Immanuel Opens First 55+ Affordable Community in Council Bluffs

It was a day of celebration as Immanuel joined together to cut the ribbon on Graceview Courtyard, our first 55+ affordable Classic Courtyard community in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

“It’s been the culmination of hard work and collaborative efforts that leads us to the opening of this incredible 55+ living environment,” said Eric Gurley, Immanuel president and CEO. “We’re proud of our team and excited for Iowa residents to find their new home at Graceview Courtyard.” 

The celebration included inspiring remarks from Gurley, new executive director of the community, Dawn Schnepel, and Council Bluffs mayor, Matt Walsh, who along with sharing his praise for Immanuel teams, issued a mayoral proclamation, declaring “Senior Connections Day” for the entire Council Bluffs Community. 

Graceview Courtyard’s intuitive design, amenities and features will connect area seniors to social opportunities and beloved friendships that have been proven to increase life expectancy and the promotion of overall health. 

Graceview Courtyard joins our existing Classic Courtyard offerings and will provide an affordable 55+ active living environment for those who qualify through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program. 

Wrapped in Immanuel’s local leadership and expertise, Graceview features light and bright 28 one-bedroom and 28 two-bedroom apartments, and all appliances and utilities included. A wellness area, cozy community room and studio for crafts and hobbies complete the campus. Close to grocery stores, shopping, libraries and Iowa Western Community College’s senior programming, this community offers independent residents a perfect location in the heart of Council Bluffs. 

Graceview Courtyard is Immanuel’s 14th retirement living community and our second in Iowa. In 2018, we acquired The Shores at Pleasant Hill, just outside of Des Moines. The Council Bluffs community is well familiar with Immanuel. The city holds one of our three Immanuel Pathways PACE® (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) centers. 

Immanuel’s not-for-profit mission guides us to bring Christ-centered service to seniors, each other and the community. We’re proud of our affordable Classic Courtyard offerings which extend our mission and quality, no-maintenance living to those who need it most. 

Affordable 55+ active living at Graceview Courtyard is made possible through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program. Residents who qualify must meet certain annual income requirements. To learn more about qualifications and how to apply, visit our Graceview Courtyard website