Forever Young was founded all because of a TV news story…
In May 2006, Diane Hight saw a story in the national news of an elderly woman riding in a race car. Having that experience had always been this lady’s dream. Her wish was fulfilled by a senior wish organization in Indiana, Never Too Late. “Instantly, I knew this was what I wanted to do. I’ve had a passion for senior citizens my entire life”, said Hight.
With the guidance of Bob Haverstick, President of Never Too Late, Forever Young Senior Wish came to life in Memphis. The name, Forever Young, speaks for itself; no matter the age, a person always feels young at heart.
Forever Young works to change the image of aging and redefine it with self-confidence, respect, and a hopeful life for seniors. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a hope and a future”, reads Jeremiah 29:11. This verse has become the foundation for the mission.
In October 2009, Forever Young found a huge need in the senior adult community. Many World War II veterans had not seen that National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. That’s when the missiong of the organization changed to honoring senior veterans. Hundreds of WWII and Korea Veterans have now been honored through trips to D.C., Normandy, and Pearl Harbor. It was then that the organization narrowed its' mission to senior veterans, and overhauled its' name to Forever Young Senior Veterans.
Forever Young is a registered 501(c)(3)Public Charitable Organization