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Timeslips’ evidence-based and award-winning approach brings joy to elders and their care partners by infusing creativity and meaning-making into care relationships and systems. They began with one volunteer in 1998, then became an independent non-profit in 2013, and now train and certify individuals and organizations across the world. There is currently 900+ Certified Facilitators, and 50+ Creative Communities of Care. 

The bold vision of Timeslips is that creative expression, growth and meaning is available to us at every stage of life, no matter where we live or our abilities. They aim to change common understands and experiences of aging by bringing young people into positive relationships with elders; enabling family members to have meaningful, emotional connection, and infusing creativity into care systems to inspire staff to feed their own creativity while inviting elders to imagine and express themselves. 

Their Creativity Center, with 300+ prompts, provides an endless fountain of ideas for engaging elders in meaningful projects large and small. The core values of Timeslips are: Saying Yes, And; Asking Beautiful Questions; Giving Proof of Listening; Opening ourselves to Wonder; Committing to rigor and the value of all human beings; and Finding meaning by connecting our personal expressions to the larger world. 

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