About Our Non-Profit Senior Living Community

Who We Are

Care, compassion and service have been at our core for more than 100 years. They’re why we’re here today. And they’re why we continue to grow and evolve so we can continue serving area seniors for the next 100 years.

A Plan for Your Future

Village Shalom, located on The Helzberg Campus for Jewish Living, is a non-profit Life Plan Community.
Because Village Shalom is a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC), you’ll get priority access to the full continuum of health care services we provide on campus, should you ever need them. Residents also receive the area’s most generous health care benefit — Shalom Health.

Shalom Health is our $60,000 per person health care benefit. At no additional cost to you, this benefit works like long-term care insurance to provide a substantial discount on the additional care levels available on the Village Shalom campus. If you ever need to make a permanent move to Village Shalom’s assisted living, skilled nursing or memory care, you can rest assured knowing this benefit will be in place to help cover the cost. Best of all, Shalom Health is free.

Our Mission

Our mission is to nurture the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of every individual whom we are privileged to serve, inspired by our heritage as a Jewish-sponsored senior living community. Our vision is to enable senior adults to flourish in a safe, caring, compassionate community.

Our Core Values

Honor, Provide, Respect, Foster, Uphold and Pursue. These values are our promise to our residents, families, staff and the entire Kansas City community.

HONOR our elders in accordance with Jewish principles by bringing dignity, choice, compassion and care to their lives and life transitions.

PROVIDE the assurance of a comfortable home and safe haven for all who are in our care.

RESPECT the diversity of our residents and their family members, staff, volunteers and business associates.

FOSTER strong, lasting relationships with our community and partnering organizations, agencies, philanthropists and volunteers whose support sustains us in fulfilling our mission.

UPHOLD our responsibility to the community and all who rely on us for their care through sound management of our financial resources.

PURSUE excellence and innovation in providing superior care, highly skilled staff and exemplary leadership that is a model for meeting the needs of seniors.

Leading the Way

Meet some of the leaders serving residents each and every day.

Management Team
  • Simon Abrahms, Interim CEO
  • Tim McFarland, Director of Facilities
  • Debra Gillette, Director of Human Resources
  • Jim Oliverius, Director of Information Technology
  • Lorena Williams, Director of Resident Life
  • Jill Allin, Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Nikol Terrill, Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement
  • Jamie Paredes, Chief Operations Officer
  • Megan Sova, General Manager of Dining
  • Samantha Vongchantha, Director of Nursing
  • Amanda Hill, Nursing Home Administrator
  • Ariane Hummel, Director of Assisted Living
  • Mark Campbell, Chief Financial Officer

Board Leadership

For more than a century, Village Shalom and its predecessor communities have been shaped for success through the service and leadership of some of Kansas City’s finest business leaders.

Board of Directors
  • Bob Gershon, Chair
  • Neal Schwartz, Vice Chair
  • Steve Ruben, Treasurer
  • Rachel Krantz, Secretary
  • Ashley Alpert
  • Robert Baran
  • Allison Berey
  • Dr. Irene E. Bettinger
  • Steve Geduldig
  • Shirley Helzberg, Lifetime Member
  • Howard Jacobson
  • James Klein, Lifetime Member
  • Jeremy Krashin
  • Frank Lipsman
  • Amanda Palan
  • Rosanne Rosen
  • Andrew Schlachter
  • Ken Sigman
  • David Spizman
  • Stewart Stein
  • Todd Stettner
  • Ben Warner

A Firm Foundation for the Future

If you’d like to know more about our Jewish senior living community that’s open to all faiths, use the contact form to request a personal appointment.