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Senior Wishes Grants 100th Wish with Visit from Anderson’s Ice Cream Truck to Senior Housing Apartments in West Seneca

Momentous Wish Granted in Recognition of May as Older Americans Month 

What: Senior Wishes Grants 100th Wish with Visit from Anderson’s Ice Cream Truck to Senior Housing Apartments in West Seneca; held in conjunction with May as Older Americans Month

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Where: People Inc. Burchfield Commons Senior Living, 2290 Union Road, West Seneca 

Senior Wishes, a non-profit, is celebrating May as Older Americans Month by granting its 100th wish. Tenants of People Inc. Burchfield Commons Senior Living will be treated to ice cream served by Anderson’s. Live music will be performed by John Lorentz. Tenants of other nearby People Inc. Senior Living locations will also be in attendance to enjoy the festivities. 

Senior Wishes’ first wish was granted in March 2014, and since then the organization has been recognizing Western New York’s seniors in increasing numbers with the support of community members and corporate sponsors. In the past three years, Senior Wishes has granted 99 other wishes for qualifying seniors, such as: travel to reunite with family and friends, take part in a sporting or cultural event and re-visiting a hobby or pastime. The program has arranged for a veteran to throw out the first pitch at a Bison’s baseball game, a Cheektowaga senior to meet JoAnn Falletta at a Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performance and also for three veterans to have a special VIP day at a Sabres game. 

People Inc. is pleased to partner with Senior Wishes to bring joy and special moments to the lives of seniors. With 19 senior apartment locations throughout Western New York, People Inc. Senior Living provides safe and maintenance-free housing for independent seniors age 62 and up who are income eligible. People Inc. provides programs and services to more than 12,500 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

Senior Wishes is a local non-profit with a mission to honor and recognize the lifelong contributions of Erie and Niagara County residents by granting meaningful wishes that will enhance seniors’ lives and bring them joy. The non-profit was created by the United Church Home Society with a mission to foster respect and appreciation for seniors through wish fulfillment.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

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