“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 who were concerned about the lack of affordable housing for lower income senior adults. The West Building welcomed its first residents 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. 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, 2017).
In 1986, a staffed activity program was added to help provide residents with social and intellectual opportunities. This program grew, and in 2011 the Academy of Lifelong Learning was established. It 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 help with basic daily activities but wanted to remain in the community.
The East Building dining room and kitchen updates were completed in 2015 with the help of a grant from the Elaine Wolf Foundation. The space was dedicated to her in 2018.
After extensive renovations to the West Building Penthouse, The Harry and Jeanette Health & Wellness Center was opened in 2016. It serves as a bright and welcoming area for medical clinics, physical therapy, well being classes and socialization.