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.
Joseph has not been able to go fishing for many years and was missing having a pole in his hands. Senior Wishes arranged for Joseph and a few family and friends to go out on a boat and fish again. He was the only one who caught a fish!
Albert, an antique car enthusiast, had never been to the Pierce Arrow Car Museum. He was amazed at the number of cars and the beautiful condition they were in.
Ruth, 86, waited decades to have her wish come true to ride in a hot air balloon. It was everything she thought it would be and more.
Mytle's wish to see Aladdin at Shea's was granted, fulfilling her dream to again experience the excitement of musical theater!
Florence, 90 years young, loves baseball. Her wish was to go to a Buffalo Bisons game and go down on the field.
Phillip wished to visit his 113 year old grandmother - the oldest person in North Carolina!
Charles is a WWII Army Veteran who served in North Africa and Italy. Charles’ wife LaRusha, nominated him for a wish he has wanted for some time…..to visit his niece in Oakland, CA.
Mary, a lover of vintage cars, wished to have a ride in a vintage convertible.
Touring the Buffalo News was #3 on Rita's "buckette list!"