Company Spotlight: Home Care Assistance and Wish of a Lifetime Celebrate the Legacies of Seniors

November 11, 2014 | Found In:  Be Inspired

HCA_CTM_Shoot_Export-0185At Changing the Way the World Ages, we are thrilled to see so many companies busting aging myths and honoring seniors. Two such companies are Home Care Assistance and Wish of a Lifetime.

Wish of a Lifetime is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching seniors’ lives by granting lifelong wishes they would not be able to experience otherwise. They have already fulfilled wishes for over 950 seniors across the United States! One wish recipient, Tom, had always been fascinated by cultures around the world, but was unable to travel because of his end-stage COPD. His wish was to visually “visit” various countries through postcards; he received nearly 3,000 postcards from all 50 states and more than 90 countries, which he said gave him the “courage to go on”. A year and a half later, he is off of hospice and doing well. Wish of a Lifetime founder Jeremy Bloom explains, “Our belief is that growing older doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming and living a life of purpose. By granting lifelong wishes to seniors who have overcome tremendous challenges in their own lives, our foundation is able to spread its inspirational stories of hope.”

With a similar focus on fostering a positive, appreciative view of aging, Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, has a mission to change the way the world ages. Because they have aligned goals, Home Care Assistance has partnered with Wish of a Lifetime and will be sponsoring one wish for a very deserving senior in the coming year. To nominate yourself or loved one, complete a Wish Application Form. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern; the Wish Recipient will be announced toward the end of December. Visit HomeCareAssistance.com/wishpossible for more information.

As another way to foster respect and appreciation for seniors, Home Care Assistance recently launched its Honor Your Living Legend campaign. Honor Your Living Legend provides a platform for family members and friends to recognize the lifetime accomplishments of their aging loved ones. Living Legends can be well-known and acclaimed, or individuals who have positively impacted their families or communities in less high profile ways. Stories and photographs are featured publicly on HonorYourLivingLegend.com and its associated social media pages, Instagram and Pinterest. Submissions are also entered for a chance to win prizes valued from $50 to $1000; drawings are held on a regular basis. To nominate your loved one, visit HonorYourLivingLegend.com.

Seniors have provided countless contributions to our society through their service, wisdom and love. Many are a source of inspiration for their communities and younger generations. Celebrate your senior loved one by submitting his or her story to Honor Your Living Legend or Wish Possible today.

Do you know any other organizations working to change the way the world ages? Share them with us!

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