Senior Wish and MyPersonalPuzzle Make Michigan Woman’s Wish Come Alive

May 16, 2012

A Michigan woman recently had the unique opportunity of seeing one of her long-time wishes come true, thanks in part to Package Right Corporation and MyPersonalPuzzle.com.

photo[1].jpgToni touring MyPersonalPuzzle factoryToni Mackay, 81, of Freedom Village in Holland, MI, works for hours each week on puzzles. She has pieced together almost every puzzle available in her community and her family keeps her supplied with a personal collection. In fact, every time she visits one of her daughters, her son-in-laws will buy a new puzzle for them to complete!

Her fascination with the puzzles doesn't necessarily come from the action of completing them, but more from the beauty they provide her. She has been an avid painter for 20 years, discovering an impressive talent later in life. She pulls inspiration from the beauty of each piece of a puzzle. She says, "After a long day, there is nothing more soothing than sitting down and working a puzzle. It keeps my mind busy too!"

And busy she is. She golfs, bowls, and paints each week. Toni lost her wonderful husband of 41 years in 1997 after a 2 year battle with cancer. She says that he always encouraged her in her hobbies, especially painting, and she wants to make sure she continues to do the things he would want her to do.

Toni's Wish of a Lifetime has been to see how puzzles are made. She feels puzzles are a very happy part of being a senior; they make her smile. She has spent so many hours looking at them and often ponders about exactly how they are created.

On August 27, 2012, Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale Senior Living sent Toni and her friend came to Tipton where they toured Package Right, the leading, private-label puzzle manufacturer in the United States.

Adding to the thrill was the fact that MyPersonalPuzzle.com let her get involved in the puzzle making process and made a special puzzle for her, using one of her paintings.



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