Norfolk

Norfolk, NE: Team Members Pitch In While Stylists Are Out Of Building

Heritage of Bel-Air’s professional hair stylists have not been in the building for the last 2+ months due to COVID restrictions. A big thank you to Restorative Therapy (in the pictures here) as well as our spa aides and others who have stepped up to do some styling for our residents. Teamwork Our relationships are […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Residents’ Green Thumbs Get a Workout

Heritage of Bel-Air residents found a break in the clouds to get some planting done. Quite a few residents have green thumbs and were happy to dig in the dirt for awhile! Not only does this activity provide benefits on so many levels for the residents, it helps keep the facility looking great. Quality Life-We […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Heritage of Bel-Air celebrated National Nursing Home Week with a vacation theme! All week long team members “traveled” to different areas of the United States and enjoyed different foods and dressed up to represent that state. On Monday, team members “traveled” to Wisconsin and enjoyed grilled cheese sandwiches and wore yellow and orange clothing. We […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Residents Enjoy Barnyard Animals…You Can Bet the Farm on It!

It’s not every day you see a steer outside your window or get to cuddle a piglet. Or is it? Heritage of Bel-Air residents were treated to visits from both farm animals recently. Steers Dolly and Firecracker from Lake Creek Longhorns traveled from St. Paul to peek into residents’ windows. Residents and team members also […]

Norfolk, NE: Community Provides Support Through Signage

Heritage of Bel-Air is part of a community that cares! Daycos employees and their families recently made some yard signs for us. It is such an encouragement to have community support. Quality Reputation: We will be known for promoting relationships of trust, confidence and loyalty through the quality of our services, the honesty of our […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Dietary Team Provides Free Meals for Team Members

Becky Dvorak, Heritage of Bel-Air’s dietary supervisor, and her department have been providing free meals for our team members during the COVID lockdown. The team has been well fed – from excellent barbecue, fabulous chef salads and scrumptious sandwiches! Teamwork: Our relationships are built on mutual trust and respect. We recognize the value and worth […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Residents Treated to Animal Visit

Heritage of Bel-Air residents got treated to a dog and pony show … quite literally! Ponies named Popcorn and Sweet Pea accompanied by a bull dog named Milo visited outside the window Saturday! Our residents were so excited to see them. A big Thank You to the Finn family from Winside for sharing their animals […]

Norfolk, NE: May Day Baskets Bring Smiles

Happy May Day! Our residents were treated to May baskets handcrafted by a former resident’s daughter! And special snacks from Life Enrichment. A sweet visitor from the community also stopped by the windows to wish the residents a Happy May Day. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Had a Little Lamb

Bel-Air had a little lamb and it was adored by all! Her name was Sneezy and she rode around the facility in a wheelchair! So many smiles. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. Submitted By: Trisha Benton, Public Relations Coordinator […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Enjoy Favorite Activity From Doorways

B-I-N-G-O! It’s always a good day for Doorway Bingo at Heritage of Bel-Air! All the residents stay safely in their own rooms for this activity. Bingo numbers are called over the PA system and the nurses help call out Bingo for the winners. Just look at all the prizes up for grabs! A special thanks […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Library Expands with Resident’s Help

The Heritage of Bel-Air library moved! With more than 800 books total, the library had officially outgrown its space in the chapel and has now found a new home near the west entrance. Heritage of Bel-Air’s library began over a year ago and was led by our resident Lucille (pictured). As a former teacher and […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Member Send Supplies to the Philippines

Daughter-Mother Duo Marele Masters and Meridel Doten are hard-working nursing assistants at Heritage of Bel-Air and continuously show their love to their residents. Recently, they showed the love to their native home by sending food and money to Naga Cebu, Philippines. They sent 11 pounds of rice, two large cans of sardines and 12 packages […]

Norfolk, NE: Resident Families Spoil Team Members

Heritage of Bel-Air residents love visits from furry (or fluffy) friends! Some baby ducks came by for a recent visit and residents got to pet and hold them. There was lots of reminiscing about farm and country life. Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Receives Face Shields

Heritage of Bel-Air is proud to call Norfolk home. It’s a community that cares! Recently, Nucor Detailing Center made and donated face shields for team members to wear as part of their Personal Protective Equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you Nucor Detailing Center for protecting our team members and residents. Quality Reputation-We will be […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members Lift Their Voices to Lift Spirits at Heritage of Bel-Air

COVID-19 restrictions have left Heritage of Bel-Air without their live musical entertainment that they are used to. To help lift spirits with music, some team members took to the hallways to sing “Hallelujah!” Even with face masks on, they sounded pretty good and residents clapped and cheered. Submitted by Trisha Benton, Public Relations Coordinator Heritage […]

Norfolk, NE: Bunnies and Baskets and Eggs, Oh My!

Heritage of Bel-Air celebrated Easter with a number of traditional activities! Our dietary department helped fill Easter baskets with candy. Life Enrichment provided a visit from the Easter bunny and also brought in real, live fluffy bunnies for residents to hold. Restorative Therapy provided hard-boiled eggs so that residents could participate in traditional egg-dyeing. Team […]

Norfolk, NE: New Game Shared with Residents

You’re never too old to learn something new! Our residents are learning a new game – Pokeno! If you’re not familiar, it’s a mash between Bingo and Poker. The playing sheet consists of card names and suits. When a card name is called, you cover it up and then when you get five in a […]

Norfolk, NE: Some Cute Chicks Pop by for a Visit at Heritage of Bel-Air

A sure sign of spring is when Heritage of Bel-Air residents get visits from baby chicks! Residents enjoyed holding them and petting them. Many of the residents recalled memories from living and working on farms. Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence. […]

Norfolk, NE: Art Greets Team Members at the Front Door

Heritage of Bel-Air is part of a community who cares! An anonymous artist left some beautiful sidewalk chalk art for our team members to view by our front door. Quality Reputation-We will be known for promoting relationships of trust, confidence and loyalty through the quality of our services,the honesty of our people and involvement in […]

Norfolk, NE: Resident Celebrates Special Birthday

Amidst the COVID-19 visitor and group activity restrictions, life goes on – and that includes special celebrations! Recently, a Heritage of Bel-Air resident celebrated her 101st birthday. Since she couldn’t celebrate the occasion with her family in person, Addie’s Heritage of Bel-Air family stepped in. Singing, cake, a large sign outside her window and a […]

Norfolk, NE: Noodle Ball With A Twist at Heritage of Bel-Air

With COVID-19 restrictions, Heritage of Bel-Air team members have had to get creative with continuing the activities that residents love as well as keeping them active while also keeping them socially distant. One of the activities residents enjoy is Noodle Ball. In this game, residents use a pool noodle to hit a balloon and try […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Teams Recognized for ‘Heroism’

Heritage of Bel-Air team members were treated to a special sign when they arrived to work recently. “Heroes At Work” was displayed in the front lawn of the facility complete with characters dressed in superhero motif. It was just one way for the facility to show its team members how much they are appreciated. Excellent […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Experiences Christmas in March

Heritage of Bel-Air residents had to look twice at the calendar after a special visitor, Janneil Knox, Guest Relations Coordinator, dressed up like Santa to spread some joy to the residents recently. Other team members dressed up in Christmas sweaters and throughout the halls you could hear a carol or two! Quality Life-We will create […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Members Celebrate Day with Syrup

Heritage of Bel-Air team members celebrated International Waffle Day recently! The leadership team made fresh waffles and team members enjoyed breakfast with all the fixings: powdered sugar, peanut butter, jelly, and three different kinds of syrup. Yum! Excellent Teams We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion, and respect while skillfully performing […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Goes to the Birds

Heritage of Bel-Air has gone to the birds! Two baby turkeys stopped by for a visit. Residents loved just looking at them and hearing their peeping! Their feathers were super soft! A few residents offered to keep them in their rooms but there’s a good home lined up for them on a farm! Quality Life-We […]

Norfolk, NE: Bel-Air’s Team Members and Residents are ‘Dog-Gone’ Awesome

Heritage of Bel-Air’s team members and residents are ‘dog-gone’ amazing. They were treated to hot dogs! And hot diggity dog! Doesn’t Dori Hoffmann look cute in that hotdog costume? Excellent Teams We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion, and respect while skillfully performing their duties. Submitted by Trisha Benton, Public Relations […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Creative With Family Communication

With extended visitor restrictions in place, Heritage of Bel-Air has gotten creative with the ways residents communicate with their families. A phone call is good. A window visit is fun. Video conference is even better. Another way that residents can communicate is by whiteboard. Heritage’s Public Relations Coordinator helped assist residents in crafting a message […]

Norfolk, NE: Leprechaun Visits Heritage of Bel-Air

If you spotted the Bel-Air leprechaun doing an Irish jig you got to pick your treasure from the pot of gold at Heritage of Bel-Air. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Tracy Zamora, Social Services director, played the leprechaun and spread joy throughout the building. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates […]

Norfolk, NE: Social Distancing Meets Hallway Bingo at Heritage of Bel-Air

With communal activities no longer allowed, Heritage of Bel-Air’s Life Enrichment department had to adapt. There was no way residents were going to miss out on some of their beloved activities like Bingo! So, Doorway Bingo was created. Residents stayed in their rooms and the Bingo numbers were called over the PA system. Nurses helped […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Enjoy Window Visits During Restrictions

Families are getting creative in their communication with their loved ones at Heritage of Bel-Air. Amidst the visitor restrictions, families are sending mail, email and making phone calls but they are also stopping by to visit via window. Many of them donning signs or just waving, these visits brighten up a day! Quality Life: We […]

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 […]