ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
Senior Wishes CT is a 501C3 that believes that a thriving senior population is an important part of a strong community. To that end, our goal is to enrich the lives of senior citizens in Connecticut by granting them wishes that will improve their lives and as a result enhance the community they call home. Providing much needed items or services to assist seniors in need, Senior Wishes CT is helping older adults, one wish at a time.
ABOUT THE GUEST:
As a Medicare/Medicaid insurance consultant to senior citizens, Senior Wishes CT co-founder Traci O’Brien has spent a lot of time in senior centers, senior housing, food banks and pantries. Her years of working with seniors exposed her to the multitude of needs (outside of healthcare) that many of our older population face.
Traci has met senior citizens who couldn’t afford Christmas presents for their grandkids or even a bus ticket to visit them. Others had appliances breaking down or the need for a certain type of therapeutic shoe (that insurance wouldn’t cover it) -- none of which was in their limited budget.
Compelled to help, Traci was using her own funds to “grant wishes” to these people but it wasn’t a sustainable solution. So Senior Wishes CT was born. Traci’s best friend Christine Brown who also works in the insurance industry came onboard to propel the concept into reality. Together their goal is to improve the lives of senior in need, one wish at a time.