Jigsaw puzzles Stave off ageism

Stave puzzle, Tiffany lamp

I’m not sure what the proportion of grey hair or hairlessness triggers the attraction of older people to jigsaw puzzles. At a certain point, old people can’t do anything else except weekly BINGO (housie). Set out a puzzle or two and watch clients congregate.

To make life more challenging for elders, senior centers often use only the most beloved puzzles, with a couple of pieces missing.

Jigsaws are an especially valued activity for the senior center itself because if it does get visitors, the visitors will tell others– “They always look so busy up there!” And it keeps them quiet. 😉

But I don’t know why we have to get stuck with the same old-fashioned, simplistic ones that younger people choose. I think Dover Publishing offers 3-D towers and other structures and Brentano’s used to sell them, too.

The 2-D puzzles manufactured by Stave Puzzles are luscious to look at and while simple, are hardly simplistic.

http://www.stavepuzzles.com/

Let’s add them to the wish-list!

https://theelderlies.wordpress.com/2005/07/18/improve-our-community-by-better-serving-the-older-people/

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  1. 1 LARRY HOWARD 2006 June 29 at 6:16 am

    I THINK IF THERE WERE MORE TO DO SENIORS WOULD PARTTAKE IF SOME ONE ,WERE MORE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH ELDERS INSTEAD OF BUILDING A NEST FOR THEM SELVES , THE SENIORS WOULD BE GLAD TO DO OTHER THINGS THEY WORKED WITH KEVIN IN THE SHOP ,I THINK IF SOME ONE WOULD BRING OUT SOME OF THOSE MACHINES IN THE CORNER AND WORK WITH THEM ,LIKE KIM JUNG DOES WITH AROBICS THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE PART


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