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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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Staying Connected Initiative Through Covid 19

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Staying Connected Initiative Through Covid 19

We have been delivering, mailing, emailing hundreds of letters, cards, gifts to the elders, as well as using Zoom to arrange personal visits, church services and entertainment.

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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

 

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Staying Connected Initiative Volunteer Christina Manweller

One of our new volunteers, Christina Manweller,  came to help Bessie’s Hope through our  “Staying Connected Initiative.” Christina provided multiple » » »

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Youth and Elder Program Feature Page July/August 2020

Evergreen Middle School student, Orlagh Laking, participated in our Youth and Elder Program with her classmates, but the experience didn’t » » »

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Family and Elder Program Feature Page July/August 2020

Family and Elder Program volunteer, Robin Arnett, has been participating in biweekly zoom meetings with her grand friend, Marge.  She » » »

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