By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
It’s been a great week for PuzzlesToRemember. This past week, I was instrumental in placing puzzles in over 40 nursing facilities. I was able to provide puzzles to 20 specialized Alzheimer’s Disease units, with the help of Springbok Puzzles, who provided their Springbok PuzzlesToRemember for these facilities. These are great 36 large-sized piece puzzles, with bright colors and memory provoking themes. They can be viewed here.
I provided an additional 13 facilities with puzzles that I personally collected from bins I have placed in various locations in Massachusetts.
Approximately 10 facilities were supplied with puzzles as a result of people around the country, who contacted me at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com. I was able to locate a facility in their area to which they could bring their puzzles. The facilities were very grateful, and I was able to provide a tax donation letter to the owners of the donated puzzles.
I was very pleased to receive this letter of appreciation from The Springs at Missoula in Missoula, Montana:
“Max - Thank you for your generous gift of puzzles. The residents in our memory care will thoroughly enjoy them! You are doing an amazing and very thoughtful thing, in honor of your great grandmother! What a commitment, but rewarding project, knowing you are making a difference in so many lives! Thank you, again, for your gift of puzzles!”
Thank you for your wonderful note! You encourage me to keep providing puzzles to help those afflicted with this disease, while also pursuing my research in the hopes of attacking this disease from many fronts.
PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.