We grant unfulfilled wishes to seniors with the clear intention of positively changing the way society views, values and supports our oldest generation.
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Granting Unfulfilled Wishes to Seniors!
We Are Young
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 inspire inter-generational connection where seniors experience inclusion and belonging in their communities.
Granting Unfulfilled Wishes to Seniors
Monthly Wish Champions
We have many wish stories that will inspire you. Our mission is to use these stories to catalyze a positive shift in the way society views, values, and supports our oldest generation. Wish Stories
WAY's Valentine's Day Campaign!
Each year, we partnered with our friends at Rousseau Chocolatier for our annual Valentine’s Day Campaign! For only $10, we will deliver a package of hand-crafted chocolates and deliver them to an anonymous senior in Atlantic Canada. We work together with our community partners to ensure these packages get into the hands of seniors who could really use a pick-me-up. Included in the package is a note to remind the senior that this came from a community member who was thinking of them on a day where love, appreciation, and connectedness is celebrated the most! ❤️ Thanks to the incredible support from our community, we have now reached our targeted goal and can't wait to deliver all 1,269 handcrafted chocolate packages on or before February 14th. Your generosity and involvement is making a significant impact and we couldn't have done this without you. Thank you again for being a part of our Valentine's Day Campaign success!
Become Part of Our Community
If you or someone you know would love to support seniors in your community more regularly, we encourage you to sign up as one of our Monthly Wish Champions (MWC).
Many wonder how to bring joy to seniors during the holidays. Our 'Holiday Happiness Card Campaign' is the perfect solution. Until December 4th, for just $7.50, you can purchase a holiday card, and we'll deliver it to an anonymous senior, spreading holiday cheer and warmth. Join us in making the season a lot brighter .
"...I remain speechless and know that the goodness that has come out of this experience will well serve me for the years ahead. It has also reunited me with family and friends from which I come to experience isolation. It was an amazing opening to bright and wonderful years ahead. It truly lifted me up and provided me great insight to this new world around me and with an increased sense of confidence that I can move ahead with a more active and enriched future.”
"I think for my nan, it was a total confidence booster. At 94 years old, she was unsure of her ability to do certain things (i.e. fly in a helicopter, walk on the sand, etc.) Thanks to Katie and Cara, it was like she left Sable Island a whole new woman. I'll never forget landing back in Halifax and Nan walking so tall and steady to the car without her walker. Not only was it a huge physical boost, but mentally it was everything to her (and to all of us!)"
"There is definitely a need for this program, seniors need all the help they can get. Family is everything and not all seniors have their families living near them. Without this program there would be a lot of unhappy seniors, living their final years alone. This wish brought us closer to our family and our grandchildren now can put a face to their grandparents and not just a name.”
"WAY is doing something unlike I've ever seen. Our senior population deserves the very best, and WAY is taking the time to make these dreams come true for them really does change lives and make them know that they're worthwhile.”
"Our family is forever grateful for the opportunity that Eric was provided. His experience has changed his outlook and has provided him the ability to enrich his life. Being able to now do things that he thought were lost to him and opened up his world. We are appreciative that his family has been included in this process."
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