We are constantly expanding! OUR GOAL - A Puzzle Time chapter in every state and US Territory!
There is a lot of hard evidence that solving jigsaw puzzles is a beneficial activity for cognitive stimulation.
Here is how our intergenerational Puzzle Time Program works:
1) We recruit a group of student volunteers: middle school, high school, college.
2) We locate a memory care facility, nursing home, retirement community
3) Each student is paired with an Alzheimer's patient, to jointly solve a highly specialized Alzheimer's jigsaw puzzle.
4) The dementia patients are thrilled, and the students receive community service credit for the civic engagement. (Community service is often a requirement for graduation. Solving puzzles with a "pal" is a fun and rewarding way to earn credit, and benefit the lives of Alzheimer's patients!)
Kid Caregivers is a certifying organization for the Points of Light Presidential Volunteer Service Award click here to learn more: Presidential Volunteer Service Award
We appreciate our volunteers and believe that they should receive the highest National honors for their service work!