Alice, an 81-year-old Fairless Hills resident living in senior subsidized housing, slept on an old uncomfortable mattress, unable to afford a new one. J.J., a 69-year-old resident living at Grundy Hall in Doylestown, was forced to endure the hot summer months without the funds to buy an air conditioning unit.
Don, a 68-year-old resident of Neshaminy Manor in Warrington, had no way of returning to his hometown of Bristol. After becoming suddenly ill and wheelchair-bound, he had no money to rent a handicapped-accessible vehicle to see the place he was born and raised.
“Sadly, a lot of times our older generation is forgotten, so it is our privilege to grant their wishes to help make the world a nicer place to age,” said Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations at Twilight Wish Foundation.
This non-profit organization grants wishes to seniors across the country, but is headquartered in Bucks County with just three part-time employees. It was founded by Cass Forkin, who recognized the need to grant wishes to seniors in need in 2003.