About Us

Ecumen and Nelson Construction & Development: A Partnership for Better Living

Managed by Ecumen and developed by Nelson Construction & Development, CopperWood will be Ankeny’s premier assisted living and memory care community. It’s the latest result of a partnership between two innovative, mission-driven companies with almost two centuries of combined experience in all facets of senior living.

About Ecumen

CopperWood is managed by Ecumen, a nonprofit organization whose dedication to empowering seniors to live richer, fuller lives has helped it become one of the nation’s most innovative senior housing providers.

With more than 160 years of experience, Ecumen owns or manages more than 40 communities throughout the Midwest. We also operate a variety of senior housing options and services, including cooperative senior housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation care, home care and hospice.

About Nelson Construction & Development

Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Nelson Construction & Development has more than two decades of experience solving problems through real estate and innovative, award-winning design. The firm has developed, built and own thoughtfully designed, beautifully appointed assisted living and memory care communities in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Nelson communities are more than just safe places to live—they’re warm, welcoming, inviting spaces that foster community, inspire vibrant lifestyles and instill a sense of belonging.