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Puzzels Population Popping

Seems like there is always someone at our puzzle table. Right now in my community there are about half a dozen people who like to work on them on a regular basis. The puzzle table sits in my main lobby, off to the side. I think there are people who enjoy seeing their progress and the final product, so it brings joy to more than those few residents who work on it.

I leave the puzzles in a closet in one of our activity rooms so that they can go in and get what they want. At one point they were organized by size. A while ago, I had a puzzle-maker who was making a note on the box when they were completed, so that they would not bring that box to the lobby to work on. But now, I have no idea how they determine what they've finished already and what they want to work on next.

Our retirement community gets donations of puzzles from our residents, their families and from the outside community. With two "sister-communities" in the area, we swap puzzles too. But still..... I have way to many to house! They are now popping out of the closet and I'm finding them tucked away in cabinets that they really shouldn't be in. (Maybe I need to keep the female puzzles on one shelf and the males on the other....just kidding.)

Does your community work on puzzles in the common areas? Do you have a system that works for you to get puzzles and to find new homes for your puzzles? If so please click the link below that says comment and enter it there. We'd all love to learn from you. Thanks.

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