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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.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

ONE HOUR for PUZZLE TIME

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Would you like to start PUZZLE TIME in your area? We are always looking to expand! Please spend ONE HOUR to enrich the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease! Here are the 3 EASY steps: 1) Email us at kidcaregivers@gmail.com or fill out a form online. We will find a facility for you! 2) Gather 4-5 friends/scouts/family members 3) We will ship a box of special Alzheimer's puzzles for PUZZLE TIME with the residents! Community service hours are awarded and the Alzheimer's community benefits greatly!

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Monday, May 16, 2022

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Riley's Way Foundation This week’s Kind Leader Spotlight shines on Hailey Richman! Taking her own family’s experience with Alzheimer’s and turning it into an opportunity to support others in similar circumstances, Hailey started Kid Caregivers, an organization that supports and empowers children who are acting as caregivers. She partners with Puzzles To Remember, an organization that provides puzzles to facilitate care for people with Alzheimer's disease. “I want all kids to know that, don't think just because you're a kid that you can't make a difference” We celebrate her for empowering kids and adults alike to act with compassion and creating a #kindertomorrow! Check out the Kid Caregivers website to learn more: http://www.kidcaregivers.com/ Click here to read about my project and the other 2022 Call For Kindness Fellows!

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Alzheimer's Speaks Radio Show

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I will be a guest on Lori Le Bey's Alzheimer's Speaks Radio show on Monday, June 7th at 2:00 PM. I am so honored and excited to be on her show! Please tune in if you have a chance!

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PUZZLE MANIA

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Who wants to wear a crown for being a puzzle champion? "PUZZLE MANIA" is a jigsaw puzzle competition to raise funds for PuzzlesToRemember and KidCaregivers The jigsaw puzzle competition will have teams of up to 4 persons each. Teams will sit with the same 500-piece puzzle and compete to finish the puzzle first. The winning team will be honored with a trophy. Second and third place teams will be acknowledged and rewarded as well. Teams could be solo, two people or four people. The fee to participate will be $25 per person or $100 per team. Organizations and businesses are welcome to sponsor teams if they wish. This event is fun and light hearted. It will be family-friendly, and children ages 10 are older will be welcomed as team members. The Event will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We are looking for 25 people to act as table hosts and recruit their own four-person teams from friends, neighbors or family members! Ticket prices will be tax-deductible. *If you would like to participate but do not have time to recruit your own team or seek one out, let us know and we will do our best to find a table for you. Date is TBD. It will take place in June or September at Plainview Old Bethpage High School. If you would like to host a PUZZLE MANIA event in your neighborhood, please email us. We can help you! It is lots of fun!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Roger That Podcast May 20th, 2022

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I will be on the ROGER THAT Podcast on May 20th, 2022. It is a weekly Podcast which focuses on the caregiver. Please tune in if you get a chance!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Thank you Matthew Hernandez!

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Matthew was one of our first volunteers to happily deliver a lot of puzzles to an underserved facility! We are now working very hard to organize PUZZLE TIME so the volunteers can solve puzzles with the Alzheimer's residents!

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Riley's Way 2022 Call To Kindness Fellow

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Our Sister Organization, KID CAREGIVERS received the Riley's Way 2022 Call To Kindness Fellow Award. Thank you very much Riley's Way Foundation! We are very excited and grateful. The grant money will continue to benefit Alzheimer's communities and the families that love them. We hope to expand PUZZLE TIME to reach even more persons living with Alzheimer's disease. Click here for the link:

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Shout Out To Our Special Long Island Ambassador Jake Guttman!

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We mentioned Jake before...He is the amazing Ambassador who spearheaded the extremely generous puzzle donation from BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. He did something even more extraordinary. He purchased specialized Springbok Alzheimer's puzzles with his OWN allowance money to be distributed for Global Youth Service Day. You read correctly folks, his own money. He could have used his money to buy cool things like XBOX games or sneakers, etc. Instead, he chose to help diverse people living with Alzheimer's disease. We cannot thank you enough, Jake! We are so lucky and grateful to have you!

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Thank You To Our New Massachusetts Ambassador Vianna Romiero!

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Vianna collected almost 100 puzzles for Global Youth Service Day. She is now busy recruiting multiple students for PUZZLE TIME. She is looking for volunteers in Easton and Deeham, MA but is also able to assist in different locations. Please reach out to us at Kidcaregivers@gmail.com or fill out our form on our sister organization's website (www.kidcaregivers.com)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Global Youth Service Day Weekend Was a Success!

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Starting Friday, April 29th until May 1st we had student volunteers and Girl Scouts distributing over 1000 jigsaw puzzles to memory care facilities and nursing homes. The residents ant the Alzheimer's facilities were overjoyed! In addition, the student volunteers will be participating in PUZZLE TIME an intiative that is a branch from our sister nonprofit KID CAREGIVERS! This would not have been possible without the benefit of HERSHEY CORP for their HEARTWARMING HERO Grant, Youth Service America, Springbok Puzzles, CEACO Puzzles, THREDUP, NERVOUS SYSTEM puzzles, Relish puzzles which shipped from the UK! THANK YOU so much from the bottom of our hearts!

We had volunteers from multiple states and Canada taking part in the event. We also had volunteers from other nonprofits such as Mulitplying Good's Students In Action Konnekt Global Support helping us! Here are some pictures!

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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