TROY — Margery Rose, a resident at Brookdale Troy, a local senior living community, recently fulfilled her wish through the Wish of a Lifetime program to visit the Columbus Zoo and have a hands on experience with the animals. She got to feed the giraffes, hold a baby cheetah and see her favorite animal of all, the gorilla.
Brookdale and the Wish of a Lifetime organization made Margery’s wish a reality on Aug. 1.
Wish of a Lifetime fosters respect and appreciation for deserving seniors by fulfilling their life-enriching wishes. Founded in 2008 by two-time Olympic skier, World Cup gold medalist, entrepreneur, and former NFL football player Jeremy Bloom in living honor of his grandmother, Wish of a Lifetime has made over 1,000 wishes come true for seniors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The organization aims to create a positive shift in the way society views and values aging by sharing the stories of its inspiring wish recipients with those of all generations. After experiencing a wish, 93 percent of wish recipients stated they felt their quality of life improved and 76 percent said they felt their overall health improved. To learn more about the organization or to help fulfill a senior’s wish visit www.seniorwish.org.