LILACS by Louise Edmunds

Have you heard of Anne Basting?  Professor of Theatre at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, she is the founder and president of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling. Winner of the prestigious MacArthur grant, she is one of the most visionary advocates for creativity in aging care.

The arts can, and should, be the soft-tissue of our care systems. They can bring us out of isolation and into relationship as individuals, as groups and as organizations. This is what I call the Creative Care Revolution. That is my waking dream, and TimeSlips (a non-profit that brings creativity into aging-care systems) is working on it today, tomorrow and the next day.

Here she shares this wonderful story about Artistic Housecalls, easing isolation and enriching the lives of seniors in Milwaukee.

Read on and be inspired by the simplicity and love of this program.