A lot of people have asked me how I came up with the name "PUZZLE TIME" for my national and global intergenerational program.
Even though I have almost 2000 volunteers I also visit facilities and participate in Puzzle Time because I really do find it rewarding to help others!
There is a facility in NYC which houses people who have cerebral palsy (CP) and are deaf. In the olden days people with CP did not live long enough to develop Alzheimer's disease. But due to better medical care they are living longer, and developing dementia.
I made friends with a resident named "Bill". He is always excited to see me and my volunteers and Girl Scouts! He used to yell, "its PUZZLE TIME!" when we arrived.
I loved the simple name which describes what we are doing; which is solving jigsaw puzzles with Alzheimer's patients for an hour.
I am THRILLED to return to the facility on April 2nd! Stay tuned for puzzles! I have a lot of fun ideas!