St. Paul, NE: Veterans Day Breakfast Hosted by Brookefield Park

Brookefield Park hosted a Veterans Day Breakfast for our Veterans and Auxiliary members in our facility and the community on Monday, November 12. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, water and orange juice were provided by our wonderful dietary department. The Veterans enjoyed visiting and telling stories. Words can never express how much we appreciate all that they […]

Hooper, NE: October Fun

As always October is a month of fun and surprises at Hooper Care Center. The ladies enjoyed being able to fashion designers with pumpkins. It always good to try something new and there were no pumpkin guts this way. Halloween day is always fun, the residents love to get involved with the staff and little […]

Iowa Falls, IA: Honoring our Veteran’s

Those who live today remember those who did not. Those who know freedom remember today those who gave up life for freedom. Today, in honor of the dead, we conduct ceremonies. We lay wreaths. We speak words of tribute. And in our memories, in our hearts, we hold them close to us still. Yet we […]

Hooper, NE: Up Up and Away

The Dreamweaver Foundation once again came through providing the ability for our resident Mary Ann to fly among the clouds. Mary Ann has always wanted to take a ride in a hot air balloon. With the help of Life Enrichment coordinator Tammy and the Dreamweaver Foundation, Mary Ann was able to fly with the birds. […]

Hooper, NE: Celebrating Success

Hooper Care Center residents, staff, family members and home office staff came together October 18 to celebrate Hooper Care Center’s success this past year. Our staff were honored with the award from my Inner View’s staff satisfaction award. It is such an honor to be part of a team who know what providing care to […]

Norfolk, NE: Win-Win: Residents Receive TLC, Beauty Students Receive Practice

Heritage of Bel-Air’s chapel was recently transformed into a nail salon and residents received some well-deserved pampering! Joseph’s College of Beauty students set up shop for an hour, treating residents to manicures in lilac, red, pink and all sorts of shades in between. Twenty-eight residents received manicures. The beauty college students have been visiting Bel-Air […]

Columbus, NE: Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest

PEP Club sponsored a pumpkin decorating contest the week of Halloween. Teams were established, gifted a pumpkin and asked to be creative. Both residents and team members got to vote for their favorites. Winners of the Resident pick: 1st Place: Scared Pumpkin, 2nd Place: Spider. 3rd Place: Grinch. Winners of Team members pick: 1st Place: […]

St Edward, NE: Everything is awesome!

“Everything is Awesome” Yes, “Cloverlodge” is a great place to work! It all starts at the top. We have an awesome support system from home office which in turn makes it possible and easier to do what we need to do here at our facility. Our Administrator is doing an “Awesome” job and she shares […]

Wahoo, NE: Spirit Week Fun

The Halloween Spirit was alive and well at South Haven. The week brought the return of Spirit Week to South Haven. Throughout the week residents & staff enjoyed Mis-match Day, Throwback Thursday, Pajama Day, and of course, Husker Day. It was amazing to see the wide variety of outfits and costumes that everyone created. Pumpkins […]

Wahoo, NE: Halloween Fun at South Haven

October 31st brought a large assortment of characters to the halls of South Haven. Residents and staff outfitted in their best costumes welcomed the neighborhood trick or treaters. As the halls filled with laughter and excitement the residents handed out treats near their rooms. Seeing all the young ones was a highlight of our residents’ […]

Elkhorn, NE: Yes I Can Vote!

Americans across the country are exercising their right to vote today and residents at Brookestone Meadows are no exception. Brookestone Meadows opens their doors to the community as a polling place each year, never knowing what the voter turnout will be. We had a record setting year with over 150 voters coming through our doors […]

Emerson, NE: Fantastic! Excellent! Plentiful!

This past weekend Heritage of Emerson hosted its annual Fall Harvest Dinner. Each resident hosted his or her family members or friends for a special Thanksgiving style dinner. Everywhere you turned around there were smiles, hugs and conversations flowing. A special note left at the end of the day sums up one family members experience […]

PDC Conference a “Reunion to Remember”

People Development Coordinators from across the Vetter Senior Living family gathered for their annual conference at the home office. It was two days filled with learning, networking and sharing laughs together. The agenda included sharing ideas for recruiting and retaining team members, celebrating strengths, the latest on company benefits, an overview of company finances, and […]

St. Edward, NE: TEAM-Terrific Energy Among Many!

I must say, Our team is one of the best here at Cloverlodge Care Center. Each and everyone is always willing to pitch in and help. We have many personalities and many talents and each is unique in their own way. I am proud to say I am a part of this amazing team.Having some […]

St. Edward, NE: Precious Moments with the Preschool

We always welcome visitors and guests to our facility. The preschool kids came for a visit on Halloween day. All dressed up and ready to entertain us here at Cloverlodge Care Center. We enjoy having visitors of all ages but we especially look forward to the preschool kids coming to see us. Not only do […]

Elkhorn, NE: Happy 11th Anniversary

Brookestone Meadows celebrated our 11th anniversary today! Eleven Years ago today Brookestone welcomed their very first patient to the facility. I can only imagine what a thrill that was for the awaiting team. The West side of the building was still under construction, so our first guest was welcomed to the East side. As the […]

Lincoln, NE: Trick-or-Treating at Sumner Place!

What a fun Halloween week our team members and residents had at Sumner Place. On Tuesday evening we had our annual Trick-or-Treating event, handing out over 12,000 pieces of candy! This year we added a twist to our event – a haunted garden! Children were having so much fun they didn’t want to leave. “How […]

Norfolk, NE: A Boo-tiful Halloween Night

Ghosts, goblins, princesses and dinosaurs, too – all sorts of characters roamed through Heritage of Bel-Air for the annual Trick-or-Treat event for residents’ families Halloween night. Costumed children were able to collect candy door to door throughout the building. The annual event is one that many residents look forward to each year. Even residents who […]

Omaha, NE: Nothing But Treats Here!

Brookestone Village’s Annual Trick & Treat was a great success! Prior to the trick-or-treat event, our residents helped sort and divide candy, in preparation for the big event. This was no small task, considering the candy filled up the back of our staff van! Many residents decorated their rooms and put on their favorite costumes, […]

Omaha, NE: Campaign Trails

With the general election less than a week away, Brookestone Village welcomed Congressman Don Bacon to meet residents and team members. Congressman Bacon provided the group with an overview of his tenure in the Air force and of his early farm life in Illinois. He then opened up the group for questions and tackled tough […]

Lander, WY: Halloween Fun

It was so hard to choose a winner of the costume contest at Westward Heights! We had Muhammed Ali, Sexy She Devils, Oh Dear & Holy Cow, the Purple People Eaters, a Coven of Witches, and some Giant Chickens. The turnout was amazing by residents, team members, and families. Tiny trick or treaters blessed our […]

Elkhorn, NE: Until Next Time

The past two weeks we have said goodbye to several beloved long-term residents. We know that this is part of the mission we are here to fulfill, but with each goodbye we feel the loss. Not only do we lose the loved one we are caring for, but their family and friends who we have […]

Emerson, NE: Halloween Team Costume Fun

Heritage of Emerson team members to the challenge to heart! Administrator Shellee Huggenberger had great “Courage” as her crew pulled off the “Wizard of Oz” theme. Our dietary gals had a fun game of cat and mouse that the residents couldn’t help but laugh and pull a few tails. The Therapy room went all out […]

Broken Bow, NE: Oktoberfest at Brookestone View

Residents of Brookestone View enjoyed an entire day of Oktoberfest festivities! The day began with taking a trip to Germany on the iN2L system. Through the in2L residents were able to learn more about Oktoberfest and take a virtual tour through Germany and see the sights. Lunch was provided by our excellent dietary team members […]

Lincoln, NE: Trick & Treat @ Southlake

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center’s Annual Trick & Treat was a rousing success! When asked how many children came through, one answer was ‘800 million’ – an actual estimate may have been in the high hundreds; likely in the range of 600. Entering in, the Leadership Pumpkin Contest, raising money for the Vetter Foundation […]

Elkhorn, NE: Educational Fun

Flu shots, Abuse & neglect, dietary updates, safety, dementia education and elopement are just a few of the topics Brookestone Meadows covered at the annual Education Fair. With such serious subject matter, we were eager to have some FUN! Many team members dressed up this year, with a large group dressed as characters from Toy […]

Norfolk, NE: Getting Creative With Pumpkin Decorating

Fall is in full swing at Heritage of Bel-Air and we’re helping our residents celebrate! To commemorate the season, Life Enrichment planned pumpkin decorating – complete with stickers and paint! Some of the residents used real fallen leaves from the trees outside the building to fashion a hat or hair for their pumpkin. The residents […]

Seward, NE: Birthday Bash!

Nothing says birthdays like balloons! Seward recently got a business called BB’s specializing in awesome balloons. Brandy did not disappoint. She was able to individualize each person’s balloon with something they liked or represented them. It was amazing to watch her twist, cut and decorate so many balloons in such a short time. Our residents […]

Seward, NE: New Gazebo

Thank you to our fabulous guys: Scott, Chris and Kolten who got the gazebo up in the Hummingbird Garden. They had a few “supervisors” to ensure they did it correctly. Staff and residents are excited to get to use this and in Nebraska with the weather changing we still have a chance. Our maintenance guys […]

Elkhorn, NE: Brookestone Meadows Hosts APA Conference

Brookestone Meadows welcomed 75 Activity Professionals from around the State on Friday for their annual Activity Professionals Association conference. Their full agenda included Resident, Carolyn Howell, as a guest speaker who shared her life story and words of inspiration about her faith in God and life at Brookestone Meadows. Topics also included the value of […]

Iowa Falls, IA: 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off

Heritage Care Center hosted a fall Family Appreciation Night Friday, October 19. The evening started with our 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and supper. The kitchen made a few batches of chili, cinnamon rolls and pumpkin bars. Residents, families and team members tried all of the chili and voted on their favorites. All of the […]

Lincoln, NE: Creative Painting

Creative pursuits feed the soul – and we can all benefit from a little guidance. Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center Life Enrichment Assistant Joy Thompson (creative expert extraordinaire!) led a painting session, utilizing 5 x 7 canvas’s, acrylic paint, and the IN2L. Everyone was in awe of just how wonderful their own art turned […]

Lincoln, NE: Southlake Village Chaplain, Pastor Peggy McClain Named Professional of the Year

The Southlake Village Family is excited to announce that the Lincoln Coalition for Older Adult Health Promotion has named Chaplain, Pastor Peggy McClain Professional of the Year! The Coalition for Older Adult Health Promotion recognizes one person annually that has made positive contributions to older adult health promotion in the Lincoln area. We are so […]

Norfolk, NE: Meet Beuhla Bell the Scarecrow

The afternoon event included Halloween trivia and scarecrow dressing. The resident’s named the scarecrow, Beuhla Bell. The residents were split into teams for trivia. When the team was able to answer the trivia question correctly, they would pick a different clothing item to put on the scarecrow. The scarecrow had 2 different outfits. She was […]

Geneva, NE: Coffee With A Cop

Every year on the first Wednesday of October, National Coffee With A Cop Day is celebrated throughout the US. For this special day, Heritage Crossings, of Geneva, invited all Fillmore County local law enforcement to join us for morning coffee, as a small thank you for all that they do for our community. We arranged […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Bark’s and Boo’s Costume Contest

Brookefield Park went to the dogs again this year celebrating their 3rd annual Halloween Costume Dog Show titled “Barks & Boo’s” this year on Monday, October 15, 2018. Families and staff brought their pets to show the residents their fur babies. Some of the dogs did tricks and some dogs could dance and they all […]

Geneva, NE: Family Picnic

We had a beautiful day for our annual family carnival and picnic! Residents, family, friends, & staff had all kinds of entertainment such as games, face painting, crafts, photo booth fun, & a bounce house, conducted by Fillmore Central FBLA students & other volunteers. Everyone was also able to enjoy the afternoon having musical entertainment […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Octoberfest

Brookefield Park in St. Paul Nebraska held their first Octoberfest on Friday, October 12. The dietary department fixed a delicious German casserole and German chocolate cake for our residents for their noon meal. During Happy Hour residents along with family and friends enjoyed German music as well as a variety of German beer and drinks. […]

Seward, NE: Ready for Cooler Weather

It’s great to be in a community like Seward where right down the street is the St. Vincent DePaul school. The 4th graders did a service project of making fleece tie blankets and brought them up to Ridgewood for residents that may need them. The children stated it did not take long for them to […]

Seward, NE: Thank you Dietary Department

This week Ridgewood is celebrating all the hard work our dietary team does for our residents and all of us. On Wednesday it was dress as a food or drink and as you see by the picture the creativity is endless. We ended up with and ice cream cone (with a cherry on top), a […]

Norfolk, NE: Hotdogging for the Walk to End Alzheimers

September 20th marked the annual “Hotdog Drive Thru” at Heritage of Bel-Air. For the past 2 years, Heritage of Bel-Air has held a hotdog drive thru to raise money for the 2018 Northeast Nebraska Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The sack lunch served costs $5 each year. It includes a hot dog, chips, cookie, and a […]

Springfield, MO: Creekside Creates Hope for Victims of Hurricane Florence

Creekside community members are passionate about giving back to their community. They are always asking and looking for opportunities to give to those less fortunate. One of the ways we give back is partnering with Convoy of Hope (an international relief and development organization based out of Springfield). Recently they have been collecting hygiene kits […]

Springfield, MO: So, Here’s the Catch

Ethan Bryan is a youth pastor, writer, and lover of baseball. This year he has determined to play catch everyday. He has received national attention for this endeavor, and has collected many stories along the way. We asked Ethan to share those stories with us, and agreed, as long as we played catch with him. […]

Papillion, NE: Papillion Manor County Fair Celebration

Papillion Manor hosted it’s Second Annual County Fair. Residents worked on projects in four different categories to earn ribbons for their efforts. Submissions included quilts, cookies, ceramic paintings, woodworking and more! They also had a visit from a very cuddly bunny that was loved on by all. Family members came to visit over dinner with […]

Papillion, NE: Papillion Manor Celebrating Best Places to Work!

Papillion Manor celebrated Vetter Senior Living being named one of the Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Great Places to Work. Employees, residents and guests were able to choose from coffee, hot chocolate or hot cider with many topping choices. While they enjoyed their hot beverage the video announcing Vetter Senior Living’s award was played […]

Seward, NE: Gloria Prochnow 2018 N.N.F.A. Champion of Care Award

On Sept. 19, Gloria Prochnow, Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center in Seward, received the 2018 Champion of Care Award from the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA) for providing outstanding resident care. The award was presented to Prochnow at the association’s Fall Convention Awards Luncheon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prochnow was nominated […]

Omaha, NE: The Ladies at Table 12

Connie has been a fan of a local author, Joy Johnson-Brown, for some time. As stated in her biography, Joy is a nationally known speaker and has written or edited more than 100 books on grief, mostly for children. The characters in Joy’s novels are affectionately called the BOOB Girls. Joy believes that older, seasoned […]

Omaha, NE: Fall Is In The Air at Brookestone Village

Brookestone Village celebrated it’s 4th Annual Fall Festival on October 3rd. The weather might have been all over the place, but it felt like Fall at Brookestone Village. Our residents, family and team members were treated to a spread of chili, grilled cheese and freshly grilled hot dogs. Dessert included a sugar cookie decorating station […]

Norfolk, NE: Rocking the 80s to Celebrate Team Satisfaction

Every year, Heritage of Bel-Air, contracts with My Innerview, to complete an annual satisfaction survey with the team members. The goal with the annual survey is to continually grow the “excellent” responses for “recommendation for the job”. This year, 73% of the total responses for the question “recommendation for the job” were answered with an […]

Hooper, NE: Husker Dreams

Thanks to Tammy Kreikemeier our Life Enrichment Coordinator for getting dreams to come true for two of our Residents through Dream Weaver an organization that helps elders accomplish a dream they still have. Two of our Residents, Della and Cindy each wanted to attend a home Nebraska Football game. Della wanted to go before she […]