• "Stay Connected Initiative" expanding and exciting
  • YOUTH AND ELDERS PROGRAM--Feature
  • FAMILY AND ELDERS PROGRAM--Feature
  • COMMUNITY AND ELDERS PROGRAM--Feature  
  • "Bridge Builder" -- Help us continue to build bridges of Love
  • September 17th--2020 Bridge of Love Gala and other FUN events!
  • TODAY, DEADLINE--GIVINGTUESDAY MATCHING FUN INITIATIVE open through May 26!
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  • Gifts in memory and in honor of special loved ones
  • Visit our website for more news and info
Youth and Elders Program Features--
 
Of course, these photos of the youth and elders together are from the first of the year. 
We are all looking forward to being able to have scenes like this again, youth and elders dancing, laughing, together. This newsletter features 3 youth groups and a few of the Bessie's Hope elder care partners. The 8th graders from the Montessori School of Evergreen visited every month their elder friends at both the TenderCare at Pinehurst and Garden Care Homes-Pinehurst.  Students from New Legacy Charter School and elders at Balfour at Stapleton bonded and looked forward to their visits together.  Escuela de Guadalupe 3rd graders and the residents at Cedar Health Care Center have visited monthly for 13 years. Faces change, but the joy is the same. Letters, cards, videos have taken the place of hugs, but the love is the same. 
 
Contact us for information on online education and training that still ignite the compassion, empathy and respect within the youth, creating a life-long benefit. There's also virtual intergenerational interaction for the youth and elders. Click here for more information on the  Youth and Elders Program  
  Staying Connected Initiative
 
Jazz Generations final presentation for SkyView Academy high school graduation has won prestigious awards:   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jYOK_hQioqk  
 
Students from Kent Denver created Pop-up cards for their elder friends they can no longer visit in person:
 
We are still welcoming emailed and hard copy cards, pictures, videos for the elders, as well as for the elder care staff. In addition, we are offering Zoom church services, Zoom entertainment, Zoom intergenerational visits, Zoom music therapy and more! Wanna get involved? Call 303-830-9035; email  Claire@bessieshope.org ; post a video on Facebook or Instagram. #bessieshopevideochallenge. Mail to P.O. Box 12675 Denver, CO 80212.
  "I started visiting Carol in late 2019. She requested someone to spend time with her, and I have been lucky enough to have the privilege to be her friend. At first, we got to spend time face to face, but now, we do a weekly Zoom meeting. We love to dive into Biblical philosophy and talk about food and her life growing up in Colorado. My life is more fulfilling and rich with Carol in it."   Alex Cossoff    
Carol is a resident at Bethany Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

This program is for individuals, families, couples, friends, who want to cultivate a life-changing relationship with an elder, who may have no other personal visitors.
Events to support this vital work:  

..........Watch for email with details on this "Don't want to miss virtual ..........event !"
  • Magic Motorcycles -- Bringing smiles to elder care residents -- Watch for email! 
  • 17th annual Bowl--a-Rama--Saturday, November 14         
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  • Wanna get involved in one of these fun events? Call 303-830-9037 or  email: linda@bessieshope.org


For many years, students from St Mary's Academy have participated in our Youth and Elders Program. Seeing that this is NOT just for kids, teachers and staff from SMA have participated as a community service project in this program for designed for adult groups.

Fun at the Garden Homes - Pinehurst
Get your fellow employees involved in the most rewarding corporate social responsibility service project. Get your fellow club or church members involved for a one-time visit or ongoing, relationship building visits. Education, training, coordination, scheduling, facilitation--Bessie's Hope takes care of all of this. Just bring a lot of hugs!      
Become a Bridge Builder
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.
 
Go online or call Cortney, 303-830-9457, to set up your monthly donations
Donations Made In Memory / In Honor

In Memory Of

Debbie Jones
by LaFawn Biddle
by Tuesday Evening Bridge Group
by Sharon V. Rawls
by Linda M. Baker
 
Dema Bailey
by IvaLou Bailey
 
Denzil Solan
by Bonnie Solan
 
Esther Foose
by Debra Jerome 
 
 
In Honor Of
 
Ann O'Neill  
by Leah Gluskoter
 
Maryann Schubert  
by Camille O'Neill Smith
 
Peggy Shelton
by Linda Holloway
 
Pat Robinson
by Sharon V. Rawls
by Linda M. Baker

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Bessie's Hope Board of Directors
Pat Robinson - Chairperson
  Katy Barnett
LaFawn Biddle 
David Geras
Susan Markley
Tyler Nitta
Ann O'Neill
Pat Robinson
Richard Stephenson
Dr. Jadon Webb
Bessie's Hope is a living legacy to Bessie "Granny" Stephens 
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