Have you heard about “Wish Of A Lifetime?”
Louis Bloom, Retirement Living Consultant with our Friends of WSAC partner Chartwell Wescott was one of our featured speakers at our 23rd annual Older, Bolder, Better Symposium and Exhibition.
During his presentation, Louis told the audience about how Chartwell is working with the “Wish Of A Lifetime” Canada to fullfill the dreams of seniors!
A visit to the Wish Of A Lifetime Canada’s website tells us that their mission is “to shift the way society views and values our oldest generations by fulfilling seniors’ dreams and sharing their stories to inspire those of all ages.”
Wish of a Lifetime Canada’s mission has its origins in the US-based charity Wish of a Lifetime, which was founded in 2008 by U.S. Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom (no relation to Louis!). WOLC is an independent organization incorporated in Canada, and is built on the belief that seniors should be respected, honoured, and aided in our society.
Wishes are as diverse as the seniors they honour. The wishes
- reconnect seniors with loved ones,
- help older adults renew and celebrate their passions, fulfill their lifelong dreams, and
- commemorate their service to country and community.
These experiences, which in the past have included reunions of long-lost loved ones and remembrance trips to Normandy for veterans who fought on D-Day, will now for the first time be available to seniors across Canada. Their Wishes relieve conditions associated with the aged, such as loneliness and isolation, by providing emotional and psychological support.
What an amazing organization and kudos to Chartwell for being part of it!
Do you have a wish of a lifetime you would love to have fulfilled? Click here to read about some of the stories of the Wishes that have been granted so far!