Norfolk

Norfolk, NE: Team Members Make Resident Birthday Special Amid Visitor Restrictions

Birthdays are a special time for residents at Heritage of Bel-Air. Due to visitor restrictions, one of our residents wasn’t able to celebrate with family and friends so her Bel-Air family pitched in! Nursing Assistant Shelly Lauck made a cake for Mona and team members stopped by to tell her Happy Birthday and sing to […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Residents Ready, Aim and Fire

Heritage of Bel-Air residents got fired up over some target practice at a recent activity. Using Nerf guns and plenty of “ammo” residents were able to take aim at several targets set up in Bel-Air’s dining room. Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Craft ‘for the Birds’

This craft is for the birds! Heritage of Bel-Air residents made pine cone bird feeders recently by spreading peanut butter on the outside and then rolling and coating the whole pine cone in bird seed. The pine cones were hung outside the residents’ windows to entice birds for a visit! Quality Life-We will create a […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Nurse Leadership Bakes Up Some Fun With Residents

With a little help from nurse leadership, Heritage of Bel-Air residents baked up some banana bread! Fun to make and even more fun to eat. Yum! 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 Benton, Public […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Residents ‘Rock’ Painting Craft

Heritage of Bel-Air residents rocked some painting lead by its resident Joan. Joan shared her love of rock painting with a group class recently. Not only did she instruct on the joy and techniques of rock painting, she also gifted each resident with a rock that she had hand painted. Quality Life: We will create […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air celebrates Dr. Seuss

Heritage of Bel-Air team members celebrated Dr. Seuss week with themed activities March 2-6. Each day’s activities were based off a Dr. Seuss book. Monday’s book featured was “10 Apples Up on Top!” Team members dressed in red and were treated to apples. We even had an apple stacking game where team members attempted to […]

Norfolk, NE: Community Bingo Raises Funds for St. Jude

About 80 people enjoyed Community Bingo Night at Heritage of Bel-Air for a good cause. Each year, the facility hosts the Bingo Night to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For a suggested donation, players received playing cards. Cash Now Chamber bucks were awarded to winners. Concessions were also available. Combined with other […]

Norfolk, NE: Hot Roast Beef Sell Like Hot Cakes for St. Jude Fundraiser

Norfolk loves roast beef and they love roast beef for a cause. That was evident during Heritage of Bel-Air’s annual Beef Blast to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread and a cookie were served up to nearly 500 – through dine-in, carryout or delivery – a record-breaking number […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Resident Takes on Role of “Birthday Fairy”

Team members and residents who have a birthday at Heritage of Bel-Air get a visit from the Birthday Card Fairy – our resident Connie! Connie takes it upon herself to keep track of everyone’s birthday, circulates a card to get everyone’s signature and then hand delivers them to the birthday celebrant on their special day! […]

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 […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Residents ‘Strike’ in Their ‘Spare’ Time

A Heritage of Bel-Air hallway transformed into a bowling lane so that our residents could go on “strike” in their “spare” time. Lead by Restorative Therapy, two residents bowled quite a few frames and had a really great time. Quality Care: We will dedicate ourselves to provide personalized care and services that achieve extraordinary results […]

Norfolk, NE: Coronation Highlight of Valentine Festivities

Love was in the air at Heritage of Bel-Air for Valentine’s Day! We had a busy day hosting a couples luncheon and our Valentine’s Day party featuring music by Julie Couch! But the highlight for many was the coronation of our Valentine Queen & King, Audrey and Bob! We love all of our residents! What […]

Norfolk, NE: Youth Show Love To Our Residents On Valentines Day

Youth in Norfolk made sure to spread the love to Heritage of Bel-Air residents on Valentine’s Day. Youth from Christ Lutheran Church dropped off some Valentines they made for their members who reside at Heritage of Bel-Air. Their visit was a complete surprise and residents had loads of fun posing for pictures. The Norfolk Arts […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members Celebrate with Frosted Flakes

“They’re Grrrrrreat!” Just like our team members! Feb. 6 marked the birthday of Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger on all of those Frosted Flakes commercials we grew up on! Did you know that Thurl was born in Norfolk? He’s sort of a local celebrity! Our team members enjoyed a bowl of Frosted […]

Norfolk, NE: Love Grows on Trees With a Splash of Paint

At Heritage of Bel-Air, love grows on trees! Our residents love to paint especially using a Q-tip and dip-and-dot method. Using a heart overlay, residents used pink and red to put love on their tree branches! Each resident’s painting was a work of art in its own way. Quality Life: We will create a living […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Member Receives Heritage Hero Award

Ilene Arnold, CNA spa aide at Heritage of Bel-Air, recently received the 2019 Heritage Hero Award in the nursing division! Allowing residents to make their own choices as well as her flexibility with both residents and team members were just a few of the positive attributes outlined in her nomination. “Bath time is something so […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents ‘Go Someplace Warm’ With Craft

Heritage of Bel-Air residents were dreaming of tropical locations on Go Someplace Warm Day! Using sand, shells, twine, loads of glue and an abundance of imagination, residents crafted a special decoration for their rooms. For the craft, twine was wrapped around the stem of a wine glass to give it a nautical look. Sand was […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Member Receives Heritage Hero Award

Congratulations to Scott Sullivan, Heritage of Bel-Air’s 2019 Heritage Hero Award winner in the non-nursing division! His award nomination specifically mentioned his exemplary work during a recent planned power outage at our facility, an unplanned power outage at our Benjamin Bel-Air Cottages, and going above and beyond to fix a heating unit in a resident’s […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members ‘Take Time To Care’

Nine team members at Heritage of Bel-Air graduated from “Take Time to Care.” The curriculum covers how to make a difference, serve, build relationships, value one another and enjoy life! Take Time to Care is an interactive program to instruct and inspire our team members to provide quality care of our residents! Not only is […]

Norfolk, NE: Santa and Mrs. Claus Feature of Holiday Festivities

Heritage of Bel-Air really knows how to throw a Christmas party! Residents were treated to music by Battle Creek Brass, festive dessert, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, gifts! Team members also got into the Christmas spirit by wearing their holiday sweaters and socks! Quality Reputation-We will be known for promoting […]

Norfolk, NE: College Students Provide Manicures for Residents

Joseph’s College of Beauty students need to practice as part of their education. And Heritage of Bel-Air residents were the willing recipients of that practice! Recently, the beauty college students provided manicures free of charge for our residents. It’s part of a long-standing partnership between the facility and the college. It’s a win-win for everyone! […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Pick Up Their Paintbrushes for Holiday Craft

Heritage of Bel-Air continued their holiday crafting by painting poinsettias! The glitter was a nice touch from these 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 Coordinator Heritage of Bel-Air, Norfolk, NE

Norfolk, NE: Gingerbread Men Make Cute Ornaments

Led by volunteer Peg Studts, residents crafted their own gingerbread ornaments! Just look at those adorable rosy gingerbread cheeks. After crafts, residents enjoyed some gingersnap cookies! 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 […]

Norfolk, NE: Sugar Cookie Baking is Holiday Favorite Among Residents

We had some very busy bakers in the Heritage of Bel-Air kitchen recently. Holiday baking continued with traditional sugar cookies! Residents worked hard using the cookie cutters to make Rudolph, Christmas trees, holly and bells, among other shapes. Once baked, they spread the frosting and added the sprinkles with a flourish! They even sang a […]

Norfolk, NE: Ceremony Gives Family Opportunity to Lean on Memories

The holidays are a joyous time but can also be difficult especially to those who’ve lost loved ones. With grief still heavy in their hearts, family members, team members and friends gathered at Heritage of Bel-Air for the annual Memory Tree ceremony last night. In its fifth year, the Memory Tree ceremony is held in […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Play With “Snow” in Winter Craft

Our residents got to play with “snow” (baking soda and hair conditioner) recently! Adding a touch of greenery, holly and pine cones to the glass bowls make for a perfect winter centerpiece! Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. Submitted by Trisha […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Decorate Cards for Soldiers

Everyone enjoys receiving a Christmas card in the mail and Heritage of Bel-Air residents wanted to spread that cheer to our troops! Led by volunteers Peg Studts and Cheri Entrikin, residents added their personal mark of creativity with stickers and stamps on the Christmas cards. The cards will be sent to Cheri’s son, Tyler, who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Starts Library With Resident’s Help

Looking for a book on birds? Prayer? Crafts? NASCAR? The Heritage of Bel-Air library has it all – poetry, Nebraska-themed books, the “Little House on the Prairie” series AND a collection of novels by Danielle Steel, James Patterson or Nicholas Sparks. In total, the library has expanded to four large shelving units and contain more […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Enjoy Seeing Movie on the Big Screen

Lights! Camera! Action! Heritage of Bel-Air residents went to the movies recently during an outing, checking out “The Lion King.” 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

Norfolk, NE: Trick Pony Start of Resident Family Picnic

Heritage of Bel-Air had a fantastic time hosting its annual Resident Family Picnic! The star of the show was Houdini, the trick pony! Residents and their families also enjoyed a barbecue meal and dessert. A variety of yard games were available for families to enjoy. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members ‘Fish’ For Prizes

Team members had the opportunity to go fishing and not even leave the office. Sponsored by the Pep Club, team members were able to cast and hook themselves prizes – coupons for lottery tickets, free pop and treats. Team members were appreciative of the prizes and the fun to break up the day! Teamwork: Our […]

Norfolk, NE: Housekeeping Team Member Earns CNA

Penny Ruge is beloved by many of our residents at Heritage of Bel-Air. And the feeling is mutual! Penny had worked at Bel-Air for a year in the housekeeping department before she went back to school to obtain her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credentials. Last May, she started night classes and continued to work full-time […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Go Back to School with Special Art Class

  It’s back to school time! Even for our residents! Peggy Kathol, a retired art teacher, taught a watercolor painting class! The residents really enjoyed creating masterpieces! 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 Heritage of Bel-Air, Norfolk, […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members ‘Take Time to Care

Nine Heritage of Bel-Air team members underwent a recent “Take Time to Care” class. Take Time to Care is an interactive program to instruct and inspire team members to provide quality care for our residents. Class attendees learned more about how to make a difference, serve others, build relationships, value one another and enjoy life! […]