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North Platte, NE: Bon Fire!

What do you get when you take an awesome team, a campfire and plenty of s’more ingredients? You get a whole lot of fun, which is exactly what team members enjoyed at our bon fire. It was chilly but that didn’t stop families from attending the event where they savored grilled hot dogs and chips, […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrate X Three

October 17 was a banner day at Linden Estates. We celebrated three distinctive awards.  • American Health Care – Bronze Award • National Research Corporation – Survey Results • Vetter World Expectations – Silver Award Jack and Shari from home office travelled to North Platte, and a neighbor stopped by, to help our staff celebrate.  […]

North Platte, NE: Oktoberfest

Ein Probst! We celebrated Oktoberfest at Linden Estates. We served warm, salted pretzels with gooey cheese, bratwurst and sauerkraut. We sang German songs. Residents shared stories about their travels in Germany. We traveled to Munich with Rick Steve’s Travels and learned all about the celebration. Many residents had their photos taken in front of our […]

North Platte, NE: A Night in Vegas with Dean and Don

Linden Estates residents were recently treated to a “blast from the past.” A fabulous pair of impersonators ‘Dean Martin’ and ‘Don Rickles’ presented a Night in Las Vegas. Dean sang and schmoozed while Don wisecracked and joked with the crowd. This dynamic duo delighted residents with their antics and wowed with their talents. Several in […]

North Platte, NE: More Sweet Than Spooky

Halloween was extra special this year at Linden Estates. The children from All Seasons Multi-generational Learning Center joined us for our celebration. The kids visited the different activity stations including pumpkin decorating, a make and take craft and cookie decorating. Everyone enjoyed our young guests and they were joined by children and grandchildren of staff […]

North Platte, NE: Guardians of the Children

Residents at Linden Estates recently got to meet members of the local ‘Guardians of the Children’ club. The G.O.C. is a motorcycle club whose purpose is to serve as advocates for children and teens who have been abused, and to provide strength, support and protection to them and their families. They also educate the public […]

North Platte, NE: Team Work the Fun Way

At a recent All Team meeting the staff at Linden Estates had a team building event. Members were first given a demonstration on how to hula hoop with instructor Beth Miller. People were then divided into teams and it was a relay race to the finish line…with a catch…no hands! At each stop along the […]

North Platte, NE: Capture the Moments of Assisted Living Week

National Assisted Living Week gave residents at Linden Estates extra activities to celebrate. With the theme of “Capture the Moment” we have had a week-long display of resident’s photos through the years. We have captured moments such as graduations, military service, weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. Residents and staff had a special art studio painting class […]

North Platte, NE: Husker Nation Tail Gate Party

Red and black were the colors of the day for the beginning of Husker Season. Residents celebrated a Corn Husker Tail Gate party at Linden Estates to kick off the college football season.The celebration started off with the Nebraska fight song. Residents enjoyed Husker punch, snacks and finger foods while watching Husker highlight reels from […]

North Platte, NE: Changing the World with Music

It has been said that music can change the world because music can change people. The true beauty of music is that it connects people. Our residents have been on the receiving end of lots of music here at Linden Estates this summer. We’ve had musicians from coast to coast as well as our own […]

North Platte, NE: Aloha!

“Aloha” was the word of the day at Linden Estates for our summer Luau. It was a hot sunny day as residents enjoyed tropical fruit and beverages while being entertained with traditional Hawaiian music. Along with the beach and Tiki decorations our servers wore grass skirts, and everyone sported a pretty flower lei. Several of […]

North Platte, NE: Cottage Camp Out

Camping is a favorite past-time of many of our residents so Linden Estates held a little “camp out” for our Cottage Residents in the Shop. We set up tents, grilled hot dogs and had s’mores. It was hot outside, so we put squirt guns on the tables and the shenanigans began. It was open season […]

North Platte, NE: Chair Tai Chi

There are so many benefits to Tai Chi and the residents at Linden Estates got to experience some of them first hand. Going through the first four forms (holding the ball, parting the wild horse’s mane, repulsing the monkey, and brush knee) of Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance, our residents harnessed their positive energy. […]

North Platte, NE: A Salute to the Military

Cottage Capers Cottage residents boarded the bus early to make the day trip to Lexington, NE. Destination…The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles. It was amazing to see what this museum had to offer. After a picnic lunch, residents were given a special guided tour. They enjoyed exploring the military vehicles and seeing the displays of […]

North Platte, NE: Music is the Prayer the Heart Sings

Music is the prayer the heart sings…and Tuesday the hearts were singing at Linden Estates. Family members shared their love of God and Gospel music with the residents. Dan and Christa Lund are from Ohio and Carla Bond is from Arkansas. They have been in North Platte visiting their parents Marilyn and Jerry. They treated […]

North Platte, NE: Out and About

This summer has provided residents at Linden Estates many opportunities to get out into the community and enjoy local happenings. One such event was the big parade during Nebraskaland Days. We had a bus full of residents attend the parade even though it was a scorcher that day. Thankfully, our maintenance guys arrived extra early and […]

North Platte, NE: Blackjack Blast

Let the chips fall where they may. We had a blast playing some Vegas-Style Blackjack on June 7th. We gathered around while the hands were dealt, the bets were made, and the luck was drawn. Beating the Dealer was tough but a few residents did come out ahead. It was fun to see the different […]

North Platte, NE: Kitten Cuddles

Recently the residents and staff at Linden Estates were treated to sweet kitten caresses.  One of our volunteers rescued day old kittens that were orphaned when their mama didn’t survive giving birth.  After three weeks of round the clock care, the three little orange and white kittens are flourishing and ready to see the world.   […]

North Platte, NE: Corn and Popping and the Story of Popcorn

Dr. Mark Coffey recently stopped in North Platte to visit the residents of Linden Estates. He is a professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines. Mark presented a program all about popcorn. He had samples of popcorn from all over the nation and told the history of popcorn from the […]

North Platte, NE: Hula Hooping at Any Age

Linden estates residents recently had a new experience. New North Platte resident Beth shared her talent as a Hula Hoop expert. She is a certified Hula Hoop instructor and passionate about hooping. Hooping for hours is nothing new to this hoopster. Beth makes her own hula hoops which are larger than an average hoop and […]

North Platte, NE: Music in the Air

On Sunday, May 6th the residents of Linden Estates were treated to a piano recital. Justina Dean brought her students to play the songs that they have been learning. The students ranged from young beginners to very accomplished older students. The songs and melodies were as varied as the students. It was a joy to […]

North Platte, NE: Catch a Little Sunshine

What do you do with those mason jar lids? We made sun catchers with those mason jar lids! The residents had fun coloring in the designs (ranging from simple to more ornate) while they listened to Big Band Music of the 1940s. After the designs were colored using bold sharpies, they were taped to the […]

North Platte, NE: Music in the Air

On Sunday May 6th the residents of Linden Estates were treated to a piano recital. Justina Dean brought her students to play the songs that they have been learning.The students ranged from young beginners to very accomplished older students. The songs and melodies were as varied as the students. It was a joy to hear […]

North Platte, NE: Painting to Music

This was our fifth painting class and everyone is improving! This time we painted a very spring-like flower. We always find it amazing that we start with the same idea but end with very different products. Painting along to classical music taps into the creative stores and we saw residents actually painting along to the […]

North Platte, NE: A Pie in the Face

A pie in the face was not due to embarrassment this time! Linden Estates raised over $100 for the Vetter Foundation by putting the Leadership Team up for a pie in the face. These good sports took a pie tin of whipped cream straight to the kisser with the random drawing for the lucky team-members […]

North Platte, NE: Easter Fun

We had thirty children from a local preschool come over for some Easter fun. They decorated cookies and enjoyed other crafts as the Easter Bunny hopped over for a visit. The residents enjoyed watching the buzz of activity and assisting the children with their crafts. The festivities culminated in a grand Easter Egg Hunt, lead […]

North Platte, NE: Ballroom Dancers

Residents at Linden Estates were recently treated to the talented dancing duo of Val & Dean Hiser of North Platte. They entertained residents with their graceful and elegant styles of dancing which included the Foxtrot and the Waltz. The pair met many years at a dance and have been dancing together ever since. The beautiful […]

North Platte, NE: The Wearin’ of the Green

Shamrocks and shenanigans were the order on the day for our Linden Estates St. Patrick’s Day party. We celebrated with hats, necklaces, bracelets, gold coins and shillelaghs. Everyone enjoyed Irish refreshments of shamrock cookies and beverages and mini mugs of golden chocolate. There was even an Irish Kissing Booth. It was a grand event featuring […]

North Platte, NE: Love Is In The Air

Valentine’s Day bring out the romantic in most of us so it was no surprise that our Valentine’s Party was full of love and fun. Residents enjoyed a sing-a-long of romantic songs and ballads with our musician Janice. There were poems and cards and lots of reminiscing. Everyone had delicious cookies and candies along with […]

North Platte, NE: Tea Time

Linden Estates recently hosted our first annual Ladies Tea. Our theme, “The Heart of Conversation” was played out with conversation hearts and plenty of pink floral and heart decorations. Each one of our ladies invited friends and family members to be guests at the event. The dining room was brimming with lovely ladies all dressed […]

North Platte, NE: 3 Years Injury Free

Being injury free at work for one year is good, being injury free at work for two years is very good but three years….WOW!! That is a feat worthy of celebration, so that is precisely what we did on December 6th at Linden Estates. Our safety focused employees were treated to fabulous meal prepared and […]

North Platte, NE: Christmas Comes to North Platte

Linden Estates residents and staff celebrated Christmas together December 21st, 2017. Rascal Martinez provided the music for the party and guests enjoyed cider and dessert, courtesy of Jack Vetter. Residents enjoyed the festivities and celebrated the season with gifts and a visit from Santa Claus. Team members were treated to a pizza party. Teams created gingerbread […]

North Platte, NE: Thanksgiving Extravaganza

Our Thanksgiving Extravaganza this year was bigger and better than ever. We had two different meal settings and served our residents and their family members a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole and pie choices for dessert. It takes the entire team working together plus many volunteers to bring about this […]

North Platte, NE: Just Relax and Say Ahhh……

Team members at Linden Estates were recently treated to chair massages courtesy of Shari and Jennifer from Elements Wellness Center. We all love what we do but there is stress associated with every job and long-term care is no exception. So, these massages were a great way to say thanks to our employees for all […]

North Platte, NE: Family Is Forever

Assisted Living Week has been a week of fun, fun and more fun. This year’s theme of “Family is Forever” created many opportunities for the residents and staff at Linden Estates to enjoy. We started the week with a huge family tree, literally, by having everyone put their name on our hand leaves and attach […]

North Platte, NE: Survey Says, “IN2L”

One of our favorite games during National Assisted Living Week was playing “Family Feud” on the IN2L. Staff and residents had a great time trying to get the number one answer to each question. We even managed to get all of the number one answers in the “Fast Money” Round! There was much team work […]

North Platte, NE: A Once In A Lifetime View

On August 21st the residents of Linden Estates had the view of a lifetime. North Platte was a prime location to view the total solar eclipse of 2017. Residents and staff had their special glasses for safe viewing and enjoyed their “solar survival packs” full of cosmic cookies, lunar liquid, moon sticks and sun chips. […]

North Platte, NE: Art with Anika

A new activity at Linden Estates is our monthly painting group courtesy of our new volunteer Anika. She recently moved here from California and is very artistic. Our residents were skeptical at first, worried about their talent levels but Anika had them mixing and blending like Monet’ by the time that they were done. Everyone […]

North Platte, NE: Making Music Memories

The residents of Linden Estates had a real treat recently. A husband -wife duo from Lincoln, NE came out to entertain… and boy did they ever! ‘The Time Burners’ played country, rockabilly and roots music. They had the residents singing and clapping along. It was a foot stomping good time. We are always on the […]

North Platte, NE: A Day for Dads

We celebrated Father’s Day at Linden Estates with a patriotic twist. Our celebration featured a Humanities Nebraska presentation by Barbara Eymann Mohrman. “Four Blue Stars in the Window” is the true story of her dad and three uncles in WWII. She tells the heartfelt journey of four young, farm fresh boys from Nebraska who joined […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrating Mom

Few people are more important in life than mom. Your mom, my mom, being a mom…is it any wonder that MOM is WOW turned upside down. On Friday, May 12th the folks at Linden Estates were treated to a Mother’s Day celebration. Our entertainment was a presentation by Beverly Beavers of the Humanities Nebraska program. […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrating Our Volunteers

Recognizing our great volunteers is always an exciting event. It is our chance to give back and appreciate all that our volunteers do to make activities and events at Linden Estates more rewarding. This year we had special entertainment with Rascal Martinez. Rascal specializes in music that makes people smile, sing and occasionally dance. His […]

North Platte, NE: Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

It was a perfect day for the Easter Bunny and friends to gather at Linden Estates to celebrate Easter. This year our family event included different stations for the children to participate in. We had cookie decorating, coloring pages, and pictures and stories with the Easter Bunny, then it was outside to hunt for eggs. […]

North Platte, NE: Art Exhibit

Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. Linden Estates resident, Arlene M. has an abundance of talent when it comes to art. Arlene has been painting portraits and scenes from rural life for decades. She recently consented to having an exhibit on campus for residents and the community to enjoy. Arlene has always been interested […]

North Platte, NE: Spring Recital

On Saturday April 1st, the residents at Linden Estates were entertained with a piano recital. Nine students from the Glory Conservatory performed various pieces ranging from simple to very complex arrangements. Teacher Sarah Brown has done a wonderful job with these very talented young people. Residents and family members enjoyed the performance and had refreshments […]

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 […]

North Platte, NE: Happy Birthday Nebraska!

On March 1st the residents of Linden Estates celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood. The event was marked with cake emblazoned with the NE150 logo and served with sherbet punch. Our special guest of honor was none other than Buffalo Bill. He presented a program of historical photographs depicting life in the mid 1800’s, […]

North Platte, NE: Sweets for the Sweet

Love was in the air at Linden Estates as we celebrated Valentine’s Day. The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the residents awaited the reveal of our Sweetheart royalty. Residents were treated to sweet melodies with musician, Janice Huber. Janice played her guitar while the group sang classic love songs and ballads during the sing-a-long. […]

North Platte, NE: 2 Years Injury Free

On March 2nd, 2017, the Linden Estates team celebrated two years of being injury free. The Vetter Health Services home office team grilled steak, chicken and provided a world class meal for the team members. Dessert was a delicious assortment of cheesecake and pies. We are so thankful to be celebrated for such an amazing […]

North Platte, NE: Love is in the air….the “Not So Newlywed Game”

Our Cottage residents were treated to delicious food and some entertainment too! Our February Cottage Capers was Valentine’s Day themed. We started our afternoon by partaking in all things delicious to dip into our endless flowing chocolate fountain. Pineapple, strawberries, angel food cake, marshmallows, pretzels and rice crispy treats were amongst our dipping goodies. The […]