Wish of a Lifetime and AARP
In August 2020, Wish of a Lifetime joined forces with AARP, becoming one of its charitable affiliates.
“We’ve joined forces with the best organization possible to help address the health needs of older people — AARP, with 38 million members. There’s a lot that AARP is doing to give dignity to everyone, and to make sure that our older adults are respected, cherished, and supported.”
— Jeremy Bloom, Wish of a Lifetime Founder
“By bringing Wish of a Lifetime into the AARP family, AARP believes that its important work can reach more people – both those who want to give help and wish applicants – and ultimately combat the negative effects of isolation, strengthen social ties and intergenerational connections and help wish recipients achieve a lifelong dream.”
— Scott Frisch, AARP Executive VP & COO
What does this mean for Wish of a Lifetime?
Harnessing the power of AARP’s channels, nationwide network, and nearly 38 million members to help combat the negative effects of social isolation
Bringing a national spotlight to older adults who dream and those who want to help make those dreams come true
Educating about the effects of social isolation, the importance of intergenerational connections, and empowering people to choose how they live as they age
More about affiliation from AARP
A note on affiliation from founder Jeremy Bloom
On August 1, 2020, AARP formalized its affiliation with Wish of a Lifetime. Wish of Lifetime will retain its 501(c)3 status and operate as a separate but affiliated entity of AARP, as Wish of a Lifetime from AARP. Wish of Lifetime staff will continue to be based in Denver, CO.