Mary Belback, a resident of Walden’s View in North Huntington, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a party to celebrate her 100th birthday granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter. Belback, who turned 100 on November 7th, has very little family that can celebrate this milestone birthday with her. Therefore, the staff at Walden’s View wanted to surprise Belback with a party celebrating this special day! Volunteers from Twilight Wish brought decorations, a cake and several small gifts for Belback.
Mary Massimo, a resident of Crabtree, Pennsylvania, had her wish to visit a casino one more time granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter. Massimo, 87, is in hospice care for heart disease. Because she is in a wheelchair and unable to stand on her own, her family cannot take her to the casino on their own. Visiting casinos was always a “happy place” for Massimo and she very much wanted to go one more time as she feels it would boost her spirits and make her happy. Before her condition worsened, Massimo was able to go on outings all the time with her family. Her wish was granted on November 3, 2019.
Loma Fox, a resident of Scottdale, PA, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Fox, 80, needed hearing aids, but couldn’t afford them on her fixed income. Thanks to Beltone who donated the evaluation, fitting and hearing aid, her wish for the gift of hearing was granted.
Elmer King, a resident of Youngwood, PA, recently had his wish for a special outdoor chair granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. King, 86, is a Korean War veteran. He is diabetic and has limited mobility because of a previous infection in his foot. King loves to sit outside on his porch to enjoy nature and talk with his neighbors, but doesn’t have a seat that is comfortable enough for him. Regular chairs are too low for him to get himself up and sitting in his wheelchair for an extended period of time is uncomfortable. He wished for an Amish style chair with a wide seat and higher seat height so he can enjoy his time outside safely.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Twilight Wish treats seniors to a Royal Night Out” September 30, 2019
Samuel Nania, a resident of William Penn Care Center in Jeannette, had his wish to attend a Pirates game granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation. Sam, 58, is an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan who watches every game on TV. Because he is physically disabled, it is difficult for him to leave the facility much less attend a game in person. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Pirates who donated the tickets, Sam and a caretaker attended the July 25th game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. The Westmoreland County chapter provided spending money and paid for transportation for them.
John Gregory, 82, a resident of Greensburg, PA, had his simple wish for a hearing enhanced cell phone granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter in July. John, a Navy veteran, has significant hearing loss which makes it difficult for him to talk on the phone with his family and friends. Because he lives on a fixed income, he could not afford the cost of the phone on his own. Thanks to our Westmoreland County chapter, John received his new phone which will improve his quality of life!
Gregory Hindman, a resident of Greensburg, PA, had his wish for a scooter granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Gregory has several medical issues including COPD, arthritis and osteoporosis and is on oxygen. He has great difficulty walking even short distances. Having a scooter will enable him to have more mobility and independence, improving his quality of life. His wish was granted on June 25th.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Disabled Pirates fan gets trip to game courtesy of Twilight Wish” July 24, 2019
Thomas Opfer, a resident of The Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Greater Pittsbugh in Greensburg, had his wish to see The Who in concert granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County chapter and the employees of DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation. Thomas, 59, lives in long term care because he can no longer care for himself. He is well known in his facility for being pleasant and kind. Opfer delivers the mail and calendars to other residents and visits with them. Thanks to funding raised by the employees of DNP Imagingcomm, Opfer (and an aide) was transported to the concert on May 30th and also enjoyed dinner beforehand. Several of these generous employees presented Thomas with the tickets, gift card for dinner and Who merchandise on May 24th at his nursing facility.