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Puzzles To Remember

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, July 30, 2012

Puzzles Helping Alzheimer’s Patients

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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. 
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University. 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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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Puzzle Club Donates to PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

I was recently contacted by Becki, who lives near Jackson, Tennessee.  Becki is part of a group called the New Jacksonian Jigsaw Junkies.  Over the past 20 years, this group has amassed over 500 jigsaw puzzles.  Storage space is getting tight, and they would now like to donate their puzzles to PuzzlesToRemember.

I have located about a dozen facilities in the Jackson area to which they will bring puzzles.  Becki told me one of the members had gone to the Veteran’s Home in Humboldt and noticed that there were jigsaw puzzles set up on the tables in their activity room.  I was happy to hear this since I had sent puzzles to that facility about a year ago.  It’s good to know they are being used to help our veterans!

I will be supplying the members of the puzzle club with donation letters so that each member can receive a tax donation for the puzzles they donate.
 
If there are other puzzle groups out there who would like to donate their puzzles, please contact me at the email on the bottom of this page.




Max Wallack is a student at Boston University.  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 PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com