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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 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, May 20, 2010

I Feel Proud Today

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Today, to my surprise, I received a package in the mail. It was from the Veterans Home in Silver Bay, Minnesota. First, I’ll quote the note, signed by two veterans:

“Thank you very much for the puzzles you sent to our Veterans Home in Silver Bay, Minnesota. We’re all so proud of your goals and accomplishments at such a young age. Our Veterans enjoy puzzles everyday in the name of your Great Grandmother. Keep up the good work”!

Included in this package was a great cap from the Minnesota Veterans Home, and two smaller packages.

The smaller packages each held a card with a poem that said:

“You’re a very special person
Who helps in many ways
With your heartfelt efforts
That earn our highest praise.

We appreciate the care
That goes into all you do.
The world’s a better place.
Thanks to people like you.”

Included were several small pins. One of them, my favorite, says “I MAKE A DIFFERENCE”.
I hope so! That’s my goal!

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER , a 501(c.)3 charitable organization. PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and other institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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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