MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

Assistance tp the Elderly, inc. partners with United Way of Miami-Dade to bring happiness.

Miami, Florida, June 7, 2018, /- United Way of Miami-Dade grants four residents of Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon their dreams through the Golden Wishes Program.

Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. is continuously looking for opportunities to partner with other players in our community to creatively and continually search for new and better ways to serve our constituents. In this opportunity, Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. partners with United Way of Miami-Dade through the Golden Wishes Program to grant four residents of the assisted living facility they own, Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon with their heartfelt wishes.

“It’s exciting to see our constituents come to life and be excited; Americo Valdes, Robert Singleton, John Espinet and Lino Fernandez are enjoying the great opportunities brought to them through the Golden Wishes Program. Attending a baseball game with their families, having a TV in their room or playing with an orchestra, are all dreams that seemed out of reach until United Way of Miami-Dade suggested we nominate some of our residents to make their dreams a reality”,” said Luisana Hung Salazar, Development Director from Assistance to the Elderly, Inc.

“Older adults deserve to be celebrated for their accomplishments and sacrifices. Through Golden Wishes, United Way helps fulfill long-held dreams by granting special wishes for local older adults. Our goal is to honor and value those age 70 and over by engaging volunteers, companies and sponsors to make long-held dreams a reality – and to inspire others to do the same,” said Jessica Armstrong, Community impact United Way of Miami-Dade.

About Assistance to the Elderly, Inc.

Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that owns Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon, a licensed assisted living and memory care community. Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. enable low-to-moderate income vulnerable adults to lead meaningful and dignified lives by providing supportive housing, services, community education, and advocacy.  For more information visit: www.atteinc.org

About Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon

Residential Plaza provides an affordable home with assisted living services allowing 350 older adults to live in a safe, caring and supportive environment while maintaining their dignity, independence, and purpose. For more information visit: www.residentialplaza.com

About United Way

Changing lives is at the heart of what we do – from our beginnings in 1924 to now. United Way partners with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a collective vision for what is possible. Through our work in education, financial stability and health, we are improving the odds for children and families, today and for generations to come.