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.