One of the coolest features of The Earl Haig Retirement Residence is the PUZZLES!
The recreation room walls!
The dining room!
All the walls in our awesome 5 year old building are lined with the most amazing art - PUZZLES DONE BY OUR VERY OWN RESIDENTS!
Art should be meaningful to the beholder, and hey, we can't just choose your art for you - this is YOUR home - so it might as well mean something to you!
Come on, you spend all that time DOING the puzzles - fun ones, beautiful ones, interesting ones, historic ones, seasonal ones - it would be a waste to not be able to admire your hard work for however long you like!
What's more is that all the puzzles completed are framed by a very special volunteer, who is ALSO A RESIDENT!
A Poem About Our Puzzles By A Resident...
One of our residents, originally hailing from England, was so amazed at the the puzzles, he was inspired to write a poem about it! We'd like to share that with you today...
I live in a world of jigsaw puzzzles
Asking questions of previous lifetime experiences
Sorting out the unstructured pieces of life's rich pageantry
They're assembled as experiences of everything we've seen or done
On walls, in corridors adjascent to my living comforts
They're displayed as a history of life
Mechanical, animal, and human
And represent a meaning sometimes forgotten
But often sometimes remembered
The labour it took to place them here in my world
Is gratefully acknowledged
- John C.
July 2nd, 2015
Thanks, John, for the great poem!
YOUR PUZZLE... COMING TO A WALL NEAR YOU!
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Author - Jennifer B.
Operations Manager/Earl Haig Retirement Residence