Norfolk, NE: A Silver Salute to Heritage of Bel-Air

American Health Care Association’s 2017 Silver Award recognizes Heritage of Bel-air, at a national level, for the continual strive for quality care and dedication to improve the lives of our residents. The proof of the quality that has been achieved at Bel-Air was included in the application that was submitted in 2016. The application process […]

Norfolk, NE: Thankful

What is Heritage of Bel Air thankful for? We are thankful for our current residents, past residents and our team members and their families. To show how much we appreciate them, we did our annual pumpkin pie drive. We delivered and handed out 265 pies to former residents and team member for them to enjoy […]

Norfolk, NE: Hawaiian Vacation

Wow, what a vacation! We went to Hawaii without even leaving home thanks to traveling via the IN2L. We have two beautiful ladies, Leta and Ellie who have always wanted to see Hawaii and now have had their dream come true. We had all the items necessary to make it feel like we were truly […]

Norfolk, NE: Your Family Can Grow by Leaps and Bounds Over 100 Years

To say that Mid S. has a large family would be an understatement. The outpouring of love for Mid on her 100th birthday was a sight to be seen! Mid made so many friends that became family over her 100 years (and counting) that came to Bel-Air on her birthday to show her how much […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air’s 2017 Smile Award

At Heritage of Bel-Air, our value of integrity comes with the challenge to act in a way that will make God smile at our efforts. The team was challenged to nominate those team members that stand out and make God smile at their efforts. The nominations were presented to the team at the monthly team […]

Norfolk, NE: A GO BIG RED Send-off

For one of Heritage of Bel-Air’s most recent short-term rehab residents, a huge GO BIG RED send-off was most deserved as he discharged home with his wife. Clayton “Kay” C., a former University of Nebraska football player, chose Bel-Air to do rehabilitation after an injury. He worked hard during his stay. Some days were harder […]

Norfolk, NE: Hunting 101…Monthly Meeting

With the unexpected deer visitor that ran through Heritage of Bel-Air in April, the monthly team meeting theme was set as a “Hunting 101”. Leadership team members that assisted with the meeting, dressed up in deer antlers and shirts with bullseyes on them. Deer droppings (Kix cereal coated with peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup) […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage’s Hottest Challenge

Vetter Health Services visions includes team members radiating warmth. The Administrator set a challenge for the team . . .to share the warmth. The goal was to find the best “sharer of the warmth”. Nominations were sought from the team and the resident’s families. Over 30 nominations were submitted. The nominations were put on a […]

Norfolk, NE: Determination and Teamwork Make Dream a Reality for Bride’s Father

What a beautiful day for a wedding, and for making a resident’s dream come true for his daughter’s big day! Neil C., a resident of Heritage of Bel-Air, is a very determined gentleman.  Because of a stroke, Neil has had difficulty standing and walking, and he knew walking his daughter down the aisle would be […]

Norfolk, NE: Celebrating 100 Years

Heritage of Bel-Air resident, Rachel N., turned 100 years old on March 31st. At a celebration put together by AseraCare Hospice and Bel-Air, 100 beautiful multi-colored balloons were released to the sky out in the front of the building. After the balloon release, the party gathered in the solarium to enjoy some cupcakes with Rachel. […]

Norfolk, NE: A Pie in the Face for Infection Control!

Things took a turn from serious to funny last week when the Heritage of Bel-Air team and leadership gathered for the March All-Team meeting in the Chapel. The topic at the All-Team meeting was infection control, focusing in on the details that make or break what infection control is all about. Different scenarios were read […]

Norfolk, NE: One, Two, Three, Go!

The team was off and running to collect eggs at the Annual Team Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage of Bel Air. Team members strategized ahead of time on which way to run to grab the most eggs. While the team was hunting eggs the Leadership Team stayed inside and answered phones and call lights so […]

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 […]

Norfolk, NE: Shining Royalty

This year, Heritage of Bel-Air is privileged to honor some wonderful individuals as our 2017 Valentine’s Day Royalty. Our Royalty is chosen by the popular vote of residents, their family members and team members at Bel-Air, Rey Johnson was chosen for the Valentine’s King of Memory Support. Effie Mtika was chosen for the Valentine’s Queen […]

Norfolk, NE: Bel Air Hits Bingo! With Fundraising Efforts

February 2017 yielded a very successful fundraising effort on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are proud to have given US92 Radio a check for $6, 687 to benefit the children, and their families, that attend St. Jude to fight cancer. Some of our many fundraisers included a Kiss the Pig contest, a […]

Norfolk, NE: Ruling the Lanes

Team members, and Leadership, engaged in a little friendly competition this year at the Heritage of Bel-Air Christmas party. Everyone in attendance hit the bowling lanes to see who could win the high and low bowler prizes. This year, Colleen T. won high bowler honors, and Deb L. won low bowler honors. Prior to bowling, […]

Norfolk, NE: Walking for a Cure for Alzheimer’s 2016

Because we see the affects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia every day, 2016 brought bigger goals to Heritage of Bel-Air for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s so that we could help contribute to finding a cure. In addition to our Bronze Sponsorship, Bel-Air held several fundraisers and had a team that walked in honor of many […]

Norfolk, NE: A New Way to Give Back

Heritage of Bel-Air added Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army to our list of ways to give back in 2016. Several members of leadership, and floor team members, took shifts on a very brisk and gusty winter night to ring the bell at our local Walmart store here in Norfolk. Some members included their children […]

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Norfolk, NE: Ornaments in Memory of Loved Ones

For a second year in a row, family members, team members and friends gathered at Heritage of Bel-Air in the chilly evening air to remember beloved residents that passed away in the last year in an emotional Memory Tree ceremony. After a warm welcome, an opening prayer and the reading of the poem, Christmas in […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Honored as Norfolk, NE Chamber Member of the Month

Heritage of Bel-Air is honored to have been nominated and chosen as the Norfolk Area Chamber Member of the Month for November of 2016. Our nomination came from the family member of a past resident who held Bel-Air to the highest of standards in long term care. The Chamber chose Bel-Air from the group of […]

Norfolk, NE: A Visit with Our Senator

Senator Jim Scheer, and a representative from the Nebraska Health Care Association, and other area LTC Administrators visited the Heritage of Bel-Air campus together on Wednesday, November 2nd. All sat down with Administrator, Katie Frederick, for a cup of coffee and to talk about the positivity of Long Term Care and Senator Scheer’s initiatives. The […]

Norfolk, NE: Sending Love on Balloon Strings

In late September, 2016, the residents and team members at Heritage of Bel-Air lost a piece of our hearts. Laura J. Hines, a Mom, Sister, Daughter, Nurse Aid, cherished team member and friend went to be with God and the Angels. There was not a day that went by that Laura did not have a […]

Norfolk, NE: IN2L Along With The Song

Residents in Memory Support at Heritage of Bel-Air took full advantage of the IN2L by having a life enriching Karaoke party. Everyone put on their party hats and grabbed their musical instruments as they sang along to all of their favorites. Some residents didn’t even need words to sing along with the music. “Susie Q” […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage Heroes – Fightin’ for a Cure

The rain did not keep the Heritage Heroes from spreading love and good cheer at the 2016 Lion’s Club Parade on Saturday in Norfolk, Nebraska. Decked out in our finest purple capes and masks, the Heritage of Bel-Air team members soared through the parade handing out purple frisbees and purple candy to raise awareness for […]

Katie Frederick 2016 Nebraska Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

Katie Frederick, Administrator at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk, NE has been named Administrator of the Year by the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA). Frederick accepted the award at the NNFA/NALA Awards Banquet held on September 21. The Award recognizes Administrators for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of Nebraska’s nursing facility residents. During […]

Norfolk, NE: Saving Lives with the Gift of Blood

In August, Heritage of Bel-Air team members, and members of the Norfolk community, gave back by giving the gift of life. A very successful Red Cross Blood Drive was hosted here in the Bel-Air parking lot. In the midst of a blood emergency, we were able to meet 100% of our donation goal that day! […]

Norfolk, NE: Beach Party Bash

Life Enrichment brought the beach to Heritage of Bel-Air for an afternoon of fun and laughter. The morning rain moved out just in time for everyone to soak up the sun! Bubbles blew, and beach balls flew through the air as music played. Bright colors surrounded the group on floaties, a pool, bubbles and so […]

Norfolk, NE: Drive-Thru to End Alzheimer’s

On Friday, August 26th, Heritage of Bel-Air held a very successful, and fun, lunch drive-thru to raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our dancing hot dog was a highlight of the event as folks honked as they drove by and pulled in to help out our cause. Our sack lunch included a hot […]

Norfolk, NE: Getting Artsy!

Adrienne Synovec, Public Relations Coordinator, has been a long time partner and art teacher with the Norfolk Arts Center, and has brought the creative class in to Bel-Air. Once a month the residents get together to create art pieces ranging from watercolor to print making. This month in class, each resident drew a quilt square […]

Norfolk, NE: Fun with Sunflowers

The Life Enrichment team at Heritage of Bel-Air hosted a Fun with Sunflowers gathering for the residents. Everyone gathered in the main dining room for the fun. Beautiful arrangements were made by each resident in attendance. Afterwards everyone put their brains together to complete word searches that related to sunflowers. You can see by the […]

Norfolk, NE: Furry and Fluffy

Recently, Heritage of Bel-Air had a photo shoot with our furry and fluffy family members. “Furry family serving family” perfectly sums up the fun. A pet background was set up in our Chapel where residents, families and team members could get their pictures taken with their pets. A couple of residents had their pets brought […]

Norfolk, NE: Photo Booth Frenzy

It was hard to choose from the dozens of colorful and exciting photos that were taken in our photo booth at the 2016 Summer Picnic at Heritage of Bel-Air. Residents, family members, team members, kids and adults alike flocked to all of the props to get dressed up as hula girls, crocodiles, clowns and everything […]

Norfolk, NE: Summer Picnic – Love, Laughter and Fun!

The forecast for the annual summer picnic at Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk was laughter, fun and an outpouring of love on Saturday. Residents, families, friends and team members gathered together at Bel-Air to enjoy each others company. To kick off our picnic, we grilled burgers and hotdogs and enjoyed them inside. After lunch the […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Team Members Awarded Scholarships

Heritage of Bel-Air is proud to announce that two of our outstanding team members were presented with $1,000 scholarships that they will use towards furthering their education in Nursing. Lorissa Mauch and Sellah Mtika were chosen for the scholarship by the VHS Academic Committee for Excellence (ACE) team because they strive to grow both professionally […]

Norfolk, NE: It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!

Despite the chilly winds outside, residents of Heritage of Bel-Air, and their family members, gathered inside the solarium to warm things up with an “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” party. Uplifting music played in the background as everyone enjoyed their margaritas and beer. The special guest of the party was a tiny baby goat wearing pajamas. […]

Norfolk, NE: Ready…Set…Hunt!

Residents, family and team members gathered at Bel-Air to hunt hundreds of Easter eggs and generate fun and smiles for Easter. We held three different Easter egg hunts again this year. There was one for our sweet residents, one for our fabulous team members and one for residents and team members’ families. We had beautiful […]

Norfolk, NE: Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day fell on March 11 . . . giving Heritage of Bel-Air’s residents a really good excuse to make some good old home-made apple crisp. As resident’s began putting the crisp together, their faces were beaming. Love, laughter, and good food filled the room. Topped the apple crisp with ice-cream to serve. . […]

Norfolk, NE: Mixing Up a Batch of Our Past

Residents of Heritage of Bel-Air gathered on National Johnny Appleseed Day to mix up a batch of yummy apple crisp. A treasured recipe from the mother of a team member in Life Enrichment was used, and it was the topic of shared conversation with the residents. The team of bakers reminisced about how years ago […]

Norfolk, NE: Sham Rockin’ our Resident’s Quality Life

St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated at Heritage of Bel-Air with a Sham Rockin’ party. Barb & Ivan, local musicians, joined us to rock the party with some good old fashioned country and religious music. Snack mix and green drinks, including beer and punch, were served. Residents stated “this is one the best parties we have […]

Norfolk, NE: Kissin’ for a Cure

To join the fundraising efforts of Northeast Nebraska and the local radio station US92, a month long fundraising effort was held at Heritage of Bel-Air. The goal was to raise $5,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The fundraising efforts included: *Raffle for a Traeger Junior grill *Root beer floats, cotton candy, and donut sales *Eggciting […]

Norfolk, NE: Valentine Royalty 2016

Valentine’s Day was celebrated BIG at Heritage of Bel-Air. The morning started with a Valentine Royalty crowning for the memory support households. Melvin Long was crowned King and Sophie Smith was crowned Queen. Delicious cupcakes, made by a local bakery were served with raspberry sherbet punch. A couple’s lunch was held in the chapel. Residents […]

Norfolk, NE: February Fundraising for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

The local radio station US92 St. Jude’s radiothon was set for February 25 and 26 this year. To join Northeast Nebraska in their efforts, Heritage of Bel-Air began it’s 2nd annual February fundraising event for St Jude’s Children’s hospital. Heritage of Bel-Air set its goal for this year’s fundraising at $5,000. The fundraising schedule includes […]

Norfolk, NE: Happy New Year!

December 31st was the date of our New Year’s Eve party and, as always, we partied big for residents. Everyone was invited to wear a new year “hat” or “tiara” as we listened to one of our favorite bands, Battle Creek Brass. Residents were offered champagne, wine, coffee, water, or other beverages of their choice. […]

Norfolk, NE: Memory Tree Ceremony

On December 4th Heritage of Bel-Air hosted it’s 1st annual Memory Tree ceremony to remember those residents who passed away in 2015. Families of residents that had passed, were invited to bring a decorated ornament in memory of their loved one. The families hung their ornaments on the tree during the resident roll call and […]

Norfolk, NE: Let Us Be Thankful at Heritage of Bel Air!

Heritage of Bel Air celebrated Thanksgiving by having one of the favorite entertainers, John Peterson, sing for the residents. John has a voice like no other and graced us with favorites for the season. Of course what is a celebration without food? We served pumpkin pie with whipped topping and a drizzle of caramel sauce. […]

Norfolk, NE: Honoring Our Veterans

It was a day to honor and remember Veteran’s at Heritage of Bel-Air, residents and family members. The American Legion Post 16 honorably posted and retreated the colors and Trinity Lutheran kids from Hoskins sang a few songs including “America the Beautiful”, “America” and “The Star Spangled Banner”. Life Enrichment team members introduced our Veterans […]

Norfolk, NE: Banking the Local Food Pantry

Heritage of Bel-Air was looking for a way to give back to their community, in honor of Vetter Health Service’s 40th anniversary celebration. Banking the Norfolk Community Food Pantry was the goal of Heritage of Bel-Air during the entire month of October. Tables were set up at each entrance encouraging families to contribute. Team members […]

Norfolk, NE: Spooktacular Trick-or-Treating

Heritage of Bel-Air hosted their annual trick-or-treat night on a beautiful autumn evening. Residents lined the halls and prepared for the masses of trick-or-treaters to come through and the life enrichment team adorned the chapel with pumpkin décor. The whole month of October was dedicated to the food pantry so guests were asked to bring […]

Norfolk, NE: Perfect Day Spent with Elk and Buffalo

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, some Heritage of Bel-Air residents hit the road for a trip up to Niobrara. The road trip was a great time to see the beautiful Nebraska landscape and view the upcoming crops in their prime. The life enrichment team even got a lesson on the history of shelter belts. We […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air has S’more fun

On a beautiful afternoon, the residents of Heritage of Bel-air were going to take a trip to a campground to roast some marshmallows; but instead, the life enrichment team decided to bring the campfire to Bel-Air for everyone. We obtained a fire permit and safely positioned the pit 40 feet away from the building; a […]