“Kavod” (pronounced kuh-VOHD) is the Hebrew word for “honor” or “respect.”
Kavod provides Senior Living and Assisted Living apartment homes for adults 62 years of age and older (and people with qualifying mobility impairment disabilities). Our residences and main office are in the beautiful Cherry Creek neighborhood, convenient to the Cherry Creek Mall, restaurants, movie theater, shops, tennis courts and walking paths.
All our apartments are private and come with free wifi. Pets are welcome up to 25 pounds! We also have an active Resident Council and many opportunities to get involved and meet new friends.
Overall, our residents and our community are of paramount importance. We offer amazing amenities to help each individual remain vibrant, independent and healthy, such as:
- A nutritious dining program served restaurant-style with dietary options and accommodations
- Four care coordinators (social workers) who offer ongoing support and resources
- Our on-site Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Health & Wellness Center with a variety of services and programs
- A calendar of over 50 activities, trips and events each month
- Two vans that coordinate trips to grocery stores, pharmacies and social/educational outings
- On-site chaplaincy services and multi-faith religious offerings
- Outdoor gardening opportunities
- Intergenerational programming with children, teens and young adults
While Kavod is a Hebrew word, we consider ourselves a “Jewishly-hosted” community that celebrates and honors every faith, ethnicity and background.
We welcome you for a visit, phone call or campus tour!
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 to create a high-quality affordable housing community for older adults from all backgrounds and income levels.
- Buildings: Kavod’s first structure, the West Building, welcomed its first residents in 1971. The second (East) building opened in 1979 and the third (South) building was completed in 1983. A walkway and bridge were added to connect all three buildings with inside access. Overall, a total of 397 apartment homes now house more than 400 individuals.
- Programs: Programs and services were continually added over the course of time to enable residents to live as independently as possible.
- The Assisted Living Program was formed in 1986 for residents who needed more help with basic daily activities but wanted to remain in the community.
- A spacious dining room was built in the East Building for daily dining services; a second dining room was built for Assisted Living residents in the West building.
- A staffed activity program was created in 1986 to provide residents with social and educational activities and trips. In 2011 the Kavod Academy of Lifelong Learning was established to recognize individuals who participate in enough classes and activities to qualify for a life enrichment certificate.
- Elaine Wolf Dining Room: The East Building dining room and kitchen were renovated in 2015 with new equipment and appliances with major underwriting from the Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation. The space was dedicated to Elaine Wolf in 2018.
- Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Health and Wellness Center: After extensive renovations to the West Building Penthouse, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Health & Wellness Center opened in 2016. It now offers ongoing health clinics, physical therapy, wellness classes and socialization. Over 20 providers are contracted to meet the health needs of those on campus.
- CU Geriatrics: In 2020, CU Medicine established a geriatric clinic at Kavod to provide on-site medical services for residents, very uncommon in subsidized housing. Three specialized doctors provide support for residents right on campus.
- Awards: Kavod has received outside recognition for continuing these developments, promoting an effective “aging in place” service model.
- 2020 and 2019: Beacon Award from the International Council on Active Aging and NuStep, LLLC for being one of 25 top wellness campuses for older adults in North America.
- 2020 – 2015: Jewish Programming Award, Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS)
- 2019: LeadingAge-Robert Wood Johnson Health Equity Award for outreach initiatives in partnership with Denver Housing Authority and NextFifty Initiative.
- 2019: Top Workplace Award, Denver Post
The organization continues to flourish, continuing to serve older adults from all backgrounds and religions with honor, respect and Jewish values. Click here to find out more about Kavod’s on campus amenities.