Norfolk, NE: Residents Receive Goody Bags From Local Church

Norfolk is a community that always takes care of their own and gives back. Heritage of Bel-Air residents were on the receiving end of kindness when representatives and youth from St. John’s Church delivered Thanksgiving goody bags! It’s a blessing to be part of such a wonderful community. Quality Life-We will create a living environment […]

Norfolk, NE: Turkey Cookies Good Enough to Gobble

Cookies, candy and melted chocolate were part of the construction of turkey cookies as part of Heritage of Bel-Air’s Thanksgiving festivities. The cookies turned out adorable … good enough to eat! Easy and fun to make! Gobble! Gobble! Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Shows Appreciation With Pie

Every year, Heritage of Bel-Air distributes pies to residents who complete short-term rehab and discharged home. It’s a way to say Thank You for choosing Bel-Air for their care. Nearly 100 residents were visited this year as part of the annual pie distribution. Quality Reputation: We will be known for promoting relationships of trust, confidence […]

Alliance, NE: Creating With Our Friends the Linemen

Our local Powerline students came for their monthly visit this past Thursday, and a super time was had by all! 20 young men came and helped our residents make tile Christmas coasters. They let the residents do the work and they only assisted when asked. They even had their own creations which the residents just […]

Norfolk, NE: Dip and Dot Painting a Hit with Residents

Using Q-tips and creativity, Heritage of Bel-Air residents painted some really unique leaves! A dip and dot method was used to create these masterpieces. Hurrah to our budding artists! Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. Submitted by Trisha Thompson, Public Relations […]

Norfolk, NE: Social Services Coordinator Joins Council

Heritage of Bel-Air’s Social Services Coordinator Tracy Zamora was selected to join Vetter Health Services (VHS) Social Services Advisory Council. This new council consists of four Social Services coordinators from Vetter facilities. The goal of the council is to assist with developing and implementing VHS policy and procedure, and brainstorm ways to efficiently comply with […]

Elkhorn, NE: Coffee with Congressman Bacon

Congressman Don Bacon kicked off the week the morning of December 2 with coffee at Brookestone Meadows. Residents, patients and staff filled the room to hear what the Congressman has been working on in Washington, in addition to answering questions about current hot topics. The coffee was also attended by several Vetter Senior Living team […]

Norfolk, Veterans Treated to Special Recognition

Veterans Day at Heritage of Bel-Air started with a special breakfast catered by Hy-Vee. Bel-Air Elementary second-graders came and read letters they had written to our veterans. They were very creative! Then that afternoon, Heritage of Bel-Air hosted its annual Veterans Day program with special recognition given to our veterans – residents and team members! […]

Lake City, IA: Family Feast

The Family Feast held on Sunday, November 24th was a huge success! We welcomed over 120 friends and family to join residents for the Feast! Guest enjoyed tender roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, and pumpkin dessert. The meal was bountiful and the smiles plentiful! Jovial conversation and warm fellowship were thoroughly enjoyed […]

Lincoln, NE: Give Thanks

“How many people are coming to your house for Thanksgiving?” is a common conversation in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. But when you are serving 100’s of people – and don’t have the option of going out for supper the night before, the task could seem daunting. But not for the Southlake Village Rehabilitation […]

Seward, NE: Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you does not seem like enough when it comes to having wonderful people in your life. We are all given a different path to live and we never know where the path will lead. We are blessed at Ridgewood to have a wonderful Dietary Manager and team who put on a great Thanksgiving meal […]

Omaha, NE: Brookestone Village Awards Scholarship

Congratulations to Nadin L. who was selected to receive a scholarship from Vetter Senior Living! Nadin is a CNA at Brookestone Village and is pursuing her Nursing degree. Way to go! Excellence: We continually pursue opportunities to improve ourselves and the services we provide. We learn from our experiences, build on our successes, and make […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Bake Up a Taste of Thanksgiving

It smelled like Thanksgiving in the Bel-Air kitchen recently as residents made pumpkin bread! Residents enjoyed the activity from measuring to mixing and of course, the tasting! Quality Care-We will dedicate ourselves to provide personalized care and services that achieve extraordinary results and exceed the expectations of those we serve. Submitted by Trisha Thompson, Public […]

Garnett, KS: Jessica Swisher Wins Vetter Scholarship

Jessica Swisher has been a CNA for Parkview Heights since 2014, she became a CMA in July of 2019. She is continuing her education and will be starting her LPN courses in January. She received the VSL Scholarship Award and we presented it to her at our November In-Service. She was really appreciative of being […]

Alliance, NE: Tryptophan Didn’t Stand a Chance

The tradition of gathering family around a turkey dinner was celebrated three weekends in a row here in Alliance. Each of our respective lanes (Ruby Loop, Diamond Valley and Sapphire Vale) took turns consuming the large dining room as families and friends were invited to their unique Thanksgiving Events. Pictures were taken to commemorate the […]

North Platte, NE: No Tricks Just Treats

On Halloween we had hundreds of little, and not so little folks in costume come to Linden Estates for our annual celebration. Residents enjoyed seeing the kids in their costumes and wore some fun headpieces to get in on the action. It was great seeing the excitement and joy on the faces or residents and […]

North Platte, NE: Think Pink

Linden Estates residents and staff are always on the look out for something to celebrate. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, hence the abundance of pink we have enjoyed. We wore pink, ate pink and decorated pink. Since most of us know people who have battled breast cancer it has been a heartfelt celebration. Quality […]

Lincoln, NE: Veteran’s Honored at Southlake

On Veteran’s Day 2019 Southlake honored Veterans from all US Military Branches. In cooperation with Horisun Hospice, Eastridge Hospice Singers performed America, America the Beautiful and This Land is Your Land. Michael Welch, Southlake Dietician and Veteran spoke regarding the history and traditions of Veteran’s Day. Each Veteran received a certificate of appreciation and pinning […]

Alliance, NE: Nothing “Fun Size” About the Smiles

Sometimes it takes a couple weeks of ruminating to truly appreciate how special an event can prove to be. Like most residents, we look forward to having the kids come through our community to share in the Halloween holiday. Now, as Thanksgiving is fast approaching, it is fun to look back at the smiles, interactions […]

Seward, NE: Believe in Love

Sixty-four years ago today on a cold, snow blowing, sleeting day these two wonderful folks said “I do”. Today even though it was cold outside you could feel the warmth and love John and Barbara share 64 years later. John had no idea when talking to me he was participating in a surprise for the […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Has “Spook-tacular” Holiday

What a day we had.  Costume contest and trick or treating for our team members, resident Halloween party and the children who we received goodies tonight! Happy Halloween! Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. Submitted by Trisha Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Member Earns MIP Award

Congratulations to our MIP Award winner, Rachele Mittelstaedt! This award recognizes a team member who treats everyone as the most important person in the world. She was nominated for the award by another team member “for treating residents with such kindness and compassion in all that she does. The sweet way in which she speaks […]

Seward, NE: Thank You Veterans

Thank you does not seem like enough when it comes to Veterans. They have given so much and made these freedoms possible for us today. We are blessed at Ridgewood to have 15 Veteran’s living with us. Three Air Force, four Navy and 8 Army. We were able to gather today to thank them for […]

Fairbury, NE: A Colorful & Creative Celebration of Culture

On November 1st Heritage Care Center residents celebrated el Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) by wearing fun and festive gear while creating papel picado. Those colorful, festive cut paper banners you see on Day of the Dead at Mexican celebrations are papel picado (confetti). Traditionally, these pieces of Mexican folk art were […]

Lake City, IA: Dancing Duo Delights Shady Oaks Audience

Dancing partners Dale Baker of Carroll, Iowa and Barb Wentink of Lincoln, Nebraska kicked up their heels in a half-an-hour performance one afternoon recently in the Shady Oaks main dining room. Residents who gathered to watch were mesmerized by the couple’s dancing talents. It was immediately apparent that Dale and Barb had been dancing together […]

Fairbury, NE: Spooky Season

On Halloween all staff was encouraged to dress in costume as part of the October theme. The residents enjoyed seeing all the fun costumes, which they reminisced on, as well as participating in singing the dwarf song: Heigh-ho! Excellent Teams: We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion and respect while skillfully […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members Decorate Pumpkins For a Cause

From a cactus to a tin man, a solider and Charlotte’s Web . . . creativity was on display for Heritage of Bel-Air’s annual pumpkin decorating contest. A jar was placed next to each pumpkin to collect funds and the pumpkin that collected the most money won the contest! More than $150 was raised for […]

Lander, WY: Bake Sale Pays for School Lunches

On Wednesday, Nancy Connin and Audrey Muir presented Lander Middle School Principal, Julie Shanley with $324. These ladies were representing all of the residents who helped with a huge bake sale at Westward Heights last week. This year they voted to pay for children who had negative lunch account balances at school. Emma Jean Ross […]

Lander, WY: Halloween Contest

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, Smores, Mrs. Claus and her 4 Blonde Bombshell Elves, Josie and the Pussycat were just a few of the resident/team member Halloween Costume Entries at the Westward Heights Halloween Party! Of course, they were so creative, no one wanted to be the judge! The […]

Seward, NE: Halloween Eve

It’s Halloween Eve and all is well until…it’s crazy hat or hair day. Then it’s laughter, smiles, giggles from staff, residents and visitors. In the spirit of having fun at the work place it’s nice to have those special days were a person can do something a little different, yet get people’s needs met and […]

North Platte, NE: Community Connection

This week started a new monthly activity at Linden Estates. A group of sixth graders from Madison School are part of the Community Connections group. It is an inter-generational mentoring outreach program. The residents and kids had ‘Getting to know you’ conversation sticks and then played different games as they had refreshments and visited. Everyone […]

Seward, NE: Trick or Treat

There is nothing better than spending a chilly Sunday afternoon than handing out Halloween candy. Ridgewood held it’s community trick or treating event Oct. 27 and saw many different characters come through the front doors. For some it was their first trick or treating, for others they had several years experience. The biggest treat was […]

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Norfolk, NE: Residents Enjoy Seasonal Activity

Pumpkin decorating is a highlight of this season and our residents enjoyed putting marker, paint and stickers to their pumpkins to make them come to life! Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. Trisha Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator Heritage of Bel-Air, […]

Wahoo, NE: Fun Fall Activities For All

It’s been a busy fall at South Haven. Residents and their families enjoyed “Burgers & Bingo” on a nice evening. Burgers were enjoyed outdoors, followed by Bingo with prizes! On another beautiful fall day, residents enjoyed a trip to the Glass Chapel at Gretna. It is always a well-attended outing! Quality Life: We will create […]

Wahoo, NE: Pumpkins For Everyone!

The Halloween Spirit has arrived at South Haven. Residents and staff have spent time recently decorating pumpkins. The designs of the pumpkins are as varied as the residents and staff themselves! There are a lot of creative people at South Haven! Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, […]

Iowa Falls, IA: STUFFED FROM HEAD TO TOE…Country-style.

STUFFED FROM HEAD TO TOE….country-style! The fall season is often complemented with colored leaves, pumpkins, and a scarecrow here & there. At Heritage Care Center, we made homemade scarecrows for all to see outside our building and seem to be waving to folks driving by. For those who had some experience of farm life, this […]

Norfolk, NE: Angels Among Us At Heritage of Bel-Air

Heritage of Bel-Air residents spent time talking about guardian angels and then crafting some at a recent Life Enrichment activity. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. Submitted By: Trisha Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator Heritage of Bel-Air, Norfolk NE

North Platte, NE: Meeting Jet

It was a perfect example of good things come in small packages. On a sunny afternoon Jet and his human friend Teri made a visit to Linden Estates in North Platte. The residents and guests thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Jet and learning all about this wonderful little horse. He may be short on statue […]

Fairbury, NE: Drops in the Bucket

In the beginning of September we started Drops in the Bucket. This a process where staff, residents, and family members can recognize team members for going above and beyond during their work day. For the last month and a half we received a whopping 130 drops!! At our October all facility meeting we will draw […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Team Member Receives Health Care Hero Award

Stephen Bebb, Medication and Certified Nursing Aide at Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk, received the 2019 Health Care Hero Award from the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA). The award was presented to Bebb at the association’s Fall Convention Awards Luncheon in Lincoln Sept. 25. Bebb was nominated by Social Service Director and co-worker Tracy Zamora. […]

Norfolk, NE: Hot Dog Drive Thru Raises Money for Alzheimers Walk

Heritage of Bel-Air hosted its annual Hot Dog Drive Thru with all of the profits to benefit the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimers in Norfolk. Nearly 300 hot dog meals were sold, raising more than $1,000 for the cause. Leadership team members helped support the fundraiser in a variety of ways, from pre-filling cookies and […]

Alliance, NE: Go Huskers!

What a hit our first tailgate party of the football season was! We had 21 residents in attendance cheering on the beloved Huskers and enjoying some fabulous finger foods. We had nachos and cheese dip, beanie weenies, pretzels, Chex mix, chocolate covered pretzels, and cookies. A feast was had by all! Life Enrichment and Dietary […]

Hooper, NE: One Last Trip Before the COLD

Hooper Care Center was able to enjoy one last great day on October 9, before the cold set in. Residents and staff made a trip to the Lincoln zoo. The day was beautiful, the picnic lunch was good and the animals were entertaining. I think the most fun was feeding the goats and the giraffes. […]

Fairbury, NE: Through the Lens

We are blessed to have amazing & talented residents staying with us. Ted, has been showing us his wonderful photography skills. Often we see him around with his camera looking for a perfect shot. A tripod can be seen by his window, ready for the hummingbirds to perch on his feeders. With his permission, I […]

Norfolk, NE: How About Those Huskers?!

Heritage of Bel-Air residents and team members got pumped up for the Husker season this year with a pep rally and tailgate events. Life Enrichment lead team chants and also showed some Husker video highlights. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal […]

Emerson, NE: Heritage of Emerson Donates Funds to Emerson Medical Clinic Radiology Department

Heritage of Emerson donated funds to the Pender Community Hospital Foundation in the sum of $3,300.00 . The monies are earmarked for use in the new Emerson Medical Clinics Radiology Department. This past June, Heritage of Emerson hosted a golf tournament with a goal of contributing to the new clinics radiology department. Earnings from the […]

Hooper, NE: Family Time at the Pumpkin Patch

Hooper Care Center built on our Family Serving Family by sponsoring a staff and family day at the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch. The day turned out to be beautiful and the family time for staff was well deserved and appreciated. Staff were given 4 tickets to the pumpkin patch, the facility also supplied hot dogs, […]

Norfolk, NE: Parade Gives Opportunity To Promote Facility

Heritage of Bel-Air participated in the 2019 Lions Club parade in Norfolk. Sporting oversized glasses, team members promoted the facility “changing the view of long-term care.” More than 500 cards were passed out with information about Heritage of Bel-Air and promoting the upcoming Hot Dog Drive Thru to support the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s […]

Norfolk, NE: Senator Visits With Residents

Sen. Scheer stopped by Heritage of Bel-Air to visit with our residents and answer their questions! We were so thankful for his time and attention today and feel blessed to have a friend in the Legislature! Mission – Dignity in Life Submitted By: Trisha Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator Heritage of Bel-Air, Norfolk NE

Iowa Falls, IA: And the winner is……HERITAGE CARE CENTER!!

The Iowa Heath Care Association 2019 Convention was held in Des Moines this week with a theme of “Waves of Change…Oceans of Opportunities”. Member facilities and organizations were invited to participate in a vintage postcard contest with 5 winners chosen to receive a cash prize. HERITAGE CARE CENTER IS ONE OF THOSE WINNERS !!! A […]