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 from Harvard Medical School in 2020.

Beginning in 2020, Hailey Richman is the Executive Director of PuzzlesToRemember. Since 2011, Hailey has been distributing 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. Hailey has begun a program called PuzzleTime which involves volunteer students going to nursing facilities and doing puzzles with their residents. Max serves as a mentor to the KidCaregivers program.

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at Puzzles2Remember@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.

To see a short video about Hailey's Puzzle Time Program, click here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Veterans Appreciate Springbok PuzzlesToRemember


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

This week, I received several letters of appreciation for the puzzles I have distributed, including two letters from Veterans’ Homes.

I try to donate as many puzzles as possible for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease. I think it’s very sad that these heroes who risked their lives for our country now cannot even remember their heroic acts.

The Veterans Home of California-Barstow wrote:

“We received the puzzles you sent in, Spirit of New York and Goldfinch, and want to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Our veterans enjoy puzzles very much. Some of them are framed and displayed as art throughout our facility. This has become a favorite pastime and we appreciate having them.”

The Nevada State Veterans Home wrote:

“I want to take just a minute to personally acknowledge your recent donation of 2 Large Piece Puzzles [Springbok PuzzlesToRemember] to the Nevada State Veterans Home Gift Account for the benefit of residents at the Home. Support, such as yours, enables us to provide the highest quality of care for our residents and goes far in our efforts to enhance their day-to-day life. On behalf of America’s heroes, ‘thank you!’ "

Veterans, it is I that thank you!!

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.

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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 Puzzles2Remember@gmail.com