If you’re looking for Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors – you’ll find plenty of large piece jigsaw puzzles from as little as 12 pieces to 500 large format pieces especially for older adults with different activity levels.
Jigsaw puzzles for Seniors are the ideal fun activity to engage and entertain them. Working on Jigsaw puzzles will keep older adults feeling happy and calmer.
If you know of a senior, getting them interested and involved in working on jigsaw puzzles will keep them actively busy along with exercising their fingers as well as their minds.
Jigsaw Puzzles do amazing things for the human mind. Whether you are looking for a puzzle for a senior in your family, or you are a caregiver you can be assured that the older adult you are buying for will benefit in many ways from improved memory, disposition, creativity, and brain chemistry.
If you know of a senior who is struggling with memory loss, working on jigsaw puzzles in a team environment can really help to improve their mental stamina along with also reviving their social skills that may temporarily have been lost.
How Do You Choose the Right Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors?
Finding the right type of puzzle may sometimes be a challenge, especially when you are trying to decide on the ideal jigsaw puzzles for seniors.
The trick is finding a jigsaw puzzle that is the appropriate level for the senior in your life.
You should take the following into consideration when choosing Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors:
1. No children’s activities:
- make sure that the puzzle is not too childish. If you feel that the puzzle looks childish, please don’t go with it.
Taking that into consideration, you wouldn’t want to buy your Grandma, Grandpa or maybe in your case your mom or dad a jigsaw puzzle that is a picture of a kid’s cartoon.
2. The degree of the senior or loved one’s condition:
- Would large jigsaw puzzle pieces be better
- Or would the standard, large-count puzzles do the trick?
- Would they benefit from easy grip puzzle pieces?
3. When buying jigsaw puzzles for seniors choose something that would be familiar to them, for instance:
- favorite pastimes make great subjects
- familiar landmarks
- personalized puzzles featuring family photos or photos of objects that were once cherished by your loved one or senior.
4. Puzzles need to be easy on the eye and made of materials that can be easily wiped clean.
5. Puzzles that make a recognizable sound when the final piece is put into place, which gives the senior a sense of accomplishment.
Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors of All Activity Levels
We have gathered up plenty of fun jigsaw puzzles with beautiful pictures that would be ideal for seniors. You’ll noticed that we have offered different options for older adults with different activity levels.
Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors
Large piece jigsaw puzzles for seniors are for those older adults that still enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles but would benefit from a puzzle that has puzzle pieces that are easy to handle and to see.
Many seniors are still mentally sharp, however, their hand flexibility or eyesight has declined. For these older adults you’ll want to try a jigsaw puzzle with larger pieces, but one that is made up of a lot of them.
Buying one of these puzzles still gives the senior a challenge of putting the puzzle together without the frustrations of not seeing the pieces clearly or not being able to handle the pieces with ease.
There are a number of jigsaw puzzle companies that are now offering special jigsaw puzzles to accommodate these unique requirements. Puzzle companies such as Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Buffalo Games and Springbok offer a wide selection.
Let’s take a look at a few of these large piece jigsaw puzzles for seniors.
Ravensburger Large Format Jigsaw puzzles for Seniors
Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles are a favorite among jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts and are very good quality. Ranvensburger large format puzzles have over-sized pieces that are easy to see and handle and are made of extra thick cardboard that comes with a non-glare finish.
The Sitting Room Large Format Puzzle (500-Piece)Beautiful Vista – 500 Pieces Large Format PuzzleBeacons Cove Large Format Puzzle (500-Piece)Knitting Notions Large Format Puzzle (300-Piece)Tropical Birds – 300 Pieces Large Format Puzzler 14903 Window Buddies – 500 Piece Large Format Puzzle PuzzleKissing Santa Format Family Puzzle (300 Large)Secret Sanctuary – 300 Pieces Large Format PuzzleFlowers and Hats Large Format Jigsaw Puzzle (300-Piece)
Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles For Seniors
Cobble Hill has a nice selection of images that will bring back days of old memories, they have plenty of colorful jigsaw puzzle images that will inspire any senior’s imagination, with tranquil scenes. Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles are also very high quality. Below you’ll find a great selection of 275 to 400 piece puzzles that are not too large but still offer a nice challenge.
Cobble Hill Family Portrait Jigsaw Puzzle, 275-PieceFancy Flower Shop 275 Piece Easy Handling Jigsaw PuzzleAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland Jigsaw PuzzleC Sea Otter Family Jigsaw Puzzle, 400-PiecePlayful Penguins 400 Piece Family Jigsaw PuzzleBasket Case 400 Piece Family Jigsaw Puzzle by Cobble Hill
Buffalo Games Large Piece Puzzles for Seniors
Buffalo Games Large Piece Family is comprised of puzzles that have pieces that are 67% larger than traditional jigsaw puzzle pieces.
This makes them easier to hold and see which allows for a pleasant puzzle experience.
Large Piece Family: Songbird Menagerie – 300 Piece PuzzleLarge Piece: Bluebirds – 300 Piece Jigsaw PuzzleLarge Piece: Crescent Moon Bay – 300 Piece Jigsaw PuzzleLarge Piece Travel, Austria – 300pc Jigsaw PuzzleLarge Piece Travel, Moscow St. Basil’s – 300pc Jigsaw PuzzleLarge Piece: Neuschwanstein Castle – 1000 Piece Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors With Mild Cognitive Impairment
Elderly individuals who have declined cognitively can still have fun and enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles.
If have a senior with this impairment you want to pick up a puzzle that is made up of fewer jigsaw pieces and simple pictures.
If you are not sure of what size of puzzle you should get, try to start with one that has 50 or 100 jigsaw pieces.
If that seems to be either too, easy or too, difficult you’ll know next time to try more or less jigsaw pieces.
Jigsaw Puzzles With a 100 Pieces
Jigsaw Puzzles for Seniors with Dementia or Alzheimers
Another company that makes jigsaw puzzles for seniors with dementia or alzheimer’s is Springbok with their line of Puzzles to Remember.
This line of puzzles for seniors have 36 puzzle pieces to each puzzle and the individual pieces are large and easy to see and grip.
One thing that we really loved about the Springbok Puzzles to Remember the images are beautiful and vibrant, and are ideal for seniors.
Springbok Symbols of Summer Jigsaw Puzzle (36-Piece)Springbok Country Cottage Jigsaw Puzzle (36-Piece)Springbok Garden Helper Jigsaw Puzzle (36-Piece)Springbok Birds of a Feather Jigsaw Puzzle (36-Piece )Springbok the Sewing Box Jigsaw Puzzle (36-Piece )Springbok Colorful Fruit Jigsaw Puzzle (36-Piece )
Jigsaw Puzzles for Alzheimer’s Patients
Puzzle With Me is a therapeutic activity for anyone that is a memory challenged individual, however, it was specifically made for Alzheimers and dementia individuals.
These jigsaw puzzles supply a solution for caregivers, professional therapists, families and even grand children to make quality time, connection and communication.
We like these puzzles first of all because they are one of the only products that is endorsed by Alzheimers Disease International.
These jigsaw puzzles are designed specifically for loved ones to use together and caregivers and provide an opportunity for non-verbal & verbal communication.
Working on these puzzles together can provide the Alzheimer’s individual with a calming effect that is very helpful for redirection.
Another reason that we like these jigsaw puzzles is that they are made using familiar pictures that offer maturity, respect and dignity to the senior.
Working on the jigsaw puzzles for seniors with your loved ones is a fantastic way to not only boost their mental activity, but to also make even more memories for both of you to enjoy. These puzzles make wonderful gifts for any occasion!
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