  • Provides access to additional support / promotional materials
  • If you took the training as a student and didn't purchase certification at that time, please contact us and we'll send you the information to move ahead.

    CONTACT

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