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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 […]

North Platte, NE: Valentine Sweethearts

Linden Estates residents celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party. Ray, one of their favorite local musicians, entertained while we ate cookies and shared time together. The highlight of the day was crowning of a King & Queen. As fate would have it, the newly coronation royalty have been married for nearly 49 years. Queen Mary […]

North Platte, NE: Valentine “Sweets Bakery”

In preparation for our Valentine’s party, Linden Estates turned the Activity Room into a bakery for the morning. Several ladies cut, baked, and decorated all kinds of goodies to share with their neighbors. The sweet concoctions included sugar cookies, rice Krispy treats, puppy chow, and cake pops. We finished the exercise of love by putting […]

North Platte, NE: No Tricks Just Treats

On Halloween we had hundreds of little, and not so little folks in costume come to Linden Estates for our annual celebration. Residents enjoyed seeing the kids in their costumes and wore some fun headpieces to get in on the action. It was great seeing the excitement and joy on the faces or residents and […]

North Platte, NE: Think Pink

Linden Estates residents and staff are always on the look out for something to celebrate. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, hence the abundance of pink we have enjoyed. We wore pink, ate pink and decorated pink. Since most of us know people who have battled breast cancer it has been a heartfelt celebration. Quality […]

North Platte, NE: Community Connection

This week started a new monthly activity at Linden Estates. A group of sixth graders from Madison School are part of the Community Connections group. It is an inter-generational mentoring outreach program. The residents and kids had ‘Getting to know you’ conversation sticks and then played different games as they had refreshments and visited. Everyone […]

North Platte, NE: Meeting Jet

It was a perfect example of good things come in small packages. On a sunny afternoon Jet and his human friend Teri made a visit to Linden Estates in North Platte. The residents and guests thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Jet and learning all about this wonderful little horse. He may be short on statue […]

North Platte, NE: A Classy Chassis

Residents at Linden Estates recently had the opportunity to see classic cars from the Flatlanders Car Club. It was a day filled with sunshine and glittering cars from decades gone by. Residents enjoyed visiting with members of the club about the different styles and shared many stories and memories with everyone. One of our residents, […]

North Platte, NE: A Spark of Creativity

September 8-14 is the National Assisted Living Week celebration. It has been a busy and creative week for the everyone at Linden Estates. The 2019 theme is ‘A Spark of Creativity’. The celebration has been highlighted by our resident craft and hobby show. Items showcased included beautiful woodworking, elegant polished stone jewelry, crochet, crewel, plastic […]

North Platte, NE: Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Father’s Day Party

There were outlaws, in-laws and lots of cowboys at the Linden Estates Father’s Day celebration. Our wild wild west party was held in conjunction with the North Platte Nebraskaland festivities. Nebraskaland Days president Cory Johanson stopped in to say “Howdy Partner” to everyone. We served ‘get along lil’ doggies, happy trails mix, cowboy hats on […]

North Platte, NE: The Flat Rock Irregulars

Residents at Linden Estates got a real treat the other day. The Flat Rock Irregulars band entertained and wowed folks with their Irish music. The group was lively, funny and very talented. There was lots of toe tapping and clapping during the event. They enjoyed the traditional Irish music as well as the original tunes […]

North Platte, NE: Crafty Up-Cycling

Up-Cycled Wine Bottles Some crafty residents at Linden Estates recently turned empty wine bottles into lovely vases. Using pastel chalk paints, burlap, buttons, and ribbons the bottles were transformed by the artists. It took some time but the end result was worth it. Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual […]

North Platte, NE: Adorned and Adored Ladies Tea

The Linden Estates Mother’s Day Tea was an epic event for the ladies and their guests. There were all styles and colors of vintage hats on loan from the North Platte Playhouse. Everyone enjoyed trying on many of the different styles as they chose a chapeau for the party. The menu was a fresh fruit […]

North Platte, NE: Widow’s Mite

The Widow’s Mite group was treated to a special program at Linden Estates for their April gathering. John and Carol Townsend shared stories and sang gospel music for the ladies. It was a wonderful experience as John talked about his father founding the KJLT radio station and John beginning to work there at 16. He […]

North Platte, NE: Easter Fun

We had forty-five children from local preschools and team-members come for some Easter fun. They decorated cookies, listened to an Easter story and enjoyed other crafts as the Easter Bunny hopped over for a visit. The residents enjoyed watching the buzz of activity. The festivities culminated in a grand Easter Egg Hunt, lead by the […]

North Platte, NE: Honoring Our Veterans

Recently a group of Linden Estates veterans and spouses went to our sister facility Linden Court in North Platte for a program honoring veterans. There were many vets from WWII and the Korean War. The Sioux Lookout Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the party. The many veterans were honored individually and by branch of […]

North Platte, NE: Floral Artists

The fragrance of fresh flowers filled the air as residents at Linden Estates enjoyed a class on flower arranging. The ‘budding’ artists were instructed by Sarah from The Flower Market. Sarah arrived with buckets of flowers, greenery and vases galore to choose from for their arrangements. Everyone enjoyed selecting their flowers and turning them into […]

North Platte, NE: Baking for Barkers

A good way to enjoy a chilly winter day is to fire up the oven for some baking. That’s just what the ladies did recently for Kitchen Creations here at Linden Estates. A little flour, peanut butter and eggs was all that was needed for the doggie treats. Residents enjoyed sharing pet stories while cutting […]

North Platte, NE: Missionary Returns to the Midwest

The Widow’s Mite group at Linden Estates had a special guest at their recent gathering. Cheri Geise has been a Christian missionary for nearly thirty years in the Ivory Coast of Africa. She has started and led a women’s ministry aimed at helping widows become self sufficient and return joy to their lives. Cheri shared […]

North Platte, NE: Celebrating Seuss

  The Cat in the Hat, Sam I am, Thing 1 and 2 and even Horton made an appearance at Linden Estates to celebrate the birthday of Theodor Geisel aka…Dr. Seuss. “It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” It certainly was a fun week of dressing up as team members sported […]

North Platte, NE: Love is in the Air

Valentine’s Day brings 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 romantic country music with Ray Mullen. Everyone shared in delicious cookies and cupcakes along with our yummy raspberry sherbet-ginger ale punch. We took an intermission to announce our […]

North Platte, NE: Christmas Comes to Linden Estates

It’s been a month-long Christmas celebration here at Linden Estates in North Platte. The residents have enjoyed singers, carolers, parties and more singers, carolers and parties. There have been visits from church groups, daycares, schools and even a visit from Santa. At our facility party the residents were gifted with big personalized snowflakes made by […]

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: Thanksgiving Extravaganza

We have so much to be grateful for at Linden Estates in North Platte. What better way to express that gratitude than to have a celebration. Our wonderful dietary staff out did themselves with a feast of traditional Thanksgiving foods. The team set up and served residents and their family members a meal to remember. […]

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 […]