OUR MISSION

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 Meaningful and Creative Engagement?

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.

GET TRAINED!

Which best describes you?

I am part of an organization.

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

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I am a student or teacher.

Explore meaningful educational experiences with elders.

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I am a family member or friend.

Learn to creatively engage and connect with a loved one.

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Creativity Center

LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR!

Here is where you can read and share stories!

Have a Gentle Conversation

Images and questions to inspire a brief poetic exchange. 

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Ask a Beautiful Question

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

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Make Up a Story

Our classic creative storytelling - you can say anything.

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Explore the World

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

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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

Signature HealthCARE

Kentucky

Over a two year period, 12 Signature HealthCARE nursing homes became Creative Communities of Care.  What does that mean?  They collaborated with regional and national artists on the TimeSlips team to draw on and celebrate the creative strengths of elders, staff, and volunteers. Together they reimagine the story of Peter Pan and integrated the exploration into daily activities. The project culminated with the performance of an original play.  Our CCC training is inspiring aging services providers of all shapes and sizes all across the United States!  

Spark your imagination

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

News

TimeSlips Resources for Remote Engagement

As soon as lockdowns started taking place in the United States back in March, TimeSlips began creating and sourcing resources that we could provide to you free of charge, during a time where physical distancing is still required. To help you navigate these resources better, we have compiled a list of them for you to easily access and share.

 

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New Friends and Family Program Gathering: December 15, 2020

Are you a family member or someone interested in wanting to engage with someone living with Dementia? Join us Tuesday, December 15th for a very special afternoon!

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Your donation has DOUBLE the impact this year on Giving Tuesday!

Your donation helps us build a better future for our elders and care partners. Learn how by reading more.

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Postcards - A Little Creative Care. Join us in Our Challenge!

TimeSlips offers a list of care homes requesting postcards. Read on for more info. 

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UPDATED RFP for Website Technical Development

TimeSlips is now seeking proposals from experienced web developers to help update our website.

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Postcards Reach 50,000+ in November: Sending Hope

What began as a small listing of a few care homes to receive postcards has reached more than 50,000 recipients through two unique programs. Read on for more information about the impact it is making and how you can join, "The Postcard Challenge".

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