Shalom Manor was incorporated in 1966 by the deacons of Classis Hamilton of the Christian Reformed Churches in the Hamilton-Niagara Region, as "Classis Hamilton Homes for the Aged, Inc.," operating as Shalom Manor, with the mandate to operate on a non-profit basis, a home for the elderly members of the Christian Reformed Churches. The home now receives some limited government funding and is open to the broader Dutch-Canadian Christian community. In September 2006, the last built phase was opened with the addition of Shalom Gardens Apartments. Shalom Gardens consists of 36-retirement units that include a bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, balcony and bathroom with laundry facilities and lounges on each floor. Shalom Manor's mission: serving the needs of the Christian, Dutch Canadian community in long-term care and retirement living; providing excellence in care, dignity, compassion and respect; ensuring that the spiritual, physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs of all residents are optimized; reaching out to the community with programs and resources.