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Resident enjoys framing puzzles
When Ed Randolph moved from an assisted living facility to Goldbeck Towers in June of 2015, he wanted a small place of his own that required very little work and he knew Goldbeck Towers was it.
Before moving to Goldbeck, a friend suggested he try putting together puzzles to occupy his time. The first one he did was of Noah’s Arc, but he appreciates art and prefers Wysocki puzzles.
Ed used to work on puzzles on the floor in his apartment, but when he saw a puzzle on the card table in the center of second floor, he started putting his out there and made a larger table top. He likes to challenge fellow residents by not having the box available to view, so it’s quite interesting when this happens but they enjoy the challenge.
The hallways in the building are graced by many framed puzzles residents have enjoyed putting together and Ed has glued and framed. About 30 are on display and Ed has another 20 in his apartment on file.
How do you frame your puzzles?
It started as a trial and error process with different backing products or woods and used weather stripping product for the frame. I used to cover them with plain Elmers Glue. Now I use Hodgepodge and make wood frames using pieces of scrap wood from dumpsters or old picture frames found at thrift stores.
What do you like most about living at Goldbeck Towers?
It’s quiet, safe, and there are no annoyances. I like second floor and you see people every day. You interact with someone every day. A house on your own is completely isolated. I like the helpful, cooperative staff and especially having the resident services coordinator.
What’s something that surprised you about living here?
The peace and quiet and having a woodshop on campus. I like to make and build things.