Montessori School of Evergreen
Prior to COVID-19, eighth graders from Montessori School of Evergreen conducted monthly visits to Tendercare Pinehurst and The Gardens Care Homes Pinehurst. During their last visit, students and elders traced and colored one another’s hands during an activity called Cold Hands Warm Heart. The incorporation of touch allows both the elders and youth to truly connect and create enriching bonds with one another. Those who attended the visit said it was absolutely heart warming!
Escuela de Guadalupe
Bessie’s Hope has continued a partnership with Escuela de Guadalupe for over thirteen years and this year was no different as students visited residents at Cedars Healthcare Center in Lakewood. Each month, third graders from Mrs. Carranza’s class excitedly gathered to create bonds and crafts with the elders. Despite not being able to visit during this time, students mailed in letters to be sent to residents to let them know they were still thinking of them and missed them dearly. We are so grateful for the connections made through our Youth and Elders Program.
Students from New Legacy Charter School and residents of Balfour at Stapleton, love visiting one another! The Balfour Community always ensures fun dance parties and meaningful dialogue while New Legacy consistently shows up with kindness, creativity and amazing talent! Sadly, we have had to cancel many in person visits, including our end of the year celebrations. This has not stopped our thoughtful youth groups, including New Legacy, from keeping connections alive with our assisted living and nursing homes through encouraging letters, beautiful artwork and creative videos.
We are thankful for our partnerships with Balfour at Stapleton and New Legacy Charter School!