Shalom Manor History


Shalom Manor Long-Term Care Home was incorporated in 1966 by the deacons of Classis Hamilton of the Christian Reformed Churches in the Hamilton-Niagara Region, and was known as "Classis Hamilton Homes for the Aged, Inc.," operating as "Shalom Manor."  The mandate of the deacons was to open and operate a home for elderly members of the Christian Reformed Churches in the area and to raise funds for the support of the home.

 Significant developments since the time of incorporation include:

1979   The opening of a 74-bed Home for the Aged with only private financing.
1981   The addition of a new dining room.
    The addition of a 28-bed two-level wing.
1992   The addition of a 30-bed nursing home wing (Sunrise Court), auditorium, and administrative offices.
1996   Formal recognition as a 132-bed Home for the Aged.
1999   67 beds were classified as "D" Beds.
2001   The construction of 98 life-lease condo apartments, known as "Shalom Evergreen Terrace" started, for completion in November 2002.
2002   Response to MOHLTC "D" Bed Submission proposed a $12-million redevelopment of all of Shalom Manor except the 1992 nursing wing addition (which will be renovated to maintain "A" standard). Approval received.
2003   Rebuild Shalom Manor to 112 new beds and renovate Mapleview.
2005   Shalom Manor reopens 144 beds on February 8. Demolished old building.
2006   Last phase built and opened September 28 including 36 retirement apartments (Shalom Gardens), new administration offices, auditorium, and café.

Our four-level, 36-unit retirement living complex, known as Shalom Gardens Apartments, complements the "continuum of care" vision shared by the Board of Directors and embraced by the Ministry of Health are now open. These units consist of a bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, balcony, and bathroom with laundry facilities and lounges on each floor. These suites come with a meal plan, housekeeping, and nurse supervision amenities.

Shalom Manor & Shalom Gardens is linked to Evergreen Terrace, a neighbouring life-lease complex, by an enclosed passageway.