St. Paul

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Prevention in VSL Buildings

We are all are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it may impact residents and team members at Vetter Senior Living facilities. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. As the Coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, we have received new rules […]

St. Paul, NE: Years of Service

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate the team members that give so much love to Brookefield Park! Congratulations on years of service to: Renee Nesiba with 29 years, Angie Helzer with 28 years, Christy Lassen with 26 years, Linda Powloski with 21 years, Deloris Waltman with 20 years and Jodi Thompson with 17 […]

St. Paul, NE: Four Generations Under One Roof

Valentine’s Day was a fun day not only to celebrate love but to also celebrate family. One family in particular with four generations under one roof, also celebrated some birthdays right before Valentine’s Day. Life Enrichment Coordinator Rosemary Wichmann, her daughter CNA/MA Sarah Golick both work at Brookefield Park and Colleen Killinger (Rosemary’s mother/Sarah’s Grandmother) […]

St Paul, NE: Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Roll Drive Thru

Brookefield Park held a Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Roll Drive Thru on the morning of Thursday, February 14. Our amazing Dietary team made cinnamon rolls in the shape of hearts, frosted them with a little help from the Leadership team and then boxed them up. The community was invited to drive thru our parking lot and […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: All staff Christmas Party

Brookefield Park hosted their All Staff Christmas Party on Thursday, December 13 in our Community Room. Delicious food was catered in by our local locker and the dietary department made some wonderful salads. One of our local Physician Assistants from the Hospital made us amazing cheese cakes for dessert! Following awards and the meal our […]

St. Paul, NE: Gender Reveal at Brookfield Park

We are so excited about all the baby announcements that are blooming at Brookefield. Administrator Brenda Ewers Nordhues has been so excited to do their gender reveals. It has been so much fun for everyone to participate in the party poppers showing us if they are having a boy or a girl! In the pictures […]

St. Paul, NE: The Christmas Shop

The Christmas Shop visited Brookefield Park on Monday, December 10. Kris Hickey and her family and friends set up a “Christmas Shop” in our community room. Residents were able to go through the shop and select five items to purchase with Christmas money that was provided by the shop as well. The residents had a […]

St Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Christmas Carolers and Christmas Decorating

Brookefield Park has been decking the halls with Christmas decorations and Christmas carolers. Team members and residents have been putting up decorations around the facility to make it look like a winter wonderland at Brookefield Park. One resident has put up her Christmas village in our Library each year since she made Brookefield her new […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Holiday Soup Luncheon 2018

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, Nebraska hosted their Holiday Soup Luncheon on Sunday November 18. Residents and their families enjoyed Vegetable beef and white chicken chili soup, vegetable platters and delicious desserts all prepared by wonderful dietary department. While everyone enjoyed their meal, entertainment played on two separate households. It was such a beautiful day […]

St Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Participates in “Fantasy of Trees Exhibit”

Brookefield Park in St. Paul is once again participating in the Stuhr Museum’s “Fantasy of Trees Exhibit” this year. We chose to go under the Categories of Best Movie/TV related with our Grinch Christmas Tree. The trees will be on exhibit November 23 through January 2, 2019. If you are making a trip to Grand […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

St. Paul, NE: Fiesta Party for Overall Team Member Excellence!

Brookefield Park in St. Paul Hosted a Fiesta Party for Team Members on Wednesday, September 12 in front of the facility. The Fiesta party was in honor of Brookefield Park receiving an incredible 93% overall Team Member excellent score from our MYinnerview surveys! Tasty Taco Truck was present for team members to order food for […]

St. Paul, NE: Pumpkin Patch for Injury Free Celebration

Brookefield Park Team Members and their families enjoyed an evening at Helgoth’s Pumpkin Patch on Tuesday, October 2 for celebrating 28 month’s Injury Free Safety Party. It was a beautiful evening of jumping on the big pillow trampoline, slides, zip lines, bounce houses, games and a hay rack ride to go pick out a pumpkin […]

St Paul, NE: Two years Injury Free Celebration

Brookefield Park was recently recognized for being Two Years Injury Free. A celebration to honor Brookefield Park was held on July 17. This celebration included a steak and chicken barbecue hosted by Vetter Senior Living. We were honored to have many of the home office support team here to serve us. The party was kicked […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Happy 5th Anniversary

The Brookefield Park Team is proud to announce that they have been providing Dignity in Life for 5 Years at Brookefield Park! The team, residents and guest celebrated on Friday, July 20 with a cook out in front of our facility. Everyone enjoyed the food, music and conversation. A special thank you to our guest, […]

St. Paul, NE: Just for Kix’s Dancers Perform

Brookefield Park was thrilled to have the Just For Kix’s dancers from St. Paul perform at our facility. The dancer’s performed on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm. 5 different age groups performed for our residents with dancing that brought so many smiles to our residents. We had a full house with the performers families […]

St. Paul, NE: May Day Baskets

May Day baskets brought back a lot of memories for our residents at Brookefield Park. Stories were shared by the residents of May Day’s of how they made their’s and how they delivered them. They shared their past experiences and how happy it made them feel when they received a May basket when they were […]

St. Paul, NE: Fielders Painting Party

Brookefield Parks, Fielders Team is all about Team member to Team member appreciation. The Fielders group provided a Spring painting party on Thursday, April 26 at Brookefield. Team members came in from 10:00 am-5:00 pm to paint a wooden pineapple for a door decoration. It was so much fun to see all the different designs […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Volunteer Luncheon

Brookefield Park hosted a luncheon on Wednesday, April 18. Two weeks prior to the luncheon we sent out invites to our volunteers in honor of them. Social services, Angie Helzer, presented a class on Abuse and Neglect for continuing education for our volunteers. Leadership Team Members helped serve roast beef sandwiches, chips, and fruit salad […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Brunch with the Bunny

Brookefield Park hosted a “Brunch with Bunny” on Friday March 30 in the Shibe/Cubs dining room. The Easter Bunny hopped on over to have his picture taken with visitors, team members and residents, and to hand out coloring pages to the children! The dietary department provided delicious cinnamon rolls for all to eat. Face painting […]

St Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Big Heart Award

In the month of February, Brookefield Park held the “Big Heart Award” nominations. Residents and visitors were encouraged to show their appreciation for someone’s kindness by nominating them for the “Big Heart Award”. Red hearts were posted at each nurses station and a box was placed at the front desk for the hearts to be […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Friends Day

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, hosted a “FRIENDS Day” on Friday, March 16. The Ice Cream Parlor at Brookefield was transformed into “Central Perk” from the hit TV Show “Friends”. AseraCare with PRM Brenda Wells provided the Coffee Co. that provided everyone with specialty coffee drinks and great music! Administrator Brenda Ewers-Nordhues and team members […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Soup Cook Off

Brookefield Park held their annual soup cook off on Thursday, January 25. Team members made a variety of soups to be judged by 2 off facility judges and then also by our residents and team members. We had a variety of soups including taco soup, chicken enchilada soup, cheeseburger soup, cheesy vegetable chowder and potato […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Super Bowl Team Member Party

Brookefield Park’s Fielders team hosted A Super Bowl Party that was thrown for our “Super Bowl Team” on the Friday before the big game in our break room. A table was set up that served as the tailgate for hotdogs, chips and salad. The Fielders wanted to let our team members know how much they […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Community Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Brookefield Park hosted a Community Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday, February 14 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. We served pancakes to community members and team members and invited them to meet our Rehab. Department. The Dietary department provided pancakes, sausage and drinks. The food was delicious and community members enjoyed visiting with our rehab. department and […]

Brookefield Park: Everyday is Sundae at Brookefield Park

Everyday can be a Sundae at Brookefield Park, just like it was on Friday, January 5. The residents were treated to Ice Cream Sundae’s during a Life Enrichment activity. The resident’s enjoyed several different types of Ice Cream and could have them topped off with whipped topping, nuts, bananas and cherries. They were able to […]

St. Paul, NE: Fantasy of Trees

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE. participated in the Fantasy of Trees at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. 65 organizations participated this year, and this was Brookefiled’s first year to participate. Brookefield Park, to no one’s surprise, had a “Troll Tree”! Stuhr Museum had over 4,000 people visit during the Christmas Events that viewed […]

St Paul, NE: Christmas Spirit With the Ugly Sweater Contest

Brookefield Park Team members participated in an Ugly Sweater Contest. Team members were able to wear Ugly Christmas sweaters on Friday, December 15. The sweaters were judged by a Team member and by the residents. We had a wide variety of Sweaters ranging from Donald Trump, tree skirts, cats, reindeer, and some decked out with […]

St Paul, NE: Holiday Happenings

Brookfield Park has been blessed this Christmas season with an abundance of Christmas music and programs. The Primrose Bell Ringers performed for us on Thursday, December 14. They played a variety of Christmas music on their bells that rang throughout the facility. On Friday, December 15 the St. Paul Elementary students walked up and down […]

St Paul, NE: Team Member Christmas Party and Award Celebration

Brookefield Park held their Team Member Christmas Party and Award Celebration’s on Thursday, December 7 at 1:30, 2:45 and 5:00p.m. We were privileged to have our representatives from Home Office help us celebrate this wonderful occasion. Everyone was treated to a wonderful meal of beef and pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, salads and a […]

St Paul, NE: Christmas Entertainment

At Brookefield Park this week, we had some special little visitors. Little Shimmers Cheerleading squad came to perform some special Christmas cheers to our residents. These little girls put some big smiles on our residents faces! We also had Little Lambs Preschool perform Christmas carols for our residents. They sang beautiful songs that had our […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park: Holiday Soup Luncheon

Brookefield Park in St. Paul Nebraska hosted their Holiday Soup Luncheon on Sunday, December 3. Residents and their families enjoyed 3 different soups (white chicken chili, vegetable, and broccoli/cheese), vegetable platters, and delicious desserts. Thank you to out Dietary department for all their hard work. While everyone enjoyed their meal, entertainment played on two separate […]

St. Paul, NE: Veterans Day Breakfast held at Brookefield Park

Brookefield Park hosted a Veterans Day Breakfast for our Veterans and Auxiliary members in our facility and the community on Friday, October 10. We served pancakes, sausage, coffee, water and orange juice in our community room from 8:00-9:30 a.m. Over 68 people enjoyed the delicious breakfast that was prepared by the Dietary department. I truly […]

St. Paul, NE: Fielders Painting Party

Brookefield Parks, Fielders Team is all about Team member to Team member appreciation. The Fielders group provided a holiday painting party on Tuesday, November 7 at Brookefield Park. Team members came in from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and could paint and design a wooden Christmas ornament for a door decoration. It was so much fun to […]

St. Paul, NE: Halloween Fun

Brookefield Park in St. Paul, Nebraska had a Spooktacular day with lots of fun, food and trick or treater’s. Team members and residents dressed up for the fun filled day and Administrator Brenda Ewers Nordhues dressed up as her favorite “Poppy” from the Troll Movie. Residents enjoyed cookies that they had made and decorated and […]

St. Paul, NE: Halloween Dog Show

Brookefield Park went to the dogs and had their 2nd annual Halloween Costume Dog Show contest on Friday, October 20, 2017. Families and staff brought their pets to show the residents. Some of the dogs did tricks and enjoyed the attention from everyone in attendance. A good time was had by all and treats and […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Pumpkin Patch Fun

Brookefield Park celebrated 508 days of Injury Free on October 23, 2017 enjoying the great outdoors at Helgoth’s Pumpkin Patch in St. Libory. The weather definitely had that fall-feel to it as many team members and their families enjoyed the sites, games, and hayrack ride to go out to the field to pick that special […]

St. Paul, NE: Husker Tailgate Party at Brookefield Park

The Fielders (A Team Member to Team Member appreciation group) held a Husker Tailgate Party for the Team Members at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE. on Friday, September 8 at the back of our facility. Hamburgers, chips, pop and popcorn were served and enjoyed by all. Fielder member Cindi Mendyk brought a collection of […]

St. Paul, NE: Hangman in Memory Support at Brookefield Park

Life Enrichment team members along with the residents on GCA played Hangman on the iN2L. The ladies had a wonderful time guessing the letters and sounding out the words. They would laugh, smile and clap when they would figure out the word. The iN2L is a great tool to enhance personal choice and individualization of […]

St. Paul, NE: Eclipse Event at Brookefield Park

Residents and family members both enjoyed being a part of history by participating in our “Eclipse” event at Brookefield Park. The weather in St. Paul cooperated with us to host a spectacular view of the “Total Eclipse”. We finished off the event with bingo games awarded with Moon Pies, Eclipse gun, Orbit gum, Cosmic Brownies, […]

St. Paul, NE: Wedding Day

Monday, June 26 was Wedding Day at Brookefield Park. We invited Residents, Team Members and the Community to participate with bringing in their own Wedding Dress or one that is dear to them. We had the modeling of the dresses in the afternoon, accompanied by Wedding Cake, Mints and Punch. It was so special to […]

St. Paul, NE: Scholarship Award

Teresa Royston was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the VHS Academic Committee for Excellence team!  Teresa has worked multiple positions and shifts in our nursing department and has excelled in each one. She is great with the residents and exemplifies great teamwork. She consistently provides the Value of Excellence in her services with VHS. Thank […]

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 […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Fall Fashion Show

On Saturday, October 8, Brookefield Park in St. Paul, hosted a Fall Fashion Show. Fashions were provided by the Dressbarn, Cato, Strut Boutique and Bryan Jensen Clothing. Approximately 100 guest enjoyed the afternoon activities. The models were family members of residents, Brookefield Park Team Members and community members. The ladies were escorted on the stage […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park at the Scarecrow Patch

Brookefield Park Residents enjoyed the afternoon at the Scarecrow Patch in St. Libory on Friday, September 30. They loved seeing the farm animals and getting to feed them. Duck, Lamas, Goats-Oh My!! Pumpkins Galore from every shape, size and even color that you could think of… The weather was wonderful and the Pumpkin Pie was […]

St. Paul, NE: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Brookefield Park hosted a Sloppy Joe lunch for a free will donation for the Team Members in the Community Room on Thursday, September 22. We had a successful turn out for the delicious meal that our Dietary Department prepared for us. Team members then drove to Grand Island and participated in the Grand Island Alzheimer’s […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park and Matelyn Celebrate National Assisted Living Week Together

Residents at Brookefield Park and Matelyn Retirement Home enjoyed an afternoon together of playing Bingo to celebrate National Assisted Living Week. Tons of fun was had by playing different styles of bingo with special treats as prizes. Cookies baked by Brookefield Park’s dietary department were a huge hit by our residents and our guest! Friends, […]

St. Paul, NE: Brookefield Park Attends Nebraska State Fair

On August 31, Brookefield Park took some residents to the Nebraska State Fair. We enjoyed the concert with John Anderson as the entertainment at the 11:00 a.m. show and then sat out by the midway and enjoyed our sack lunches that the dietary department packed for us. Following lunch we took in the sites at […]