We are so pleased to have begun our partnerships with both Balfour at Stapleton and Swigert International School this past year! The ongoing visits from elementary friends bring smiles to the faces of all the Balfour elders. Each week a new group from the school arrives ready to spread joy.
Swigert International School, like several of our other campuses, has made a unique commitment to allowing each of their students to visit the Balfour at Stapleton. We began with visits from 5th graders in the fall, 4th graders in the winter, and now, 3rd graders for the spring.
The elders at Balfour look forward to sharing their stories each week, and laughter abounds among the youth and elders. Our Bessie’s Hope team is so proud to see happiness emanating from the elders, compassion gained by students, and the bond built by the two during each visit.
Learn more about how to get your youth or school group involved here.
Learn how you and your friends and family can get involved here.
Vivian and Robert Duntsch met in Riverton, Wyoming in 1939, and love has blossomed through all the years! At a recent visit by “Community & Elders Program” volunteers from St Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church to Orchard Park Health Care Center, it was revealed that this couple had two significant celebrations this year. They are celebrating 75 years of marriage, and they are STILL SO in love! It is beautiful to see such enduring love and very special companionship. Robert is also celebrating his 100th birthday! He is now blind, but his positive personality is such a light. We thank Vivian and Robert and their son for allowing Bessie’s Hope to feature them and join in their inspirational celebrations.
See Community and Elders Program and get your work place or organization involved.