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 grants 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:*
- Learning and/or a new experience
(e.g. first-time tickets to a live performance, tuition for a class, swimming with dolphins, and the like)
- Connecting with friends and/or family
(e.g. traveling to a family reunion, meeting a grandchild for the first time, reconnecting with a long-lost friend, a special girls’ or guys’ night out, and the like)
(e.g. overcoming a barrier, replacing a broken appliance, help carrying bags after a planned purchase, and the like)
- Other wishes with significant meaning to the recipient
*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).