Golden Wishes, a program commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Comfort Keepers of Northern Lower Michigan, will grant well-deserving seniors the wish of a lifetime. The program honors local, deserving seniors who have given so much of themselves to their friends, family and community.
Do you know of a worthy senior? Nominate them and help fulfill his or her Golden Wish! Complete our online form and hit submit, or download and print a nomination form. When completed, drop off or return via U.S. Mail to one of the Comfort Keepers offices.
Wish ideas might include: reconnecting loved ones, attending events or concerts, participating in a former hobby or passion that is now a challenge (ride in classic car, horseback riding), the purchase of a computer to connect virtually with family, installation of a wheelchair ramp, renewing wedding vows or maybe even help planting a garden.
Note: Travel must be purpose-driven, with a dream achieved during or as a result of the trip.
To be eligible, the nominee must be a minimum age of 65, a resident of Boyne City, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Gaylord, Petoskey, Traverse City, or the surrounding areas, unable to fulfill the wish on their own, and capable of experiencing the wish.
Finalists will be selected, through a panel of judges formed by Comfort Keepers, based on adherence to age and residence requirements, integrity of the nominee, senior’s community involvement, impact that granting of the wish would have on the nominee, and the ability and practicality of administering the wish. Winners will then be selected by review of written entries and/or phone interviews.
Winners will be announced in October at a celebration for Comfort Keepers 10-year Anniversary and all Golden Wishes recipients.
For more information about Golden Wishes, call (231) 929-9044 or like “Comfort Keepers Northern Lower Michigan” on Facebook.
Since opening in 2005, Comfort Keepers of Northern Lower Michigan has helped 2,598 families, served 21 counties, provided 1,278,000 hours of service to seniors, and awarded 28 college scholarships for caregivers.
Unfortunately, Golden Wishes is unable to grant every qualified wish we receive. The decision to grant a wish is at the sole discretion of Golden Wishes, and a wish may be denied for any reason.
Types of Wishes Not Granted:
- Medical care or services
- Legal services
- Vehicle (purchase, repair, modification)
- Potentially harmful or dangerous wishes
- Wishes on behalf of others under 65
- Assistance finding employment
- Wishes that extend beyond the life of the Wish Recipient (funeral arrangements, headstones, etc.)
- Continuous wishes (wishes for a pet, season tickets, etc.)
Comfort Keepers Traverse City provides in home care services in the following cities in Michigan:
Alanson, Arcadia, Bay Harbor, Bellaire, Bear Lake, Beulah, Benzie, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Brethren, Buckley, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Empire, Fife Lake, Frankfort, Gaylord, Glen Arbor, Grayling, Harbor Springs, Harrietta, Indian River, Kaleva, Kalkaska, Lake Ann, Lake City, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Levering, Mackinaw City, Manistee, Manton, Mesick, Northport, Onekama, Pellston, Petoskey, Suttons Bay, Traverse City and Wolverine, Michigan.