Moving Beyond Memories: Telling Stories with "TimeSlips"
This report highlights NCCA Board Member Anne Basting’s innovative program TimeSlips, which helps older adults with memory loss. The program gives the older adults a prompt, like a picture, and asks the participants to create a story around it. By taking the pressure off of memory and giving the participants the freedom of imagination, the program makes it easier for the older adults to communicate. This report uses the TimeSlips program at Iona Senior Services, administered by Liz Nichols, as an example of the great results that can come from combining art and aging.
WAMU, October 21, 2011