People who love puzzles keep enjoying them as they age. If you notice a loved one stops a favorite activity, it is time to dig a little into "why." Are new eyeglasses needed? Would better lighting or larger print help? CareLinx contributing writer Connie Chow offers a great source of free, large print crossword puzzles. Do you know someone who might enjoy this resource?

Seniors benefit from mental stimulation

Nobody likes being bored! Doing something fun and using their brains keeps older adults happier, engaged, and out of trouble. Some studies have even shown that brain exercises can keep seniors sharper for up to 10 years longer.  

Free large print crossword puzzles strengthen brain

We found a great website that offers free crossword and word search puzzles that are perfect for older adults. Word games are a fun way to pass the time and also exercise the brain.

  • Print the puzzles anytime
    These large print crossword puzzles are in PDF format. That means all you need to do is open the PDF document and print it. If you like, you can save the PDF to your computer so you can print it anytime you like.

    If the puzzle isn’t large enough for your senior to easily see, make it bigger by changing the print settings. Use the preview to make sure the puzzle still fits on the page.
  • Get new puzzles every month
    Every month, there are new puzzles -- 5 standard crosswords, 5 free form crosswords (a non-square shape), and 1 or 2 word search puzzles. That’s about a dozen new puzzles each month!  There’s also an extensive archive with dozens of each type of puzzle from previous months.
  • Here’s what the puzzles look like
    Here are a few scaled-down images to show you what two of the puzzle types look like. When you print them, they will be much larger than what you see here.

Free form crossword puzzle


Word search puzzle

Bottom line
These free word puzzles keep your senior entertained and exercises their brain. You may even enjoy them yourself!

Next Step: Get free large print word puzzles

September 13, 2021
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