Immanuel Communities Takes Ownership of Lifespace’s Deerfield and Grand Lodge

Immanuel Communities ( and Lifespace Communities, both not-for-profit owners and operators of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), reached a mutual agreement to transfer ownership and management of Lifespace’s Des Moines- and Lincoln-based campuses—Deerfield and Grand Lodge—into Immanuel’s family of retirement living communities. Lifespace and Immanuel are committed to providing transparency, exceptional service and support to their residents, team members, and communities as part of a smooth transition.

Lifespace’s Deerfield and Grand Lodge at the Preserve communities will officially join the Immanuel family in Q3 of 2021. The Deerfield and the Grand Lodge campuses will add a combined 349 apartments with a care level mix of independent living, assisted living, memory care, residential care, and skilled-nursing and long-term care to Immanuel’s portfolio of continuing care retirement communities.

Deerfield and Grand Lodge at the Preserve are strong fits for Immanuel as it continues to strengthen its Midwest presence in Iowa and Nebraska. The opportunity to welcome Deerfield and Grand Lodge into its family augments Immanuel’s regional focus in Nebraska and Iowa while extending more opportunities to serve team members and residents in these regions.

Immanuel owns and operates 16, 55+ active living, independent living, assisted living, and long-term care retirement communities on nine campuses; three Immanuel Pathways PACE® Centers in Iowa and Neb.; the Immanuel Community Foundation which supports residents, participants and employees; and the Immanuel Vision Foundation that extends financial support to nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations that share purposes in alignment with Immanuel’s service centered mission. Learn more at