Kavod helps its seniors avoid multiple moves by offering both Senior Living and Assisted Living levels of care. Residents are able to stay in the Kavod community and remain connected with their friends and neighbors, which brings a sense of stability and contentment. Two gentlemen living at Kavod for over a decade gave their perspective on moving from Senior to Assisted Living and how they are enjoying life in their later years.
Joel is 76 years old. After 30 years working for the VA hospital in the Bronx (New York), he moved to Kavod to be close to his sister and to be near the mountains. “I always liked visiting Colorado,” Joel shared. Once settled into Kavod, Joel has made many friends and has no intention of moving anywhere else. “I love it here,” he says. He recently moved into an Assisted Living apartment after 11 years in Senior Living. “I’m enjoying the change very much,” Joel shared. “I don’t have to do anything! They wash my clothes, clean my apartment, make my bed and cook all my meals.”
Joel religiously participates in many activities on campus, including Wii bowling, bingo, on-campus concerts and off-campus trips. He is well known to staff members for his sense of humor and can often be spotted in the main Kavod lobby chatting with other residents or completing a word puzzle.
Milton is 96 years old and grew up in Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), after which he pursued a 32-year career with the Department of Motor Vehicles with the state of California. Like Joel, he moved to Colorado to be close to his sister and a niece who lives in Aspen. “My sister lived in walking distance from Kavod, so she knew this would be a good place for me,” he shares. He also recently moved to Assisted Living after 12 years in Senior Living and is benefiting from the range of services provided.
Milton remembers attending concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in his younger years and still attends concerts, dinners out and other activities on campus. When asked what advice he would give to the younger generation, he simply said, “Just live each day.”