St. Paul

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Soup Cook Off

Brookefield Park held their annual soup cook off on Thursday, January 25. Team members made a variety of soups to be judged by 2 off facility judges and then also by our residents and team members. We had a variety of soups including taco soup, chicken enchilada soup, cheeseburger soup, cheesy vegetable chowder and potato […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Super Bowl Team Member Party

Brookefield Park’s Fielders team hosted A Super Bowl Party that was thrown for our “Super Bowl Team” on the Friday before the big game in our break room. A table was set up that served as the tailgate for hotdogs, chips and salad. The Fielders wanted to let our team members know how much they […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Community Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Brookefield Park hosted a Community Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday, February 14 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. We served pancakes to community members and team members and invited them to meet our Rehab. Department. The Dietary department provided pancakes, sausage and drinks. The food was delicious and community members enjoyed visiting with our rehab. department and […]

Brookefield Park: Everyday is Sundae at Brookefield Park

Everyday can be a Sundae at Brookefield Park, just like it was on Friday, January 5. The residents were treated to Ice Cream Sundae’s during a Life Enrichment activity. The resident’s enjoyed several different types of Ice Cream and could have them topped off with whipped topping, nuts, bananas and cherries. They were able to […]

St. Paul, NE: Fantasy of Trees

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE. participated in the Fantasy of Trees at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. 65 organizations participated this year, and this was Brookefiled’s first year to participate. Brookefield Park, to no one’s surprise, had a “Troll Tree”! Stuhr Museum had over 4,000 people visit during the Christmas Events that viewed […]

St Paul, NE: Christmas Spirit With the Ugly Sweater Contest

Brookefield Park Team members participated in an Ugly Sweater Contest. Team members were able to wear Ugly Christmas sweaters on Friday, December 15. The sweaters were judged by a Team member and by the residents. We had a wide variety of Sweaters ranging from Donald Trump, tree skirts, cats, reindeer, and some decked out with […]

St Paul, NE: Holiday Happenings

Brookfield Park has been blessed this Christmas season with an abundance of Christmas music and programs. The Primrose Bell Ringers performed for us on Thursday, December 14. They played a variety of Christmas music on their bells that rang throughout the facility. On Friday, December 15 the St. Paul Elementary students walked up and down […]

St Paul, NE: Team Member Christmas Party and Award Celebration

Brookefield Park held their Team Member Christmas Party and Award Celebration’s on Thursday, December 7 at 1:30, 2:45 and 5:00p.m. We were privileged to have our representatives from Home Office help us celebrate this wonderful occasion. Everyone was treated to a wonderful meal of beef and pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, salads and a […]

St Paul, NE: Christmas Entertainment

At Brookefield Park this week, we had some special little visitors. Little Shimmers Cheerleading squad came to perform some special Christmas cheers to our residents. These little girls put some big smiles on our residents faces! We also had Little Lambs Preschool perform Christmas carols for our residents. They sang beautiful songs that had our […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Holiday Soup Luncheon

Brookefield Park in St. Paul Nebraska hosted their Holiday Soup Luncheon on Sunday, December 3. Residents and their families enjoyed 3 different soups (white chicken chili, vegetable, and broccoli/cheese), vegetable platters, and delicious desserts. Thank you to out Dietary department for all their hard work. While everyone enjoyed their meal, entertainment played on two separate […]

St. Paul, NE: Veterans Day Breakfast held at Brookefield Park

Brookefield Park hosted a Veterans Day Breakfast for our Veterans and Auxiliary members in our facility and the community on Friday, October 10. We served pancakes, sausage, coffee, water and orange juice in our community room from 8:00-9:30 a.m. Over 68 people enjoyed the delicious breakfast that was prepared by the Dietary department. I truly […]

St. Paul, NE: Fielders Painting Party

Brookefield Parks, Fielders Team is all about Team member to Team member appreciation. The Fielders group provided a holiday painting party on Tuesday, November 7 at Brookefield Park. Team members came in from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and could paint and design a wooden Christmas ornament for a door decoration. It was so much fun to […]

St. Paul, NE: Halloween Fun

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, Nebraska had a Spooktacular day with lots of fun, food and trick or treater’s. Team members and residents dressed up for the fun filled day and Administrator Brenda Ewers Nordhues dressed up as her favorite “Poppy” from the Troll Movie. Residents enjoyed cookies that they had made and decorated and […]

St. Paul, NE: Halloween Dog Show

Brookefield Park went to the dogs and had their 2nd annual Halloween Costume Dog Show contest on Friday, October 20, 2017. Families and staff brought their pets to show the residents. Some of the dogs did tricks and enjoyed the attention from everyone in attendance. A good time was had by all and treats and […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Pumpkin Patch Fun

Brookefield Park celebrated 508 days of Injury Free on October 23, 2017 enjoying the great outdoors at Helgoth’s Pumpkin Patch in St. Libory. The weather definitely had that fall-feel to it as many team members and their families enjoyed the sites, games, and hayrack ride to go out to the field to pick that special […]

St. Paul, NE: Husker Tailgate Party at Brookefield Park

The Fielders (A Team Member to Team Member appreciation group) held a Husker Tailgate Party for the Team Members at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE. on Friday, September 8 at the back of our facility. Hamburgers, chips, pop and popcorn were served and enjoyed by all. Fielder member Cindi Mendyk brought a collection of […]

St. Paul, NE: Hangman in Memory Support at Brookefield Park

Life Enrichment team members along with the residents on GCA played Hangman on the iN2L. The ladies had a wonderful time guessing the letters and sounding out the words. They would laugh, smile and clap when they would figure out the word. The iN2L is a great tool to enhance personal choice and individualization of […]

St. Paul, NE: Eclipse Event at Brookefield Park

Residents and family members both enjoyed being a part of history by participating in our “Eclipse” event at Brookefield Park. The weather in St. Paul cooperated with us to host a spectacular view of the “Total Eclipse”. We finished off the event with bingo games awarded with Moon Pies, Eclipse gun, Orbit gum, Cosmic Brownies, […]

St. Paul, NE: Wedding Day

Monday, June 26 was Wedding Day at Brookefield Park. We invited Residents, Team Members and the Community to participate with bringing in their own Wedding Dress or one that is dear to them. We had the modeling of the dresses in the afternoon, accompanied by Wedding Cake, Mints and Punch. It was so special to […]

St. Paul, NE: Scholarship Award

Teresa Royston was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the VHS Academic Committee for Excellence team!  Teresa has worked multiple positions and shifts in our nursing department and has excelled in each one. She is great with the residents and exemplifies great teamwork. She consistently provides the Value of Excellence in her services with VHS. Thank […]

Celebrating How Our Heroes Touch the Lives of Others

Vetter Health Services has been delivering quality care to seniors for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on providing quality living options and care to seniors throughout all of our 30 locations. We celebrate the heroes that work for us and dedicate their lives in caring for others. Charles Devlin said it best in the following quote, “Every day […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Fall Fashion Show

On Saturday, October 8, Brookefield Park in St. Paul, hosted a Fall Fashion Show. Fashions were provided by the Dressbarn, Cato, Strut Boutique and Bryan Jensen Clothing. Approximately 100 guest enjoyed the afternoon activities. The models were family members of residents, Brookefield Park Team Members and community members. The ladies were escorted on the stage […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park at the Scarecrow Patch

Brookefield Park Residents enjoyed the afternoon at the Scarecrow Patch in St. Libory on Friday, September 30. They loved seeing the farm animals and getting to feed them. Duck, Lamas, Goats-Oh My!! Pumpkins Galore from every shape, size and even color that you could think of… The weather was wonderful and the Pumpkin Pie was […]

St. Paul, NE: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Brookefield Park hosted a Sloppy Joe lunch for a free will donation for the Team Members in the Community Room on Thursday, September 22. We had a successful turn out for the delicious meal that our Dietary Department prepared for us. Team members then drove to Grand Island and participated in the Grand Island Alzheimer’s […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park and Matelyn Celebrate National Assisted Living Week Together

Residents at Brookefield Park and Matelyn Retirement Home enjoyed an afternoon together of playing Bingo to celebrate National Assisted Living Week. Tons of fun was had by playing different styles of bingo with special treats as prizes. Cookies baked by Brookefield Park’s dietary department were a huge hit by our residents and our guest! Friends, […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Attends Nebraska State Fair

On August 31, Brookefield Park took some residents to the Nebraska State Fair. We enjoyed the concert with John Anderson as the entertainment at the 11:00 a.m. show and then sat out by the midway and enjoyed our sack lunches that the dietary department packed for us. Following lunch we took in the sites at […]

St Paul, NE: 60’s Day Celebrated at Brookefield Park

From tie dye to peace signs, Brookefield Park Team Members celebrated 60’s day on Friday, August 26 with the help from the Life Enrichment department in recognition of 60 day’s Injury Free! Team members wore their best 60’s clothes and enjoyed snacks and drinks from the 60’s era in the break room that Life Enrichment […]

St. Paul NE: Brookefield Park Team Member and Family Picnic

Brookefield Park, Fielders Committee hosted a Team Member and family picnic on August 24 at Brookefield Park. Hamburgers and hotdogs were grilled along with a large selection of salads, chips, baked bean and drinks. Team members and their families enjoyed the delicious foods along with water balloon volleyball, Frisbee, badminton, and cornhole games. It was […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park at Homecoming Parade

Brookefield Park Residents and Team Members were ready to share their homecoming spirit for the St. Paul Wildcats with our homecoming Float. Team members worked diligently for day designing and working on our float. The theme for this years homecoming parade was “Bulldoze the Badgers”. Unfortunately right when we were getting ready to head to […]

St. Paul, NE: 4th of July Summer Picnic

Brookefield Park celebrated July 4 with our residents, resident families, team members and team member families with a grill out picnic. We had delicious food that was prepared by our amazing dietary team that served over 200 guests with grilled hamburgers or hot dogs with baked beans, chips and salad with fresh watermelon as dessert. […]

St. Paul, NE: Grover Cleveland Alexander Days Celebrated by Brookefield Park

Brookefield Park participated in the Grover Cleveland Alexander Day celebration with a parade float on Saturday, July 9 and received 2nd Place. The theme for this year’s parade was “A Past to Remember”. Our float consisted of what Nursing and Residents looked like at Heritage Living Center 1982-2013 and the other half of the flat […]

St. Paul, NE: 4th of July Snaps!

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE enjoyed the wonderful weather and celebrated this 4th of July by throwing Snaps out front of the facility. We had a lot of family that gathered with the residents for a fun afternoon of laughter, stories of 4th of July past, and fireworks. Each resident and family member were […]

St. Paul, NE: Puppies on Parade

Friday, June 22 was the date of our Puppies on Parade. They ranged in sizes, colors and personalities. We had two Judges, Alisa, one of our part time receptionist and Patsy, one of our residents and dog lover. Team members and family members brought their puppies in for the parade. Animals are always such a […]

St. Paul, NE: Pet Visits

We would like to send out a special thank you to our volunteer, Skip Meyer and his grandchildren for treating us to a special Wednesday morning pet visit. Skip brought a Pygmy goat, a baby goat, a turkey, an American chicken, Polish chicken and two miniature horses. All the residents were eager to get a […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefiled Park Residents Go Fishing

Brookefield Park Team Members, took residents fishing 20 miles north of St. Paul, at Cotton Wood Park in Wolbach, NE., on Monday, June 6. The residents enjoyed the morning fishing. Mitch Spotanski, Maintenance Supervisor supplied the fishing rods, bait and other supplies. The residents each caught their share of fish and even had a little […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: National Nursing Home Week

It’s a Small World with a Big Heart, embracing the essence of National Nursing Home Week with each sub-theme wrapped in a Disney spirit! To start up the celebration each day has a Disney theme song to go with the Day. Sunday was “You’ll Be In My Heart” and we held a Mothers day celebration […]

St Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Team Bonding

Brookefield Parks, Best Place to Work Committee members hosted a painting party for the team members of Brookefield Park. Kelsey Day came to our facility and provided all the supplies along with the wooden flowers. She also provided us with a sample to look at as well as sites to look up different styles and […]

St. Paul, NE: Book Club

Brookefield Park started a Book Club in January, 2016. We read a local Author’s Book “From Nebraska to Tokyo”. A Book of WWll Diaries (1942-1945) of Theodore B. Sazama, WWll Naval Aircraft Mechanic. Theodore “Ted” Sazama was a Nebraska farm boy who left his home and the girl of his dreams to serve in the […]

St. Paul, NE: Horsing Around at Fonner Park

Brookefield Park headed off to Grand Island, NE. Friday, April 15 to the horse races. It was a windy day, however our residents enjoyed spending the afternoon inside at the track. Each resident purchased tickets which did bring in some winners. This was a first time at the horse races for 3 or our 4 […]

St. Paul, NE: Volunteer Luncheon

Brookefield Park hosted a luncheon for our volunteers on Thursday, April 14. Two weeks prior to the luncheon we sent out invites to our volunteers and posted an Ad in our local paper to invite all volunteers to our special luncheon in honor of them.  We started the luncheon with our Entertainment “The Upstairs Lutheran […]

St Paul, NE: Cinna-Bunny Breakfast at Brookefield Park

It was truly an early happy Easter!. The Easter Bunny arrived early at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, Nebraska. Over 250 people of all ages came to Brookefield Park for a Cinna-Bunny breakfast. They enjoyed a cinnamon roll breakfast and had their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Everyone also enjoyed the face painting and […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefiled Park: St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce “Employee of the Year”

The St. Paul area Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet on Sunday, February 28. The theme for this years banquet was “The Winning Team”. This is a very fitting theme for Brookefield Park and our Environmental Supervisor, Mitch Spontanski, who received the “Employee of the Year” award! Mitch was nominated because of his dedication […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookfield Park: Valentine’s Day Celebration

Brookefield Park residents were treated to a very special Valentines Day. For lunch the dietary department prepared a special meal of Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo with Peas and Garlic Breadsticks. A delightful dessert of sweetheart cupcakes or peach pie topped off their delicious meal. Following lunch our residents, families, friends and community members, were entertained by […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

February, the month of Love, is how Brookefield Park started out the month. We sent out “We Still Do” Invitations last month to the spouses of our residents and family members announcing a Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony for Friday, February 12, 2016. Thirteen residents and their spouses renewed their wedding vows with our ordained minister […]

St. Edward, NE: Cloverlodge Donates to Local Charity

Instead of buying Christmas gifts for one another; it is becoming a Christmas tradition for the leadership team to donate to a charity for Christmas. This year’s charity was the Columbus Rescue Mission. They are a privately funded Christian organization who takes care of those in need. The rescue mission is so generous they always […]

St. Paul, NE: Ugly Sweater Day For Staff

Brookefield Park ‘s Nursing, Dietary, Environmental Services, Life Enrichment, Office Staff, Social Services and our Administrator started the holiday season off in style by wearing their ugly sweaters to work on December 11th. The residents enjoyed looking at all the different styles of ugly sweaters, although some thought the sweats were not truly ugly and […]

St. Paul, NE: St. Paul Holiday Fashion Show

On November 21st, Brookefield Park in St. Paul, hosted a Holiday Fashion Show. Fashions were provided by the Dressbarn, Wild Wire Western, Strut Boutique and Bryan Jensen Clothing. Approximately 150 guests enjoyed the afternoon activities. The models were family members of residents, Brookefield Park Team Members and community members. The ladies were escorted onto the […]

St. Paul, NE: St. Paul Soup Luncheon

On Sunday, November 22nd, Brookefield Park in St. Paul, held our annual Resident/Family Soup Luncheon. We had the privilege of serving 300 residents and families. Our residents and families enjoyed soups of chicken noodle, chili and white chicken chili. For dessert, they were offered pumpkin cake, brownies and red velvet cake. While enjoying their meals, […]

St. Paul, NE: Rocking the 80’s


April 24th was a “totally rad” day at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE with team members showing up for work with their “righteous” big hair and “boss” outfits celebrating the 80’s to start the 2nd Quarter Celebration of VHS 40 Years of Service. Our residents and their guests commented “like, dude, you’re looking gnarly”.  […]

St Paul, NE: Scholarship Winner


Shelly Shannon was presented with a $1000 scholarship from Vetter Health Services on February 20th. Administrator, Brenda Ewers-Nordhues, presented the scholarship to Shelly at the monthly All Staff meeting. Shelly is pursuing her RN at Southeast Community College in Grand Island. Shelly is currently working as the Interim Assistant Director of Nursing at Brookefield Park. […]