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Thursday
Jun012017

Twilight Wish at Pennsylvania Assisted LIving Association Conference

State Representative Timothy Hennessey, Chair of the Pennsylvania Older Adult and Aging Committee, stopped by the Twilight Wish booth during the PALA conference and talked with Mae Krier (pictured) and Cass Forkin. Hennessey opened the PALA spring conference and Forkin was the ending speaker. Great audiences are those who already love seniors and want to honor and thank them for their contributions!

Tuesday
Apr182017

Twilight Wish "Week of Wishes"

Seeking 25 National Founding Members To Change the Future of Aging

 PURPOSE: 

Today, Twilight Wish Foundation is about to change the way the future of aging is viewed for a third time with a national outreach.    Along with your membership, we are founding a national movement called “WOW – Week of Wishes” to change the way our society views aging, with the goal to change behaviors and make our world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time. We are seeking 25 national WOW Founding Members to help us reach this goal!

After granting 2,600 Twilight Wishes directly, we are asking everyone in America to reach out and grant a wish to a beloved senior in their own lives even as we grant wishes across the country through our chapters.  This is our inaugural year and we are encouraging the granting of wishes with marketing materials, including stickers, “how to” instructions, and a national WOW photo contest!

Our hope is that this groundbreaking “WOW - Week of Wishes” will become an annual event and encourage others to be kind to seniors and to go out of their way to grant wishes to them.  We will promote with photos and stories that are life changing. 

WHEN:  

The first national “WOW - Week of Wishes” is being held from May 14 to May 20, 2017.  This date coincides with honoring all mothers on Mother’s Day, with honoring Veterans for Armed Services Day, and, with honoring those who take care of seniors in elder care facilities, National Nursing Home Week.  WOW!  We have already identified wishes across the country that will be granted by our chapters and will encourage others to do the same through our chapters; our website and social media; and through local, regional and national media. Some of the wishes include a high school graduation for a 105-year-old woman in hospice, a fishing trip with a lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken and a 86-year-old fighter pilot who wishes to ride in an airplane simulator.  

WHY: 

There are many benefits to being one of the 25 Founding Members.  Most importantly, Founding Members will go down in Twilight Wish history for bringing awareness to the general public by founding the National Movement to make our world a nicer place to age with WEEK OF WISHES – WOW!!!  We will also hang a plaque in our headquarters with every WOW Founding Member named on it for all to see AND you will receive a plaque to hang in your homes or offices reminding others to make our world a nicer place to age.  See full benefit list attached. 

LIMITED:

Founding Members are limited to 25 members only.  First come, first serve basis during our membership drive.  Membership will be sponsored by a Twilight Wish Team Member and is based on history and experience with Twilight Wish, and in support of our mission and vision. 

Call Cass at 215-534-0402 with questions or for more information. 

Twilight Wish “WOW - Week of Wishes” National Founding Member Benefits….$1,000

Limited to 25 Members

Founding Members will go down in perpetuity in Twilight Wish history for making our world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time nationally. 

Twilight Wish will hang a plaque in our headquarters with each WOW Founding Member named on it for all to see. 

WOW Founding Member plaque will be featured at WOW headquarter events. 

Recognition as WOW Founding Member in Twilight Wish annual reports.

Named as a Twilight Wish WOW Founding Member Advisory Board of Directors. Participation in annual WOW Advisory Board Meeting, if desired. 

Name recognition on Twilight Wish Foundation Website under “About Us” section with separate listing for WOW Founding Members/Advisory Board.  Up to four lines of text plus a photo (can be a logo or personal photo.) 

Cross marketing and special permission for use of Twilight Wish Foundation WOW logo and trademarks requests to promote the partnership in accordance with our mission and vision will be approved with 7 day advance notification.  

WOW Founding Members will be mentioned on Twilight Wish Foundation social media platforms to include FaceBook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram.

Framed wooden plaque recognizing you or your loved ones or your company as a WOW Founding Member .

Article listing the WOW Founding Members on our Twilight Wish “Shining Moments” news updates emailed to over 3,000 members

Invitation to attend wish granting events as appropriate.

Invitation to tour the Twilight Wish headquarters.

Invitation to attend a special event to be held to honor the WOW Founding Members following the WOW Week for presentation of the awards.  

Tuesday
Apr112017

Week of Wishes Photo Contest

During our upcoming national "Week of Wishes" (May 14th - May 20th, 2017), we are encouraging everyone to grant a wish to a special senior in their life. To celebrate this week, we will be holding a photo contest to showcase the wishes that everyone is granting across the U.S.

Week of Wishes Photo Contest Guidelines

  1. Capture photos of the wishes/activities/events being granted by anyone in the general public during the Week of Wishes, May 14-20, 2017.
  2. Pick one photo that you feel best showcases the fun you had during the wish granting.  We will accept one photo per wish.
  3. Submit the chosen photo, a brief caption and your contact information to Mary@twilightwish.org by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017. Be sure you have permission from all individuals in the photo to share on Facebook by having them sign this form.  Photos will be shared on Facebook as we receive them.
  4. Visit Twilight Wish Foundation's Facebook page and "like" us, if you haven't already.
  5. "Like" your photo.
  6. Encourage family and friends to "like" our page and your photo.
  7. "Likes" will count towards the contest until 12 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017. Winner will be announced at that time.

The photo receiving the most "likes" will be our 2017 winner and will receive a wooden plaque and featured in a piece to be highlighted on our website and in our social media sites.

Thursday
Feb232017

Twilight Wish "Week of Wishes"

WOW!! Our first ever Twilight Wish "Week of Wishes" is coming this spring! Many of our chapters across the country will be granting at least one wish during the week of May 14th through the 19th, conciding with National Nursing Home Week. For the past thirteen years, Twilight Wish has been changing the perception of aging in the U.S.  By celebrating the lives of deserving seniors, we continue to demonstrate that dreams are for everyone and have no age limit.  It's no surprise that the acronym for Week of Wishes is WOW!

If you work with seniors or have a special senior in your life that has an unrealized wish or dream, please fill out our wish application today and mail it or fax it to us! There is a good chance that, if they meet our criteria, we may grant their wish during our Week of Wishes. And, if you would like to make a difference in the lives of seniors now, donate here or mail your check to P.O. Box 1042, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Stay tuned for more updates here and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!  Together, we can keep making our world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time!

 

 

Tuesday
Aug182015

Join Our Allegheny County Chapter at Life Options Expo

Please join our Allegheny County chapter at the Life Options Expo at the Monroeville Mall the weekend of September 11th/12th.  In addition to free medical screenings, there will be hourly presentations on age and lifestyle topics and veterans' presentations. Donate $5 or more to Twilight Wish and receive discounts at participating stores throughout the mall.  

Don't miss this great event!