Many of the senior residents at Century Plaza have hearing and vision impairments. At their meetings and social events, these residents are hesitant to attend because they cannot hear or see what is going on. Their Service Coordinator wishes for a large pull-down screen, a projector and a cordless microphone to enhance these activities so they are accessible to all. They would love to have “socially distant” movie nights and other entertainment.
William has a neuropathy condition and is need of an electric wheelchair so he can comfortably get around. He has volunteered with many organizations in the past that include “Contact Pittsburgh” and the “Children’s Institute” and Presbyterian Senior Care. We need to raise $2,500 for the chair. Please help us improve his quality of life and donate today!
Wish ID: 3994
William R., 77, McMurray, PA
Maria Anthou, a resident of McMurray, PA, had her wish to receive an honorary high school diploma granted, thanks to our Washington County, PA chapter. Anthou, 85, emigrated to the United States from Greece when she was a young woman. She and her husband married and raised a family together. Anthou never had the opportunity to complete high school and was also sad about that, given that all her children had post graduate degrees. She felt that receiving an honorary diploma would make her feel complete in her life which was important since she supported all her children in finding their successful paths. She was presented with an honorary diploma during a ceremony at her facility.
Selma Missel, 79, a resident of Canonsburg, PA, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to the Washington County, PA chapter of Twilight Wish. Selma is severely deaf and needed hearing aids to help us function with daily life. Because she lives on a fixed income, she could not afford them on her own. Thanks to the Washington County chapter, her wish was granted.
Observer-Reporter “ExtraOrdinary People: Dixon helps make wishes come true for seniors” March 10, 2018
Dwayne Price, 68, recently had his simple wish for a motorized scooter granted by our Washington County, Pennsylvania chapter. Dwayne is an Air Force veteran who now lives in a nursing facilty. He is in poor health and has trouble breathing when he walks. Having his wish granted will improve his quality of life and give him back some independence.
Rose Przybyz, a resident of Transitions Healthcare in Washington, Pennsylvania, had her wish to go camping and roast marshmallows granted, thanks to our Washington County chapter. Rose is disabled and has no family outside of the caregivers at her facility. She is known in her facility for always being kind and helpful with the other residents. Rose, who is 66, has always wanted to go camping and roast marshmallows on a campfire, but never had the opportunity. Her wish came true when she and several Twilight Wish volunteers spend the weekend camping at Goddard Park Vacationland Campground in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. Rose enjoyed seeing the resident ducks, listening to her favorites Tom Petty and U2 and making s’mores around a campfire!
Donations will be used for granting wishes to Washington County, Pennsylvania seniors.
Wish ID: WashingtonCo
Washington County, PA Chapter
Our Washington County, PA chapter recently granted Sandra’s simple wish for a new outfit and dinner at Red Lobster. In addition to going shopping at Kohl’s for new clothing, they surprised Sandra with a makeover before taking her to a special dinner at Red Lobster. Sandra lives in a nursing facility and is very grateful for the smallest kindnesses. Her wish was granted on Monday, May 15th during Week of Wishes.
Edward Swarm, 68, a resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, had his simple wish for a lift chair granted, thanks to our Washington County chapter. Swarm has many medical issues and struggles to get out of a regular chair. Having a reclining lift chair, will allow him to remain somewhat independent. Swarm worked several jobs: he was an electrician and drove both a school bus and 25-passenger van while helping his wife raise their three daughters. Because he and his wife live on a fixed income, they cannot afford the lift chair on their own. Thanks to National Wellness Supply who generously discounted the cost of the lift chair, his wish was granted on Monday, February 27th. Thanks also to Transitions Healthcare in Washington for providing a special lunch for this wish granting ceremony.