Creative Communities of Care
About the Program
Creative Communitieis of Care resulted from a partnership between the PA Council on the Arts (PCA) and the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to bring in-depth, collaborative, creative programming to veterans at all six veterans homes in the commonwealth.
To bring this program to life, PCA and DMVA partnered with TimeSlips, which uses an accessible methodology that opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with encouragement to imagine. TimeSlips was originally designed as a way for people with dementia and their care partners to share in creative expression together.
The PCA's Arts in
Education partner organizations connected each veterans home with one teaching artist from that
community. The teaching artist, along with activities staff at the homes, participated in Timeslips training and certification to enable them to use
person-centered, creative engagement techniques in their work with the