Wish of a Lifetime from AARP is a 501c3 non-profit and a charitable affiliate of AARP. We have granted over
2,000 wishes across the nation since 2008. Our mission is to shift the way society views and values our oldest
generations by fulfilling seniors’ dreams and sharing their stories to inspire those of all ages
How A Wish Comes True
Share the Story
A Wish can change a life, but a story can change the world. We need your help to change the culture of aging and show people the value of our oldest generations. Find your favorite Wish Story and share it with your friends and network!
Wishes are submitted via our online application form. Anyone can submit a wish, and all applications are reviewed carefully by our wish team. Become a Wish Nominator by submitting an application for a deserving senior in your community!
Nomination > Funding > Fullfillment > Share the Story
We have a team of experienced Wish-granters based in Denver who make our wishes happen all across the country! We enlist the help of businesses, organizations, nominators and volunteers in hundreds of communities to participate and make each Wish a truly special experience.