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 […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossings China Luncheon and Style Show

Heritage Crossings took on a new setting as the tables were adorned with a variety of beautiful china dishes and decorations. The ladies from both Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living were treated to a delicious meal in a grand setting. Several staff members had brought in their china to be used for this occasion. Some […]

Geneva, NE: Certified Nurses Day

Here at Heritage Crossings, in Geneva, we believe in building the best of the best! So, it should come as no surprise that when March 19th, Certified Nurses Day, came around, we celebrated Maria Beck, Laura Lea (Administrator), & Shari Lambrecht (Director of Nursing), three of our nurses! Certified Nurses Day is held annually on […]

Geneva, NE: Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) Program

  Here at Heritage Crossings, in Geneva, we are blessed to have had 2 individuals, Amy Franssen & Laura Hein, recently complete the Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) program, a certification that indicates a health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, has completed the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care course […]

Geneva, NE: 1 Year Injury Free

Thanks to our team members for your hard work and determination.  November 8th 2018 marked the achievement of 1 Year Injury Free for the staff of Heritage Crossings in Geneva! Thanks to the Home Office for coming on November 28th to help us celebrate! Everyone really enjoyed & appreciated the time spent together eating delicious grilled […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geneva, NE: Donna Wilkins-NNFA/NALA-Volunteer of the Year

Each year the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association asks for nominations for special awards which are given during their convention banquet. This year’s banquet was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. One of the honors awarded was the “Volunteer of the Year”. Applications from across the state were reviewed […]

Geneva, NE: Sprouting Savings Habits

Two Heritage Crossings Assisted Living members had the time of their life when they assisted with the Fillmore Central’s FBLA American Enterprise Project – “Sprouting Saving Habits”. They shared their wisdom at a workshop in the library basement. Without a doubt, they captured the interest of the younger children, as well as the high school […]

Geneva, NE: Celebrating Life Stories-National Nursing Home Week

Heritage Crossings celebrated Nursing Home Week with a wide variety of activities. Family, Friends, Residents and Staff had a great time “Celebrating Life Stories” with each other. We started out with the Shickley Legion Auxiliary singers who are great for bringing song and laughter to all who attend. Folks enjoyed toe tapping music and sing-along […]

Geneva, NE: Annual Couples Dinner at Heritage Crossings

Thirteen of our Heritage couples were treated to an elegant Valentine dinner complete with delicious food, wine, roses and of course, chocolate. Soft music graced the air as the husbands and wives visited while enjoying their meal and each others company. This has become an annual event in the facility that they all look forward […]

Geneva, NE: Mardi Gras Party at Heritage Crossings

Our annual Heritage Crossing’s Mardis Gras party was a hit once again as folks donned their beads while singing “Oh When the Saints go Marching in”. The history of Mardis Gras was shared with the folks and we found that a few of our residents had been to New Orleans as they shared their experiences […]

Geneva, NE: “Hula in the Coola”

The residents at Heritage Crossings were coming up with creative ways to be thinking warm thoughts on a cold winter day. “Hula in the Coola” was a fun activity that had young and old swaying their hips and sipping tropical drinks while exploring various beaches on the iN2L. Many of our folks have visited the […]

Geneva, NE: Making Pizza at Heritage Crossings

The residents at Heritage Crossings were busy making homemade personal pan pizzas last week. They enjoyed cutting up all the ingredients, frying up the hamburger, and flattening out the biscuits for the pizza crust. They talked about all the cooking and baking they did for their families at home and how they always had food […]

Geneva, NE: Resident-Family Picnic/Carnival 2017

The Sunday of our picnic started out a bit “gloomy” with a light mist falling, but by afternoon the weather was absolutely beautiful for the many outdoor activities that “popped up” in the Pond Area at Heritage Crossings. The Carnival games and tables and chairs appeared out of nowhere and we had a wonderful group […]

Geneva, NE: “We can do small things with great love,” and our iN2L System at Heritage Crossings

Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Those of us that work in long term care can attest to this. We have many positions that can fill that need, who work in all the various departments. Everyone here is so very […]

Geneva, NE: The Great Solar Eclipse

It was a very exciting day at Heritage Crossings Assisted Living and Nursing Home when many residents enjoyed the eclipse on August 21. Tables were set up outside, with plenty of activities and staff to help, as everyone enjoyed this unique event. We ate sack lunches and looked up to the sky! Adding to the […]

Geneva, NE: True Cornhuskers

Our residents enjoyed a beautiful summer day outside shucking corn like the good old days! One of our staff members, Maria Beck was very generous in bringing us fresh picked corn from her field. Some of our ladies were up to the task of shucking the corn to prepare it for lunch that day. All […]

Geneva, NE: Come On Down To Our Community Coffee

Once a month we have a Community Coffee to give everyone a good reason to come and visit some of our folks here at Heritage. Of course, the rolls and coffee are not bad either! We always love it when we get a big crowd and we certainly couldn’t do it without the help of […]

Geneva, NE: 4th of July

It was a great day for Geneva’s 4th of July parade and we were so glad that Geneva brought back the celebration of Geneva Days. A few of the residents chose to ride in the van in the parade, but actually most of them preferred to watch the parade from the comfort of their rooms, […]

Geneva, NE: Library Time

For almost three years now, Sarah Johnson has been providing library services to the Heritage Crossings and Assisted Living residents and staff. She started out coming every two weeks but we found it more advantages to come once a month now. Sarah comes with her ‘tote on wheels’ filled with all sorts of delights; books, […]

Geneva: Men’s Supper at Heritage Crossings

Grilled hamburgers and brats with all the trimmings were enjoyed by all our men residents and their guests. No need for a special program for the men as long as you have good food, drinks and family and friends to enjoy them with. Each year the day after Father’s Day, we like to treat our […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossings Celebrates 50 Years!

It was a beautiful day on Sunday, June 25th, when we observed our Anniversary Celebration. As usual, we forgot to try and count how many folks enjoyed this delightful afternoon, but it probably would have been pretty difficult to do so, as we had a large crowd, both inside and outside the facility. Music filled […]

Geneva, NE: Wedding Program at Heritage Crossings

We had a special wedding program today at Heritage Crossings. We have this program once a year however, this year was an extra special program. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wiedel renewed their vows to each other and it was such a blessing for everyone to witness. This was a first for Heritage Crossings! Along with […]

Geneva, NE: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Well it might not have been the way they used to make homemade ice cream but our residents sure did enjoy making and eating this cool treat on a hot spring day. Life Enrichment started them off by putting the mixture into pint size freezer bags and setting them into gallon size bags filled with […]

Geneva, NE: Yesterdays Lady Comes to Heritage

On Friday, May 19, Sue McLain from “Yesterdays Lady” of Beatrice, came to Heritage to share her many clothing styles and memorabilia from that era. She had a variety of hats, suits, shoes, gloves and even the unmentionables. Sue not only had these items to show, but also informed and educated our folks on how […]

Geneva, NE: Men’s Luncheon

The Men’s Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 17th. We invited as special guests our past male residents who had rehabbed and gone home and the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department. We were happy to have Ken Prater and Chuck Picard join us and Deputy Sheriff Tyler Salmon. We were going to provide some patriotic music […]

Geneva, NE: Prom 2017 Comes to Heritage

The halls of Heritage Crossings were filled with glitz and glam as the young ladies and gentleman from Fillmore Central and their dates came to visit the residents and show off their formal prom attire. This annual extravaganza is probably enjoyed more so with our ladies oohing and aweing at all the beautiful gowns and […]

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 […]


It is pretty hard to find a more “patriotic” community than among the folks at Heritage Crossings – whether it be the gents who faithfully fulfilled their military duty – to the wives who were left behind to care for homes and families. In this day of fast and easy communication, it’s hard to imagine […]

Geneva, NE: 10th Annual China Luncheon in Geneva

This year was quite the event at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. For the past 10 years the Geneva Chamber has sponsored the Festival of Tables and China Luncheon – an event Heritage Crossings and our residents look forward to each year. Needless to say, everyone has a fantastic time at the China Luncheon, but it […]

Geneva, NE: 2016 Heritage Crossings Resident/Family Picnic and Carnival

It was a beautiful afternoon for the Heritage Crossings Resident/Family Picnic and Carnival. Almost 500 people came to enjoy the afternoon. They were treated to a “picnic supper” of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato, macaroni, and fruit salads. You could find people all over the facility, but the biggest crowd was in the Pond […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossings Goes to Lone Star

Five residents enjoyed a special outing last Friday when staff took them to Lone Star Lake near Tobias for a little fishing excursion. After working up appetite fishing, they enjoyed a picnic lunch. The residents caught several different kinds of fish including blue gill and a bullhead. Lola, a resident at Heritage Crossings, told us […]

Geneva, NE: Vetter Health Foundation Fundraiser

Heritage Crossings had a blast doing the Vetter Health Foundation Fundraiser this year! We decided to switch things up a little bit and do a pie in the face fundraiser. Our nominees for our fundraiser were: Linnea Detrick- Administrator; Laura Lea- DON; Cherie Domeier- Social Services; and Julie Robinson- Dietary Manager. We had mason jars […]

Geneva, NE: Quilts of Valor

Words cannot begin to express our “THANKS” to the Fillmore County Legion Riders for one of the most meaningful programs we have had in a long time. They honored ten of our veterans by presenting them each with a hand-made quilt. We are very proud of all of our veterans and are especially honored to […]

Geneva, NE: National Nursing Home Week at Heritage Crossings

Heritage Crossings had a pretty busy week last week as we celebrated national nursing home week. We had special events going on every day of the week. Monday our friends from Little Sprouts daycare joined us for crafts and singing. We also had a Travelogue with Margaret Nichols which everyone seemed to enjoy. Tuesday was […]

Geneva, NE: Clint Lauber Celebrates his 100th Birthday at Heritage Crossings!

Centenarian Clinton Lauber from Shickley celebrated his 100th birthday at Heritage Crossings. Clint was born on a farm near Shickley on April 2nd, to Lydia (Eichelberger) Lauber on John Lauber. He was the oldest of three children. Clint says that he had an “ordinary” childhood growing up and they were a very close family that […]

Geneva, NE: Easter 2016 at Heritage Crossings

Easter 2016 at Heritage Crossings was a fantastic turnout again this year! We had many friends and family members join us on Easter Day at Heritage. Some ate the meals we served here while others opted to bring in their own home cooked meals. We even had one family member bring in their bunny to […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossings Makes Easter Bonnets!

Our residents enjoyed making homemade Easter bonnets again this year. Making the hats has become a beloved annual tradition at Heritage Crossings. We supply the residents with lace, stickers, flowers, and many other craft supplies. They get to pick the decorations they want to put on the bonnet and decorate to their own style with […]

Geneva, NE: Saint Patrick’s Day 2016 at Heritage Crossings

The luck of the Irish was upon Heritage during our Saint Patrick’s Day party. The residents enjoyed festive music, snacks, and of course you can’t forget the green beer! Some of our residents donned on their green hats while singing to Irish tunes played on the piano by Cherie Domeier. Many family members came and […]

Geneva, NE: Couple’s Supper at Heritage Crossings

A few years ago, we realized that we are so fortunate to have so many couples in our facility that we started a “Couple’s Supper” for Valentine’s Day. This Year the supper was held on Friday, February 13th, with twelve couples attending. (Three had to decline due to conflicts.) The menu was one that is […]

Geneva, NE: Mardi Gras 2016 at Heritage Crossings

The Mardi Gras party at Heritage Crossings was a real event this year. The residents were greeted with “Sounds of Bourbon Street” and the always popular Mardi Gras beads. They entertained themselves with some word searches and word jumbles until everyone arrived. Margaret Petro our Life Enrichment Assistant read to us the history of Mardi […]

Geneva, NE: Resident Staff Christmas Party at Heritage Crossings

We had a great turn out this year for the Resident and Staff Christmas party. Every year staff members choose a resident to give a gift to. We have a signup sheet to ensure that each resident receives a gift. We had little elves help out in the kitchen making up special treats and appetizers […]

Geneva, NE: 9th Annual China Luncheon in Geneva

This year’s theme for the China Luncheon was, “Home for the Holidays.” Heritage Crossings theme for their table was “Walking in a Winter Wonder Land.” We had several ladies from the nursing home and assisted living attended this special event. The china luncheon is a fundraiser sponsored by Geneva Chamber of Commerce to raise money […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossings Goes to the Fairmont Air Base

It was a wonderful experience for the gentleman at Heritage Crossings to take a bus outing to see Dr. Verhage’s plane. We loaded up the bus and headed over to the Fairmont air base. Earlier in the day Dr. Verhage had taken the time to bring in posters and information on aeronautics for the gents […]

Geneva, NE: 2015 Homecoming Parade

The 2015 Homecoming parade for the Fillmore Central Panthers was a grand one this year. The whole town lined up around the business district to cheer on our local panthers and our residents did too. They had a front row seat in the back of Heritage Crossings where everyone lines up for the parade. We […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossing Goes Apple Picking

Our residents at Heritage had a special invitation from our Director of Nursing to go to her farm and pick apples from her apple tree. We were blessed with a beautiful fall day to go pick apples out at Laura Lea’s farm. Everyone was eager to get out of the bus and help. We took […]

Geneva, NE: Resident-Family Picnic at Heritage Crossings

Great food, fun games, nifty prizes, balloon animals, attentive staff, fantastic music, a beautiful day, and family and friends! We had a fabulous turnout throughout the community. What more can we ask for at a Carnival and Picnic. Thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success and especially to the FBLA students and […]

Geneva, NE: Heritage Crossings Goes Fishing!

It may have been a dreary day weather wise, but our folks still enjoyed getting out and try their luck at ‘catching the big one’. I think our staff look forward to this day as much as our residents do. We even had a family member come and enjoy the day with his dad. After […]

Geneva, NE: Annual Dog Show at Heritage Crossings

Residents sat under the canopy of trees by our beautiful pond and enjoyed a day of sun and canines. It was our annual dog show and even though we only had 5 of our furry friends come, our folks still enjoyed the various breeds. Some of the dogs showed off with a few tricks and […]