A jovial Jack arrived at Immanuel as a thin layer of frost still covered the Midwest. Since then, a tidal wave of good humor has emerged from its soil. The team laughs at his jokes and exclaims “oh, Jack!” and recount their day. On her kitchen wall, a shiny red metal fish sets the tone for the kitchen decor. “I caught this, you know,” he smiled, “No, a friend helped me decorate.” He gestures towards the rest of the apartment, made up of beach decor, fishing memories, and a lifetime of stories.
Jack’s storied career is comprised of entrepreneurship; its history is dotted with social, fundraising and community commitments. Born, raised and retired locally, Jack was determined to stay true to his roots when he decided to move into a retirement residence. After losing his wife, Jack had to take care of the family home and wanted to move before it was a necessity. “It was an easy decision; I am close to my family and this is my home,” he comments.
Like many older people, Jack was reluctant to move. He didn’t need assisted living, didn’t need help from a caregiver, and he just wasn’t ready. Financially, he began to explore the possibility of moving to Immanuel. In Immanuel communities, air conditioning resilience is no longer a concern for residents. No shingle replacement needed after a Midwest windstorm. During freezing temperatures or scorching summers, the gas and electric bill will not change; everything is included. When Jack compared his current expenses with a future at Immanuel, his financial future was bright.
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When Jack isn’t planning his next vacation, going on a Florida fishing adventure, or imagining the catch of the day, he’s enjoying the peaceful views of nature from his apartment. He has already made new friends to laugh at with his abundance of stories and jokes. He feels like home. After all, the Midwest is the home he’s known for decades; his new address is just down the street. He looks forward to visits from his family and is ready to welcome them to his two-bedroom apartment.
Immanuel offers all the conveniences of maintenance-free independence with the added peace of mind that if needs change, support is just around the corner. At Immanuel, you can fully experience the joie de vivre of seniors. From chef-inspired meals to unforgettable social events, all you have to do is relax and live your best life. Expect the next chapter. Expect a calendar filled with wellness, social or spiritual opportunities. Look forward to an abundant retirement life.
Immanuel, the Midwest’s leader in senior living, has a 135-year history of inspiring aging seniors to love their next chapter. Immanuel’s nonprofit mission enables continuous improvement of communities, programmatic initiatives, and resident experiences. Immanuel has sixteen communities for seniors, from Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, 55+, Affordable Living and Long Term Care. Immanuel offers an array of senior living communities and support centers throughout Nebraska and Iowa. Learn more about Immanuel’s communities and its nonprofit mission at Immanuel.com.