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Youth and Elders Program Feature

Jake Sheykhet, a high school student, conducts painting classes for the elders at Jewell Estates of the Garden Homes. In the midst of such isolation, what a joyful intergenerational time this provides. Bessie's Hope Program Director, Claire Hatton (right) hosts the Zoom classes.
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 
Click above to register for Oct 3rd
Ride-by elder care event!
Metro Denver and surrounding areas: Bikers and car participants register and select which of the 19 participating Bessie’s Hope elder care partners from our list on the registration page you are committing to ride by.

Weather permitting, the elders will be seated outside, eager to wave and exchange greetings from a distance. Bikers and car participants must photo the QR code for each elder care location. The code will be posted either in the yard or on the front door. These must be photographed, because that is your signature that you visited that location.

On September 30th, we will let the elder care homes know how many ride-by participants and which time frames they will have.
Ride-by times are 9:30-11:30 A.M. and 1:00-3:00 P.M. In between the ride-by times, bikers and car participants can go to Wheelz to pick up their event memorabilia.

Canyon City area: Same rules apply as above, but there are only 8 elder care locations and one time frame, 9:30-11:30 A.M. After visiting all 8 locations, participants will go to the address on the registration page to pick up the memorabilia.


Thank you all for joining us via your computers and televisions. It was exciting to have gala attendees from all over the country! Thank you to those of you who hosted "watch parties". We have photos from a few of those on the event web page. If others of you would like to share photos of your gatherings, please email them to me,

Representative of our 2020 technological gala is the photo to the left. Pictured on the TV screen at Zane's Italian Bistro are Michelle Rahn, former Ms Senior America, presenting to Ed Novak the posthumous Community Angel Award in honor of Gayle Novak, Ms. Senior America last year. Also presented there was the 2020 Community Angel award to Rosalina Diecidue, who has COVID and was quarantined at home. Thank you to Jeremy Golden of Graham Golden Technologies for volunteering your IT services for these presentations.

Thank you to all our sponsors, our wonderful committee, our auction chairperson, Nancy Rawls, our auctioneer/emcee, Eric Goodman, our production/auction company, Bolder Events, and my co-founder, Sharron Brandrup for all the videos and producing expertise.

Family and Elders Program Feature

Family and Elder Volunteer, April May was an absolute rock star during our Virtual “E-Race Loneliness.” Check out her amazing impact by clicking the link!  

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.
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P.E.O. Chapter EH partnered with Bessie’s Hope and had an incredibly special outside visit with elders at TenderCare of University Hills. Chapter members painted brightly colored yard signs with uplifting messages to create an "Inspiration Garden". There was a sing-along to songs that matched the signs!

Community and Elders Program was designed for adult or family groups from corporations, clubs, churches, etc. Education and training are provided, as with the youth groups. Click to get involved.
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
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

Tyler Nitta
By Michelle & Terrence Miles

LaFawn Biddle
By Belinda Biddle

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