David City

David City, NE: Feed the Farmer 2017

It has become an annual tradition for David Place to feed the farmers of our community. Again this year, we headed out to the local co-ops and provided a takeout meal to farmers as they came through the co-op delivering grain. We provided sack lunches at 6 co-op locations, serving over 350 meals. Harvest is […]

David City, NE: 100 Years Young

We have many special residents that touch our hearts in many ways. This November on Thanksgiving a special lady made a milestone of 100 years old. Lucille had a lovely party with her family and friends from the community the Sunday before her birthday. And a card shower that still has cards coming in at […]

David City, NE: Veterans Day

At David Place we are honored to take care of our veterans. Veterans Day gives us time to thank the one that have served. And remember the loved ones and family members that are also veterans. We had a Veterans Day program with the local color guard that came in even giving a gun salute. […]

David City, NE: Go Big Red

Football season is always a fun time in Nebraska. We had several local schools go to district football and another win state! Husker football has always been a popular Saturday activity to watch. But this year the Volleyball girls are doing great also. Causing many residents to watch several Husker games a week. We gathered […]

David City, NE: Gone Fishing

Summer is ending so this week we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took our men fishing. Our wonderful volunteer, Luke, met us at our local park with enough fishing poles and tackle for all us. All we had to do was bring the bait and the luck. And our guys did not disappoint […]

David City, NE: 38 Years and Still Caring

Steve Meysenburg has worked at David Place for 38 years in October. This year the vegetable garden was over taken by weeds after the rain we revived. Steve stepped up and volunteered his own time to get the garden back into shape. He could be seen out in the garden early in the morning on […]

David City, NE: IN2L “Thank You for Being a Friend”

“Toni” loves the Golden Girls! Who does not love those fun Ladies that make you laugh and show you what true friendship is like. A few times a day Toni will ask to watch the Golden Girls. When asked who her favorite golden girl is her response is “All of them but I love Betty […]

David City, NE: A Quilt Show With Heart

David Place has a few ladies that used to quilt and were talking one day about the quilts they had made and the quilts their mothers made. Life Enrichment decided it was time for our own quilt show. We put out the word to bring in quilts that residents or a loved one had made. […]

David City, NE: Eclipse in the Heartland

Thousands of people traveled to Nebraska to see the once in a lifetime Solar Eclipse. David Place Residents did not have to travel for their front row seat for the total eclipse. Residents, family, and staff gathered outside prepared with glasses for the show that mother earth put on. Mother Earth did not disappoint. It […]

David City, NE: Fresh Produce

Nothing is better then fresh produce that you know where it came from and is grown in your area or back yard. The residents have been enjoying the fresh produce from the garden they planted and the cheery tomatoes planted on the back porch. But received a special treat when a local farmer picked us […]

David City, NE: Fairy Gardens

Wednesday evening after supper the residents had a special treat when a Dani of Life Enrichment brought in her 10 year old daughter to demonstrate fairy gardens. A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden with structures and actual living plants. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to […]

David City, NE: Butler County Fair

The county fair is always hot and this year didn’t let us down. David place residents gathered up the crafts they have been working on and entered them in the fair. To our joy everything that was entered received a purple ribbon! Several residents worked on coloring quilt squares for a colorful wall hanging. Going […]

David City, NE: David City Parade

David City hosted a parade on July 23rd to end it’s Butler County Fair week. David Place entered its float again this year with the theme being “Traditions You Treasure” and of course we had no shortage of volunteers from our own treasured residents and team members. Although, it was a very hot week being […]

David Place: Quilts For a Czech Queen

Helen is a resident at David Place and is an active member of the Czech Club that meets at David Place several times a year. Helen has served as the Czech club secretary for over 25 years. Helen proudly showed the quilts that were going to be on a silent auction at the Czech State […]

David City, NE: Pool Party

What is better than a cool pool and Popsicles on a hot summer night? Cool pool with happy kids playing. The staff and residents brought out the baby pools and Popsicle to the David Place’s front lawn. After supper the residents enjoyed the fresh summers evening and watched on as little kids played in the […]

David City, NE: Homemade Cherry Pie

David Place we have a monthly Ladies lunch. Where a small group of ladies get together and have a special homemade lunch in one of our smaller dining rooms. We have many residents that are excellent pie makers. We got a chance to test out their skills on making homemade cherry pie. Pitting the fresh […]

David City, NE: Independence Day Celebration

David place kicked of the independence day celebrations on Sunday, July 2nd. The staff, residents, and families gathered outside david places back door to to enjoy fireworks. Cold drinks and freshly popped popcorn was served. It was a beautiful night to be outside, but for the few residents that didn’t want to come outside could […]

David City, NE: It Takes 5 Minutes to Make Someones Day

We love summer time at David Place. The fresh food, warm weather, the longer days and best of all our college kids come back to work for the summer. One of our college “kids” is Julia Witter. Julia is studying family medicine and comes back to David Place for the summer. Julia has long blonde […]

David City, NE: Therapy Horses Double as Final Wish and Activity

Those who have had their lives touched by horses know that there is a piece in one’s soul always owned by the horse. One of our resident’s had the opportunity with the help of wonderful Asera Care to spend one of his few days left on this earth with the beloved equines. They may not […]

David City, NE: Father’s Day Carriage Rides

The residents at David Place spent a beautiful Father’s Day enjoying horse drawn carriage rides around the park. Mike Novotny and his crew with Sonora Carriage company arrived and the front lawn was soon filled with residents and family members to watch the process of hitching the horses and wagon. Smiles were everywhere the kids […]

David City, NE: Fishing for Fun!

David Place recently enjoyed an outing to Wahoo’s Lake Wanahoo courtesy of Dave and Katherine Ruder’s “LiveWellGoFish” non-profit organization that gives boat rides for senior citizens, veterans and the disabled . The pontoon ride was a first for many of the residents never experiencing a boat ride before and brought back good memories for the […]

David City, NE: 1 Year Injury Free

David Place staff in David City was recognized on May 10th for completing 365 days without an injury. We were honored with the presence of Jack and Eldora Vetter and many personnel from Home Office, who cooked a magnificent steak dinner with the trimmings for all of the members of our staff. To make a […]

David City, NE: David Place Hosts Fundraiser for David City Golf Course

On April 30th, David Place hosted a fundraiser to raise money for the David City Golf Course. Although, the weather did not cooperate and the hamburgers were grilled out in the rain, that did not deter our staff. We were able to bring the fun inside, offering a meal, bake sale, split the pot raffle, […]

David City, NE: National Nursing Home Week

National Nursing Home Week was a busy time here at David Place. Although, our carriage rides for Mother’s Day was cancelled, we were able to host a sundae social for our mothers. On Tuesday we welcomed Elvis to our facility. Thursday, we held a bake sale to raise funds for The Life Enrichment Department and […]

David City, NE: Spring Planting

May Day is known for flowers and spring. But this year on May Day it snowed and rained in Nebraska! The cold couldn’t stop the David Place residents from enjoying gardening. The life enrichment team brought the garden inside! Letting the residents enjoy getting in the dirt and planting Spring flowers in planters. The planters […]

David City, NE: A New Twist on Coloring

What better way to spend a nice Saturday afternoon than sipping wine and doing some adult coloring. David place residents enjoy expressing their creativity with color pencil artwork. It’s a quiet session that has people saying few words and happily working on their art. We have found that we have a great group of artists […]

David City, NE: VHS Scholarship Awarded

 David Place’s Mary Ann Mattingly recently received the Vetter Health Services Scholarship to help her accomplish her goal of receiving her RN degree. The award was presented by Director of Nursing Trudy Svoboda before a meeting with staff members. Mary Ann, humble as she is, would only consent to sharing this news, if it was […]

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 […]

David City, NE: Fat Tuesday

David Place celebrated Fat Tuesday with our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Teams consisted of 2 staff and 2 residents. Meat was cooked ahead of time and the residents helped prepare the chili Tuesday morning, letting it cook all day in crock pots until our contest in the afternoon. Contestants were encouraged to decorate their table […]

David City, NE: David Place Celebrates Milestone

David Place has something big to celebrate! The safety committee is proud to announce David Place has reached one year injury free. This achievement means that for 365 consecutive days, there have been no reportable loss of time due to injuries. Pictured are many of the safety committee team members who led the way in […]

David City, NE: Learning Something New

Every year Christmas time brings new gift ideas. This year was no different for us as a staff members son brought in his new toy to share with us. The Google Home brought quite a few smiles and amazement to our residents as well as the staff as they asked it to play a favorite […]

David City, NE: Christmas Time !

We were very busy here at David Place entertaining, baking, caroling, decorating and getting ready for Christmas. Santa made quite a few appearances through out the month of December, putting smiles on faces everywhere. Staff helped make Christmas extra special by drawing names of residents and helping Santa and his elves out by providing gifts […]

David City, NE: Trick-or-Treating at David Place

Trick or Treaters were invited to David Place on Halloween, with around 200 attending this year. Joy was evident on the faces of our residents as they saw everything from princesses and ladybugs, to scary creatures you wouldn’t want to meet in the dark. Smiles and laughter were abundant, and occasionally surprise at some of […]

David City, NE: Feed the Farmer

During harvest season, when the farmers are in the midst of their busiest time, David Place team members go out to the area Co-ops to provide a meal to the farmers. This is our way of saying thank you and giving back to the community. Last year was so successful, that this year the program […]

David City, NE: Quilt of Valor Awarded

On October 17, Harold Heins was in his room at David Place when he was greeted by a knock at the door. He wasn’t expecting visitors and had never met the 3 ladies who had come to see him that day. You can imagine his surprise to learn the ladies were volunteers with the Quilts […]

David City, NE: SKYPEing across the miles with iN2L

Slowly we are having more family interested in using the SKYPE capability on the IN2L. It’s always fun to watch the expressions on the resident’s face when they get to see their loved one on the computer screen. This particular resident is SKYPEing with her daughter in Colorado who hasn’t seen each other in 4 […]

David City, NE: Fun at the County Fair

Every summer the Life Enrichment staff, together with volunteers, assists several residents to attend our local county fair. Adding to the excitement was the anticipation of finding out what ribbon they received, for those residents who had entered projects in the fair this year. Huge smiles spread across faces, as residents saw their projects displayed […]

David City, NE: Nebraska Health Care Association Visits David Place

On August 5, David Place was honored with a visit from Cindi Keister of the Nebraska Health Care Association. This visit was an opportunity for NHCA to view our home and see firsthand the exciting things we are doing. According to Cindy, “Seeing member facilities is incredibly helpful as we strive to serve our members […]

David City, NE: Celebrating CNA Week

We are blessed to have wonderful Certified Nursing Assistants at David Place who provide excellent care to our residents. To honor them during CNA week, our nursing assistants were treated to surprises every day, including free meals and homemade goodies. One of the biggest surprises was having their cars washed by leadership team members one […]

David City, NE: Community Picnic at David Place

Burgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill, tables full of family and friends, and warm sunny weather. This was the scene at David Place on May 10 as National Nursing Home Week was celebrated by inviting the community in for a complimentary BBQ meal. At one point in the evening, almost every chair was […]

David City, NE: Mother’s Day Carriage Rides

Sunshine and mild temperatures filled the air on Mother’s Day, as David Place kicked off National Nursing Home Week with our annual Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. Mike Novotny and his crew with Sonora Carriage Company arrived and the front lawn was soon filled with residents and family members to watch the process of hitching the […]

David City, NE: Helen Wilson’s Retirement

On April 28, residents, staff, family, and friends gathered to honor Helen Wilson, Life Enrichment Coordinator, on her retirement from David Place. Cameo Rogers presented Helen with a crystal plaque from Vetter Health Services recognizing her 20 years of devoted service to our community. Staff of David Place presented her with a garden statue in […]

David City, NE: Valentine’s Day Royalty

David Place is proud to announce Charlie and Lila Brandenburgh as our 2016 King and Queen. The Brandenburghs have been married for 68 years and have been sweethearts “forever” according to Charlie. Residents, staff, and visitors were allowed to vote all week for their favorite candidates. 1st Runners Up are Elmer Mach and Deanna Reardon. […]

David City, NE: 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Crowns New Champions

A spicy aroma filled the air at David Place on February 24, as residents and staff prepared for the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Groups of two staff members and two residents teamed up to vie for the title of Chili Champion. Some of the more unusual team names included the Red Hot Chili Pepper Gals […]

David City, NE: Open House for Dr. Robert Daro

Dr. Robert Daro and his family were guests of honor at an open house held at David Place on Sunday November 15. Guests filled the reception area to welcome home Dr. Daro to the community and the greater Butler County Medical Professionals. After receiving words of thanks from many, Dr. Robert Daro addressed the crowd, […]

David City, NE: David Place Hosts “Feed the Farmer”

On October 22, with harvest in full swing, David Place staff headed out to some of the Frontier Co-op branches, where the farmers were busy bringing in their crops. Hot dogs and sack lunches were handed out to farmers as they came through the elevator in their semi’s and grain trucks. 80 lunches were served […]

David City, NE: 40th Anniversary Fundraiser Held for Butler County Soccer

David Place, in conjunction with Vetter Health Services’ 40th anniversary celebration, hosted a fundraiser September 17 with proceeds benefiting Butler County Soccer. A burger bash and bake sale was held on the front lawn of David Place, with David Place staff members and soccer board members working together. Over $690 in profit was raised, and […]

David City, NE: Grandparents are Special

David Place sponsored an essay contest on “Why My Grandparent is Special” in honor of Grandparents Day. Several residents served as judges, and had the difficult task of choosing the best essays from the hundreds received. The judging process involved many smiles, laughter, and tears, as the wide variety of essays touched on a multitude […]

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David City, NE: Local Resident Makes Front Cover of Lincoln Journal Star!

The handsome man on the front cover is a familiar face to the residents of Butler Co. Our resident Harold, graced the front cover of the Lincoln Journal Star today with a story of his war and life experiences. Harold recently celebrated his 100th birthday with a party of over 250 people. We are proud […]

David City, NE: M*A*S*H* Bash


In Honor of VHS’s 40th anniversary this year we decided to throw a M*A*S*H* themed party for our residents and staff. With the help of the Life Enrichment Department, Nurse Shelly, and NA Laurie a makeshift “camp” was constructed in the dining room to look like a mobile army surgical hospital. We served lunch in […]