you for coordinating the visit of my mother with the mayor.
She was the most mentally alert I have seen in years."
Too Late began granting wishes for residents in January of 2000 at the
Miller's Senior Living facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since
that time, Never Too Late has established relationships with the staff at
dozens of Marion and Hamilton County long-term care facilities.
receptivity to the cause and purpose of Never Too Late has been
impressive. There have been articles in the Indianapolis
Star and The
Topics Newspapers. And that's just newspaper
8's Dick Wolfsie has featured NTL's efforts on a
regular basis (see video links below) and WRTV
6 honored our founder, Bob Haverstick with a
Leadership Award in May 2003! And let's not forget Channel
13's continued coverage of NTL's ability to get
our beloved senior citizens behind the wheel of very fast cars at the
loves to interview our wish recipients and even the
Indianapolis Mayor's Office recognized NTL's contributions to our elderly
by bestowing a Community Service Award to NTL founder Bob
Haverstick in October 2003.
corps of volunteers
is emerging to help make these dreams come true for our elder treasures.
They have gotten involved with their time, money and services and have
come away feeling clean, humbled and whole, knowing that even the smallest
ripple of kindness, like showing up at a nursing home with a birthday
balloon, will create such a tidal wave of joy in a person's life. NTL
has inspired others to take up the cause as well; check out Forever
Young, NTL's first spinoff.
ultimate goal for Never Too Late is to provide a setting of
intergenerational exchange, 'where eight-year olds and eighty-year olds
bring meaning and purpose to one another. Ideally, with time and continued
interest, there will be enough Never Too Late volunteers to adopt the
residents at every long-term care facility in Indiana, so that there is at
least one wish a day being granted in every facility statewide.
more information on Never Too Late, contactBob
Haverstick @ 317.823.4705.
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