How we got started: Our History
Kavod Senior Life (formerly Allied Jewish Apartments) was founded in 1968 by a group of philanthropic minded individuals in the Jewish community who were concerned about the lack of affordable housing for lower income senior adults. The West Building, at 11 South Adams Street, opened in 1971.
Developed as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, the housing arm of Kavod currently operates three high rise buildings in Cherry Creek.
The East Building opened in 1979. In order to enable residents to remain independent as long as possible, supportive services were added early on in the building process. A spacious dining room was built in the East Building, and dining services began. The South Building was completed in 1983.
The three buildings are connected by means of a walkway and a bridge. A total of 397 apartment homes are on campus, housing more than 400 individuals in Senior Living and Assisted Living, as well as on site Night Managers. Kavod is the fourth largest senior living facility in the Denver metro area (DBJ, October 2, 2015).
In 1986, a staffed activity program was added in order to help provide residents with social and intellectual opportunities. This program grew, and in 2011 the Academy of Lifelong Learning was established. The Academy of Lifelong Learning offers an extensive choice of classes and activities, and graduations are held annually to recognize individuals who participate in enough classes and activities to qualify.
An Assisted Living Program began in 1986 for residents who needed more assistance but wanted to remain in the community.