There’s a belief in our society that aging is to be feared. That to be ‘old’ is to be dependent and a burden.
Today and every day, Wish of a Lifetime challenges the harmful stigmas and stereotypes associated with living a long life. This holiday season, we celebrate a few of our inspirational 100-year-old wish recipients and challenge our audience to consider how they are living a life of fulfillment now and at 100.

A G I N G  C O U R A G E O U S L Y

Being forcibly moved to an internment camp during WWII, joining the French Resistance upon liberation, and helping shot-down allied airmen find safety may seem like an unusual path to finding one’s deepest desires – but for 90-year-old Marguerite, her unique history marked by tremendous courage is exactly what revealed her truest wish of a lifetime. Read her story >

 

A G I N G  H O P E F U L L Y

With each passing birthday, Ruby never lost her hope of one day getting to experience the vast and majestic beauty of the ocean for the very first time. Read her story >

A G I N G  D E F I A N T L Y

At 101 years old, Rose could tell you what it’s like to be a centenarian. So could her sisters Ruth, 104, and Rubye, 110. Read about their reunion after spending a decade apart. 

A G I N G  W O N D R O U S L Y

Looking out at the aspen trees outlining the night sky and listening to the crackles of the campfire, Lillian knows well what it means when “the mountains are calling.” Story coming soon >

A G I N G  A D V E N T U R O U S L Y

With adventure running through his veins, Paul made it a point to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park every year since 1938. Paul hoped to keep the tradition alive. Read his story >

Together, we can fight the notion that as we age we exist in the past. Together, we can create a world where every individual puts hope, courage and wonder in their years whatever their age.