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Puzzles To Remember

PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a 501(c)3 organization that provides puzzles to nursing homes, veterans facilities, and other facilities that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Puzzles To Remember was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, who recognized the calming effect of puzzles and many other benefits on people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Max graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2015, and is now a medical school student.

Since 2011, Puzzles To Remember’s Associate Director, Hailey Richman, now age 10, has been helping distribute puzzles to nursing facilities around the globe. Hailey also spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.  Hailey is also the founder of KidCaregivers.com, where she provides advice for children dealing with dementia in their family members.

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.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ceaco Puzzles Makes Large Puzzle Donation

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by Max Wallack
PuzzlesToRemember

A big thank you to Ceaco Puzzles of Newton MA.  Today, they donated 274 puzzles to PuzzlesToRemember.

Ceaco has donated puzzles yearly since 2008!

These puzzles will be distributed to senior living and assisted living facilities, as well as Alzheimer's units at various nursing homes.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Puzzle Time Program Growing and Expanding

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by
Max Wallack
Hailey Richman

We are so pleased to share that the Puzzle Time Program is growing. 

In addition to New York, our United States chapters are in: Oregon, Florida, and California. 
International chapters include: Russia, China, South Africa, Greece, Spain, Israel, India, Brazil and Japan. 

Please let us know if you would like to set up a Puzzle Time Program in your city by contacting
Hailey at: puzzletimeprogram@gmail.com.

 


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Today's Puzzle Time in New York City

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Max Wallack
Hailey Richman

Enjoy these photos from today's Puzzle Time at the 80th Street Residence in New York City.

The residents certainly seem to be enjoying themselves, while CBS News, Fox News, and ABC News were quite intrigued.



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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Puzzle Time

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Max Wallack
Hailey Richman


We now have a new program called Puzzle Time.  Young people and seniors in nursing facilities are brought together and spend time solving puzzles.  We are supplying the puzzles for this program, and crediting community service hours to students and girl scouts who participate.  Numerous high schools have already signed up to participate.  Hailey is working on a video to train the students on how best to go about their interactions with the nursing home residents.

Last week, we brought Springbok Alzheimer's puzzles to a memory care facility. The participating residents had a wonderful time solving the puzzles. We had a lot of conversations about the themes, which ranged from birds to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

We want to thank Springbok Puzzles, once again, for their continuing support of our efforts to provide therapeutic puzzles for those with various levels of dementia. 







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PUZZLES TO REMEMBER was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, in memory of his great-grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, who died of Alzheimer's disease in 2007.
Puzzles To Remember is registered in Massachusetts as a public charity. Contributions are welcome, and are tax deductible under sec. 501(c.)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information, write to us at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com