Tabitha and The Landing Collaborate to Benefit Elders

Photo: Groundbreaking ceremony for The Landing at Williamsburg Village.

Tabitha, your answer for Elder Care, and The Landing at Williamsburg Village, an Immanuel Community, recently announced a paradigm-shattering, innovative collaboration for the benefit of Lincoln-area seniors.

Joined by their common, Christian-centered missions, the two organizations are shedding the common perception of competition within the health care industry’s current environment of fiscal uncertainty and challenge. Through a united effort to serve the best interests of the community, they have brought together Tabitha’s historic, award-winning nursing care with Immanuel Communities’ excellence in living community design.

A groundbreaking ceremony on May 15 officially introduced their first collaborative project: a visionary, resident-centered skilled-nursing and long-term care living community on The Landing’s Williamsburg Village campus in Lincoln.

Photo: Groundbreaking participants took part in the "Harlem Shake" dance for a fun video. Here is the video: http://youtu.be/ly6IL_bsthU

“Because both Tabitha and Immanuel believe in offering the best options and answers to Elders throughout the aging journey, we have reached across the community to join in collaboration and bring our courageous vision of strengthening options available to Elders to fruition. Indeed, two heads—and hearts—are better than one, and the best is yet to come,” said Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha president and CEO.

The collaborative community will feature 15 private suites—two built for couples and many shared indoor and outdoor living spaces where residents are encouraged to build relationships and live their daily lives in an environment that’s just like home yet affords the best in skilled-nursing support.

“For decades Tabitha has led the way in forward-thinking solutions for Lincoln’s aging population,” said Eric Gurley, Immanuel president and CEO. “It only makes sense that the community’s finest living communities, like The Landing, would take advantage of the reputation, innovation and commitment to serving seniors that Tabitha has to offer.”

Slated to open early in 2014, the community will open for site tours later this year. Elders and their families who want to learn more about becoming a resident are encouraged to contact Tabitha Continuum Navigation at (402) 486-8520 or visit the community online at www.Tabitha.org/TheLanding

As a nonprofit organization serving 28 Nebraska counties, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest, with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For answers to all your aging questions, tune in to Tabitha’s Answers on Aging, airing each Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. on KFOR 1240 AM, or subscribe to Tabitha’s quarterly magazine, The Answer, at www.Tabitha.org.

Immanuel owns and operates seven retirement communities on five campuses, serving more than 3,000 seniors in Nebraska and Iowa. Each community is built on Immanuel’s 125-year legacy of providing Christ-centered services and allowing individuals to become a part of something bigger without ever losing themselves. Immanuel believes there is nothing in life more rewarding than helping others live their lives to the fullest. For more information, visit www.immanuelcommunities.com.