A 40-year partnership leads to a lifetime of impact

KU Partnership

GoodLife’s history is filled with passionate people demanding better care for their loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Two of our co-founders, James Sherman and Jan Sheldon, also held faculty positions at the University of Kansas (KU). Together they recognized and understood the importance of evaluating and applying best practices to service settings and addressing societal concerns. This… read more

The history of Goodlife: A story of passion, equality and connectedness

GoodLife History

The year was 1974 when six sets of parents, the founders of GoodLife,  started meeting together in a living room in Johnson County, Kansas. The aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement swirled around them, and great progress had been won for the freedom and equality of black people in America. Change in public education was happening, too. For the first… read more

Top five things we’re proud of in 2019


We’ve had a big year. If you’ve spent any time with GoodLife, you know we are passionate about reimagining independent living for seniors and those with disabilities in an empowering, connected and purposeful community. In 2019, we’ve worked hard to build upon our well-established foundation of connected community, personalized innovation and supported independence. As the year comes to an end,… read more

Welcome to the GoodLife

Welcome to the GoodLife

Here, the GoodLife is possible As the first official blog post, I’d like to say welcome to the GoodLife. GoodLife Innovations Inc. is the new parent company of Community Living Opportunities (CLO), and we are redefining what’s possible for seniors and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our model of care wasn’t born yesterday – it’s been over 40 years… read more