Headshot Photo of Max Wallack
2013 Award Recipient


Project PuzzlesToRemember

Location Natick, MA

Issue Area Health | Senior Support

Max witnessed first-hand his great-grandmother’s decline as a result of Alzheimer’s. As Max strove to help make life easier for her, he discovered that puzzles had a therapeutic effect and contributed to her sense of accomplishment. After his grandmother’s death, Max launched PuzzlesToRemember to give other Alzheimer’s patients an opportunity to feel the same therapeutic relief his great-grandmother felt.

To date, Max has raised significant funds and coordinated countless collection drives to support the distribution of more than 23,000 puzzles to 2,000 nursing facilities around the world. Through PuzzlesToRemember, Max has involved hundreds of students in community service and partnered with a major puzzle manufacturer to create specialized puzzles tailored to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s.

No one is too young, too poor, or too handicapped to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Max Wallack
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller