It has been more than a decade since senior citizens faced the possibility of losing their town homes. In 2001, the Omaha retirement community Pacific Springs Village was on the brink of financial collapse. Channel 6 News first investigated the story back then. Now, residents are getting the dream retirement they’d been promised.
Faces of worry from a dozen years ago when residents learned their retirement community had been sinking into foreclosure, taking nest eggs down with it. “And I lost it all."
Pacific Springs Village at 173rd and Pacific got a lifeline from Immanuel, which has slowly pulled the retirement community above water. “No more sleepless nights,” said one retiree.
They can see in a model supported by a financial promise. “We are going to expand the campus to include the things the residents were promised, most importantly health care, assisted living and memory support,” said Roxann Rogers Meyer of Immanuel Communities.
Along with a wellness center and performance hall to make those golden years shine. “I think Immanuel is making the rest of our life the best of our life,” said resident Dee Pearson.
“Years of not knowing what was going to happen to us compared to now when those are things we don't worry about,” said resident Dale Nelson.
“There were a lot of tears,” said resident Lois Nelson. And now? “No more tears.”
The worrisome frowns of the past have been replaced by smiles for the future. This is the retirement the residents bought into. Pacific Springs Village has about 120 residents. The first phase of expansion breaks ground next spring.