Welcome to the Wishing Well!
This is your opportunity to fulfill a lifelong wish - something you have always wanted to do, to say, to see, to hear, somewhere you have always wanted to go, or someone you have always wanted to meet. Life is about living and we want to help you live your life to the fullest… With no wish left behind. The Wishing Well is an opportunity for residents of York County age 65 and over to think about that one wish they have had that was never fulfilled due to the demands of a life well-lived. It is our goal to make that wish come true. For you. Please submit your application!
1. All applications that are submitted will be considered.
2. Applicants may submit an application. If you are nominating someone else, please let that person know that you are nominating them.
3. Although we would love to grant everyone’s wish, we cannot. Applications will be shredded at the conclusion of the selection process to maintain confidentiality of those not selected.
4. For Official Rules, please mail your request to the York County Elder Abuse Task Force, 4 Summer Street, Kennebunk ME 04043
The York County Elder Abuse Task Force was able to grant Maine's current oldest resident, Millie Remmie, her wish. Millie has always adored the Bush family and had wanted to meet Bush Sr. before her lifetime was up. Our "Wishing Well" received a nomination for Millie and our wheels started turning immediately. With the generous help from Chief MacKenzie from the Kennebunk Police Department, the wonderful Nomination from Lodges in Springvale, a beautiful wrist corsage from Blooms and Heirlooms, the US Secret Service and President G.W. Bush, Sr himself, we made Millie's dream come true!
Millie had a special escort that started her special day, complete with police lights from the Kennebunk and Sanford Police Departments.
Mary Jo (Nurse), President Bush, Sr, Candice Simeoni, Millie, Chief MacKenzie, and Millie’s son.
On October 2, 2019, the YCEATF got together with Bentley's to give Betsey Cheney another ride on a motorcycle! Betsey used to love going on rides with her late husband. She recalls, “It felt good. It was marvelous” and “I’ll just be smiling and think about this for a long time.”
On July 10th, 2020 A ‘57 Thunderbird Convertible awaited outside of the Gosnell Hospice center in Scarborough. The T-bird encapsulated the memory of a woman dying of ALS, Sharon. Given very limited time left, all she wanted was the chance to sit in one again. After a roller coaster of events, Kennebunk Police Officer Candice Simeoni was able to find Sharon’s dream car at Bentley’s Saloon.
Sharon’s face lit up as soon as she saw her dream car! “It felt like I was like riding on a cloud,” she recounts. Sharon and her entire family will never forget July 10th, 2020 when her last dream finally came true!