October 2019  
Bessie's Hope Celebrates 25 years!   
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Youth and Elders Program Feature
DPS partners with Bessie's Hope in DPS CareerConnect and in Bessie's Hope School-to-Career Work Force Development Initiative. First, the high school students participate in the Youth and Elders Program.  Students visited Briarwood Health Care Center and Cedars Health Care Center.
Get your school or youth group involved with relationship-building visits with the elders. The youth gain compassion, respect and empathy--a life-long benefit.   

Click here for more information on the  Youth and Elders Program

Interesting Info Blog
Ageism  2-Part Series

Changing the Narrative,
 funded by Next50 Initiative and Rose Foundation, has organized 100 Community Conversations about
Ending Ageism Together.

Bessie's Hope and TenderCare at Pinehurst are hosting on Saturday, Oct 26th, 10 - 12.

Another societal solution created by Bessie's Hope


 New Youth Group Feature 

16th Annual Bowl-a-Rama
Saturday, November 23

12:30 Check-in and Pizza
1:30 - 3:30 Bowling and Awards

Three Locations--Reserve Lanes now to ensure location of choice!

Fun for all ages and for all bowling abilities.  Gather a team of four and have a ball!!!!    Call with questions:  303-830-9037

Bailey, radio personality with iheart's
KTCL Channel 93.3, is a longtime partner with Bessie's Hope, giving her listeners a life-changing experience. This visit with elders was at Chelsea Place  
This program was designed for corporate, civic, religious groups. Bessie's Hope provides education, training, coordination and facilitation, and activity planning for visits with groups of elders. Corporate Social Responsibility directors, this is an experience that changes lives of all involved.

Bessie's Hope Program Coordinator, Blythe Dollar is at a "placement" visit with volunteer,  Andrea Goth.  They are visiting elders at Greenridge Place.  

Family and Elders Program, a perfect and rewarding volunteer experience for individuals and families.

Become a Bridge Builder, Partner, or Angel of Hope

Your investment remembers the forgotten

Become a Bridge Builder with a monthly donation of any amount and provide Bessie's Hope with continuous, predictable income to support work that builds bridges of compassion, empathy, and respect.  Donate in honor of a loved one, so that you and they will receive a thank you from youth and elders.  
Individuals, families, businesses and community groups who provide annual gifts that sponsor Youth and Elder partnerships. See the  levels for Partners and Angels.
Go online or call Laura 303-830-9457 to set up your monthly donations or to be a Partner or Angel, which can also be through monthly donations.  

Donations Made In Memory / In Honor

In Memory:

Bernie Ciazza
by Susan Ciazza

Fletcher Walters
by Dr. Lesley LeFevre & Dr. Joel Peacock

In Honor:

Stephen Edmonds
By Ellen Stewart

Daniel Kopinsky
by Ellen Stewart

Dema Bailey 
by  Iva Lou Bailey

Peggy Shelton
by  Linda Holloway
Debbie Aragon
by Peter & Margaret Bernardis  
Carolyn & William Pierini
Ranae Carpenter
Dianne Bartlett 
by LaFawn Biddle
Jan Hammond 
by Rosalie Martin  
Jean Sullivan
Arlene Mohler Johnson 
by Dr. Larry Spivack & Lisa Wiliams  
by Leo & Susan Kiely
Pat Robinson 
by Ernie Blake & Sharon Magness-Blake  
Mrs. Mary McNicholas  
Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld  
Margot Gilbert  
BJ Crooks

 and give back by making  
Bessie's Hope your charity of choice!  

Bessie's Hope Board of Directors
Pat Robinson - Chairperson
  Katy Barnett
LaFawn Biddle 
David Geras
Susan Markley  
Tyler Nitta
Richard Stephenson