What others are saying about Senior Smart Puzzles
It can be difficult to initiate conversation with some elders. Their immediate world has become very limited. Memories from the past can open doors to communication. Senior Smart Puzzles encourages reminiscing with scenes from the first half of the century. Illustrations include an old school, gas station and cars, an outdoor marble game, WW II military men, a covered bridge, telephone switchboard and many more memory triggers. Remember Babe Ruth, Clark Gable, glass milk bottles and the ringer washer?
Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can have fun playing these games with seniors of the “greatest generation”. All ages can participate in this entertainment. Baby Boomers will remember Elvis and those saddle shoes they used to wear. Grandpa can tell everyone the make and model of the cars. Maybe he and Grandma can share a few stories about the vehicles they used to drive. You might be inspired to teach the younger family members a few yo-yo tricks. Laughing, talking and sharing together is the best brain booster of all!
As a massage therapist, the author, Lindy McClean, noticed a need among some of her elderly clients. They wanted books with brain-stimulating activities, but were finding the adult puzzles had become too difficult to solve. They didn’t want to buy children’s books. So McClean created Senior Smart Puzzles.
Illustrator James Cloutier has given Senior Smart Puzzles a fun personality. He used realistic drawings, authentic to the time period. Cloutier took a special interest in this project because his father died of Alzheimer’s and his mother lived in an assisted living facility the last year of her life. He said he never knew what to take to his parents when he went to visit them. Cloutier feels that Senior Smart Puzzles fills a void in senior resources.
Quoted fromSenior Citizens Magazine