WE ARE YOUNG
Granting Unfulfilled Wishes to Seniors
We Are Young (WAY) is a charitable organization that grants unfulfilled wishes to seniors living within the Atlantic Provinces and now within Ontario as part of our Pilot Program! We grant unfulfilled wishes to seniors with the clear intention of positively changing the way society views, values and supports our oldest generation. Through granting wishes, our mission is to raise social awareness around the inequalities seniors face, encourage respect for and appreciation of seniors, and facilitate inter-generational connection where seniors experience inclusion and belonging in our communities.
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WAY’s Ontario Pilot Program!
After making a positive impact in Atlantic Canada, we're excited to announce our expansion to Ontario! Thanks to the incredible support from Ontario's generous contribution, we're piloting our concept in the region and are excited to further our reach.
Andrew (Andy) Sarka, 74
Andy has been a Toronto Maple Leafs fan his entire life. He would watch every game on television, dreaming of how incredible it would be to sit in the stands of the Scotiabank Arena cheering on his favorite team. He thought about how incredible it would be to witness the Leafs fan culture and atmosphere come to life with each goal or breakaway, never believing he would get the opportunity to see them play at this stage of his life.
WAY made Readers Digest!
Have you seen the 22' December issue of Readers Digest Canada? If you haven't, run to your local supermarket or pharmacy and grab your copy today! If you opn to page 10, co-founder Katie Mahoney and Cara Chisholm will be there to greet you with a smile for We Are Young' 3 page feature story! Thank you Reader's Digest Canada and everyone who has supported, donated, promoted, volunteered, or believed in We Are Young's mission since day one. We are truly grateful for each and every one of you!
“Chase Your Dreams, whatever you want to do, and you’ll get there.”
Alfred Myra , 92
“Alzheimer’s disease has taken a lot from my father. This experience gave something back. Thank you for that.”
“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect that I would go back to Amethyst Cove. I will never say I am too old.”
Victor Althiem, 78