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Our Mission

Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders by bringing generations together in mutually rewarding relationships that honor the human spirit and create life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, community organizations and businesses.

What are Intergenerational Programs?

Intergenerational programs are social service programs that provide opportunities for different generations to come together to share experiences, knowledge, and skills that are mutually beneficial and foster positive long-term relationships.  Bessie’s Hope is a pioneer in this field and after almost 25 years is still the only organization in the nation that is bringing all segments of the community together and giving them the training, skills and resources necessary to build successful intergenerational relationships.

 

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Youth & Elders

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Youth & Elders

Research shows strong ties between generations result in psychological, social and economic benefits.

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Community & Elders

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Community & Elders

Bessie’s Hope invites your employees to experience the perfect community service and team-building project.

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Family & Elders

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Family & Elders

The Family and Elders Program matches individuals and families with residents who have no families.

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Learn More About Bessie’s Hope

The work of Bessie’s Hope transforms the lives of the too-often forgotten elders, the “at-risk” youth and all who participate in the volunteer programs. Because of the training, activities, and structure provided by Bessie’s hope, a fertile space is created for relationships to be cultivated across generations.

It has become evident through the years that this work does for at-risk youth what nothing else can. They feel valued and needed and finally validated as human beings with purpose in this world. So, they are lifted from a life of drugs, abuse, gangs, violence, no hope for future—to another level wherein they have the opportunity to cultivate a mutually rewarding relationship with a beautiful elder. This becomes a door through which they can enter into a world of compassion, dignity, respect for self, respect for others, caring, and leadership.

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Program Highlights

Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together in mutually rewarding relationships by honoring the human spirit and creating life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, community organizations and businesses.

Community & Elders Program: Pinnacol Assurance at Chelsea Place

Pinnacol Assurance employees provided over 150 days of service in 2017! Bessie’s Hope is honored to have been selected by » » »

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Youth & Elders Program: Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmont visits Cedars Healthcare Center

There is no greater joy than watching the faces of elders as young children enter a senior living space. Eyes » » »

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Family & Elders Program: Etta Veysey and Melba at Brookdale Highlands Ranch

After moving from Maine to Colorado, Etta Veysey yearned to be involved again with persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Bessie’s » » »

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