Martin was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating high school, he attended the community college of NY business school. He later left college to get married. The couple had one daughter and two grandchildren. The children live in Denver, Colorado. Martin worked in jewelry sales and as a pawn broker. They moved to a Century village in Florida about nine years ago to retire. Martin still owns his condo, but had to transfer to an ALF due to failing cognitive health. As he progressed in his therapy, he had to switch to different facilities according to how they could help with his therapy at the different stages. I only met martin two weeks ago, and he has become a regular participant, and a fan of the class. As he explains, “I like being around other Jews”. As his therapy progresses, so does his interest in Judaism. At our last class, he expressed an interest in learning more about Shabbos and even lighting Shabbos candles.