There is a lot going on at Kavod! Check out our local news features, awards and other recognitions. Many feature our residents, programs or campus innovations.
Colorado Non-Profit Association: Kavod Senior Life Honors Commitment to Aging Communities
December 2019 | The care and services that Kavod provides has earned it the trust of the community with several awards in 2019 including the LeadingAge – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Equity Award, The Beacon Award – 1 of the 25 Best Wellness Communities in North America by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and NuStep LL, a Jewish Programming Award from the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) and a Top Workplaces Award by The Denver Post. Read more.
Kavod designated as one of the top 25 ‘BEST IN WELLNESS’ communities in North America
November 2019 | Kavod Senior Life (Kavod) was awarded one of 25 Beacon Awards for “Best in Wellness” from a joint venture between the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and NuStep, LLC. The Beacon is awarded to senior living communities across North America that successfully create an environment that supports wellness for all who live and work there. Read more.
2019 Winners – LeadingAge – Robert Wood Johnson Health Equity Award
October 2019 | Michael Klein and Gabriel Sanders were chosen as the winners of the highly competitive 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – LeadingAge Health Equity Award. This award recognizes individuals who successfully implement a systems change approach to reduce health disparities regarding access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing, or public safety. Read more.
Trailblazers, Artists, Psychologists, and Athletes: These are the People We Serve (Featured in LeadingAge Magazine)
July 12, 2019 | Breaking through barriers has been the life story of Clothilde “Clo” Sydnor, one of the vibrant residents at Kavod Senior Life.
When her family moved to Colorado, Sydnor was the first woman and person of color to operate heavy machinery at the company where she worked, building notable Colorado landmarks. She was also the first woman to join the union and even drove semi-trucks. While working, Sydnor not only raised her own 4 children but served as a foster mom to 36 additional youths. Read more.
Kavod Residents Interviewed at the 9News Health Fair about the Senior Companion Program
May 31, 2019. Kavod residents, pictured in the middle, were interviewed at the 9News Health Fair by Spark the Change about their Senior Companion Program. While both residents participate in the program–one as a companion and the other as a client–they have equally benefited, formed a friendship and enjoy similar activities. Watch the live stream on Facebook.
Kavod Senior Life Wins 2019 Top Workplaces Award
Kavod Senior Life (Kavod) has been recognized with a 2019 Top Workplaces Award by The Denver Post. This annual contest measures employee satisfaction and results in a list of 100 of the state’s top workplaces for the calendar year. Read more.
Kavod Senior Life Receives 2019 Jewish Programming Award from the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS)
Apr. 2, 2019. Kavod President/CEO, Michael Klein accepts the 2019 Jewish Programming Award at the AJAS Conference in La Jolla, CA. The award recognizes Jewish programs developed and implemented by AJAS organizations that are innovative, creative and specifically designed to enhance the spiritual well-being of the older adults they serve. Kavod Senior Life was one of 6 winners for its intergenerational programming as part of the LinkAGES Colorado initiative. Read more.
Kavod on the Road Featured in March AJAS Newsletter
Kavod Senior Life Reaches Out . Kavod Senior Life launched an outreach program into the community nine years ago that has grown leaps and bounds; today it reaches nearly double the number of individuals off site than those living at Kavod. Read more.
Kavod Senior Life Awarded A Grant from Rose Community Foundation
Feb. 25, 2019. Kavod was granted $68,000 to purchase exercise equipment to benefit the nearly 70 percent of their residents with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
The grant will also enable Kavod to replace the doorknobs on campus apartments with door levers to ease the pain of knob-turning for residents with arthritic joints.
Kavod Senior Life Wii Bowlers Featured on Daily Blast Live
Feb. 15, 2019. Kavod Senior Life Wii Bowlers were featured on KUSA Channel 9’s program Daily Blast Live Healthy Living Segment. Watch our champion bowlers take on host Brandon London and teach him a thing or two about technique.
Kavod Senior Life Nominated for 2019 Eagle Award!
Feb. 8, 2019. Kavod Senior Life has been nominated for a prestigious 2019 Eagle Award! Established in 1990, the Eagle Award represents one of the highest achievements in the Colorado housing community – celebrating extraordinary accomplishments and outstanding leadership in housing and support services.
The awards honor the individuals and collaborative projects that soar to new heights in their work to ensure safe, decent, affordable housing for all Coloradans.