Friday, September 27, 2019

Feel Good Friday - Jump!

Did you see the PBS Newshour story on Jump! this week? Well I did and that's why I want to tell you more about them in today's Feel Good Friday!

The work of Jump! is best summarized by the mission statement on their website, "Jump! is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors achieve what's left on their bucket list, and highlights those special seniors who continue to live extraordinary and inspirational lives." I think of it as Make-a-Wish for seniors.

Founded by Webb Weiman five years ago, Jump! provides the funds and logistics for seniors to cross items off their bucket list, whether that's sky diving, driving a race car or learning to play an instrument. Jump! also makes short videos of the seniors' activities which they can share with their friends and families and which Jump! uses to inspire other seniors to fulfill their bucket list wishes.

If you want to take your Feel Good Friday to the next level you can watch some of the Jumpisodes here. Seniors fly biplanes, drive semi trucks and 90 year old Mary rides a purple Harley! Keep the inspiration going by watching videos of the "super seniors". These are people who spend their time playing baseball, playing drums and making blankets for hospitalized children.

If you, or someone you know, is ready to fulfill a bucket list wish, you can fill out an application here. If you'd like to help make a senior's dreams come true you can make a donation to Jump! and support their work by liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter @myjumporg. What's on your bucket list?

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