Norfolk

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! […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Member Celebrates 20 Years

Heritage of Bel-Air is blessed with much longevity among its team members. Recently, Ilene Arnold celebrated 20 years at the facility. Ilene works as a spa aide and is an incredible asset to the Bel-Air family. Excellent Teams: We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion and respect while skillfully performing their […]

Norfolk, NE: Shucking Corn Brings Back Memories for Residents

Oh! The sweet taste of corn on the cob! Residents pitched in to shuck the leaves from corn on the cob at Heritage of Bel-Air. This activity brought back a lot of memories for the residents and they made quick work of the chore! Residents were then able to enjoy the fruits of their labor […]

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Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Goes Green

Heritage of Bel-Air is going green … quite literally! The facility’s new Green Fiber green recycling bin has been placed and bins set up throughout the facility to collect paper. Recycling is one of the easiest ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint. Did you know … Every ton of paper recycled can save […]

Norfolk, NE: Team Member Recognized as Extraordinary

Melissa Anderson recently won the Be Extraordinary Award from Heritage of Bel-Air. Heritage of Bel-Air’s vision of quality care includes achieving extraordinary results through extraordinary team members. Melissa, who works as a dietary aide, was nominated by both team members and resident family members for her great teamwork, efficiency, cleanliness, “Yes I Can” attitude, and […]

Norfolk, NE: Sneak Day: Team Members Play Hookey for a Purpose

Several team members were selected and took part in Heritage of Bel-Air’s Sneak Day! Sneak Days is essentially a paid day to play hookey! But also designed for team members to bond with each other outside of the facility, learn something new and have some fun. For the first Sneak Day, team members loaded in […]

Norfolk, NE: Special Group Lifts Their Voice in Song For Residents

A group of Northeast Community College students came to lift their voices in joyful song recently. All of the students performing left their homes in Haiti and Malawi, to attend school in Norfolk. Many of the members of this group are Heritage of Bel-Air team members. Their performance included acapella spiritual tunes. Our residents enjoyed […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Shows Appreciation With Pool Party

Heritage of Bel-Air is always looking for ways to show appreciation to its team members. And the annual pool party is one way to do just that. Team members and their families gathered at AquaVenture waterpark in Norfolk. Although the weather was unseasonably cool that evening, there was no shortage of fun. Participants were treated […]

Norfolk, NE: Residents Have Popping Good Time Making Treat

It was a popping good time but also a sticky situation for some as residents made popcorn balls. Life Enrichment mixed up the marshmallows and popcorn and gave each resident a scoop. From there, residents formed and rolled their own mixture into popcorn balls. Each popcorn ball was individually wrapped although some didn’t make it […]

Norfolk, NE: Dietary Supervisor Celebrates 25 Years of Service

OJ Simpson was chased down the freeway in his White Ford Bronco. Figure Skater Tonya Harding attacked fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. “Forrest Gump” hit the big screen. And Becky Dvorak started her career at Heritage of Bel-Air. The year was 1994. Much has changed in pop culture since then but at least one thing remains […]

Norfolk, NE: Bel-Air rocks for the 4th!

    Heritage of Bel-Air residents, their families and the Norfolk community were treated to a rock concert to commemorate the 4th of July holiday. Three members of the rock band The Smoke Ring (Bob Hupp, Dave Dohren and Chuck Asmus) performed live! There was much toe-tapping, singing along, clapping and a few danced in […]

Norfolk, NE: Bel-Air team members ‘Take Time to Care’

Nine Heritage of Bel-Air team members underwent the “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! At […]

Norfolk, NE: Daycare Shares Talents for Holiday

Children from Annette’s Angels Daycare in Norfolk stopped by for a special Fourth of July holiday performance at Heritage of Bel-Air! The children recited the pledge and sang classic children’s songs like “Row the Boat” and “Five Little Squirrels.” They even blew a kiss to the audience! The residents enjoyed the show, clapping along at […]

Norfolk, NE: Lemonade Stand Raises Money for Local Charity

The dog days of summer are upon us. The weather outside dictates that it’s the perfect time for a lemonade stand. So, Heritage of Bel-Air decided to do just that. For a suggested donation of 50 cents per cup, visitors, residents and team members could enjoy pink or yellow lemonade made with freshly sliced lemons! […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Celebrates It’s CNAs

The way to a CNA’s heart is through their stomach! In celebration of Certified Nursing Assistant week, Heritage of Bel-Air celebrated all week with food! Waffles with whipped cream and toppings started the week off right followed by nachos, candy, ice cream and cookies! CNAs are an essential part of Heritage of Bel-Air’s care team […]

Norfolk, NE: Quilter Shares Stories of Inspiration

Heritage of Bel-Air is very fortunate to have community members share their time and talents with our residents! Diane Gubbels of Coleridge recently presented her “Stories of Inspiration” quilt program with our residents! She shared 56 quilts from her collection and the stories behind each one whether it was inspired by a childhood outfit she […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Team Member Wins Award

Heritage of Bel-Air recently presented Jemima Mendoza with its 2019 Love & Peace Quality Life Award. She was nominated by team members for her dedication to create a living environment that radiates love and peace in all that she does. Nominations explained that she is nice and respectful to everyone, always willing to help, and […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Smashes Blood Donor Goal

One car accident victim can use as many as 100 units of blood. And with summer, the need for blood has reached a critical shortage. Heritage of Bel-Air recently hosted the American Red Cross bloodmobile at its facility to help the cause. “Hosting a blood drive coincides with Bel-Air’s core mission, vision and values of […]

Norfolk, NE: Forecast: Ice Cream With a Chance of Sprinkles

You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream! Heritage of Bel-Air residents made ice cream in a bag recently. Some cream, sugar and vanilla in a Ziploc placed inside another Ziploc with salt and ice. Some time massaging those bags and voila! Yummy! Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates […]

Norfolk, NE: Heritage of Bel-Air Delivers Meals to Elderly in Community

Each year, Heritage of Bel-Air volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly in the community! Organized by the Norfolk Senior Center, Heritage volunteers delivered meals with a meal the last week in May. Those receiving meals were so appreciative of the meals and the conversation. What a special mission that we are privileged to be […]