Immanuel Celebrates Seniors, Active Retirement with Grand Opening

Immanuel Communities’ ( Lakeside Village campus celebrated mission, innovation, and active retirement 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.”

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.

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 with 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 brings a larger, upscale, luxury apartment to the campus and features thoughtful architecture, open concepts, floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful lake views.

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. More about information can be found online at or by calling (402) 507-4899.