We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Wish of a Lifetime to our community and to be the first Washington, D.C.-based business to sponsor a wish.” ~ Susie Danick, founder and co-owner of Transitional Assistance & Design.
Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) July 17, 2012
Transitional Assistance & Design is excited to announce a sponsorship of Wish of a Lifetime, an organization benefiting senior citizens across the United States. The area’s leading company specializing in senior move management services has joined with the nation’s most recognized charitable organization that grants lifelong wishes to seniors and spreads inspirational stories of hope. In the next few months, the Transitional Assistance & Design team will be raising funds to sponsor what they expect to be the first of many wishes for seniors in the greater D.C. area.
Wish of a Lifetime was founded in 2008 by Jeremy Bloom, a two-time Olympian and former NFL football player, whose vision was to initiate a cultural change by granting lifelong wishes to deserving seniors throughout the United States. Wish of a Lifetime’s core program is to grant wishes to senior citizens who have made so many sacrifices and have asked for nothing in return. Bloom created the foundation in honor of his grandmother, Donna Wheeler, who provided inspiration to him during his athletic career and continues to with his professional endeavors.
Wish of a Lifetime wishes may fall into categories such as Fulfilling Lifelong Dreams, Reconnecting Loved Ones and Commemorating Service. Chuck T. is an avid racecar fan and always dreamed of seeing the Indy 500 in person. After suffering a stroke, he could not afford to fulfill this dream on his own. Wish of a Lifetime granted his wish and provided front row seats for him. Dr. Sammy Lee is a two-time Olympian (1948 and 1952) and won both Gold and Bronze medals in Diving. Because of his accomplishments, the Sammy Lee Award was created in his honor which is given each year to the year’s best diver or coach. Wish of a Lifetime fulfilled Dr. Lee’s wish to present the award in person by flying him and his wife to Ft. Lauderdale to attend the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Inductee Weekend.
“The goals of Wish of a Lifetime are so compatible with the work that we do with our senior clients. We understand the importance of treating seniors with the care and respect that they deserve. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Wish of a Lifetime to our community and to be the first Washington, D.C.-based business to sponsor a wish,” said Susie Danick, founder and co-owner of Transitional Assistance & Design.
Donations are tax deductible. Those interested in helping to make wishes come true for seniors through the Transitional Assistance & Design program can donate online at http://www.GivingFirst.org/TAD or by calling (240) 403-0177.
For more information about Wish of a Lifetime, visit http://www.SeniorWish.org. To learn more about Transitional Assistance & Design and how the team can help you or a loved one with move-related services, visit http://www.HelpSeniorsMove.com.
About Transitional Assistance & Design
Transitional Assistance & Design, LLC are the experts in move management. The company specializes in “rightsizing”, moving, and decorating services for aging adults and others moving to a new home. Founded in 2000 by Susie Danick, a Registered Nurse by trade, the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company offers a variety of services to help make home relocations and the otherwise overwhelming and traumatic experience of downsizing go as smoothly as possible. Transitional Assistance & Design is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). Ms. Danick is also a past president and former member of the association’s Board of Directors. To learn more, visit http://www.helpseniorsmove.com.
About Wish of a Lifetime
Wish of a Lifetime (http://www.seniorwish.org) aims to inspire a generation and create a cultural shift on how we view aging in America. By granting lifelong wishes to seniors ages 65+ who have overcome tremendous challenges in their lives, the organization is able to spread inspirational stories of hope. Two-time Olympic Skier, World Cup Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL football player Jeremy Bloom established the foundation in 2008 in living honor of his grandmother, Donna Wheeler.
In 2011, Wish of a Lifetime granted 191 Wishes, and 95% of Wish Recipients state they feel their quality of life improved after having their Wish granted. In addition, 96% report an increase in physical health, and 94% say they feel an increase in their overall purpose in life. Since 2008, Wish of a Lifetime has made more than 400 hundred Wishes come true for seniors in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information about the organization, and help fulfill a senior’s wish, visit http://www.seniorwish.org.