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Buffalo Hill Terrace Voted #1 in 2019 Best of Flathead

Check it out on page G15 in The Daily Interlake’s special Best of Flathead 2019 edition.  Buffalo Hill Terrace was voted the best community for older adults.  Thank you to all who voted for Northwest Montana’s only Life Plan Community.


Immanuel Skilled Care Center Announces New Nursing Administrator

Amanda Ritzer has joined Immanuel Lutheran Communities as the nursing administrator. She will lead the nursing department at Immanuel Skilled Care Center and the Retreat at Buffalo Hill.  “Amanda brings many relevant proficiencies as a local nurse clinical leader with experience in skilled nursing / transitional care and home care.” states Jason Cronk, Administrator of Immanuel Skilled …


Congratulations to Teryn Waldenberg, CFO, Immanuel Lutheran Communities recipient of “20 Under 40” Award

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday at the Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell named the award winners of the “20 Under 40” in the Flathead Valley.   More than 100 nominations were submitted for consideration to a panel of judges. The third annual event was presented by the Daily Inter lake, Kalispell Chamber, …


“Go, Find” presented by author, Susan Purvis

Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and marriage to a new husband, 33-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way. Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Crested Butte, Colorado will improve her life. When she learns about avalanches that …



A chat with the Today money guru and author of ‘Women with Money’  There’s no stopping this train,” Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s The Today Show, writes in her new book, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve. (It covers everything from the emotions …


Immanuel Lutheran Communities Appoints Heidi Hickethier Foundation Director

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2019 For more information, contact: Tracy Bridges, Immanuel Lutheran Communities Immanuel Lutheran Communities Appoints Heidi Hickethier Foundation Director KALISPELL – Immanuel Lutheran Communities has appointed Heidi Hickethier Director of the Immanuel Foundation. “Immanuel Lutheran Communities is pleased to welcome Heidi to head the Immanuel Foundation, she brings strong ties …


Montana retirement communities want licenses to serve liquor

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Administrators, staff and residents of Montana retirement communities asked the Legislature Thursday to allow their facilities to be licensed to serve alcohol to residents and their guests as part of the increasing services retirees expect.  See the entire story here…


The Senior’s Ball at Immanuel Lutheran Communities was, well, a ball!

According to the Life Enrichment department at Immanuel Skilled Care Center, “This year’s Senior’s ball was the best yet! This event took some serious team effort, and we all knocked it out of the park!!! Thank you to all the nursing staff, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, really all the staff and volunteers involved.  Without you guys …


ILC 2018 Expansion Receives National Recognition in Senior Living Design

Spring 2019-Environments For Aging Design Showcase Awards-Finalist Published each year in the Spring issue of Environments for Aging, the EFA Design Showcase offers a compilation of architecture and interior design projects representing outstanding innovative design solutions in new or renovated senior care environments across the nation. A jury appointed by The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological …


Outlook 2019

According to the Flathead Beacon, commercial development has slowed in Kalispell, but residential surges there and elsewhere, led by apartment complexes with more than 1,000 new multi-family units approved and hundreds more proposed across the county.  Immanuel Lutheran Communities has completed its expansion of Buffalo Hill Terrace to include The Villas at Buffalo Hill with …


Immanuel Makes the News…

The Villas are set to open this Saturday!  Read all about it in this Daily Interlake article.


The Villas at Buffalo Hill Independent Living Community Coming to Kalispell, MT

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Growing Only Life Plan Campus in Northwest MT November 3rd Grand Opening Welcomes Public KALISPELL, Mont., Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With today’s seniors living longer, healthier and livelier, Immanuel Lutheran Communities is growing its campus. Designed to better serve the dynamic nature of senior living, The Villas at Buffalo Hill is part of an …