Thrive at The Shores

Caught in the perfect spot between rural Iowa and the full amenities of downtown Des Moines, The Shores offers a tranquil retirement full of possibilities. Our life enrichment and wellness experts create events that help residents connect with their neighbors,

get healthy, and explore new passions in their retirement. It’s all in efforts toward creating a retirement community where residents thrive.

Express your creativity through a variety of artistic mediums at Immanuel. Join us for painting events, crafting, woodworking, knitting, crocheting and more. If you prefer to enjoy the artistic works of others, there are opportunities to visit art galleries and museums.

Immanuel has a vibrant social atmosphere. Each day presents new opportunities; you could play cards with friends, enjoy coffee or happy hour socials, join a special interest club, enjoy movie nights and discuss current events. Maybe you would like to participate in outings to local restaurants and pubs, shopping trips and connect with your neighbors through community events. Get involved with intergenerational activities through our partnerships with schools, daycares, home schools, church groups and student volunteers.

We are deeply committed to serving and connecting with local organizations and charitable causes that serve our communities. Give of your time and talents to serve others by participating in service projects and programs that help those in need.

Recreation and leisure activities are vital components of living a full and engaged life. Take delight in spending time with friends or family engaging in activities such as bocce ball, billiards, dancing, Wii bowling, bridge, cards, games, fishing, shuffleboard and gardening, just to name a few!

Healing, joyous, uplifting and life changing, Immanuel offers music programs that engage and entertain through participation in vocal and chime choirs, playing instruments and premier musical entertainment.

By connecting with the local community, we connect with each other, forming meaningful relationships. Enjoy a variety of enriching cultural experiences such as trips to shopping venues, museums, lectures, symphony/theater performances and sporting events.

Join us in the Thrive Wellness Center, where your health and wellness is our goal. Staffed by wellness professionals, Thrive staff will provide you with a personalized exercise program to help you meet your fitness goals. We offer a wide variety of exercise classes, health educational programming and special events throughout the year. Let’s get started on your wellness journey!

We welcome all faiths and backgrounds, and support individuals in their spiritual journey. Our pastors are active and integrated members of our communities, leading Bible studies, community worship and spiritual educational activities. They provide pastoral care for residents on a personal level, whenever they need encouragement or spiritual guidance. Our communities have a rich Christian heritage and spiritual support and nourishment are a vital part of the Immanuel lifestyle.

Learning can take on many forms: classes, adventures, seminars and memorable trips. Take part in many lifelong learning themed programs. Experience new adventures with Immanuel Explorers, traveling to destinations such as Las Vegas, and Branson, Missouri, or take an Alaskan cruise. In addition, day trips have included the Crane Migration, Bridges of Madison County and Loess Hills.

New Best Friend

One of the most unexpected benefits of retirement living—friendships. Hear firsthand stories from Immanuel residents who discovered that no matter your age, there's always a seat at the table. 

Downsizing

It's a process. Discover one resident's journey into downsizing from a home to an apartment at an Immanuel community. 

Financial Benefits

"There's a number of expenses that just disappear when you're not owning your own house." Discover firsthand the financial freedom you'll find living at Immanuel. 

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Latest News

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Grandparents Day Parade

Grandparents Day at The Shores! Des Moines The Shores hosted their first-ever Grandparents Day parade with over 25 cars and nearly 40 residents safely watching. The cheers and honks were so touching. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Socially Distanced Fair Fun at The Shores

Residents at The Shores celebrate the fair traiditon in a safe, socially-distanced approved celebration. 

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Gina Graham
Gina Graham

Email: ggraham@Immanuel.com

Phone: 515.303.3565

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327

Phone: 515.303.3565

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