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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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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. Discover Bessie’s Hope Intergenerational Programs

Bessie's Hope In Action

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Monthly Program Feature

Youth & Elders Program Feature – October 2019

Featured are some of the students who participated in our School-to-Career Work Force Development for Long Term Care this summer » » »

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Community & Elders Program Feature – October 2019

For a number of years, Bailey, talk show host on iHeart Radio KTCL Channel 93.3,  has partnered with Bessie’s Hope » » »

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Family & Elders Program Feature – October 2019

Pictured are Blythe Dollar, Bessie’s Hope Program Coordinator, who is conducting a “placement” with volunteer, Andrea Goth.  They are visiting » » »

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