Memories. We all have them. Even though some details in recalling them may differ within families, that’s ok. The reality is, families are built on years of history, passages of time, connections and experiences that are as individual and unique as they are shared.
Our “Memories” project is an opportunity for seniors to relive and share moments of their past, capturing their personal legacies. We will chronicle childhood memories, family traditions, favourite recipes, turning points in their life and lessons learned. Imagine the conversation, laughter, wisdom and tears that will be forever etched on each page.
The best part is, we are matching seniors with young people and now, due to its popularity, individuals of all ages to document every detail of their incredible journey. Each one will be made into their own unique Memories book. Be a part of this special initiative. Together we can touch the lives of so many seniors and in return, our lives will be touched by them.
Granting Wishes in Simcoe County Area
- Senior Wish is built on the belief that you are never too old to make a wish. To celebrate the dreams, the passions and the cherished memories of our seniors is to respect the stories of their lives. The simplest of wishes granted has a positive and lasting effect. Imagine reuniting with a long- lost friend, enjoying a game and the attention of a favourite sports hero or revisiting a childhood neighbourhood. In fulfilling their wishes, we are enriched by their journey.
- Christmas is a particularly challenging time if you don’t have any loved ones to celebrate with. Do you know we have Seniors who spend Christmas all alone? Do you know there are Seniors in retirement and long term care homes who have never had a visitor, never had a Christmas present or a birthday present? Our Christmas Stocking program is currently underway.
Donations of new pyjamas, nightgowns, slippers, housecoats, cuddly stuffed animals, playing cards/games, music cd's or items such as deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, soap, small boxes of cookies or candies or anything you would find in a Christmas stocking are gratefully accepted as are cash donations towards this project. Some families and participants are ‘adopting’ one or two special Seniors and making up a complete package for the Senior.
A special part of the Christmas Wish program is our final Wrap Up Night. Please visit our Facebook page for locations of Donation Boxes and dates for our final Wrap Up Nights.
Adopt A Senior
- Companionship, friendship, fulfillment and peace of mind are just some of the ways our seniors feel when they are matched with individuals or families who have something in common. This program enables them to share time, experiences and meaningful relationships. Many seniors are not alone, but are lonely and Adopt A Senior gives them something to look forward to.
- Educational programs are brought to schools where children can learn the value of establishing relationships with the senior population. Classes draw, write letters or make crafts that they bring to senior residence facilities and share time with seniors that both, many generations apart, can feel good about. We welcome the opportunity to speak to your group about what Senior Wish does for the community and how you can help.
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