Red Cloud

Red Cloud, NE: WWII Veteran Returns Home to Red Cloud

On March 2, Arlene Karr, resident of Heritage of Red Cloud, was visited by her twin sister, Velma Stratton following Velma’s husband, Don’s, military graveside service. Velma was accompanied by Randy, her son and Nicole, her granddaughter. They had made the trip Saturday from Colorado after Donald’s funeral service where hundreds, lined the roads from […]

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 […]

Red Cloud, NE: 2019 Street Car Day’s Parade

Heritage of Red Cloud participated in the Street Car Day’s parade held in Red Cloud on August 3rd. The theme this year was “Farm to Table, Friend to Neighbor, Nebraska Strong”. Riding on the Heritage float known as the “Green Acres” family was Oliver, Lisa, Eb, Mr. Haney, Mr. Drucker, Ralph, and Mr. Ziffel. We […]

Red Cloud, NE: Pizza Hut Outing

Several Heritage of Red Cloud folks recently made a trip to the Pizza Hut at Smith Center, Kansas. Highlights of the trip included seeing a very full Republican River and the ripened wheat fields with some combines ready to cut. Quality Life: We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity […]

Red Cloud, NE: Kevin and Heidi, Piano/Violin Duo, Popular Entertainers at Heritage of Red Cloud

Kevin and Heidi Cheng, Central City, minister through music are favorites of Heritage folks. Their piano and violin music program includes sacred, classical, popular, patriotic, bluegrass, and ragtime music. You can check out the Cheng’s piano, violin, concert, ministry on Facebook and join us for their next concert at Heritage of Red Cloud on Thursday, […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage of Red Cloud Celebrates Donuts with Dad & Muffins with Mom

For a second year in a row, the dads and the moms (and those who weren’t moms or dads) of Heritage invited family members to join them for donuts or muffins and socializing, and that is just what happened. Plans are being made for next year’s activity with more delicious donuts and yummy muffin orders […]

Red Cloud, NE: The Valley Child Development Center Monthly Visits Bring Smiles and Joy

It has been so nice and fun to be invited to do activities and have snacks with the three and four year old’s at the Red Cloud Valley Child Development Center. We look forward each month to going to see these young, precious people and sharing our time with them. Quality Life: We will create […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage of Red Cloud Family Members Life Bingo!

Bingo is a popular activity with the residents who live at Heritage. It is no secret that their families come to Heritage to play too. We are so glad that they do! Recently, some great-grandchildren joined them for the bingo games and what a treat that was for all of us! Quality Life-We will create […]

Red Cloud, NE: Buttons Visits Heritage of Red Cloud

At Heritage, we love animals, especially dogs! Shannon Piel brought her little female dog, Buttons for a visit. Having pets visit, brings back many fond and happy memories. We look forward to their next visit! Quality Care-We will dedicate ourselves to provide personalized care and services that achieve extraordinary results and exceed the expectations of […]

Heritage of Red Cloud’s 4th of July Celebration

Heritage folks, family, and friends celebrated the 4th of July holiday in a big way! A large crowd was on hand to enjoy food, special dessert, and entertainment by Tim Javorsky, Man on the Prairie, Omaha. Patriotic decorations graced our home inside and out. Quality Reputation-We will be known for promoting relationships of trust, confidence […]

Red Cloud, NE: “Living Soulfully” at Heritage of Red Cloud

“Living Soulfully” was the theme this year for National Skilled Nursing Care Week. Monday was Super Hero Day, Tuesday New Orleans’ Day, Wednesday Fun In the Sun 70’s, Thursday 60’s Peace, Love & Harmony Day, and ending Friday with a cook-out for residents and staff at noon. The week at Heritage of Red Cloud was […]

Red Cloud, NE: Fun Day Away From Work

This week, a few team members and Kim Grams, Administrator took a break from work and enjoyed some creativity at Simply Door Art in Hastings. They were treated to donuts and coffee in the morning and selected cut outs to paint and decorate for their doors. Team members enjoyed a nice lunch afterwards while the […]

Red Cloud, NE: 2018 Memories

As we look back at 2018, those of us at Heritage of Red Cloud remember many happy times spent with family and friends making wonderful memories. Our hopes for everyone in 2019 are for a healthy, happy, peaceful, and joyful year full of love! Quality Life:  We will create a living environment that radiates love, […]

Red Cloud, NE: Our Precious Third Grade “Adopted Grandchildren” Always Bring Smiles and Fun

Each school year, local third grader’s are invited to participate in Heritage of Red Cloud’s, “adopted grandchildren” activity. Monthly, since 1988, teachers and students have been coming to do fun and educational games or crafts with the residents. The grandchild and their adopted grandparent form a special bond that lasts longer than the school year. […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage of Red Cloud’s Red, White, and Bar B Q Celebration

This year, Heritage of Red Cloud hosted a Red, White, and Bar B Q, celebration with live entertainment. A barbeque beef sandwich meal and a strawberry and blueberry short cake dessert were served to the many in attendance which included residents, family members, and community friends. “The Chicks and Their Side Kick”, a local band […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage of Red Cloud’s Volunteers are Part of the Heart of our Team

During National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, Heritage of Red Cloud’s dedicated volunteers were recognized during an afternoon party. Twenty volunteers were honored by residents and staff for being part of the heart of our team. Entertainment was “Modern Kowboy” by singer and guitarist, Othy, Grand Island. Refreshments, provided by Heritage’s dietary department, included delicious mini […]

Red Cloud, NE: March Happenings

March came in like a lion here with high winds that could have blown us away, but all carried on anyway with the usual bingo games, card games, music programs, and socials that were well attended. For the Teammates Speech and Sweets Night held at the Red Cloud High School, Heritage’s table was decorated and […]

Red Cloud, NE: Entertained by the Eclipse

A few of Heritage of Red Cloud residents chose to don eclipse glasses and join staff members for the recent, historical, eclipse event. For those residents who didn’t want to be outside, their curiosity about how dark it would get kept them entertained and sitting by a window. Seeming strange to all of the spectators […]

Red Cloud, NE: iN2L Brings All Users…at Heritage of Red Cloud

The iN2L has become a friend of residents, so to speak, and is used in numerous, fun, and purposeful ways at Heritage of Red Cloud. Sing-a-longs, game shows, and trivia discussions are a just a few ways to incorporate this tool in group life enriching activities helping to keep the resident interested and engaged. And, […]

Red Cloud, NE: Early 4th at Heritage of Red Cloud

In honor of Independence Day, Heritage of Red Cloud hosted a community, pre-July 4th, family oriented celebration on July 3rd. The large crowd attending this event was treated to a complete barbecue beef sandwich meal with watermelon and brownie sundaes for dessert. DJ, Brenda Flinn, from Mankato, Kansas, provided entertainment throughout the evening playing 40’s, […]

Red Cloud, NE: Holy Week at Heritage of Red Cloud

To begin Holy Week, Pastor Steve Wilson, Red Cloud Assembly of God, had our Palm Sunday church service. On Good Friday, Pastor Jan Wilson, Assembly of God had the sermon and served Communion. An Easter Video was viewed for our Sunday Easter service that afternoon. During Easter week we colored eggs, stuffed eggs for our […]

Red Cloud, NE: Sharing Good Times and Laughter

We have been having fun! Many of our events are monthly happenings but some were added just for special times. Country music western singer, Cindy Boehler, brings her guitar and shares her music with us regularly each month. During a ladies’ tea party, Liz Jeffery, our office manager, entertained the group with a program of […]

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 […]

Red Cloud, NE: This Year’s Heritage of Red Cloud Sweetheart King and Queen

Dick Ely and Donna Dymacek were crowned 2017 king and queen during Heritage of Red Cloud’s Valentine, Sweetheart Luncheon. Also recognized were previous year’s king and queens, Vernon and Margie Mai, Doris Dickman and Snick Fisher. Residents and their guests were served a steak and shrimp meal with all the trimmings from our kitchen while […]

Red Cloud, NE: Home Office One Year Injury Free Recognition for Heritage of Red Cloud

A celebration to recognize and honor Heritage of Red Cloud employees for being one year injury free was hosted by Jack Vetter along with several of his home office team members including Ed Remm, VHS Safety Coordinator. Following the delicious chicken or steak meal prepared by the VHS team, Ed Remm, spoke about the significance […]

Red Cloud, NE: Dress Up Your Pet Day Was a Good Time at Heritage of Red Cloud

Heritage animal lovers were so glad to have a program for furry friends! Especially entertaining were Mozart, the cat and resident, Donna dog, Peppy. This Occasion was for visiting pets to come fashionably attired for “Dress Up Your Pet Day.” Mozart donned a sweater, hooded jacket accentuating his long yellow hair and Peppy had a […]

Red Cloud, NE: Holidays at Heritage of Red Cloud

Thanks to our families and friends, Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times which make even more special memories. As usual, our home was packed with loved ones for the delicious Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings prepared by our dietary department. In December, church’s and other groups came to carol for us. We also made […]

Red Cloud, NE: Take Time to Care Class at Heritage of Red Cloud

Kim Grams, Heritage of Red Cloud administrator, and her team of instructors taught the revised “Take Time to Care” program to a group of employees. Afterward, the selected staff members who participated shared their enthusiasm about what they learned and were making plans to incorporate these skills in their daily work routines. The title “Take […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage of Red Cloud “Boo” Party

Halloween morning started off with “scary” sounds coming from the Heritage of Red Cloud dining room during the exercise group. Later in the afternoon the Ivan Miller band played Halloween music for the party. Several staff members danced and paraded in costumes, and the residents and their guests were served gory treats like edible spiders! […]

Red Cloud, NE: Enriching Lives with the iN2L

Planning successful, meaningful, and fun life enriching activities for today’s aging population is something that is not accomplished without assessing interests and needs, dreaming up fun things to do, making commitments, and dedicating your time. At Heritage of Red Cloud, this process begins at the time a new resident makes their home with us. Therapists […]

Red Cloud, NE: Red Cloud Street Car Days

The annual Red Cloud Street Car Days celebration is always a big hit with the folks who reside at Heritage. Since the parade route passes by us, residents and their guests get a ring side seat. A special treat for resident, Monte Vance was having his daughter Hannah, dressed in Native American attire, get off […]

Red Cloud, NE: Summer Fun

This summer has been a long, hot one but at Heritage of Red Cloud, we have been having a lot of fun making special memories. Early in the summer, the local churches sponsored the Vacation Bible School children’s program held at Heritage. When young people are involved we get so happy! Our July 4th celebration […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage of Red Cloud Nursing Home Week Memories Include Carnival and Talent Show

We started National Nursing Home Week with a balloon launch and our community coffee, Heritage rolls and coffee better known as HRC. Each day was designated to celebrate this year’s theme “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart” and Heritage’s dietary department prepared meals to compliment these events. Residents, resident’s families, staff, and volunteers […]

Red Cloud, NE: Volunteers Celebrated and Appreciated at Heritage of Red Cloud

During national volunteer week, Heritage of Red Cloud hosted an appreciation celebration for its dedicated volunteers. These folks give their time and energy all year long to serve our residents who make their home with us at Heritage. This year’s theme “Volunteers Giving Time Touching Hearts” exemplified the heartfelt and positive difference our volunteers make […]

Red Cloud, NE: March Memories

No one claimed to see or admitted catching the leprechaun this year but there were signs that he or she might have visited Heritage of Red Cloud. The little guy left shamrocks, green beads, and green hats for everyone to wear. So, just to be cautious, because you want to keep a leprechaun happy, everyone […]

Red Cloud, NE: Chef’s Corner Cookie Decorating at Heritage of Red Cloud

In February the chef’s corner club frosted valentine cookies. The ladies who participated used an assortment of frosting colors including pink, white, and red to decorate heart shaped cookies. Valentine candies placed on each cookie added to the theme. Before the activity was over, several staff members joined in on the fun, too. Everyone sampling […]

Red Cloud, NE: Spelling Bee and Valentines a Hit with the Adopted Grandkids and Grandparents

Our third grade “adopted grandkids” can really spell and proved this at the recent spelling bee at Heritage during one of their recent visits! The top three winners each received a trophy. We also made Valentines with them to exchange at our February get together. This year there are 15 “grandchildren” who are matched up […]

Red Cloud, NE: Heritage Valentine Sweethearts

Calvert “Bud” and Donna “Snick “Fisher were crowned Heritage of Red Cloud’s 2016 king and queen sweethearts during our Valentine luncheon. The couple was married after WW11 where Bud served in the Navy. Bud and Snick will be married seventy years, August 28, 2016. They were each born in Guide Rock and were lifelong residents […]

Red Cloud, NE: Happy New Year from Heritage of Red Cloud!

New Year Smile

For us at Heritage of Red Cloud, 2015 came and went so fast! Of course we are looking forward to 2016 being another fun filled year with lots of fellowship, good entertainment, good food and good times to be had at our home! We celebrated the end of 2015 during a New Year’s Eve party […]

Red Cloud, NE: Adopted Grand Kids Always Bring Smiles to Heritage of Red Cloud

We have been having so much fun with our “Adopted” third grade grandchildren this school year! They were invited to participate in one of our spelling bee’s during their first visit of 2016. The adopted grand kids were all eager to get their word and each proved to be a good sport about the rules. […]

Red Cloud, NE: All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

December was a very joyous and busy month with all the Christmas specials, happenings and events, the Christmas Open House, and the many carolers who entertained us! Residents helped decorate our Christmas tree and outings to see the Webster County Museum’s Festival of Trees kept everyone in the holiday spirit. Our tree’s theme this year […]

Red Cloud, NE: VHS Anniversary Fundraising Event at Heritage

We celebrated the Vetter Health Services 40th Anniversary with a soup and pie luncheon fundraising event Sunday, October 18th with community, family, and friends. The kitchen prepared chili and chicken noodle soup and a variety of pies for the hungry crowd. A freewill donation with proceeds going to the Red Cloud Fire Department and EMT’s […]

Red Cloud, NE: A Great and Spooktacular October!

Not scary at all, the Leiderkranz German Singers entertained for our afternoon Octoberfest party. This group travels all the way from the Grand Island area and we are happy that they do! Also in October, the annual minister’s celebration was held in appreciation for their Sunday Church services, one to one visits, and other important […]

Red Cloud NE: Pretty in Pink

Lavon Johnston, who lives at Heritage of Red Cloud, had the honor of being grand marshal for the historical Pa Hur Day parade in her hometown of Guide Rock. After raising their family, Lavon and her late husband Bruce, made their home on a farm near Guide Rock in the late seventies. Bruce was a […]

Red Cloud, NE: A Treasured Green Knit Dress

A beautiful knit, green dress has special meaning for Dorothy Hunter who resides at Heritage of Red Cloud. Dorothy wore the dress when she and her beloved, spouse Russell celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, April 19, 2003. Dorothy was not the first in her family to celebrate fifty years of wedded bliss in this beautiful […]

Red Cloud, NE: IN2L Has Many Uses

From the therapy department to life enrichment activities to individual residents using the iN2L for skyping, playing games, listening to music, or looking up information, the iN2L stays busy each day. Several of the folks are amazed with themselves that they are able to pass time in a way they never imagined. Even family members […]

Red Cloud, NE: Pastor Kelly’s Drum Circle Program Entertains and Engages

Have you ever been to or participated in a drum circle program? Not too many of us at Heritage of Red Cloud had until recently when we were entertained and engaged by Pastor Kelly Karges of Hastings. He instructed and directed us in drumming beats to different genres of music. Participants young and young at […]

Red Cloud, NE: July 4th Barbeque and Celebration at HRC

Once again family, friends, and the community of Red Cloud were invited for our July 4th celebration at Heritage. This year, Dick and Jennie Goebel entertained with keyboard music and singing. The evening also included watching kids dance and perform a gymnastic routine. Our dietary department prepared hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill served with […]

Red Cloud, NE: Churches Provide Bible School Program for Residents at Heritage of Red Cloud

We were treated to a special program by the Vacation Bible School children and their teachers. The kids sang songs, shared Bible verses, and explained their activities during the Bible School week. The seven local churches combine to make a very large group of participants. This year approximately 90 kids were in attendance for their […]

Red Cloud, NE: Garden Club Members Report Garden is Growing and Ripening

Our garden area got a facelift recently. It has been and continues to be a favorite spot for residents and their guests to hang out. Employee, Dixie Garvin spruced up our raised garden boxes by painting them in bright colors. Garden club members planted strawberries and several vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. The club […]