Immanuel Celebrates Seniors, Active Retirement with Grand Opening

April 16, 2019

OMAHA, NE–Immanuel Communities’ Lakeside Village campus celebrated mission, innovation, and active retirement last week with the grand opening celebration of Thrive by Immanuel Wellness Center and Day Spa, three chef-inspired restaurants and Nebraska’s first retirement community designed for the young, active retiree, Lakeside Lofts.

The celebrations, held on March 28, welcomed community members and leaders as well as senior residents who inspired the new amenities. A State of Nebraska Proclamation and Mayoral Proclamation were presented, declaring the day Innovation in Retirement and Active Seniors Day.

“This was a celebration of mission at Lakeside Village,” said Eric Gurley, Immanuel president and CEO. “Our not-for-profit mission calls us to continually reinvest in our communities to provide the best possible experience for residents. These changes are innovation in action, a reinvention of retirement, and a promise to continue leading and reinvesting in the places seniors call home.”

Thrive by Immanuel Wellness Center and Day Spa allows residents a renewed focus on health and wellness, with enhanced programming that uplifts, connects, and encourages residents to live their best lives. Expert wellness staff help residents achieve goals to help them reinvent the retirement they want–whether that’s making new social connections, managing a health condition, or getting ready for a trip. The Thrive day spa was designed with tranquility in mind, offering full salon services as well as relaxing and therapeutic massage treatments like aromatherapy and Hawaiian hot stones.

With chef-inspired menus and local ingredients, three new restaurants on the Lakeside Village campus are revolutionizing senior dining. Bistro1887 honors the founding year of Immanuel and offers an upscale, urban-feel casual bistro. At the Cast Iron Grille, you’ll find burgers, steaks and potatoes, as well as a place for residents to gather together and share conversation over familiar food. The Reserve on Frances Street is the community’s new intimate, upscale restaurant offering a rotating four-course menu offers chef inspired, fine dining options like crab beignet, roasted game hen, and salted caramel crème brûlée.

The cornerstone celebration of the event is Nebraska’s first ‘first-stage retirement community’. Lakeside Lofts opened last fall and bring a larger, upscale, luxury apartment to the campus and features thoughtful architecture, open concepts, floor to ceiling windows, and beautiful lake views.

Since 1887 Immanuel has been providing Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other, and the Community. As a not-for-profit, serving arm of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Immanuel’s house of brands includes Immanuel Communities, Immanuel Pathways, Immanuel Community Foundation and The Immanuel Vision Foundation.

Immanuel Communities owns and operates 14 independent living, assisted living and long-term care retirement communities on eightcampuses. Immanuel Pathways operates three PACE® Centers in Iowa and Nebraska. The Immanuel Community Foundation, a Resident Assistance Fund, provides financial assistance to independent living residents; and the Immanuel Vision Foundation extends financial support to non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations that share purposes in alignment with Immanuel’s service centered mission.


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