You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation– Plato
The UCD Institute for Discovery host the weekly “Intergenerational Jigsaw Club” on Fridays from 2.30-4.30pm in the O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD.
After being approached by two students from local schools Muckross Park and Gonzaga College requesting to champion this initiative, the Institute began to contact local groups in the community to see if there was interest in connecting through the university. The idea behind the club is to cultivate community and facilitate inter-generational human connection by bringing together members of the wider community with members of the UCD community (students, staff, & alumni).
The club runs for 2 hours every Friday and provides jigsaw puzzles, coffee, tea and biscuits and a fun space for people from all walks of life to interact an enhance their problem-solving skills. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm and turn out to date,” says Patricia Maguire Director of the Institute for Discovery.
“We wanted to do something for members in our community that are lonely (young and old) and are looking for something fun and non-stressful to do with each other" says Luke Rickard co-founder of the jigsaw club. Luke co-funded the club with his sister Leah. "We also wanted to start ourselves and our friends on the path of life-long volunteering” says Leah his sister and other co-founder.
Drop in for as little or as long as you like any Friday in our new Institute for Discovery Home at H123
Suitable for ages 12-112 years old.