BUSINESS NOTE: D-Day Marks 20th Anniversary Next Month | Extra Quarter
– Dale Tinstman, former state senator and retired chairman / chairman of the board of directors of Iowa Beef Processors, who would also become a resident of The Landing.
“These three gentlemen sat down and said, ‘Lincoln needs a great retirement community,'” said Croghan, gleaning information from the archives in preparation for The Landing’s 20th anniversary celebration next month. Their goal: to combine an elegant lifestyle with a full range of lifestyle options for an exceptional continuum of care.
“Emmanuel Communities then bought Tabitha the 13 acres that The Landing was originally built on, and the rest is history,” said Croghan.
The architectural excellence of The Landing is a testament to the founders’ goals of creating a comfortable and stylish environment for its residents.
Croghan said The Landing was at the forefront in 2002, when it opened a fitness center and hot-water swimming pool for its residents. The Landing has opened up the fitness facilities (called Thrive) to the public and has already carried up to 400 members in the books.
In the interest of public safety and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Thrive is currently closed to the public and for the exclusive use of residents.
2002 also marked the opening of a Pinnacle Bank location at The Landing. Several years later, the retiree community opened an art gallery under the direction of Dellouise Carroll, who also managed The Emporium gift shop.