I love living at The Shores! I participate in many of the activities and outings, even the travel club. Climate controlled, indoor parking, and the fact that I don’t have to take care of a lawn or shovel a driveway means I can spend my time the way I want to—especially during Iowa cold winters. The Shores is non-profit which means they are constantly investing in residents and the property. I feel I am valued here and have made significant friendships.



We’re so happy we made the decision to move home to The Shores. The entire staff makes you feel they are there for you. No matter what, you are treated like a special person. We love our apartment, get along with our new family and look forward to our new life in our new home.

Bob and Peggy



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Halloween celebrated at retirement community, The Shores

Halloween Contest at The Shores

How about a Halloween decorating contest!? Our incredible employees of Des Moines’ The Shores had a ton of fun safely reinventing this holiday by decorating community common areas, Residents toured the spooky spaces, picked up a few treats on the way and voted for their favorite. 

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Healthy Aging Week at The Shores

At Immanuel, we celebrate aging, and the more active the better. So, of course, we pulled out all the stops for #ActiveAgingWeek last week at Des Moines’ The Shores. Residents safely celebrated through fun games, obstacle courses, a bean bag baseball tournament, virtual tai chi, fun, themed photo backgrounds and more. 

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The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327

Phone: 515.303.3565

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Senior Living Counselor

Gina Graham
Gina Graham

Email: ggraham@Immanuel.com

Phone: 515.303.3565

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