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North Platte, NE: Out and About

This summer has provided residents at Linden Estates many opportunities to get out into the community and enjoy local happenings. One such event was the big parade during Nebraskaland Days. We had a bus full of residents attend the parade even though it was a scorcher that day. Thankfully, our maintenance guys arrived extra early and […]

North Platte, NE: Blackjack Blast

Let the chips fall where they may. We had a blast playing some Vegas-Style Blackjack on June 7th. We gathered around while the hands were dealt, the bets were made, and the luck was drawn. Beating the Dealer was tough but a few residents did come out ahead. It was fun to see the different […]

North Platte, NE: Kitten Cuddles

Recently the residents and staff at Linden Estates were treated to sweet kitten caresses.  One of our volunteers rescued day old kittens that were orphaned when their mama didn’t survive giving birth.  After three weeks of round the clock care, the three little orange and white kittens are flourishing and ready to see the world.   […]

North Platte, NE: Corn and Popping and the Story of Popcorn

Dr. Mark Coffey recently stopped in North Platte to visit the residents of Linden Estates. He is a professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines. Mark presented a program all about popcorn. He had samples of popcorn from all over the nation and told the history of popcorn from the […]

North Platte, NE: Hula Hooping at Any Age

Linden estates residents recently had a new experience. New North Platte resident Beth shared her talent as a Hula Hoop expert. She is a certified Hula Hoop instructor and passionate about hooping. Hooping for hours is nothing new to this hoopster. Beth makes her own hula hoops which are larger than an average hoop and […]

North Platte, NE: Music in the Air

On Sunday, May 6th the residents of Linden Estates were treated to a piano recital. Justina Dean brought her students to play the songs that they have been learning. The students ranged from young beginners to very accomplished older students. The songs and melodies were as varied as the students. It was a joy to […]

North Platte, NE: Catch a Little Sunshine

What do you do with those mason jar lids? We made sun catchers with those mason jar lids! The residents had fun coloring in the designs (ranging from simple to more ornate) while they listened to Big Band Music of the 1940s. After the designs were colored using bold sharpies, they were taped to the […]

North Platte, NE: Music in the Air

On Sunday May 6th the residents of Linden Estates were treated to a piano recital. Justina Dean brought her students to play the songs that they have been learning.The students ranged from young beginners to very accomplished older students. The songs and melodies were as varied as the students. It was a joy to hear […]

North Platte, NE: Painting to Music

This was our fifth painting class and everyone is improving! This time we painted a very spring-like flower. We always find it amazing that we start with the same idea but end with very different products. Painting along to classical music taps into the creative stores and we saw residents actually painting along to the […]

North Platte, NE: A Pie in the Face

A pie in the face was not due to embarrassment this time! Linden Estates raised over $100 for the Vetter Foundation by putting the Leadership Team up for a pie in the face. These good sports took a pie tin of whipped cream straight to the kisser with the random drawing for the lucky team-members […]

North Platte, NE: Easter Fun

We had thirty children from a local preschool come over for some Easter fun. They decorated cookies and enjoyed other crafts as the Easter Bunny hopped over for a visit. The residents enjoyed watching the buzz of activity and assisting the children with their crafts. The festivities culminated in a grand Easter Egg Hunt, lead […]

North Platte, NE: Ballroom Dancers

Residents at Linden Estates were recently treated to the talented dancing duo of Val & Dean Hiser of North Platte. They entertained residents with their graceful and elegant styles of dancing which included the Foxtrot and the Waltz. The pair met many years at a dance and have been dancing together ever since. The beautiful […]

North Platte, NE: The Wearin’ of the Green

Shamrocks and shenanigans were the order on the day for our Linden Estates St. Patrick’s Day party. We celebrated with hats, necklaces, bracelets, gold coins and shillelaghs. Everyone enjoyed Irish refreshments of shamrock cookies and beverages and mini mugs of golden chocolate. There was even an Irish Kissing Booth. It was a grand event featuring […]

North Platte, NE: Love Is In The Air

Valentine’s Day bring out the romantic in most of us so it was no surprise that our Valentine’s Party was full of love and fun. Residents enjoyed a sing-a-long of romantic songs and ballads with our musician Janice. There were poems and cards and lots of reminiscing. Everyone had delicious cookies and candies along with […]

North Platte, NE: Tea Time

Linden Estates recently hosted our first annual Ladies Tea. Our theme, “The Heart of Conversation” was played out with conversation hearts and plenty of pink floral and heart decorations. Each one of our ladies invited friends and family members to be guests at the event. The dining room was brimming with lovely ladies all dressed […]

North Platte, NE: 3 Years Injury Free

Being injury free at work for one year is good, being injury free at work for two years is very good but three years….WOW!! That is a feat worthy of celebration, so that is precisely what we did on December 6th at Linden Estates. Our safety focused employees were treated to fabulous meal prepared and […]

North Platte, NE: Christmas Comes to North Platte

Linden Estates residents and staff celebrated Christmas together December 21st, 2017. Rascal Martinez provided the music for the party and guests enjoyed cider and dessert, courtesy of Jack Vetter. Residents enjoyed the festivities and celebrated the season with gifts and a visit from Santa Claus. Team members were treated to a pizza party. Teams created gingerbread […]

North Platte, NE: Thanksgiving Extravaganza

Our Thanksgiving Extravaganza this year was bigger and better than ever. We had two different meal settings and served our residents and their family members a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole and pie choices for dessert. It takes the entire team working together plus many volunteers to bring about this […]

North Platte, NE: Just Relax and Say Ahhh……

Team members at Linden Estates were recently treated to chair massages courtesy of Shari and Jennifer from Elements Wellness Center. We all love what we do but there is stress associated with every job and long-term care is no exception. So, these massages were a great way to say thanks to our employees for all […]

North Platte, NE: Family Is Forever

Assisted Living Week has been a week of fun, fun and more fun. This year’s theme of “Family is Forever” created many opportunities for the residents and staff at Linden Estates to enjoy. We started the week with a huge family tree, literally, by having everyone put their name on our hand leaves and attach […]

North Platte, NE: Survey Says, “IN2L”

One of our favorite games during National Assisted Living Week was playing “Family Feud” on the IN2L. Staff and residents had a great time trying to get the number one answer to each question. We even managed to get all of the number one answers in the “Fast Money” Round! There was much team work […]

North Platte, NE: A Once In A Lifetime View

On August 21st the residents of Linden Estates had the view of a lifetime. North Platte was a prime location to view the total solar eclipse of 2017. Residents and staff had their special glasses for safe viewing and enjoyed their “solar survival packs” full of cosmic cookies, lunar liquid, moon sticks and sun chips. […]

North Platte, NE: Art with Anika

A new activity at Linden Estates is our monthly painting group courtesy of our new volunteer Anika. She recently moved here from California and is very artistic. Our residents were skeptical at first, worried about their talent levels but Anika had them mixing and blending like Monet’ by the time that they were done. Everyone […]

North Platte, NE: Making Music Memories

The residents of Linden Estates had a real treat recently. A husband -wife duo from Lincoln, NE came out to entertain… and boy did they ever! ‘The Time Burners’ played country, rockabilly and roots music. They had the residents singing and clapping along. It was a foot stomping good time. We are always on the […]

North Platte, NE: A Day for Dads

We celebrated Father’s Day at Linden Estates with a patriotic twist. Our celebration featured a Humanities Nebraska presentation by Barbara Eymann Mohrman. “Four Blue Stars in the Window” is the true story of her dad and three uncles in WWII. She tells the heartfelt journey of four young, farm fresh boys from Nebraska who joined […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrating Mom

Few people are more important in life than mom. Your mom, my mom, being a mom…is it any wonder that MOM is WOW turned upside down. On Friday, May 12th the folks at Linden Estates were treated to a Mother’s Day celebration. Our entertainment was a presentation by Beverly Beavers of the Humanities Nebraska program. […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrating Our Volunteers

Recognizing our great volunteers is always an exciting event. It is our chance to give back and appreciate all that our volunteers do to make activities and events at Linden Estates more rewarding. This year we had special entertainment with Rascal Martinez. Rascal specializes in music that makes people smile, sing and occasionally dance. His […]

North Platte, NE: Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

It was a perfect day for the Easter Bunny and friends to gather at Linden Estates to celebrate Easter. This year our family event included different stations for the children to participate in. We had cookie decorating, coloring pages, and pictures and stories with the Easter Bunny, then it was outside to hunt for eggs. […]

North Platte, NE: Art Exhibit

Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. Linden Estates resident, Arlene M. has an abundance of talent when it comes to art. Arlene has been painting portraits and scenes from rural life for decades. She recently consented to having an exhibit on campus for residents and the community to enjoy. Arlene has always been interested […]

North Platte, NE: Spring Recital

On Saturday April 1st, the residents at Linden Estates were entertained with a piano recital. Nine students from the Glory Conservatory performed various pieces ranging from simple to very complex arrangements. Teacher Sarah Brown has done a wonderful job with these very talented young people. Residents and family members enjoyed the performance and had refreshments […]

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 […]

North Platte, NE: Happy Birthday Nebraska!

On March 1st the residents of Linden Estates celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood. The event was marked with cake emblazoned with the NE150 logo and served with sherbet punch. Our special guest of honor was none other than Buffalo Bill. He presented a program of historical photographs depicting life in the mid 1800’s, […]

North Platte, NE: Sweets for the Sweet

Love was in the air at Linden Estates as we celebrated Valentine’s Day. The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the residents awaited the reveal of our Sweetheart royalty. Residents were treated to sweet melodies with musician, Janice Huber. Janice played her guitar while the group sang classic love songs and ballads during the sing-a-long. […]

North Platte, NE: 2 Years Injury Free

On March 2nd, 2017, the Linden Estates team celebrated two years of being injury free. The Vetter Health Services home office team grilled steak, chicken and provided a world class meal for the team members. Dessert was a delicious assortment of cheesecake and pies. We are so thankful to be celebrated for such an amazing […]

North Platte, NE: Love is in the air….the “Not So Newlywed Game”

Our Cottage residents were treated to delicious food and some entertainment too! Our February Cottage Capers was Valentine’s Day themed. We started our afternoon by partaking in all things delicious to dip into our endless flowing chocolate fountain. Pineapple, strawberries, angel food cake, marshmallows, pretzels and rice crispy treats were amongst our dipping goodies. The […]

North Platte, NE: Happy Hour…New Year’s Eve Style

Residents of Linden Estates rang in the New Year with Happy Hour in true “New Year’s Eve” style. We had salami, cheese, and crackers to munch on and plenty of drinks to go around. Sparkling cider, ginger ale, wine, beer and champagne went hand and hand with memories of years gone by. We topped off […]

North Platte, NE: A Month of Celebration

It was a very Merry Christmas here at Linden Estates in North Platte. Throughout the month we had many groups and organizations come and “carol” our residents. A special treat was the preschool visit from Kids First Preschool at the First United Methodist Church. The children sang and recited poems and then gave presents to […]

North Platte, NE: Feeling Thankful

Thankful is a word that is used a lot here at Linden Estates. We are thankful to the Vetter Health Services for the support and guidance that they give us. We are thankful for a beautiful facility. We are thankful for wonderful residents, their families and terrific co-workers. This year our annual Thanksgiving dinner was […]

North Platte, NE: Love Bears All Things

Recently Linden Estates was invaded by bears. The stuffed variety that is. Lots and lots and lots of bears were on display and ready for adoption. Our residents had a wonderful time looking for just the right bear to adopt. Big bears, little bears, black, brown, tan and white bears. Some bears even came in […]

North Platte, NE: Civilian Conservation Corp

The Civilian Conservation Corp recently came to life at Linden Estates. This Federal Works Program was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s answer to thousands of men who were without work or means to support their families during the Great Depression. Author/Songwriter Bill Jamerson presented “The Dollar A Day Boys” program full of music and stories of some […]

North Platte, NE: Reading with Linda

One of our favorite activities at Linden Estates is Reading With Linda. Every Tuesday, our volunteer comes in to read classic stories to residents. Linda is a retired school teacher who reads in character and voice. If you close your eyes, you can almost see the pictures unfolding. It is a joy to see the […]

North Platte, NE: Living Well With IN2L

One of the great things about our IN2L is the versatility of the many programs it has to offer. A great point in case is our daily Energize program. When we first started our exercise program, we had a few residents who were regular attenders but it was a fairly lack luster program. Once we […]

North Platte, NE: Keeping Connected

It’s been a full week of festivities as we celebrated National Assisted Living Week at Linden Estates in North Platte. This year’s theme was “Keep Connected”. Our celebration started Monday with Helen’s Musical Hats. Helen Johnson entertained and delighted with music and hats from days gone by. Later that day our residents ‘Skyped’ with another […]

North Platte, NE: Walking Through History

On a hot summer day, a group of ladies from Linden Estates braved the heat to tour the Buffalo Bill Scout’s Rest Ranch in North Platte. It was built in 1886 and cost a whopping $3,900.00 to construct the Second Empire mansion. Today it is full of stories, music and furnishings from the Cody family. […]

New Skilled Rehabilitation Center Open at Linden Court in North Platte

Vetter Health Services and the team at Linden Court are pleased to announce the opening of the new rehabilitation center designed specifically for people needing short-term rehabilitation. The 25,600 square feet addition includes twenty-four private rooms, an innovative therapy gym, dedicated dining venues, a culinary center specific to rehabilitation, bathing spa and a protected courtyard […]

North Platte, NE: Tehama Shriners

The NebraskaLand Days celebration would not be complete without a visit from the Shriners. Our local Tehama Shriner’s Lodge brought their bright yellow ‘puddle jumper’ cars and put on a lively exhibition. Our resident Franklin Oman has been a member of this lodge for many, many years and used to drive a Cadillac in many […]

North Platte, NE: Golden Games

The Golden Games has always been a favorite NebraskaLand Days activity for the residents of Linden Estates and this year was no exception. Our group of ladies played from the opening ceremonies to last call. It was a fun filled day of Bingo, bowling, golfing, and games of all kinds. There was music and dancing, […]

North Platte, NE: NebraskaLand Days Rodeo Queens

During NebraskaLand Days the residents of Linden Estates enjoyed a visit from eighteen Rodeo Queens. They came from as far away as Pennsylvania and New Jersey to represent their states at NebraskaLand Days. Our special guests were Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck, Miss Nebraska Emily Taylor and Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska Taytum Dickman. Residents enjoyed […]

North Platte, NE: Senior Lifestyle Festival

What a wonderful day for Linden Estates and Linden Court to participate in the community. May 24th was the Senior Lifestyle Festival at the Quality Inn & Suites in North Platte. Hundreds of people came from near and far to enjoy a day full of fun and information about everything from long term care facilities […]

North Platte, NE: The Next Best Thing To Being There

A resident’s family member came up to the desk with excitement in her voice. Her daughter was receiving her degree from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center. She then got very somber and said the only thing that would make the day better is if her mom (who resides at Linden Estates) could watch her […]