Puzzle mad Doris has her work framed by Whittlesey care home staff

PUBLISHED: 19:18 05 July 2018

Doris Woods, the 90 year old puzzle perfectionist from a Whittlesey care home.

Doris Woods, the 90 year old puzzle perfectionist from a Whittlesey care home.


A 90 year old woman from Whittlesey is such a puzzle fan that staff have framed the puzzles she has completed and put them on display at the care home where she lives.

Doris Woods, resident at HC-One’s The Elms care home, keeps her mind active completing 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

Doris has lived at The Elms for almost five years, where she says she has found comfort in completing intricate puzzles - she has finished 18, all with 1000 pieces.

Doris said: “I do the puzzles to keep my mind active, a lot of people show interest especially when they see them adorning the walls in the home.”

The Elms manager Katie Coulson said: “It’s lovely to watch Doris completing her jigsaw puzzles, everyone admires them around the home and most importantly she is doing something that she enjoys and makes her happy.”

When she is not working on her jigsaws Doris enjoys regular visitors from her two daughters.

Fellow residents and staff like to watch Doris work on her puzzles, sometimes offering her a helping hand, to find a missing piece.

To commemorate Doris’ work the team at The Elms framed her puzzles which are now on display around the home.

Originally from Southend, Doris spent her younger days living in various locations including Singapore with her husband, David who was in the Navy before settling in Stanground with her family.

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