May 2019  
Bessie's Hope Celebrates 25 years!   
  • Loading Work Force shortage in long term care--Bessie's Hope teens
  • HIGHLIGHTS FROM VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS to make your heart smile!
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala
  • 103 yr old WWII Army nurse skiing in Dreams Can Still Come True
  • Become a 25th Year "Bridge Builder" - receive a commemorative gift
  • Amazon Smiles and Shaklee! See "Shop to Benefit Bessie's Hope"
  • In Honor / Memory donations -- great birthday gifts
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Youth and Elders Program Features
For their Day of Community Service, Escuela de Guadalupe chose Bessie's Hope and spending time with elders at Gardens at St Elizabeth and
Cedars Health Care Center.
Second feature:
After their regularly scheduled visits with the elders at Pearl Street Health Care Center,  two youth groups from Colorado Uplift participated in a session with the nursing home staff members, who described their jobs and the required education. Click for story and photos of Bessie's Hope School-to-Career Work Force Development for Long Term Care.
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.  

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and Bessie's Hope teens

Another societal solution created by Bessie's Hope
  School-to-Career Work Force Development 
for Long Term Care
 New Youth Group Feature 
25th Anniversary
Bridge of Love Celebration

Mark your calendars! Saturday, August 17th at the Marriott DTC. Elegance and fun!  Auction, Dinner, Wine and Dance.  Join us!

Pat Robinson, long-time friend, supporter, & board member of Bessie's Hope is the 2019 Community Angel Award recipient. 
Be a sponsor, purchase a table or seats. 303-830-9037   See the Event Page 
Community and Elders Program  Feature

Kroenke Sports has participated with Bessie's Hope for years.  PIctures from their visit at Renew Saddle Rock Memory Care.  Thank you for bringing the Kroenke Joy! 
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 impact that changes lives at depth.
Family and Elders Program Feature

Bessie's Hope volunteer, Sufi Stevens, shares her life-changing experience from her relationship with Betty, wonderful elder residing at Briarwood Health Care Center. 
Sufi, "Imagine not leaving your bed and having no visitors. It doesn't take much time."
Family and Elders Program, a perfect and rewarding volunteer experience for individuals and families.

103 yr old WWII Army nurse goes skiing through Bessie's Hope
Dreams Can Still Come True Program

Become a Bridge Builder, Partner, or Angel of Hope
in our 25th Anniversary Year
and receive a commemorative gift ! 
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.  
What are Partners of Hope and  Angels of Hope ?
Individuals, families, businesses and community groups who provide annual gifts that sponsor Youth and Elder partnerships. See our current list  of Partners and Angels of Hope, plus benefits to the  levels of giving.
Learn more  here 
or call at 303-830-9037 to set up your monthly donations or to be a Partner or Angel! You can sponsor youth and elder groups and be an Angel or Partner through your monthly donations! 

Donations Made In Memory / In Honor

In Memory:
Eve Cole
by Jeff Cole

Laurel and Lyall Dillon
by Dr Patty Meek

Don Johnson
by  Pam and Dave Duke
Theodore Kuhlman  
  by Laura Berens

Don & Ellen Long
by Sheila Long

Barbara Minner
by Deborah Maglio

Kona Powers
by Lori Powers

Dan Sillers
by Iva Lou Bailey

Edith Sloane
by Lisa McFarland
In Honor:
Dema Bailey 
by  Iva Lou Bailey

LaFawn Biddle
by St Mary's Academy

Jo Hillyer
by Ginny Green

Linda Holloway
by Marriott Smart
Mabel (Woody) Renzetti
by Patricia Renzetti

Peggy Shelton
by  Linda Holloway
Marie Torreano
by Ginny Green
Marge Utne
by Marie Torreano
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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