Village Stories

We All Have A Story

A story filled with our own unique chapters. Our story began more than a century ago, and has included many chapters with some of Kansas City's finest characters.

Meet The Villagers

The accommodations and amenities of Village Shalom are only part of our story. Take a few minutes to meet the happy people who live and work here, because they are the true reason that Village Shalom is the ideal setting for the retirement chapters of life.

The Sweethearts

The story of Tom and Alice Lewinsohn reads like the dust jacket of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Two Germans, born under Nazi rule just 250 miles apart, whose lives would take drastically different paths before a chance meeting in a jazz club halfway around the world. The tale of these destined sweethearts parallels some of the greatest love stories of all time, with one important exception – it’s all true.

Start an exciting new chapter in your story. Click here to learn how you can lead a worry-free independent living lifestyle in The Villas. 

 

The Sisters

Few situations are more unenviable than being tasked with finding a care solution for a resistant aging parent. In the case of Susan Krigel and Karen Green, they were dealing with two resistant parents – each with their own unique needs.

Discover the kind of high-quality care your loved one deserves. Click here to learn about the options available in Village Shalom's Continuing Care Retirement Community. 

 

The Fixer

There are times in our lives when a new road leads to a familiar place. Years ago, John Gilbert’s father experienced a severe stroke that left him unable to speak. Within a few days, he had stabilized and could no longer stay in the hospital. John learned that the hospital’s social worker had made arrangements for his dad to continue his rehabilitation at our predecessor community, Shalom Geriatric Center.

Start your next chapter with a rewarding career at Village Shalom. Click here to see the opportunities that are currently available.  

 

The Advisor

For some families, the tradition of Village Shalom is passed down from generation-to-generation like a cherished heirloom. For Alana Muller, the tradition began with her great-grandfather who resided at another Village Shalom predecessor, Shalom Plaza.

Click here to learn about the community leaders who comprise the Village Shalom Board of Directors. 

 

The Vacationer 

A spontaneous trip to Miami Beach forever changed Claire Siegel’s life for the better. It changed for the better again many years later when she decided to make a move to Village Shalom. 

 See how you can change your life for the better. Click here to learn about all the retirement living options available at Village Shalom. 

 

The Caregiver

Emily has been caring for others all her life. At Village Shalom, she has found a rewarding career with an employer that cares about her, too.

Start your next chapter with a rewarding career at Village Shalom. Click here to see what sets us apart.  

 

The Activist

 Ruth has always taken a stand for what she knows to be right. Meet this amazing woman, and see how she determined that The Villas would be the right setting for the next chapters of her story. 

See if The Villas are the right fit for the next chapters in your story. Click here to learn more. 

 

The Veteran

Even a WWII injury couldn't keep Jack down for long. So when his legs started acting up on him, he turned to the pros at Village Shalom to help him get back to the active life he's always led. 

See how your loved one can regain their independence with assisted living at Village Shalom. Click here to learn more. 

 

The Executive

A nurse at heart, our COO, Karin McCrary, found the ideal setting for the next chapter in her career at Village Shalom.

 

Start your next chapter with a rewarding career at Village Shalom. Click here to see what sets us apart. 

 

The Shopkeepers 

A wonderful group of friends has played a major role in many of the chapters in Katie and Bob's story. A retirement lifestyle in The Villas has helped to ensure it stays that way. 

Start a new chapter in your story. Click here to see how The Villas can make for a setting that includes everything but compromise.

 

The Travelers

Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico -- Jack and Sally Yungmeyer's story has had many settings. See how Village Shalom has made for one they can finally settle on. 

 Start a new chapter in your story. Click here to see how The Villas can make for the ideal setting for you to settle in. 

 

The Mayor

Soldier, loft developer, "mayor" -- Mel Mallin's life story has been filled with many different chapters. His latest chapter is focused on bringing joy and laughter to the lives of his neighbors at Village Shalom.  

Start a new chapter in your story. Click here to see how Village Shalom can make for the perfect setting. 

 

The Artist 

Wife, mother, artist -- Shirley Morantz's life story has been filled with many different chapters. Her latest chapter has begun with a new retirement lifestyle in The Villas.   

Start a new chapter in your story. Click here to see how The Villas can be the perfect setting. 

 

The Rookie

Mother, accountant, Rookie of the Year -- Danette Roe's life story is filled with exciting chapters. Her latest has begun with a rewarding career at Village Shalom.

Start a new chapter in your story. Click here to take the first step toward beginning a new career at Village Shalom.