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.

Sunday, May 15, 2022



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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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