"You have made her so happy it brought tears to my eyes!  Thank you and your organization for all you do to enrich and inspire the lives of seniors!  I am honored to know a magic Fairy Godmother!"
  - Joan, Wish Nominator
Florence wished for a restaurant tour, 
and received a magical evening!

Florence dined at Russell's Steaks, Chops & More after her 
behind the scenes kitchen tour

  "How do I say thank you for the sparkle Senior Wishes has put back into Mom's eyes" - Judy, wish recipient's daughter

All her life, Florence, 92, worked in a kitchen serving others.  Her wish to tour the kitchen at Russell's Steaks, Chops & More was enhanced with a limousine ride courtesy of Affordable Limo, and dinner she shared with her brother, Henry, 90, and her daughter and son-in-law.

The night was magical as one surprise after another delighted Florence:
  • Upon arriving, her name was in lights on the restaurant marquee
  • Wait staff held "Welcome Florence" signs as she entered the kitchen
  • Russell joined the group, delivering a personalized dessert plate for Florence, capping off an evening full of surprises

A special thank you to Russ Salvatore and Mark Jerge who made the night memorable.

Mary conquers a fear of swimming

We are so proud of Mary!  After hearing our Executive Director Wendy Miller Backman speak, she decided it wasn't too late to make a dream come true, and was inspired to submit an application requesting swim lessons.
Mary was petrified of the water, so Wendy personally drove her to the first lesson.  After her private session, Mary expressed feeling a great sense of victory and hopes to be able to continue to enjoy the water in the future.

Maryjean attends Parish Nurse Training

Maryjean is a retired nurse, who wished to continue to serve her community.  Senior Wishes sent her to a one-week parish nurse training program.  At the end of the program she commented "As a Faith Community Nurse, it is my sincere desire, to fulfill the will of God to all those in need, within my professional scope and standards of practice."

Designate Senior Wishes on your
United Way contribution

 Senior Wishes is now listed as a United Way donation recipient.  Please consider designating your contribution to Senior Wishes during the Fall campaign.

They call us Fairy Godmothers

Our dedicated volunteers gathered on September 27 to share wish granting stories.  If you are interested in joining us in fundraising or wish granting, please visit our volunteer application.

Click here for Volunteer Application
Save the Date!
Our 4th Annual fundraiser will be held on April 27, 2017  6-9pm.
Guests will enjoy wine, beer and dessert samples from 25+ vendors while listening to live music at Fox Run at Orchard Park.

Discover a Wish!

Discover a wish in your community!  Senior Wishes wants to help a WNY senior fulfill a lifelong dream, reconnect with a distant loved one, or re-engage in a passion from long ago.  Visit the link for guidelines and an application.

Please submit your applications by October 13 to be included in the next Wish Granting Committee meeting.

Contact us at (716) 508-2121 with questions.


Our Wish Granting Committee just approved 11 new wishes.
Donate now to help us keep making dreams 
come true for local seniors.

*Attend a BPO Concert
*Visit a sick granddaughter in Seattle
*Travel to see a sister
*Host a family reunion dinner
*See the Dodgers play
*Visit brother for 90th birthday

Senior Wishes/UCHS

For more information visit

One Fox Run Lane Orchard Park, NY 14127
Office: 716-508-2121  |  Fax: 716-662-6985
UCHS is the proud founder of the Senior Wishes Program