“Mind , Body, & Spirit ”

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. – Philippians 4:8

A Case for Support for the New Elim Park


Over a century ago, Swedish Baptists came together to create a truly special community for their elders in Shelton, Connecticut.  Today, Elim Park Baptist Home is a reminder of their incredible legacy and continues to provide an unsurpassed retirement lifestyle within a warm, caring, and Christ-centered atmosphere.

As a nationally accredited life plan retirement community, Elim Park offers residents an independent and fulfilling life while knowing that Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, and Health Care services are available on-site if ever needed.  Within our beautifully landscaped campus and meticulously maintained residential neighborhoods exists a variety of quality services and amenities that enable residents to live their lives with comfort, security, and peace of mind.

As a not-for-profit, faith-based organization, our primary focus is the quality of life for our residents.  We will continue to provide service that reflects both our values and commitment to excellence.  Understanding that today’s excellence becomes tomorrow’s expectations, the leadership of Elim Park constantly strives to find new ways to help our residents improve their lives.  We refuse to rest on yesterday’s accomplishments.  

The Next Chapter in Our History

A new Arts & Leisure Center will be the next chapter in our history.  Its state-of-the-art features will promote spiritual enrichment, physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, healthy lifestyles, and more.  Its many features include:

  • A Prayer Chapel                                                                    
  • An Outdoor Restaurant and Leisure Area                            
  • An Indoor Teaching Kitchen                                          
  • An Arts Studio (Painting & Pottery Rooms)  
  • A Game Room

For any organization to stay in operation for over 115 years, it takes perpetual hard work.  We are proud that Elim Park has grown.  We continue to grow by God’s grace and through the generosity of those who care about the people we serve.

Connor Architecture of Lexington, Massachusetts, prepared schematic designs for this project.  We are excited about the overall look and functionality of their design.  While the actual space may be slightly different from these schematic drawings, the new center will have these essential elements.

O,R&L Construction of Branford, Connecticut, was selected as the construction management firm to develop the new Arts & Leisure Center.    Construction is to begin in August 2022, with an estimated time for completion of six months. 

Every effort will be made to raise the necessary funds expeditiously.  There will be naming opportunities for our most substantial gifts made to this campaign.  There will also be a beautiful Wall of Honor where all donors can be recognized.     

Have questions?

The Elim Park Development Office would be happy to talk with you about this project and answer any questions you may have.  Contact Director of Development, Barry Tomlinson, at (203) 272-3547 ext. 172 or via email at btomlinson@elimpark.org to find out how you can be a part of this historic and meaningful effort.  THANK YOU!