CLARK, NJ - Local resident Assunta (Sue) Criscitiello recently visited the Newark Museum and had lunch at Red Lobster with a friend thanks to a wish granted to her by the New Jersey chapter of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  Criscitiello, 97, a resident at Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation, was accompanied on her trip by her friend Kayon Williams.

Criscitiello worked for 43 years for New Jersey Bell in Newark and Elizabeth and often visited museums and the theater in those days. “The museum was always a special place to me,” said Criscitiello. “The museum is beautiful, I enjoyed every minute.”

The Twilight Wish Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational Twilight Wish celebrations. Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 2,802 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S.  Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are 65 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200% of poverty level. 

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Those interested in nominating a deserving senior or with a desire to get involved with Twilight Wish, may visit their website at or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104.

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