Community Caring for Community
HopeBlooms Campaign Honorary Chair
Nothing exemplifies the ‘can do’ spirit more than the expansion of services HopeWest is creating to serve an aging population in our community. This effort can be a model for the state and the rest of the country.
Tillie and I moved to Grand Junction in 1962. Together we watched our neighbors in this community come together to take care of each other and to make things happen that just would not be possible in many other cities. HopeWest, with its expanded programs, will assure all of us that help will be there for our families and friends when it is needed.
Tillie was proud to support HopeWest and I’m proud to continue our family legacy of being a part of the HopeWest mission. I’m excited to be part of the HopeBlooms Campaign and I hope you will be too.
Rocky Mountain C Stores – Shell / Wienerschnitzel
HopeWest Advancement Board
HopeWest was there in a way I did not expect or know possible when our family truly needed support. When I was asked to consider a challenge gift beyond our other donations to help HopeWest expand their mission, I couldn’t say no.
I know that without our help, this project—creating the Center for Living Your Best and opening a PACE program—is not feasible, and I know it will transform how all of us experience aging. Not only that, it will sustain the organization we have come to love.
Home is very important to me, and I want to be there for as long as possible. The new Bacon Center for Living Your Best will enable people to remain independent in the comfort of their own homes, while fostering social connections that are critical for happiness and health.
My husband, Mike, believed that it was important to give back to the community that made his success possible. Now, I hope to inspire you to give back and support this groundbreaking project.
The purpose of philanthropy is not to raise money. It is to transform everything it touches.
Home Loan Insurance & Home Loan State Bank
HopeBlooms Campaign Chair
The HopeWest expansion is not only innovative in its approach to total wellness and quality of life, but it will also stimulate our economy. These are the reasons for my support of the project.
Marjorie Keely, MD
As a retired physician who practiced in the field of rehabilitation medicine for decades here in Grand Junction, I value good physical health and the very best quality of life in general for seniors. HopeWest understands and values that, too.
HopeWest already provides comprehensive and compassionate care to people suffering from chronic disease as well as providing comfort and peace of mind at the end-of-life. Their palliative care programs help people manage medical, psychological, and social issues for chronic heart, lung, kidney and other conditions of aging wherever they are—home, senior residences, nursing homes, hospitals and the Ferris Care Center. Family support and education during the illness and in the grieving process are also essential. Soon, new programs at the Center for Living Your Best will offer comprehensive medical care, socialization, support and creative fun for frail seniors.
I have friends and family who are deeply appreciative of these holistic programs that enable our last years of life to be lived with dignity and comfort. And, I am grateful that I can personally support the HopeBlooms Campaign and the dedicated and experienced HopeWest teams, both through charitable giving, and with lots of kudos for the extraordinary work they do!
Richard & Lindsay Keller
We were both raised understanding how important
it is to give back to our community…
Our family has been touched by hospice care, so when we learned about the unparalleled services at HopeWest, we knew we had found an organization we would forever be humbled and honored to support. From attending fundraising events like the Black Tie & Boots Gala and the Holiday Show, to making dinners for monthly grief support groups, our HopeWest journey has shown us that giving back comes in many forms.
When we were asked to support the HopeBlooms Campaign, the initiative amazed us—a comprehensive approach to aging well through the mind, body and spirit. These services are for both the aging population as well as their families and caregivers. Richard sees the difference these services would make for his clients and their families everyday. Although we may not personally need these services for years to come, paying it forward is the virtuous thing to do.
Please consider joining us to support this important project, so we can enrich our community for generations to come.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
– Christopher Reeve
Ken Leis became part of the HopeWest “family” as soon as he moved to the Grand Valley. His generous gifts to our Capital Campaigns were instrumental in the success of all major projects over the last 15 years. Ken’s leadership on our Board of Directors helped guide the organization toward a vision of expanded service and excellence. Ken is a dedicated advocate who inspires many others to contribute. We are so grateful for his extraordinary commitment and philanthropic spirit.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR, WELLS FARGO ADVISORS
HOPEBLOOMS CAMPAIGN CHAIR
Our community knows HopeWest for high-touch patient and family care. I am excited about being involved in telling the story and raising money for this next groundbreaking expansion of HopeWest’s mission. It represents a response to and anticipation of an undeniable need of all of us: our parents now, us later! There is no better lineup of health care visionaries, clinical staff and community leaders to lead this effort.
Doug & Jamee Simons
Owners of Enstrom Candies, HopeBlooms Campaign Chairs
“We have to get behind great programs like the HopeWest expansion of services that will build the kind of community we envision. We have promoted Mesa County as a great place to retire, so we must prepare to meet the needs of those who choose to live here.” – Doug Simons
“It is often said that ‘home is where the heart is.’ I believe with all my heart that we should do all we can to help people age in place – in the homes that they love. The HopeBlooms campaign can make that possible.” – Jamee Simons
Marc & Mary K. Wendland
“We are both honored and proud to be employed by an organization that contributes so much to our community. We have seen firsthand the wonderful care given to HopeWest patients and their families by our amazing physicians, clinicians, social workers and chaplains, who go above and beyond to give the best care possible. There are two things that help keep these wonderful caregivers going—a huge support staff behind the scenes, and money. As with all nonprofits, fundraising is a necessity. We strongly believe in the mission of HopeWest, and are happy to support it through our work, our ability to assist with fundraisers, and through our donations to support the many programs offered by HopeWest.
With so many people working past retirement age, it is becoming harder for individuals to care for elderly relatives. We want to let them be as independent as possible, for as long as possible, but sometimes it is hard to leave them alone. A program like PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care of the Elderly) would allow people to remain independent at home by providing a day center, medical care, social opportunities, activities, and even some fun!
To launch a program like PACE requires substantial support and time. We encourage the community to give what you can to make this dream a reality. Who knows, we might need this program down the road! We will continue to support the HopeBlooms Campaign to see PACE come to fruition for generations to come.”
We invite you...
to embrace this unique opportunity to create something that will transcend generations and help make the last chapter of our lives the best it can be.
Herb and Laura May Bacon Center for Living Your Best
2754 Compass Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506