Kavod Senior Life (or Kavod) was founded by a group of philanthropically-minded individuals in the Jewish community who were concerned about the lack of affordable housing for lower-income senior adults. What they created was a campus of affordable housing coupled with significant wraparound services, totaling 397 apartments (Independent & Assisted Living) in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver. Now almost 50 years old, the organization serves people of all backgrounds and traditions.
The organization also created a successful outreach program called Kavod on the Road to reach more people living off-campus. Kavod on the Road provides monthly life enrichment workshops for older individuals that improve social engagement and mental stimulation. An extension of Kavod on the Road is called Kavod in the City, which reaches low-income seniors in three specific buildings with the Denver Housing Authority. Between on and off-campus programs, Kavod reaches over 1,000 individuals each year.
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.