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COVID-19 Update

June 26, 2020-  Yesterday, the Governor lifted the order directing “no visitation” in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Please click here to view a copy of his new directive on this subject which relies heavily on the guidance that has been issued by CMS and CDC. It also includes a general guidance document that was …

How to Be a Great Virtual Grandparent

7 ways to strengthen the grandparent-grandchild bond while sheltering in place By Liz Seegert  Credit: Adobe Nothing is “normal” these days. While we don’t yet know how bad COVID-19 will ultimately be, we do know that people over 60 are at particular risk for complications, should they become ill. That has many grandparents sheltering in place …

The Smile Program

Immanuel Lutheran Communities invites you to send a note of cheer to brighten the day of a resident on campus.  The Smile Program is a way for the greater community to connect with residents across campus during the pandemic. All ages are encouraged to draw, write, paint or otherwise create their note of cheer to …

Immanuel Lutheran remains vigilant in prevention efforts

Today, COVID-19 presents a huge challenge to our daily lives, but nowhere is this challenge as acute as within our senior living communities. For those of us who care for some of our community’s most vulnerable, this has been an especially challenging and stressful time as we defend against an invisible enemy. As the CEO …

March 13, 2020: Precautionary Measures at Immanuel Lutheran Communities

In light of the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, Immanuel Lutheran Communities is establishing precautionary measures as of 7p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020.  At this time, access to the community is restricted to essential visitors only. The new visitor restrictions follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as …

Immanuel Foundation Announces Estate Sale on May 9, 2020

On May 9, 2020, from 8am-2pm, the Immanuel Foundation will host an estate sale at the Gateway Community Center to benefit Flathead Valley seniors in need. By donating your gently-used furniture and household goods to the Immanuel Foundation, you can make arrangements for you unneeded possessions while helping local seniors.  We gratefully accept a variety …

A New Year’s Message from Pastor Larry Stappler

Happy New Year!!   I know that a new year is a time of new possibilities and also a time for looking back, reflecting on the past year.  Here’s a poem by Gerhard E. Frost that asks some questions that help us to reflect: “I’ve Begun Asking” I’m breaking my habit of asking strangers, “What do you …

A Christmas Message from Pastor Larry Stappler

Hope is in air around us this time of year.  Hope for a wonderful Christmas Season.  Hope for the love of Christ Jesus, born in Bethlehem, to shine in everyone.   Hope for the health of loved ones.  Hope for family members and friends to be reconciled.   Hope that those traveling for the holidays will arrive …

Rebecca Timis Appointed New Director of Human Resources

Rebecca Timis is the new director of human resources at Immanuel Lutheran Communities.  Timis has over 20 years of experience in managing a full spectrum of human resource programs, services and functions. Most recently she worked as human resource director at National Flood Services in Kalispell. “Rebecca joins our team bringing many years of experience …

Immanuel Lutheran Welcomes First Chief Operating Officer Carla Wilton

As a part of its strategy to build upon its continued growth and progress, Immanuel Lutheran Communities has appointed Carla Wilton to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Carla Wilton has held the position of Executive Director at Buffalo Hill Terrace for the past nine years, successfully assisting with leading the expansion …

WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER GETTING BACK ON A BIKE

Aside from health benefits, today’s bicycle options make riding more comfortable By Brette Sember September 25, 2019 Credit: Martha DoranMartha Doran, 64, of Culver City, Calif., modified her bike with high handlebars, a comfy seat and other accoutrements to make it comfortable for her. Has it been years since you got on a bicycle because you remember …

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.