Emerson

Emerson, NE: Casting a Spell of “Excellence”

Casting a spell of “Excellence” on team members this month, the Hocus Pocus Witches and Billy led the way for a mesmerizing day of crazy costumes. Each department was encouraged to come up with a theme and dress up for the day. The opportunity allowed team members to creatively find a fun way to unify […]

Emerson, NE: “North to Alaska” via ticket of the IN2L!

Spontaneous travel was the ticket to an informative and engaging virtual trip to Alaska. With our guide Jody, daughter of John and Joann who are residents at Heritage of Emerson, we traveled from Anchorage to the Yukon River and Barrow to Whittier. Our ticket was the IN2L. Our mini vacation included social studies , science […]

Emerson, NE: Luau Dress Up Day

Heritage of Emerson PEP Club has been initiating fun dress up days for the month of June; Pajama Day, Favorite Team Day, Crazy Hat Day and Luau Day. Team members dressed up in their version of the Luau theme. The entire home was decorated in tropical décor, including utilizing the in2l for tropical scenery and […]

Emerson, NE: Celebrating 30 Years with VHS!

Congratulations to Shellee Huggenberger, Administrator at Heritage of Emerson, for 30 years of service with Vetter Health Services. Team members surprised Shellee with a cake and a personal gift for her to enjoy on her patio. Shellee is passionate about Dignity in Life and living the Mission Vision Values set forth by Vetter Health Services. […]

Emerson, NE: The Orphan Train Stops In Emerson!

Heritage of Emerson recently received Humanities Nebraska speaker, Charlotte Endorf presenting “Excess Baggage- The Orphan Train”. The event hosted a large group of community members including the Emerson Hubbard 4th Grade Elementary Class. This community wide intergenerational event was both entertaining and educational. The community of Emerson has personal interest in the orphan train as […]

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 […]

Emerson, NE: Valentine Coronation

On Tuesday February 14th Heritage of Emerson Crowned this year’s Royalty.  Pictured Prince Densil S., King Leland K., Queen Nancy L., Princess Millie Z. Friends and family were present for the coronation that was held at noon. Everyone enjoyed fabulous Valentines meal prepared by John Ahlers; Beef Wellington, roasted new potatoes, candied carrots, homemade rolls […]

Emerson, NE: 6 Year Safety Celebration

The Heritage of Emerson team takes working safe very seriously. Heritage of Emerson recently celebrated another yearly milestone by reaching the six year mark early in December. It is an accomplishment that takes an excellent team approach from every member of the group. Working safe is promoted continually among team members. Heritage has maintained an […]

Emerson, NE: The First Gift of Christmas

During the month of November several residents worked on folding, rolling and twisting hand towels into teddy bears. The bears are decorated with a ribbon and a special hand written note. The note was written by one of Heritage of Emerson own residents. The note reads “He’s not at all like other bears, He comes […]

Emerson, NE: “Tree Skirt Tuesday” It’s a Thing!

Tuesdays have now become the official silly day to dress up at Heritage of Emerson during the month of December. Starting with this Tuesday, team members were challenged to wear “tree skirts” as part of their wardrobe. Using their tree-mendous imaginations, team members pulled off a challenge to please the residents. Visitors, vendors and even […]

Emerson, NE: “Oh Give Thanks!” Family Harvest Dinner

“Come Lord Jesus be our guest” reverberated throughout the dining room on Saturday as families said grace. Heritage of Emerson hosted its annual Family Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 12th. Residents hosted their families for a traditional Thanksgiving style dinner. For many of the residents it’s like “Thankful Christmas.” The families are able to gather […]

Emerson, NE: Glo in the Dark!

Heritage of Emerson held a 5K Glo Fun Run/Walk this past month. The fundraising event earned $1000. Matching funds will be given by Vetter Health Services Foundation. The event was held to raise money for Emersons Wellness Committee. We would like to thank the Emerson Wellness Committee and all those who came out for the […]

Emerson, NE: Grillin’ and Chillin’

Once upon a Friday late in summer… Just as the story goes, we took advantage of one of last days of summer to head out to the lake for an enjoyable time. The large group of residents and team members spent leisurely hours at the Kramper Lake and Danish Alps Recreation Area. Pelicans, geese, ducks […]

Emerson, NE: See You At The Fair!

“I loved everything!” Now that is a perfect answer when asking our residents what they enjoyed about the fair. The warm summer day was spent touring the exhibit buildings; 4-H, Open Class, Community and Commercial booths. The day included taking in attractions such as the antique tractors and equipment as well as the old train […]

Emerson, NE: 30 Years of Service Recognized

Cindy Hingst has been serving residents for 30 years at Heritage of Emerson. Working in housekeeping and laundry, she has dedicated herself to making sure the resident’s home and clothing are clean neat and well taken care of. Cindy and her husband live on a farm in rural Emerson. She was recognized for her dedication […]

Emerson, NE: Last Splash of Summer!

Heritage of Emerson hosted a Friday Family Fun Kids Day. Team Members children and grandchildren visited Heritage of Emerson for an exciting afternoon. It all began with an interactive picnic lunch. Playing outdoors in a bounce house, on a slip and slide or kiddie pool were a few of the fun activities the group took […]

Emerson, NE: Heritage of Emerson Receives Recognition In Local Parades

Team members put their heads, hearts and hands to good use in creating the float. Launching the thought process, they fired off with the National Nursing Home Week theme for this year “It’s a small world with a big heart.” The float featured a heart with the center cut out and a globe spinning on […]

Emerson, NE: Painting Social

Residents, guests and team members gathered to paint door decorations. Painting parties are a social trend and the fun was brought to Heritage of Emerson. DeAndra , host of “Door Social”, brought her supplies to share. She coached the group on the painting process as they designed their very own door decor. Each artist created […]

Emerson, NE: World Class Travelers

For the second year in a row, Heritage of Emerson residents have made the 100 mile trip to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Eight residents and eight team members /volunteers, braved the warm June day. They went with a sense of adventure and desire to see, learn and feel all they could about the environment and […]

Emerson, NE: Celebrating Success!

Heritage of Emerson would like to congratulate Melinda Roland, MFP and Jenna Roeber, RN. The two have worked hard to achieve their goals. Melinda has been attending Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, where she has earned an Associate’s degree in Arts, specializing in Culinary Arts and Hospitality. She also is currently completing her degree as […]

Emerson, NE: Blooming With Excitement!

The latest outing by Heritage of Emerson residents was to the Orange City, Ia. Tulip Festival. Orange City, Ia. Is about 75 miles north of Emerson and is host to an annual Tulip Festival. The Dutch community is in full bloom with cultural events during the three day time span. Residents experienced traditional Dutch foods […]

Emerson, NE: District #17 Candidate Meet & Greet Hosted At Heritage of Emerson

Heritage of Emerson hosted a meet and greet for District #17 Candidate, Joni Albrecht. Joni and her Mike live on farm in rural Thurston County. Mike is a fourth generation farmer. Joni is involved in the day-to-day operation, which includes a cow/calf operation, a small feedlot, corn and soybeans. Members from the surrounding community gathered […]

Emerson, NE: Clowning Around at the Circus

It was a great day for some clowning around when residents from Heritage of Emerson attended the Abu Bekr Shrine Circus in Sioux City, IA. A few of the residents had not been to the circus since they were small children. They were very excited to see all the acts. The favorites of the day […]

Emerson, NE: A Leprechaun Jig!

Sue L. in Dietary dances an Irish Jig! She came all dressed up as a Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day! Sue is a great example of how we enjoy finding fun ways to celebrate the little things in life with our residents! Sue took a lot of effort into creating such a fun expression of […]

Emerson, NE: Celebrating Doctor’s Day

Heritage of Emerson celebrated Dr.’s Day and Social Services month. An Omelet Bar was served in the morning for breakfast and a Pasta Bar at lunch time. Invitations were sent to the area Social Service coordinators from local clinics and hospitals as well as to the Doctors that service Heritage of Emerson. Melinda Roland, Dietary […]

Emerson, NE: The Buzz Word Around Heritage of Emerson is “Keep Beeing Safe!”

Heritage of Emerson Team Members are buzzing about being safe. The team is embarking on their sixth consecutive year working injury free. To keep the hive focused on their goal, Queen Safety Bee, Sue Leimer, Dietary Aid, created the theme and poster that is displayed in the break room at Heritage of Emerson. Bi-monthly a […]

Emerson, NE: 5th Consecutive Annual Excellence in Action Award

Heritage of Emerson was recently recognized for being in the top 10% of the My InnerView by National Research Corporation survey findings as the recipient of the Excellence in Action Award for an outstanding Customer Satisfaction Survey. This is the fifth consecutive annual recognition in this category. The ranking for the award is determined by […]

Emerson, NE: Three Nurses Now Certified in Gerontology at Heritage of Emerson!

Lexi Albrecht RN, BSN,BC recently completed her Geriatric Nurse Training and passed her board testing. This is a national accreditation. Less than 1% of nurses across the country are certified in the care of our elderly. The training specifically targets the challenges we have for the care of our elderly. It focuses on disease processes, […]

Emerson, NE: Vetter Health Services Announces

Jack Vetter, Chairman of the Board and Owner of Vetter Health Services (VHS) in Elkhorn, Nebraska, released the names of 4 VHS care centers that have earned a 2015 World Class Quality Award. The awards are the first of three distinctions possible through the VHS World Class Quality Award program, which honors its care centers […]

Emerson, NE: Off To The Lake

September is one of the best times of the year for enjoying the greater outdoors. Residents of Heritage enjoyed the sights and sounds of the new Kramper Lake and Danish Alps Recreation Area near Hubbard Nebraska. The location features wonderful handicap accessible parking, picnic and restroom areas. The group viewed the lake while enjoying a […]

Emerson, NE: “It’s Another First!”

When you have lived between 90 and 100 years there aren’t too many things in life that you have probably not experienced. Well for three of our residents they had a new first when they visited the Henry Doorly Zoo. When asking Marie, our centurion, if she would like to go, she first hesitated and […]

Emerson, NE: Heritage Gives Back to Emerson

Administrator, Shellee H. presented the Emerson Betterment Group and Wellness Center with a check for $1767.00. Heritage team members raised $767.00 through a Quilt Raffle. Vetter Foundation matched and donated a sum of $1000.00 The grand total was presented to the Emerson Betterment Committee Member, Roger S. and Wellness Committee Member, Linda R. during Friday […]

Emerson, NE: Family Car Show and Picnic

Family and friends gathered this month for our annual picnic. Grilled burgers and all the trimmings were served. Tim Javorsky of The Merrymakers performed for a crowd of 135. Following the entertainment residents and their family members ventured outdoors to see the classic cars and motorcycles. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a […]

Emerson, NE: Tri County Days Parade Fun!

Heritage of Emerson continued to celebrate the “Bring on the Fiesta” Theme from National Nursing Home Week during the community Tri County Days Parade. Residents enjoyed watching the parade and seeing the Shriners and other guests stop by for a visit. Smiles and waves were shared between the parade watchers and the parade float entrants. […]

Emerson, NE: Surprise

The element of surprise can be a good thing as many residents found out this past month. Putting their trust in Barb and Kellie, residents took the bite for a surprise trip without even a clue as to where they were going. They knew the time frame they would be gone and that was about […]

Emerson, NE: “Windshield Time”

Celebrating his 94th Birthday in style, Norm S. was excited to go for a drive! When original plans fell through for a luncheon outing, Kellie W., Life Enrichment, strapped on her creativity cap and took the wheel to plan a spontaneous fun trip. While driving they talked about the days that Norm spent on the […]

Emerson, NE: Hey Amigo!

Hey Amigo! AMIGO or Friend; the atmosphere at Heritage of Emerson. Enjoying sombreros and ponchos, residents and team members are making the most of the “Bring on the Fiesta” theme. Manicures, Mexican Hat Dances, BINGO and South of the Border Buffets are just a few of the locations that the celebrating really played out. BINGO […]

Emerson, NE: Kick off with a Balloon Lift Off !

Beginning with a cloud of colorful balloons, residents, area youth, community and team members gathered to kick off National Nursing Home Week 2015. With a cheer of “Bring on the Fiesta”, releasing 70 balloons took just a matter of minutes. Sailing southward into a murky cloudy sky, the colorful balloons were easily spotted. The balloons […]

Emerson, NE: Ole’!

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Bring on the Fiesta! Ole’, Bravo! With a shout of approval and encouragement, Marge B. and Fran K, RN strike up a cheer for National Nursing Home Week! The Heritage of Emerson family is ready to celebrate. As decorating is taking place, the excitement is building! The kickoff party will get the fiesta started on […]

Emerson, NE: Flower Exchange “A May Affair”

The Happy Hour Club meets monthly at Heritage. The club began as an extension club many years ago. Two residents of the club currently reside at Heritage. For the past few years the club has met at the facility. This month they held club in the courtyard under the gazebo. It was a beautiful day. […]

Emerson, NE: “A Hundred and Some Change”

Leadership team members accepted the challenge to receive a pie in the face in the hopes of raising money to be donated to the Vetter Foundation. For the past month there have been jars, one for each leadership team member, stationed near the front desk. Residents, family members, guests and team members have plugged the […]

Emerson, NE: “It Was as if We Were Right There in New Zealand”

Kellie .. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your help in making it possible for some of Aunt Joan’s family here in Nebraska to be a part of her funeral service. The technology and the IN2L system at Heritage of Emerson is amazing!! It was as if we were right there in New Zealand with […]

Emerson, NE: Nurse Completes Geriatric Nursing Training and Passes Boards

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Fran Knapp, RN/BC , Heritage of Emerson Fran completed her geriatric Nurse training and passed her board testing. This is a national accreditation. Less then 1% of nurses across the country are certified in the care of our elderly. The training specifically targets the challenges we have for the care of our elderly. It focuses […]