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Bessie's Hope is a Bridge of Love   
Thank you for sharing our wonderful national award, for looking at our  program features, and for looking at the Bridge of Love Event! 
What's up in Bessie's Hope Land--Quarterly News
Logo Aug 2010
  • National Program of Distinction Award
  • Program Features
  • iHeart Radio, "Gifts for Grands" 
  • Bridge of Love Gala, April 7
  • Brackets for Good; Final 4 in 2017
  • Bridge Builders
  • Check out our new website, Instagram, and Facebook
2018 Bridge of Love Dinner Dance
April 7 at Marriott DTC, beautiful, inspiring, fun. 
Community Angel Award: This year's recipient is Arlene Mohler Johnson.  Event Chairperson is Rosalina Diecidue.  One of Denver's best dance bands, Syndicate; Event Emcee, Ernie Bjorkman. 
Examples of Live Auction items:
Italy for a week! 
Africa for a week!

Bessie's Hope was selected as one of only 6 organizations throughout the United States.  Click for national press release.

Generations United, Washington, DC is recognized world-wide as a preeminent voice for rights and issues concerning youth and seniors. The primary focus is bringing generations  together. Bessie's Hope is honored and grateful to have received this most prestigious award. 

From preschool through college, youth groups are educated and trained by Bessie's Hope to enable the cultivation of mutually rewarding relationships.  Youth learn about  aging, dementia, and life in the nursing home world.  They gain insights, understanding, and skills that permeate every area of their lives.  They recognize that the elders in the care facilities have vast wisdom, knowledge, and experiences to share with all younger generations. The youth gain patience, respect and compassion and are able to have meaningful interaction with elders of all levels of cognitive functioning, including advanced Alzheimer's Disease. The elders feel needed, valued, and heard.  Our society benefits from the ripple effect of the work of Bessie's Hope.

Community and Elders Program
iHeart Radio

Bailey, a radio personality with iHeart Radio, has partnered with Bessie's Hope for 3 years to implement her "Gifts for Grands" project.  Bailey is pictured with an elder gentleman from the Health Center at Franklin Park.
The Bessie's Hope Community and Elders Program is designed for corporate groups, civic, religious and community organizations.

Click for photos and story about the iHeart Radio and Bessie's Hope partnership to remember the forgotten.

  Click for info and application to get your corporation or organization involved
Family and Elders Program
"I originally found Bessie's Hope in 2001 when it was called Rainbow Bridge...I wanted to volunteer, but found it difficult with a toddler.
"Fast forward to 2017...I never forgot about that organization, and finally felt free enough to volunteer again. I was happy to find Rainbow Bridge still around as Bessie's Hope!
"I met Mary Louise at my introductory visit to Morningstar. She had such a quiet, thoughtful air to her, intelligent and kind and old fashioned. And she loves animals! Always a plus in my books. Visiting her has been wonderful, I love learning about her family, her past and her many accomplishments. She was quite the horse woman in her day! I love her dog Sandy, too and take him for walks when I visit. 
"I hope that my time brightens her week, but she also does things for me...I've never had a close elder in my family to show me the beauty and grace of old age...I am learning to accept all phases of my life, and Mary Louise is teaching me how to look at our sunset years with dignity and humor."    Alisha Rice 

Click for more photos of their visits.

Click for info and application for this program 

Be a Bridge Builder and help us bring youth and elders together to cultivate beautiful relationships made of respect, understanding and compassion.  A Bridge Builder is a monthly donor at any amount, which provides sustaining, predictable income for Bessie's Hope.  Please join us.   Click here.

Thank you to our current Bridge Builders:
IvaLou Bailey
Kristina Benson
Kieth & Nancy Boldiszar
Joel Cannon & Bonnie Solan
Columbine United Church
David Cox
Jennifer Davis
Susan Fink
Hobbit Forrest
Lorraine Gill
Cathy Glade
Linda Holloway
Harvey & Shirlann Lindenberg 
Susan Markley
Ty McNamee
Jim and Lynn Oder
Megan Pince
Nancy Pulc
Dr. James Riopelle
Angela Schreffler
St Gabriel The Archangel Church
Richard Stephenson
Sharon Yee
Brackets for Good, 2018

Thanks to you, Bessie's Hope was in Final 4 last year! Please watch for our notices this year!

Bessie's Hope  303-623-1176  info@bessieshope.org | www.bessieshope.org