About

SHO-A Reputation for Compassionate Service

Founded in 1979

500 Residents     200 Caring Staff

Dedicated leadership   Affordable Housing     Over 30 Years of Service

Quality Results     High Satisfaction

Urban and rural areas where we are needed the most

Available to all income levels     Underserved populations

Our Mission

To provide and promote quality affordable housing and services in a caring environment for older adults in Colorado.

SHO Today

Senior Housing Options, Inc. (SHO) is a charitable organization that serves low and moderate income elderly and adults with physical and mental disabilities. We currently own and/or manage both assisted living and affordable apartment living units for over 500 residents including properties in Cortez, Denver, Granby, Kremmling, Longmont, and Parachute. SHO generates its own revenues to the extent possible and manages resources well, but still there are unmet needs that require us to ask for help from individuals, businesses, and foundations to assure high care for all residents.

1985:   Downtown Denver Inc. Award of Merit

1999:   Lower Downtown District Inc.:  Good Neighbor Brick

2002:   El Pomar Awards for Excellence-Finalist-The R. J. Montgomery Award for Excellence in Human Services/Seniors

2003:   El Pomar Awards for Excellence Finalist-The R.J. Montgomery Award for Excellence in Human Services Seniors

2006:   Community Shares Member Agency “Rookie of the Year”

2008:   Precision Plumbing Community Award to Cinnamon Park Assisted Living, Longmont

2010:   LoDo District Limelight Spotlight Award Nominee (one of three)

2011:   Madison House voted Best Assisted Living in Montezuma County by Cortez Journal Readers

2012:   Madison House voted Best Assisted Living in Montezuma County by Cortez Journal Readers

2013:   Madison House voted Best Assisted Living in Montezuma County by Cortez Journal Readers

2013:   Cliffview receives Dementia Care Leader Certification

Getting Started-A Brief History

1979-Ecumenical Housing is created

Ecumenical Housing was a community effort developed to serve elderly and disabled people being displaced from their homes in downtown Denver due to urban renewal. New office towers were quickly dislocating people who had resided in affordably priced hotels and boarding homes. The first two acquisitions to respond to this need were the Olin Apartments and The Barth Hotel. 

1987-Aging in Place leads to Assisted Living

It became apparent that as many of the residents in these two initial properties were getting older and they needed additional services. SHO began creating assisted living residences which were licensed by the State and certified to accept residents receiving Medicaid.

1987-Senior Housing Options

Ecumenical Housing was changed to Senior Housing Options to reflect its expanded operation throughout the State of Colorado and to more clearly reflect our mission. With the success and positive feedback from both residents and families, we began receiving requests to manage and/or build facilities from other organizations outside the metro Denver area.

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