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Preschoolers from "Little Sprouts Friendship Garden" stacking hands and about to yell "GO TEAM!" with their elder friends at TenderCare at Harvey Park.
Also featured on website are Girl Scouts Troupe 77818 at Juniper Village Louisville. 
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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
Peyton Ankrum, student at St Mary's Academy, had an idea for a holiday project. Picture at Chelsea Place Memory Care.
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Wanna adopt an elder who has no personal visitation?  Individuals, friends, families, all have life-changing relationships with their adopted elders.  
Dreams Can Still Come True Feature:

Pamela, a resident at Forest Street Compassionate Care, had always wanted to sing with a professional Gospel Band.  Thanks to Bessie's Hope, she did with Heaven Bound Gospel!

Regis University School of Nursing has partnered with Bessie's Hope for years.  
Pictured: Dancing with elders at Balfour at Stapleton.

This program was designed for adult groups--corporate, civic, etc. Bessie's Hope provides education, training, scheduling, facilitation,   
and activity planning for visits with groups of elders.  Corporate Social Responsibility directors, this is an experience that changes lives of all involved.

Join the fun committee!  Last year, the Bridge of Love Gala, celebrating our 25th year, was GREAT in every way!

It will be this year, too!  Rosalina Diecidue is our Community Angel Award Recipient.  Tony David will provide the dance music. 

Loved and missed by so many, Gayle Novak, had already done much work on the event as chairperson.  With Ed's approval, she is the Honorary Posthumous Chair. 

Saturday, June 6; Hyatt Regency DTC

Call 303-830-9037 for sponsorship opportunities or to join the committee.

Click for last year's photos and for sponsorship levels for this year.
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 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:
Tova Friedman
By Shelley Abadi
Debbie Jones
by LaFawn Biddle
In Honor:

Dema Bailey
By Iva Lou Bailey
Peggy Shelton
By Linda Holloway

 Susan Markley
by Douglas Blackler

 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 - Dr. Jadon Webb