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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: 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 […]

North Platte, NE: Prom Comes to Linden Estates

One sure sign that spring has arrived is the ritual of Prom. This year we were fortunate to have groups from three high schools come to Linden Estates for a viewing and showcase of their glamorous Prom attire. Students from Sutherland, Hershey, and North Platte High Schools all came to visit before attending their proms. […]

North Platte, NE: Volunteer Dinner

Here at Linden Estates we are honored to serve our residents 365 days a year. However, we are assisted in serving by our wonderful volunteers who add so much to our programs. They are a blessing to the residents and staff alike. On one special night it was our pleasure to honor these amazing people […]

North Platte, NE: Hoppin Down the Bunny Trail

Linden Estates held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday. Members of the community and family members of staff and residents were treated to a visit from the Easter Bunny. Even with a thousand eggs, the Easter egg hunt was over in matter of minutes. Squeals of excitement could be heard from little ones […]

North Platte, NE: Luck O’ The Irish

A St. Patrick’s Day Party in true Irish fashion was held at Linden Estates. Irish music greeted lads and lassies as they entered the Activity Room that was decorated with rainbows, coins, and everything green. Laughter and smiles were on every face as our “Portable Kissing Booth” made its way throughout the room. Karaoke,  green […]

North Platte, NE: A Royal Visit

Miss Outstanding Chadron Teen, Emma Wilkinson made a visit to the residents at Linden Estates. Emma is a junior at North Platte High School and had the lead role of Belle in the high school production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She performed several of her vocal pieces from the show. Emma shared her platform […]

North Platte, NE: Hidden Talents

At Linden Estates we are blessed with a talented team, but Lori Lucas, our Office manager, has many talents that she uses to encourage team work and give everyone a “WOW” experience. Lori had an idea on Monday for a candy bouquet. She received the idea from a Hy-Vee store where the bouquets were priced […]

North Platte, NE: Brainiacs

Brain Games is a new activity here at Linden Estates. Our residents have a great time using the IN2L as we laugh and learn our way through games of Jeopardy, Trivia, optical illusions, and word games just to name a few. The IN2L is a lot more fun and a lot less scary than our […]

North Platte, NE: Love is in the Air

Cupid was busy at Linden Estates for Valentine’s Day. Our residents enjoyed music by Nebraska Country Hall of Famer Ray Mullen. Ray entertained the crowd with his wonderful array of music including country, old rock and roll and some romantic music to set the tone. Our Valentine royalty was Queen Judy Hendricks and King Kermit […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrating Mardi Gras

Residents at Linden Estates enjoyed celebrating Mardi Gras, New Orleans style. Purple, Green and Gold set the mood for an afternoon of fun! We started out by sampling some authentic Cajun fair complete with Jambalaya, King Cakes, and purple pretzels with sprinkles, and Mardi Gras punch. Residents donned masks and beads. We enjoyed watching the […]

North Platte, NE: Helping Our Furry Friends

Employees and residents at Linden Estates held a food drive for our local Pawsitive Partners Group. We received many generous donations of food and treats in addition to some great toys, collars, and other items. At Linden Estates, we believe in “Family Serving Family”. Three of our residents have dogs so having pets that are […]

North Platte, NE: Woodland Christmas~Festival Of Trees

A fundraiser is held annually with proceeds going to the Children’s Network and the Miss Nebraska Scholarship fund in North Platte. This year, Linden Estates sponsored a tree, donating all of the ornaments and trimmings. The residents had a wonderful time making some of the ornaments in crafts. We decided on a “Woodland Christmas” theme […]

North Platte, NE: The Giving Spirit

At Linden Estates we believe in family serving family. Our team members held a silent auction fundraiser at our annual Thanksgiving meal and raised $1375.00. We decided to split the proceeds between the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and Autism (which will be used at a later date.) Linden Estates chose ten children of different ages […]

North Platte, NE: A Magical Thanksgiving

On November 19, 2015 Linden Estates offered a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to all of our cottage and assisted living residents. Each resident was able to bring two guests with them for our feast. Two seating times were available with a choice of 5:00 or 6:30. The evening began with appetizers and drinks. We served turkey, […]

North Platte, NE: Was Ist Los?

Linden Estates residents are busy traveling the globe. Germany was our second stop on our Globetrotter adventure and what a hervorragende time we had! We sampled pretzels, Octoberfest beer, and German Chocolate Cake. Residents left with a mug as a souvenir and a new appreciation for all things German. We are looking forward to the […]

North Platte, NE: Smiles, Candy and Laughter Oh My!!!

Linden Estates hosted their annual Community Trick or Treating event on Friday, October 30th. Residents enjoyed lots of ghosts and goblins as trick or treaters made their way through the halls. Even though the weather was rainy and a little dreary, we were blessed by the large turnout of residents and children. Staff also took […]

North Platte, NE: Deb’s Retirement Party

Linden Court’s Environmental Services Supervisor Deb Simonton has retired after 15 years of service to Vetter Health Services. Deb will be missed immensely, as she shared her “Yes I can Attitude” in all that she did at Linden Court. Wednesday October 21st, Linden Court had a retirement party for Deb. Deb always enjoyed having pie […]

North Platte, NE: Hors de France

Residents at Linden Estates took a trip to Paris….via the IN2L. The facility was filled with the aroma of French Onion Soup, crescent rolls with apricot preserves, baguettes, éclairs, and French roast coffee. French music that was being broadcasted live from a French Café greeted each traveler as they entered the activity room. Passports and […]

North Platte, NE: Fundraising for a CURE

In honor of Vetter Health Services 40th Anniversary, Linden Estates held a cancer research fundraiser on October 2, 2015. The team at Linden Estates hosted a pulled pork sandwich feed with chips and a cookie. We also offered the meal via drive through for convenience. Linden Estates knots of love group made a Husker blanket […]