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.
Monday, December 20, 2010
The Springbok Puzzles To Remember are doing just what I had hoped for. Here’s an email I recently received:
“Hi Max, just wanted to let you know we received the 2 puzzles you were so nice to send to Sunrise in Cohasset. Thank you so much!! Your choice was perfect, was so fun to try them out with the residents yesterday, and what a success. Watching them respond to getting a piece in was wonderful, the large sized pieces are so much easier. They marveled at the large beautiful finished puzzles, and even liked just running their hands over them. Looking forward to working the puzzles with more residents today, you truly are making a difference in people’s lives.
We are going to be ordering some additional Puzzles to Remember the residents love them so much. The “Moonlight” one really inspires residents to reminisce, they think it is beautiful and even want to take a picture of it before we have to break it apart.”
Thanks, Springbok, for making my dream become a reality!
Friday, December 17, 2010
By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
The AARP has published a great article about PuzzlesToRemember. It describes the history of the founding of PuzzlesToRemember right up to the recent production of puzzles made specially for Alzheimer's patients, in a joint venture of Springbok and PuzzlesToRemember. You can read the article here.
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.