About Us

Situated in the heart of 'The City Beautiful', The Palace at Coral Gables represents the pinnacle of Senior Living in the United States. Recipient of 6 Gold Awards from The National Association of Homebuilders including the #1 Senior Living Community in America, The Palace has over 240 luxurious residences with vibrant activities and a myriad of amenities & services.

Inspired by the resplendent Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris, the community is a magnificent 9-story structure on Andalusia Avenue, just steps away from the vibrant Miracle Mile shopping district. The level of finishing and the extraordinary quality of the services and amenities packages are second to none.

Apartment availability changes daily and is extremely limited. Please call to discuss your needs and for current available apartments that may suit your wishes. Visit us today and be amongst the privileged few to call The Palace at Coral Gables home.

Since 1980, The Palace Group has set the standard for Senior Living...

Welcome to The Palace Group of Senior Living Communities. We invite you to visit our beautiful communities in South Florida, and to meet our residents and staff. You'll understand why thousands of families have entrusted the care of their older family members to us.

We founded The Palace Group in 1980 as a 21-bed ALF and have grown to multiple, nationally-recognized and award-winning communities and services, serving over 1,600 residents and 1,500 employees. The Palace offers a choice of care levels including Independent Living, Catered Living, Assisted Living, Nursing & Rehabilitation, Home Health Services, Luxury Living for those 55 & Over, and a Continuing Care Retirement Community. We are proud to present to you our crown jewel, The Palace at Coral Gables.

Even with our growth and success, The Palace Group remains a privately-owned "labor of love." Along with our sons Zack and Haim, we all live nearby; we frequently dine on-site; we know our residents & families.

Helen & Jacob Shaham
Founders & Owners


Our Philosophy

The foundation of the culture of the Palace Group is its Mission Statement & The Palace Principles. While a Mission Statement guides every company, The Palace Principles serve as daily reminders to all employees as to the expected level of service. Similar to The Ritz Carlton Basics, The Palace Principles are discussed at the beginning of the Corporate Orientation Program and all managers discuss them on a weekly basis with their employees.


The Palace Mission Statement

Founded on The Golden Rule, The Palace is dedicated to providing seniors an exceptional level of service and care, in a luxurious environment, while exceeding the expectations of our customers, families, and team members.


The Palace Group History

  • 1980

    January 1980

    Helen & Jacob Shaham, founders of The Palace, move to the U.S.A. from Israel. Jacob wanted to work with the elderly. Helen was a hotel controller.

  • July 1980

    Breezy Acres, a 21 bed Assisted Living Facility (ALF) in Opa-Locka was purchased, becoming their first community.

  • 1981

    May 1981

    Calderwood Lodge East & West, a 65-bed ALF in Homestead is purchased next. It is enlarged to 102 beds in 1983.

  • 1984

    September 1984

    Calderwood Lodge North, formerly the Congress Inn Motel, a couple of blocks north of the East & West, is converted, adding 144 ALF beds.

  • 1985

    April 1985

    Breezy Acres is remodeled and enlarged.

  • 1987

    July 1987

    Calderwood Lodge NorthEast, the Shaham's first brand-new building opens, adding 154 ALF beds. By now, with 435 ALF beds, the Shahams are the largest private ALF operator in Dade County.

  • 1988

    July 1987

    A 13-acre parcel of land is purchased on what will become The Palace at Kendall.

  • February 1991

    The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center opens. Beautifully designed and decorated, this 180 bed, state-of-the-art facility in Kendall is one of the most impressive Rehab Centers in the county!

  • April 1991

    The Palace Renaissance ALF opens. Also beautifully designed and decorated, this 198 bed elegant community is the most impressive ALF in the county.

  • 1992

    August 1992

    Calderwood Lodge in Homestead is completely demolished by hurricane Andrew. Luckily, all the residents were evacuated to The Palace at Kendall and were uninjured. The Palaces at Kendall were also damaged, but not as severely.

  • 1996

    January 1996

    The Palace Royale, a 226 bed Catered Living Community adjacent to The Palace Renaissance, opens.

  • 1997

    April 1997

    The Palace at Home, Medicare Certified Home Health Agency, is founded.

  • 1999

    June 1999

    The Palace Suites, with 180 Independent Living apartments opens and completes The Palace at Kendall's full Continuum of Care.

  • June 2000

    The Palace Tel-Aviv, a 234-unit CCRC and 132 bed Nursing & Rehab Center in the heart of Tel-Aviv, Israel, is conceived.

  • 2000

    August 2000

    The Shaham's sons, Zack and Haim, join The Palace team further reinforcing the true "family spirit."

  • 2002

    January 2002

    US News & World Report recognizes 5 Palace Communities as Best in Senior Living.

  • 2002

    February 2002

    GALLUP Recognizes The Palace Group as one of the World’s Most Exceptional Workplaces for a 5th consecutive year.

  • 2002

    June 2002

    The Palace at Weston "Luxury Living for Those 55 and Over" is conceived.

  • 2003

    June 2003

    The Palace University is founded to promote and enhance employee training and education.

  • 2004

    June 2004

    The Palace at Weston 55 & Over breaks ground on construction.

  • 2005

    May 2005

    Palace Tel-Aviv CCRC opens. This magnificent community revolutionizes senior living in Israel.

  • November 2005

    The Palace at Weston, the only age-restricted community in the City of Weston sells out its 382 apartments.

  • 2006

    2006 - Present

    The Palace at Home recognized as one of the top 100 agencies in the US.

  • 2007

    October 2007

    The Palace enters into a 99-year Land Lease with the City of Coral Gables to develop The Palace at Coral Gables. Inspired by the resplendent Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris, this community will set a new standard for luxury senior living.

  • July 2007

    The Palace at Weston 55 & Over opens.

  • 2008

    February 2008

    Palace at Weston Senior Living receives site plan approval. When complete, this luxurious community will have 410 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support.

  • 2009

    January 2009

    January 2009 The Palace Nursing & Rehab receives a 5-Star rating from Medicare! It is one of only 20 nursing homes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to earn the designation.

  • 2011

    September 2011

    CARF Accreditation for:
    ● The Palace Renaissance
    ● The Palace Royale
    ● The Palace Gardens.

  • 2012

    January 2012

    Palace at Home Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission.

  • 2013

    June 2013

    The Palace at Coral Gables opens.

  • November 2013

    10 Acre parcel of land purchased for the New Palace Gardens.

  • 2014

    February 2014

    The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) recognizes The Palace at Coral Gables as the #1 Senior Living in the U.S.:
    ● Best 50+ Independent Living Community
    ● Best 50+ Dining Experience
    ● Best 50+ Fitness & Wellness Program
    ● Best 50+ Indoor Common Use Space
    ● Best 50+ Lifestyle Program
    ● Best in American Living Award

  • 2014

    The Palace Nursing & Rehab Center & Homestead Manor are both rated among the top 100 nursing homes by U.S. News Report.

  • 2014

    Homestead Manor replaces 18 ALF beds with 24 Skilled Nursing beds.

  • 2015

    June 2015

    Palace Nursing & Rehab Receives Joint Commission Accreditation.

  • 2016

    December 2016

    The New Palace Gardens opens.

  • 2017

    January 2017

    The Palace at Home recognized as one of the top 25 agencies in the U.S. patient satisfaction.

  • 2017

    July 2017

    The Palace Nursing & rehab is awarded the prestigious Governor's Gold Seal Award; one of only 34 in the State.

  • 2018

    January 2018

    The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) honors The Palace amongst Americas's Best:
    Palace Gardens: Best New Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Opened in 2017
    Palace Coral Gables: Top Senior Living Event

  • 2018

    April 2018

    The Palace at Weston Breaks Ground.

  • 2018

    May 2018

    GALLUP honors The Palace as one of only 39 companies in the world with "Execptional Workplace Award".

  • 2021

    March 2021

    The Palace at Weston opens.

Questions & Answers

Ask Helen

Helen Shaham and her husband Jacob have been operating The Palace Group retirement communities for over 40 years. If you have questions about the lifestyle changes that go with aging, or if you'd like to be invited to a social event at The Palace, please call (305) 445-7444, or contact us here.