TimeSlips, free program for those with dementia and their caretakers, debuts today

PORT HADLOCK — TimeSlips, a creative circle for people living with dementia and their care partners, makes its public debut today at the Jefferson County Library.

The 2 p.m. program at the library at 620 Cedar Ave., is free and open to all.

Carolyn Cristina Manzoni, a certified dementia practitioner and trained TimeSlips facilitator, hosts the circle.

Participants — people with memory loss — are each handed an image: a comic, whimsical or vintage photograph.

Manzoni asks: “What do you see here?”

She asks open-ended questions, always encouraging people to be themselves and be in the moment.

Instead of asking what a person can’t remember, the program focus on what they know and can imagine.

TimeSlips is a radically different way to engage people with memory loss. It isn’t about remembering past events; it’s a chance to create new stories, sagas those photos inspire.

Manzoni’s co-facilitator, Randi Winter, writes down everything the storytellers contribute. When the tale is built, it’s read aloud and the group comes up with a title.

There’s no need to sign up for Friday’s program, but more information is available by calling Manzoni at 360-379-3661 or emailing [email protected].

For more about the program, visit TimeSlips.org.

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