88-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident to Have Wish to Paint Mural Granted


Contact: Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, 215-230-8777

Doylestown, PA – Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rocco will have her wish to paint part of a mural granted, thanks to national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation, Optum, and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Since moving to Luther Woods Nursing Home last September, Rocco has come out of her shell and become very involved in all the art programs and classes there. She is a talented artist who loves to paint and enjoys helping others in the classes with their projects. Her wish to help paint on a mural will come true as part of Twilight Wish Foundation’s inaugural Week of Wishes, a national wish granting event. Rocco will assist in painting a mural on canvas and then enjoy lunch at Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia with her son and daughter. This wish was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Optum of Horsham and will be granted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational wish granting celebrations.  Since our founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 2,596 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S. 2017 is the inaugural year of our “Week of Wishes,” a national wish granting event from May 14th through May 20th.  Chapters across the U.S. will be granting wishes during this week.  Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are over 65 years old and have an income of less than 200% of poverty level or who are residents of a nursing facility and cannot make their own wishes come true. If you would like to help make a senior’s heartfelt wish or lifelong dream come true, visit www.twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104.