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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 …

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Senior-Friendly Walking Tours in the Flathead Valley

Welcome to the beautiful Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana, a destination surrounded by valleys, mountains and beautiful lakes. In the cradle of the West, there is so much to see and do. Whether you’re lucky enough to be a resident of the area or are just visiting, you can enjoy exploring new places or experiencing …


Anonymous $2.5M Gift to FVCC Honors Former Immanuel Lutheran Communities Resident

Flathead Valley Community College is $2.5 million closer to fully funding its new College Center on campus, thanks to an anonymous gift made to the college in honor and memory of FVCC founder Bill McClaren, a former resident of Immanuel Lutheran Communities.  See more….  


State association honors Immanuel Lutheran Communities’ Jim Pettis as Volunteer of the Year

– In a local ceremony today, Immanuel Lutheran Communities of Kalispell celebrated Jim Pettis’ achievement as Volunteer of the Year awarded to him by The Montana Health Care Association.  Pettis was awarded Volunteer of the Year award at MHCA’s annual awards banquet during their convention in Bozeman. The award is one of the association’s 2018 …


OUTLOOK 2018: Development Forecast

There are signs pointing to another solid year of commercial and residential development in the city in 2018. It might be hard to hit $100 million again, however, as the last two years were buoyed by large medical projects, including a $43 million multi-phase expansion at Immanuel Lutheran Communities and $65 million in construction at …


Immanuel Lutheran Communities Celebrate 60 Years

With a multi-phase expansion in the works, the organization has its eyes on the future as Montanans continue to live longer.  See full story here. BY MOLLY PRIDDY // SEP 19, 2017