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.

Monday, August 15, 2011

200 Puzzles Being Delivered to Facilities in northern Arizona


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Earlier this week, I heard from Deirdre, who lives in northern Arizona. Deidre has 300 beautiful puzzles that she wants to donate for the use of our senior citizens. All of her puzzles are in great condition, and some are completely new.

I am happy to say that I contacted the Veteran’s Facility in Prescott AZ, and they are overjoyed that Deirdre will be delivering 100 of her puzzles to their location. I know these veterans will enjoy the puzzles.

Another facility, the Peaks Senior Living in Flagstaff, responded:

I am the Life Enrichment Director at The Peaks. We would love to have donated puzzles.
We are a wonderful community with our Independent living, Assisted Living, Memory, and Skilled Nursing.

Deirdre will be delivering 100 puzzles to their location.

I am sure we will be able to find a good home for the remaining puzzles.

Thank you Deirdre! Your puzzles will bring joy and satisfaction to many people!

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