By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
The University City Older Adult Center, in San Diego, offers a great day program for older adults. These adults have the opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy good conversations in a friendly environment.
Here are some of the benefits of this program:
Professional, caring staff
Social, educational, and recreational programs
Nutritionally-balanced kosher lunch
Excellent exercise classes
Sing-a-longs, dances, and live entertainment
Four hours of meaningful and enriching activities for older adults
Appropriate for older adults with early stages of dementia and Alzheimer's
This program operates, at a reasonable fee, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
PuzzlesToRemember recently supplied two of the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember to this program.
Here is the reaction from their activity director:
"The puzzles are terrific, the size, colors, and themes are extraordinary."
Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a picture of a gentleman whose reaction says it all:
Since 2011, Puzzles To Remember’s Assistant Director, Hailey Richman, age 8, has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities in the New York area. Hailey spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.
If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com and we will find a location near you where you can bring your puzzles. We can also provide you with a donation letter so that you can claim the value of your puzzles as a tax deduction.
To see a short video from WCVB Ch. 5 "BOSTON STRONG" about Max's efforts on behalf of Alzheimer's patients, click here.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
By Max Wallack
Posted by Max Wallack at 8:01 PM