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Bessie’s Hope Gala accounts for one third of our budget. It was originally planned for June; however, we had to cancel that date because of the Corona Virus. At this time, it is crucial that we receive funding from other sources . You can be part of our life-line by making a donation NOW through Giving Tuesday, May 5.

Bessie’s Hope Staying Connected Initiative!

The nursing home and assisted living elders we serve in our volunteer programs are already an isolated population, and this
time is even harder for them. Click here to learn about ways you can make a difference!

Bessie's Hope
Bridge of Love Gala
September 17, 2020

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

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Youth & Elders Program Features – March/April 2020

Summit Academy High School recently started partnering with Bessie’s Hope. They are the perfect sized on going youth group for » » »

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Community & Elders Program Feature – March/April 2020

Regis University students and teachers have woven participation with Bessie’s Hope into the Pharmacy and Nursing Service Learning curriculum for » » »

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Family & Elders Program Feature – March/April 2020

Bessie’s Hope volunteer, Tonya Lacy, began volunteering at Juniper Village Aurora at the beginning of the year to engage with » » »

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