News Releases

Tuesday
Aug012017

Twilight Wish Foundation Receives Generous Donation from the Kistler-Tiffany Foundation

August 4, 2017 – For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:   Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, 215-230-8777 ext. 103

Doylestown, PA – Locally-headquartered national nonprofit, Twilight Wish Foundation, recently received a $2,500 donation from the Kistler-Tiffany Foundation.   Founded in Doylestown in 2003, Twilight Wish Foundation is the first national wish granting organization for the elderly.  Since its founding fourteen years ago, Twilight Wish has granted the wishes of over 2,671 seniors throughout the U.S.  The funding received will be used to grant simple needs wishes for deserving, low-income elderly. 

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational Twilight Wish celebrations.  Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are 65 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200% of poverty level.  If you would like to nominate a deserving senior or get involved with Twilight Wish, please visit the website at www.twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104.

Since 1985, the Kistler-Tiffany Foundation has provided over $3 million in grants to organizations in the tri-state area who offer support to individuals or groups who are mentally or physically challenged, suffering from abuse, or unable to experience life’s pleasures due to circumstances beyond their control. The members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors also provide countless hours of hands-on support to these worthy organizations through volunteering and mentorship. For more information, visit www.kistlertiffanyfoundation.org.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Twilight Wish Receives $10,000 Donation from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

August 1, 2017  - For Immediate Release

Contact: Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, (215) 230-8777 ext. 103

Doylestown, PA – Locally headquartered national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest energy companies.

 Founded in Doylestown in 2003, Twilight Wish Foundation is the first national wish granting organization for the elderly. Since its founding 14 years ago, Twilight Wish has granted the wishes of nearly 2,700 seniors throughout the U.S.  The funding received will be used to grant simple needs wishes for deserving, low-income elderly.  

 “We are so grateful for the ongoing support of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation,” said Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations. “Their generosity allows us to continue making a difference in the lives of low-income seniors in our community.”

 “Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation serve our communities through charitable giving, volunteer activities and educational programs. We are pleased to partner with the Twilight Wish Foundation to once again support a program that improves the quality of life for at-risk seniors,” said Robert Sauer, Director, Fairless Power Station.

 Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational Twilight Wish celebrations.  Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are age 65 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200 percent of poverty level.  If you would like to nominate a deserving senior or get involved with Twilight Wish, please visit the website at www.twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777, ext. 104.

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,200 megawatts of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the U.S. with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity, and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.

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Tuesday
Jun062017

Highland Senior Citizen to Receive Gift of Hearing

June 6, 2017– For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jessica Schluckebier, chapter director, (989) 941-7941                                                                                           

Highland, Michigan Joan LaMarra, resident of Highland, Michigan, will have her wish for hearing aids granted on June 19th, 2017 thanks to the Michigan Chapter of National Non-profit Twilight Wish Foundation and Huron Valley Hearing of Highland. LaMarra, 78, developed tinnitus after a fall in 1996 that has worsened over the years. As a result, she struggles to hear others, especially in crowded areas and can no longer volunteer as she cannot hear what others are saying. Due to financial constraints, LaMarra has been forced to cope without hearing, until she found the Twilight Wish Foundation, who grants wishes to low income deserving seniors 65 and older. LaMarra qualified for this wish because she has dedicated her life to helping others in her community. As a former beauty parlor owner, she volunteered at the Detroit Receiving Hospital in the burn unit, working with patients with scarring and hair loss. In the past, LaMarra has donated her services to “Look Good, Feel Better”, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of cancer treatment patients. Her role was to measure women for wigs and teach patients how to care for them. In addition to this service, LaMarra volunteered for the VFW 1518 Ladies Auxiliary of Gaylord for six years. Thanks to the generosity of Huron Valley Hearing of Highland, MI her wish will come true. Huron Valley Hearing is fulfilling this wish by donating refurbished, top-end hearing aids, cleaning tools, batteries, a fitting and three post visit services as well as a TV streaming device and a Bluetooth phone device. In addition; ReSound, the manufacturer of the hearing aids and devices is donating an extra year of warranty for each device so they can be serviced by the manufacturer if needed. Twilight Wish is thankful for Huron Valley Hearing and Resound for sharing in the same vision of making the world a better place to age, one wish at a time. In this case, that wish is ensuring that LaMarra will never have to struggle to hear again.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations that connect generations.  Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 2,620 individual wishes to seniors throughout the United States. 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 989-941-7941 to speak to our Michigan Chapter Director.

Huron Valley Hearing offers services to address all hearing and balance needs. Their audiologists hold Michigan licensure and fellowship in the American Academy of Audiology. They work with advanced technology to determine the cause, type, and severity of hearing loss, and offer a wide range of solutions to treat or manage any hearing loss found. These solutions may include cerumen management or amplification (hearing aids and assistive devices). Audiologists at Huron Valley are also trained and experienced in assessing and treating balance disorders, including vertigo caused by labyrinthitis and positional dizziness. Both audiologists can also resolve issues related to tinnitus (ringing in the ears) using techniques like counseling, habituation methods, masking, and auditory stimulation. For more information, visit www.wandzel.com or call 248-889-7600 to schedule a consultation.

                                                  

 

Tuesday
May092017

105-Year-Old To Have Wish to Receive High School Diploma Granted

May 9, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Morgan Lesoski, Allegheny County chapter, (814) 490-2877

Oakdale, PA - Theresia Brandl, 105, a resident of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, will have her wish to receive her high school diploma granted, thanks to the Allegheny County chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation. Brandl has always regretted that she never graduated from high school. She attended Stowe Township High School, but left before she graduated in order to help take care of her family. In 1996, Stowe Township High School merged with McKees Rocks High School to form Sto-Rox High School. Brandl will be presented with a honorary diploma from Sto-Rox during a graduation ceremony in her nursing facility complete with cap and gown on Wednesday, May 17th.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization that grants wishes to deserving, economically-disadvantaged seniors.  Since our founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 2,600 wishes to deserving seniors. 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 cannot make their own wishes come true. The Allegheny County chapter is excited to partner with local health agencies and businesses to help needy seniors in our community. To join our chapter, please call Morgan Lesoski, chapter director, at 412-604-0410.

Monday
May082017

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

April 25, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.