Josephine celebrated her 100th birthday enjoying dinner with a few family members at the Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. This was always a favorite place for her to take her children.
Beverly's eyesight is very poor and she can no longer read her beloved books. Her wish was to have a cd player and some books on cd so that she could hear her favorite authors once again. We were thrilled to bring her this new cd player and basket of books on cd's. She was so excited that she would be able to press play and enjoy a book again.
Khalimah loves to read and do crafts. She was particularly interested in trying needlepoint. We were happy to drop off this basket filled with books, needpoint kits and other items to help her stay busy while she is staying at home.
This year our annual ice cream social to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day was held at Westchester Park Senior Apartments. Of course, it was a 'little' different than in previous years, but how can you not smile when you are going to have ice cream!
We were happy to provide activity bags to all the residents at Crestview Senior Apartments in Warsaw. We filled them with table puzzles, word find books, craft kits and an assortment of other treats to keep their minds active. We love bringing joy to seniors!
Karen's hobby is making handmade birthday cards for the residents of East side Nursing Home is Warsaw. Her wish was for card supplies and an organizer to hold everything.
In an effort to help seniors get the food and necessities they need, we have been delivering food bags to various senior centers and county Offices for the Aging. We also drop off boxes of puzzles, crafts and coloring books to help seniors with their isolation. This is such a challenging time for everyone, but we don't want to forget these seniors!
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!
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.
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.