By Emily Gross, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach
Today’s Front Line Hero is Immanuel, a Lutheran Services in America member organization and retirement solutions provider that empowers seniors throughout Omaha and Lincoln, NE, as well as Des Moines and Council Bluffs, IA. Founded in 1887, this month marks an incredible 133 years of service for the organization!
Evolving over time to address different needs in the greater Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines communities, Immanuel now provides care for more than 2,000 seniors through independent and assisted living, long-term and at-home care. In 2020, Immanuel staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure the wellbeing of seniors in their care, following through on the organization’s six CHRIST promises — Compassion, Honesty, Relationships, Integrity, Serve and Teamwork — to develop creative new initiatives that help seniors thrive. Employees at Immanuel work together to combat COVID-19 with activities that address both physical and emotional wellness, including: virtual chats with family members, balcony exercises, outdoor musical concerts, virtual scavenger hunts, door-to-door packages, social clubs via phone, and virtual pastoral care.
This past September, leadership presented Awards of Excellence to six employees for embodying one or more of Immanuel’s CHRIST promises and Immanuel’s mission of “Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other and the Community.”
All of us at Lutheran Services in America send our heartfelt congratulations on 133 years to Immanuel’s talented staff and board. Happy birthday, Immanuel!