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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Kathleen, had heard about all the great shows that come to Shea's every year but had never been able to attend one.
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!
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.
Gloria, 93, wished to see all the major sites in Buffalo again, revisiting childhood memories.
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.
Doreen, 94, wished to have a photograph taken of her and her great great grandchildren.
Ed, a Korean War Veteran, wished to celebrate his 90th birthday with a party with friends and family at his beloved Colored Musicians Club.
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.
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.
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.
Eddie, a WWII Veteran is 104 years young and full of energy! It had many years since he attended a Bills game and Senior Wishes set out to make his day memorable.
Marie, 97, wished to go to the Andre Rieu' Orchestra concert so she could enjoy an evening of beautiful music. For Marie’s family, a love of music runs deep. Her nephew plays for the Cleveland Orchestra and her niece is a music teacher.