Mission & History

Elim Park is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the community’s residents with quality care in a Christ-centered environment through beautiful apartment homes, customizable living options, comprehensive wellness programs, and cutting edge medical facilities.

Elim Park was born at a gathering at the First Swedish Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York when the group decided to open “a home in the country” that would be used for summer guests. In 1906 an 80-acre farm with a 12 room house was dedicated as a rest home for all ages. Since that time the community has moved from Shelton to Cheshire and shifted its focus to specialize in serving people age 65 and over. However, despite its many changes, Elim Park has maintained its vision to act as an extension of the Church ministry within Converge Northeast. Members of Converge Northeast are given admission priority, residents are encouraged to grow spiritually as part of an effort to promote wellness in all areas of living, and Christian Services remain a vital element of the community. A common theme of leadership at Elim Park is a desire to, “Honor God in all we do.”


Elim Park is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community whose mission is to provide quality care through comprehensive wellness programs and medical facilities for our residents in a Christ-centered environment.

Elim Park looks upon its mission as an extension of the Church ministry within Converge Worldwide and gives admission priority to its members.

Residents are encouraged to grow spiritually as they live out their lives at a level of wellness and independence appropriate to their individual situations.

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Honor God in all we do. —Colossians 3:23

Encourage spiritual growth. —Colossians 1:9

Respect the dignity of life. —1 John 3:17 Commit to excellence. —Philippians 4:8

Respect the individual. —Philippians 2:3-4

Hire a competent staff who exhibit a caring attitude and high moral standards. —Proverbs 3:5-6

Maintain open communication. —2 Corinthians 8:21

Be fiscally responsible. —1 Timothy 5:8