Heritage Matters

The origin of Shalom Cares was the Beth Israel Hospital and Home Society, founded in 1919 by Bella Mintz. In 1923 the Beth Israel Hospital and Home for the Aging was built on the west side of Denver to serve the city's elderly Jewish population. Then in 1946, the new Beth Israel facility was opened on West 16th and Meade.

But as time advanced, so did the age of the facility as well as the needs of our elderly community.

In 1992, Shalom Park in Aurora was created as the idyllic, mountain-view setting for the Beth Israel Nursing Home, later renamed the Shalom Park Nursing Home. In 1996, apartment and patio homes were built for independent living options and, more recently we added The Retreat, Shalom Therapies, and the J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center.

In 2010, "Shalom Cares" was established as the umbrella name that encompasses all our services and programs. Throughout our growth, Shalom Cares has remained true to its Jewish roots and the principal that spans all beliefs: Honoring Our Mothers and Our Fathers.

Click here to download a Historical Timeline of Shalom Cares.