United Way’s Golden Wishes makes dreams a reality for older adults age 60+ in Miami-Dade County.
As Miami-Dade residents are living longer and healthier lives, we are finding new ways to honor, celebrate and maximize contributions for older adults.
Through Golden Wishes, United Way teams up with nonprofits and community groups to grant wishes for special adults age 60+ who are unable to pursue a wish on their own. Wishes are co-created with agencies, companies, churches, civic groups and others.
Together, we aim to celebrate older adults that continue to go above and beyond for their families, friends and community – or those that need a little extra help to overcome a barrier. With every wish, we celebrate positive aging.
TYPES OF WISHES GRANTED:*
- Solutions & Basic Necessities
(e.g. overcoming a barrier, home maintenance and repairs, replacing a broken appliance or furniture, bill assistance, etc.)
- Enhancing Health & Wellness
(e.g. exercise equipment for older adults, fitness tracking devices, health monitors, medication dispensing system, Uber gift cards to attend medical appointments, gardening kits, arts and crafts kits, puzzle and board game kits, etc.)
- Fostering Connectivity & Learning
(e.g. tablet with downloaded apps tailored for older adults, jitterbug phone, virtual concert or meet and greet, tuition for a virtual class, etc.)
- Other wishes with significant meaning to the recipient that are COVID19 safe and appropriate.
*Wishes will NOT be granted for cash, automobiles, real estate, major home renovations, legal services, medical treatments or other wishes (at the discretion of the volunteer selection committee) and any wish selected will have a budget and financial cap.