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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Norfolk, NE: Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

The challenge for July and August was to nominate team members that are excellent at working with the other team members. The award was called “Teamwork makes the Dreamwork”. The team members that were nominated were put on a ballot. The team voted at the August meeting. Megan Kocmich, was chosen as the team member […]

Norfolk, NE: Tami Suing Recipient of the Health Care Hero

Tami Suing, Restorative Coordinator, at Heritage of Bel-Air was the 2018 recipient of the Nebraska Nursing Facilities Association’s Health Care Hero award. She received recognition at the 2018 Fall Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 19, 2018. Tami started at Heritage of Bel-Air over a year ago and has built an amazing restorative program for […]

Norfolk, NE: Darling Dog Parade

Sunday, August 26 marked “National Dog Day”. A great day to invite dogs in for a parade. Resident prepared doggy treats the week before to share. Team members and family members showed off their dogs as they paraded through the halls. Both small and large dogs made the parade. Some of the dogs were dressed […]

Norfolk, NE: Bringing Families Together…Family Picnic 2018

Friday, August 3 marked a spot in the history of Heritage of Bel-Air. The annual family picnic was held with a record number of family members attending–almost 300. Resident’s and team member’s families were invited to attend the annual barbecue. The agenda included burgers,hot dogs and the fixings, Amy Cerney for musical entertainment, clowns making […]

Norfolk, NE: 1st Annual Pool Party

Heritage of Bel Air wanted to thank their team for all of their hard work and great care for the residents, so we celebrated with a pool party for them and their families. We rented out the water park for a couple of hour. We had over 140 people come and enjoy the water, pizza […]

Norfolk, NE: Pool Party & Margaritas

With the July heat came a day for enjoying the outdoors. The front patio was decked out with Hawaiian decorations and small pools. The bubble machines were filled. The IN2L was set to Hawaiian music. The margarita machines were started. The pineapple cups were filled with margaritas. Edible sand cups were made. Residents were invited […]

Norfolk, NE: BBQ Bash in Honor of Father’s Day

Families of all of the men residents were invited to enjoy a BBQ in honor of Father’s Day. The intent was to BBQ and spend time outside . . . but the weather was too hot and humid. The chapel was used instead. The local Antique Car Club displayed antique cars for the residents and […]

Norfolk, NE: 4th of July Celebration…Fireworks & Firepit

The evening of July 3rd was set aside to celebrate the 4th of July. Residents were invited to the front patio. Smores were made over the fire pit as the residents enjoyed the firework show. The residents enjoyed the firework show put on by the Administrator’s son, Tytan, as the residents talked about it for […]

Norfolk, NE: Dress Making

We started our June All-Team meeting with a little fun. Team members at Heritage of Bel Air put their creativity and teamwork into play. We numbered off and broke into groups and gave the team 10 minutes to make the best outfit out of two rolls of toilet paper. There was a lot of laughter […]

Norfolk, NE: Summer Send Off

Heritage of Bel-Air loaded the bus with residents and popsicles and headed to Bel-Air, the grade school up the street. The residents visited each classroom, handing out popsicles and wishing the kids a “great summer”. The kids and residents were so excited. Smiles radiated throughout. This was the kick-off for an annual tradition to keep […]

Norfolk, NE: Spring Fling

To kick off Nursing Home Week and celebrate Mother’s Day, families were invited in for the annual Spring Fling at Heritage of Bel-Air. The dining room was decorated with bright colors and Gerber daisies throughout, making it feel like spring all around. Dessert and punch were served, as the residents and their families enjoyed the […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air . . . Celebrating Good Times

Heritage of Bel-Air is proud to announce that it has received a “deficiency-free” result on its recent annual Department of Public Health Certification Survey. Long-term Care facilities are surveyed every year by a multi-disciplinary team. The rigorous survey is unannounced and conducted over several days. Inspectors cover almost 200 quality, safety and performance issues such […]

Norfolk, NE: Guess Who Hopped into Heritage of Bel Air

The team waited with anticipation and excitement for the annual Team Easter Egg Hunt. They mapped out their plan to find the best eggs. This year the Easter Bunny (Alexa, Life Enrichment) even joined us for the fun. While the team was out looking for eggs the Leadership Team stayed behind to answer call lights […]

Norfolk, NE: Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The dining room was packed as the families and residents awaited the start of the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The annual hunt is held for families of the residents and team members of Heritage of Bel-Air. The residents and families watched as the kids hunted for the eggs. Prize eggs and “golden” eggs were available […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Gives Back

Heritage of Bel-Air’s dedication to the community is as strong as ever! For the fourth year in a row, Heritage of Bel-Air joined US92 (local radio station) and Northeast Nebraska to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In 2017, Bel-Air was able to raise nearly $7,000. The team set the 2018 goal for $7,500. […]

Norfolk, NE: Congrats Demi!

Congratulations Demi Edgell! Demi is the recipient of $1000 Vetter Senior Living Scholarship. Demi has been employed with Vetter Senior Living since July 2015. She has been an asset to both Brookstone Meadows and Heritage of Bel Air. She is currently at Heritage of Bel Air as the Scheduler/Nursing Assistant. We would like to congratulate […]

Norfolk, NE: Megan Kocmich…Beyond Expectations

At Heritage of Bel-Air, the vision of Quality Care includes exceeding the expectations of those we serve. The challenge for the months of October through December, was to find the team member that was most deserving of the “Beyond Expectations” Award. Nominations were submitted for numerous team members that excel in exceeding the expectations. All […]

Norfolk, NE: A Silver Salute to Heritage of Bel-Air

American Health Care Association’s 2017 Silver Award recognizes Heritage of Bel-air, at a national level, for the continual strive for quality care and dedication to improve the lives of our residents. The proof of the quality that has been achieved at Bel-Air was included in the application that was submitted in 2016. The application process […]

Norfolk, NE: Thankful

What is Heritage of Bel Air thankful for? We are thankful for our current residents, past residents and our team members and their families. To show how much we appreciate them, we did our annual pumpkin pie drive. We delivered and handed out 265 pies to former residents and team member for them to enjoy […]

Norfolk, NE: Hawaiian Vacation

Wow, what a vacation! We went to Hawaii without even leaving home thanks to traveling via the IN2L. We have two beautiful ladies, Leta and Ellie who have always wanted to see Hawaii and now have had their dream come true. We had all the items necessary to make it feel like we were truly […]

Norfolk, NE: Your Family Can Grow by Leaps and Bounds Over 100 Years

To say that Mid S. has a large family would be an understatement. The outpouring of love for Mid on her 100th birthday was a sight to be seen! Mid made so many friends that became family over her 100 years (and counting) that came to Bel-Air on her birthday to show her how much […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air’s 2017 Smile Award

At Heritage of Bel-Air, our value of integrity comes with the challenge to act in a way that will make God smile at our efforts. The team was challenged to nominate those team members that stand out and make God smile at their efforts. The nominations were presented to the team at the monthly team […]

Norfolk, NE: A GO BIG RED Send-off

For one of Heritage of Bel-Air’s most recent short-term rehab residents, a huge GO BIG RED send-off was most deserved as he discharged home with his wife. Clayton “Kay” C., a former University of Nebraska football player, chose Bel-Air to do rehabilitation after an injury. He worked hard during his stay. Some days were harder […]

Norfolk, NE: Hunting 101…Monthly Meeting

With the unexpected deer visitor that ran through Heritage of Bel-Air in April, the monthly team meeting theme was set as a “Hunting 101”. Leadership team members that assisted with the meeting, dressed up in deer antlers and shirts with bullseyes on them. Deer droppings (Kix cereal coated with peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup) […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage’s Hottest Challenge

Vetter Health Services visions includes team members radiating warmth. The Administrator set a challenge for the team . . .to share the warmth. The goal was to find the best “sharer of the warmth”. Nominations were sought from the team and the resident’s families. Over 30 nominations were submitted. The nominations were put on a […]

Norfolk, NE: Determination and Teamwork Make Dream a Reality for Bride’s Father

What a beautiful day for a wedding, and for making a resident’s dream come true for his daughter’s big day! Neil C., a resident of Heritage of Bel-Air, is a very determined gentleman.  Because of a stroke, Neil has had difficulty standing and walking, and he knew walking his daughter down the aisle would be […]

Norfolk, NE: Celebrating 100 Years

Heritage of Bel-Air resident, Rachel N., turned 100 years old on March 31st. At a celebration put together by AseraCare Hospice and Bel-Air, 100 beautiful multi-colored balloons were released to the sky out in the front of the building. After the balloon release, the party gathered in the solarium to enjoy some cupcakes with Rachel. […]

Norfolk, NE: A Pie in the Face for Infection Control!

Things took a turn from serious to funny last week when the Heritage of Bel-Air team and leadership gathered for the March All-Team meeting in the Chapel. The topic at the All-Team meeting was infection control, focusing in on the details that make or break what infection control is all about. Different scenarios were read […]

Norfolk, NE: One, Two, Three, Go!

The team was off and running to collect eggs at the Annual Team Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage of Bel Air. Team members strategized ahead of time on which way to run to grab the most eggs. While the team was hunting eggs the Leadership Team stayed inside and answered phones and call lights so […]

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 […]

Norfolk, NE: Shining Royalty

This year, Heritage of Bel-Air is privileged to honor some wonderful individuals as our 2017 Valentine’s Day Royalty. Our Royalty is chosen by the popular vote of residents, their family members and team members at Bel-Air, Rey Johnson was chosen for the Valentine’s King of Memory Support. Effie Mtika was chosen for the Valentine’s Queen […]

Norfolk, NE: Bel Air Hits Bingo! With Fundraising Efforts

February 2017 yielded a very successful fundraising effort on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are proud to have given US92 Radio a check for $6, 687 to benefit the children, and their families, that attend St. Jude to fight cancer. Some of our many fundraisers included a Kiss the Pig contest, a […]

Norfolk, NE: Ruling the Lanes

Team members, and Leadership, engaged in a little friendly competition this year at the Heritage of Bel-Air Christmas party. Everyone in attendance hit the bowling lanes to see who could win the high and low bowler prizes. This year, Colleen T. won high bowler honors, and Deb L. won low bowler honors. Prior to bowling, […]

Norfolk, NE: Walking for a Cure for Alzheimer’s 2016

Because we see the affects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia every day, 2016 brought bigger goals to Heritage of Bel-Air for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s so that we could help contribute to finding a cure. In addition to our Bronze Sponsorship, Bel-Air held several fundraisers and had a team that walked in honor of many […]

Norfolk, NE: A New Way to Give Back

Heritage of Bel-Air added Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army to our list of ways to give back in 2016. Several members of leadership, and floor team members, took shifts on a very brisk and gusty winter night to ring the bell at our local Walmart store here in Norfolk. Some members included their children […]

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Norfolk, NE: Ornaments in Memory of Loved Ones

For a second year in a row, family members, team members and friends gathered at Heritage of Bel-Air in the chilly evening air to remember beloved residents that passed away in the last year in an emotional Memory Tree ceremony. After a warm welcome, an opening prayer and the reading of the poem, Christmas in […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Honored as Norfolk, NE Chamber Member of the Month

Heritage of Bel-Air is honored to have been nominated and chosen as the Norfolk Area Chamber Member of the Month for November of 2016. Our nomination came from the family member of a past resident who held Bel-Air to the highest of standards in long term care. The Chamber chose Bel-Air from the group of […]

Norfolk, NE: A Visit with Our Senator

Senator Jim Scheer, and a representative from the Nebraska Health Care Association, and other area LTC Administrators visited the Heritage of Bel-Air campus together on Wednesday, November 2nd. All sat down with Administrator, Katie Frederick, for a cup of coffee and to talk about the positivity of Long Term Care and Senator Scheer’s initiatives. The […]

Norfolk, NE: Sending Love on Balloon Strings

In late September, 2016, the residents and team members at Heritage of Bel-Air lost a piece of our hearts. Laura J. Hines, a Mom, Sister, Daughter, Nurse Aid, cherished team member and friend went to be with God and the Angels. There was not a day that went by that Laura did not have a […]

Norfolk, NE: IN2L Along With The Song

Residents in Memory Support at Heritage of Bel-Air took full advantage of the IN2L by having a life enriching Karaoke party. Everyone put on their party hats and grabbed their musical instruments as they sang along to all of their favorites. Some residents didn’t even need words to sing along with the music. “Susie Q” […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage Heroes – Fightin’ for a Cure

The rain did not keep the Heritage Heroes from spreading love and good cheer at the 2016 Lion’s Club Parade on Saturday in Norfolk, Nebraska. Decked out in our finest purple capes and masks, the Heritage of Bel-Air team members soared through the parade handing out purple frisbees and purple candy to raise awareness for […]

Katie Frederick 2016 Nebraska Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

Katie Frederick, Administrator at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk, NE has been named Administrator of the Year by the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA). Frederick accepted the award at the NNFA/NALA Awards Banquet held on September 21. The Award recognizes Administrators for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of Nebraska’s nursing facility residents. During […]

Norfolk, NE: Saving Lives with the Gift of Blood

In August, Heritage of Bel-Air team members, and members of the Norfolk community, gave back by giving the gift of life. A very successful Red Cross Blood Drive was hosted here in the Bel-Air parking lot. In the midst of a blood emergency, we were able to meet 100% of our donation goal that day! […]

Norfolk, NE: Beach Party Bash

Life Enrichment brought the beach to Heritage of Bel-Air for an afternoon of fun and laughter. The morning rain moved out just in time for everyone to soak up the sun! Bubbles blew, and beach balls flew through the air as music played. Bright colors surrounded the group on floaties, a pool, bubbles and so […]