About Us

Our mission at Village Shalom is to enhance the quality of life for older adults. That mission is supported by our tradition of providing quality, compassionate care dating back to 1912. 

Village Shalom’s history of care.

  • 1912 Moshav Zkeinim Home for the Aged Society is chartered, organized by a benevolent society of Orthodox Jews in Kansas City. Sarah Salzberg is president.
  • 1919 Herman Appleman donates his home at 29th and Troost as the Michael Appleman Jewish Home for the Aged. Twelve residents are served.
  • 1932 The Women’s Auxiliary is formed. Rebecca Kemp Tigerman is its first president.
  • 1933 The Appleman Home becomes a charter member of the Jewish Welfare Federation.
  • 1948 Ground is broken for a new home at 78th and Holmes.
  • 1950 September 3 is the ribbon-cutting day for the Home for the Jewish Aged. Eighteen residents move in.
  • 1954 Special Services unit is opened, increasing capacity to 90 residents.
  • 1967 Name is changed to Jewish Home for the Aged.
  • 1968 Capacity is increased to 181 residents. Women’s Auxiliary furnishes and decorates the living room and adjoining terrace.
  • 1970 Name is changed to Jewish Geriatric and Convalescent Center, reflecting the expanded services offered. Sheltered Workshop established.
  • 1974 Adult Day Health program is established for seniors in the community.
  • 1978 Shalom Plaza Apartments and Multi-Activity Senior Center is opened with 125 apartments and full-support services.
  • 1986 Alzheimer’s care unit is opened at Shalom Plaza.
  • 1987 Shalom Plaza Apartments opens 65 additional units.
  • 1993 Outpatient rehabilitation program is established.
  • 1997 Village Shalom sign at the new Overland Park location is unveiled. Plans for Village Shalom are completed.
  • 1998 Community breaks ground for Village Shalom.
  • 2000 Village Shalom opens its doors to the community on June 20.
  • 2007, 2008 & 2009 Village Shalom is recognized by The Kansas Department on Aging as a PEAK (Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas nursing homes) Award winning community for innovation in the culture of long-term care.
  • 2012 Village Shalom celebrates 100 years of service to the Kansas City area.

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