Wishes Granted

A Wish for a New Sewing Machine

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Natalie, 90 years young, was granted her wish for a sewing machine so she could sew masks to distribute to others.  Her old sewing machine had broken and she was unable to replace it on her own.  We were thrilled to be able to help Natalie use her love of sewing to help out others in her community!

A wish for IPADS for residents

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

IPADS were delivered to five apartment complexes in Batavia and Warsaw to allow residents to facetime with family members they have not seen in a long time.  These IPADS will also enable residents to participate in virtual medical appointments.

A Group Wish to meet Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

The staff at the Veterans Home in Batavia knew a wish that would thrill their residents.....a visit from Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia, the first living Iraq War Veteran to receive the Medal of Honor.

A Wish to visit my son in Dallas

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Eloise, 75, had not seen her son in several years.  Her wish was to fly to Dallas and spend some time visiting with him and his family.

A Wish to go to my first Pittsburgh Steelers game

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Richard, 78, is a life long Pittsburgh Steelers fan who has never attended a game at Heinz Field.  As part of our Week of Veterans Wishes, we granted this Vietnam Air Force Veteran his wish to attend the Steelers v Bills game.

250th Wish Granted! A Wish to sit in the cockpit of a military plane again

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Our 25oth wish was granted to Robert, 96 years young, a 30 year WWII Air Force Veteran who flew missions over Burma, China and the Pacific.  His dream was to 

once again sit in the cockpit of a plane.

A Wish for an Accordion

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Timothy taught himself to play the accordion at 10 years old, and enjoyed playing for many decades.  Several years ago his accordion broke and he

was not able to replace it.

A Wish to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Nancy is a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.  She has wanted to tour his two homes in the Buffalo area for many years.  Senior Wishes made her wish come true!

A Wish to go to a Paint Night

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Ida loves to do paint-by-numbers, but really wanted to go to a paint  night class and have a teacher help her paint something.

A Wish to go to Shea's

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Kathleen, had heard about all the great shows that come to Shea's every year but had never been able to attend one.

A Wish to go on a dinner cruise.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Marietta and Charles had never been on a dinner cruise.  Their wish finally came true when Senior Wishes planned a trip on the Grand Lady!

A Wish to ride the Maid of the Mist

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Lydia, 66, had not been to Niagara Falls in 20 years and had never ridden on the Maid of the Mist.  She wished to be right next to the Falls and feel the water on her face.

A wish to see the sites in Buffalo again

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Gloria, 93, wished to see all the major sites in Buffalo again, revisiting childhood memories.

A Wish to go to Vidler's again

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Jerry wished to have the opportunity to shop at Vidler's again. He hadn't been to the store in decades, but knew it would be like stepping back in time.

A Wish for a Kazoo Party!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The Activities Director at Lockport Presbyterian Home wished for a special Kazoo event for her residents.  She wanted someone from the Kazoo Company in Eden to give the residents a short presentation on the history of the kazoo, and then lead them in a few songs. 

A Wish for a family photo for Doreen

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Doreen, 94, wished to have a photograph taken of her and her great great grandchildren.

A Wish for a 90th Birthday Celebration at the Colored Musicians Club

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Ed, a Korean War Veteran, wished to celebrate his 90th birthday with a party with friends and family at his beloved Colored Musicians Club. 

 

Our 200th Wish! A Wish to go to a Sabres game

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

We granted our 200th wish to a very special senior!  Ed loves hockey and the Buffalo Sabres.  His wish was to go to a game and cheer on his favorite team in person.

A Week of Veteran's Wishes includes a Sabres Game!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

In 2018, we began "A Week of Veteran's Wishes" to honor those who have served our country.  One highlight was the opportunity to attend a Sabres game for four special seniors, including a WWII Navy Veteran.  

A Wish Granted to 109 year old Catherine!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Catherine, a resident at Elderwood Assisted Living, is our oldest wish recipient to date!  At 109, her wish was to be driven around her old neighborhood and then have dinner at a nice italian restuarant.