Lincoln SLV

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 […]

Lincoln, NE: Resolutions & Celebration

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center celebrated New Year’s Eve; a bit before the Time Square Ball Drop. An afternoon of celebration; reminisce of the past, plans for the future; time with family and friends. It was lovely way to send out 2019 and welcome in 2020, even if it was still daylight! Quality Life-We […]

Lincoln, NE: Give Thanks

“How many people are coming to your house for Thanksgiving?” is a common conversation in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. But when you are serving 100’s of people – and don’t have the option of going out for supper the night before, the task could seem daunting. But not for the Southlake Village Rehabilitation […]

Lincoln, NE: Veteran’s Honored at Southlake

On Veteran’s Day 2019 Southlake honored Veterans from all US Military Branches. In cooperation with Horisun Hospice, Eastridge Hospice Singers performed America, America the Beautiful and This Land is Your Land. Michael Welch, Southlake Dietician and Veteran spoke regarding the history and traditions of Veteran’s Day. Each Veteran received a certificate of appreciation and pinning […]

Lincoln, NE: Intergenerational Program: SECC & IN2L

For the eighth (8th) consecutive year, Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center has teamed with Southeast Community College for Intergenerational Programming. Southlake develops programming that mimic’s the Summer Camp’s Weekly Theme, with adaptations as needed. Utilizing It’s Never Too Late (IN2L) the residents and youth were able to identify items, both current and historical. There […]

Lincoln, NE: Iron Nobles & Window’s Son’s visit Southlake

The weather may not have been fully cooperative – but the Nebraska Masonic Widow’s Sons and the Sesostris Shriner’s Iron Nobles didn’t let that stop them from spending the afternoon at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. Full leather’s kept all the riders warm – and a fur coat kept Remington warm as well! One […]

Lincoln, NE: CTRS Internship and Sensory Project

Heather Young, a student from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri completed her Clinical Field Placement Internship at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. A minimum of 560-hours, over 15 consecutive weeks were spent under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), credentialed by National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. A Special […]

Lincoln, NE: UNL Football Practice

A beautiful Monday morning, only the second practice of the 2019 Spring Season actually in Memorial Stadium. Thanks to the interventions of volunteer Joe Skorupa, Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center resident Jerry was able to attend a practice prior to the Spring Game. Jerry had the opportunity to be on the sidelines – Assistant […]

Southlake Village: Nebraska Strong Fundraising – Supporting Those Affected by the Flood

The Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center family came together to support those affected by the flood through two fundraisers. The first being a free will donation during our St. Patrick’s Day Rueben Feast, raising over $200 for first responders bringing water and other supplies to Northeast Nebraska. During the week of March 25-29th a […]

Lincoln, NE: Art or Craft? It’s Salt Snowflakes!

Is it art, or is it a craft? For many, the difference is minimal, as a common thread is creativity. On the website differences, they define “Art is a form of work that is the expression of emotions. Craft is a form of work, which results in a tangible output, for example, molding and […]

Lincoln, NE: Pancakes & Music

Wine & Cheese became Pancakes & Music; thanks to Chef Carla! Pancakes made fresh on the griddle, assorting toppings – chocolate chips, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, syrup and more. Plus accompanying pancake fare of sausage and BACON! The family of Sam D., a former Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center resident donated a Memorial Money for […]

Lincoln, NE: Halloween Devils? No, Halloween Love

When one sees a red horned devil come their way, panic ensures, right? Not at Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lincoln! The Woods Park neighborhood Nursing and Environmental Services Departments dressed for Halloween/October 31 – and brought cheer/love to all at Southlake. It’s clear from the photos that love shone through, regardless of […]

Lincoln, NE: Turkey Love

Gifts come in many shapes and styles – an unknown group; thought to include youth – delivered a Thanksgiving Holiday gift to Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. Turkey decorations! From a free standing card “keep calm and gobble on” to turkey’s that say “Eat More Pig” – the creative component provided decorations for Southlake’s […]

Lincoln, NE: Trick & Treat @ Southlake

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center’s Annual Trick & Treat was a rousing success! When asked how many children came through, one answer was ‘800 million’ – an actual estimate may have been in the high hundreds; likely in the range of 600. Entering in, the Leadership Pumpkin Contest, raising money for the Vetter Foundation […]

Lincoln, NE: Creative Painting

Creative pursuits feed the soul – and we can all benefit from a little guidance. Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center Life Enrichment Assistant Joy Thompson (creative expert extraordinaire!) led a painting session, utilizing 5 x 7 canvas’s, acrylic paint, and the IN2L. Everyone was in awe of just how wonderful their own art turned […]

Lincoln, NE: Southlake Village Chaplain, Pastor Peggy McClain Named Professional of the Year

The Southlake Village Family is excited to announce that the Lincoln Coalition for Older Adult Health Promotion has named Chaplain, Pastor Peggy McClain Professional of the Year! The Coalition for Older Adult Health Promotion recognizes one person annually that has made positive contributions to older adult health promotion in the Lincoln area. We are so […]

Lincoln, NE: Creative Expression: Ceramic Tiles

Finding ways to express one’s inner Picasso is important for developing personal confidence towards new and different pursuits. Utilizing inexpensive ceramic tiles from the local building supply big box store, permanent markers and droppers of isopropyl alcohol created magic. Plastic dots placed on the bottom of each corner turn the art into functional coasters. Each […]

Lincoln, NE: Southlake Village’s Tracy Anderson Retires After Almost 37 years

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Tracy Anderson an employee of almost 37 years will retire. Tracy Anderson started working at Village Manor in 1981 as a CNA. During her time with Vetter Senior Living, Tracy has been a CNA, Bath Aide, LPN Charge Nurse, Admissions Nurse and has spent the last 7 years at Southlake […]

Lincoln, NE: Live Well Go Fish

Richard celebrated his birthday a day early with a trip to Lake Wanahoo and a cruise around the lake via Live Well Go Fish; founded in 2016 by David & Katherine Ruder. Live Well Go Fish has a specially equipped, wheelchair accessible pontoon boat that provided opportunity for Richard, assisted by Southlake Life Enrichment Assistant […]

Lincoln, NE: Kittens!

Cat and kittens lovers hit the jackpot at Southlake; having small visitors from new friends Ghost and Squeak – eight week old farm kittens from the home of MDS nurse Tracy. Room to room, to each individual at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center “do you like kittens?” The responses were overwhelmingly affirmative – “Oh […]

Lincoln, NE: Quilt of Valor

Clara, a Navy Veteran was presented with a Quilt of Valor by Aseracare Hospice on Jun 6, 2018.  Kassandra Mounce, the Provider Relations Manager for Aseracare Hospice formally presented Clara her Quilt of Valor at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center under the admiring eyes of staff and peers.  Honored for her years of Military […]

Lincoln, NE: Cars, Cars, Cars!

Lincoln’s Model A & V-8 Club presented their automobiles at Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center to kick off the summer season on June 1. Residents, their families, and staff admired the vehicles while the owners proudly showed them off. Stories of one’s first car, of the car that was sold with regrets, of maybe […]

Lincoln, NE: Intergenerational

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center is continuing their Tradition of Intergenerational programming through partnering with the community.  Southeast Community College’s Summer Camp  can be found at Southlake each Tuesday/Thursday morning for the summer-for their seventh consecutive year.   Southeast Community College’s Summer Camp’s Weekly Themes are adapted for engagement between youth that range in age […]

Lincoln, NE: Southlake Village Team Joins Forces for Vetter Foundation

Skilled Nursing Week was a great opportunity for the Southlake Village team to join forces with local community partners to raise funds for the Vetter Foundation Golf Tournament. Local community partners Aseracare Hospice, HoriSun Hospice, Interim Home Health and Physician’s Choice Home Health donated fantastic raffle prizes. The Southlake Village team members, residents and guests […]

Lincoln, NE: A Cultural Tradition

Early memories stay with an individual, long after new memories can float away (just where ARE my keys….). Easter Traditions, for many, include the experience of coloring eggs for Easter. The experience, along with laughter as hands were turned spring colors despite gloves, triggered stories of experiences past. Sunrise services, matching Easter dresses, patent leather […]

Lincoln, NE: College View Academy Choir: 141 Strong!

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center again hosted the College View Youth Academy Singers – one hundred & forty one singers! Southlake is fortunate to have a beautiful entertainment area in the form of our Townhall, which allows performances such as the College View Youth Academy Singers. Each year, students gather from across the country […]

Lincoln, NE: Girl Scout Troop 20459 Talent Show & Crafts

Girl Scout Troop 20459 of Lincoln visited Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center on February 10, 2018. Starting with a talent show, the seven young women showcased their skills. The talent show put on by the Troop was followed with a variety of creative experiences: decorating sugar cookies, making valentine photo frames – and having […]

Lincoln, NE: Mother & Child Group Visit

A local Lincoln Mother & Child group came to Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center for a morning of crafts, of stories, of companionship. The youth visitors were as young as mere weeks, which prompted one Southlake individual to comment “that’s like me – I’m a mere few years!” Telling stories of valentine exchanges of […]

Lincoln, NE: Songs of the Season

‘Team members who radiate warmth, compassion and respect’ – the mark of employees who are excellent. During Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center’s Twelve Days of Christmas members of the Leadership Team sang Holiday songs and Christmas Carols throughout the halls. Yes, Deck the Halls was one of the joyfully delivered songs! Enthusiasm and glee […]

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Lincoln, NE: Veteran’s Day Recognition

Veteran’s were honored at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center on November 10, 2017; in conjunction with Asera Care’s Brooke Borer, Lt. Col. Lee and performer Holly Mounce. All Veterans and their service branch were personally acknowledged; a touching rendition of The Star Spangled Banner was sung. Each Veteran was Pinned by Lt. Col Lee […]

Lincoln, NE: Sensory Exploration Triggers Memories

Anyone else recall the Charles Schultz ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”? Lucy and Linus obtain a pumpkin to carve for a jack-o-lantern; to which Linus wails “You killed it!” That was but one of the laughing comments heard during a Sensory activity/intervention at Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center. Memories of making pies without […]

Lincoln, NE: Mom’s Group

Inter-generational programming is a win-win. Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center promotes extensive programming with families and groups, both formal and informal. No need to determine who receives the greatest benefits from youth visits, because everyone wins. A local Mom’s Group came to visit on a chilly fall morning and created works of art with […]

Lincoln, NE: Kate & Friends

Meag began bringing Kate to Southlake when she was just a toddler – as she grew, and gained a baby brother named Thomas, the visits continued. Life intervened, as it often does, and Kate didn’t visit for a period of time, but continued to ask about her friends at Southlake. For Halloween 2017 Kate brought […]

Lincoln, NE: Southlake Village Spooktacular

Halloween is a fun time at Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center. Teams are formed and pumpkins are decorated the day before our big Spooktacular. The Spooktacular is a trick or treat event that is open to residents and staff families as well as the public. This year we estimate over 600 children attended the […]

Lincoln, NE: New Friends, Small Friends

New friends come in all shapes and sizes; new friends show up when one least expects it. Willow, at eight weeks, came to visit Southlake Village with her new family -although she didn’t purr, she did snuggle. An unnamed ‘Mini Me’ came around the corner to see a Southlake friend – both wearing green plaid. […]

Lincoln, NE: DAV; Veteran Visit

Recognizing Veterans is a honor – at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center the recognition of Veteran’s is not confined to Veteran’s Day. The Disabled American Veteran’s (DAV) Auxiliary Unit 7 engaged with Veterans, spouses and friends of Veterans in a Social Gathering of Coffee & Cookies on a recent afternoon. Small gifts of sweets […]

Lincoln, NE: Three Cords & A Cloud of Dust Country Music Jam

Three Cords & A Cloud of Dust Country Music Jam performed at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center to a full house with over sixty (60) individuals in attendance. Old favorites were played and sung – by both the band and the audience. Tom, a resident on Woods Park flagged down staff at 7:30 a.m. […]

Lincoln, NE: Seeing Triple

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center’s monthly Wine & Cheese social is a popular option for residents as well as resident’s family and friends. Special visitors were present with their great-grandfather Sam – Yes, that’s right – visitors, plural. No, your eyes do not deceive you; Sam has identical triplet great-granddaughters, in addition to their […]

Lincoln, NE: IN2L: Options Galore

What if someone told you there was an option to enhance recreational programming that was social, engaging and user friendly for all ages? Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center has readily embraced the It’s Never 2 Late computer system – equipment that expands programming to every level. Skype a family member in London? Check. Word […]

Lincoln, NE: Social Services; Socially

“I’m going to tell you three words – Sock* Blue * Bed* ” Those who have received Skilled Services have heard those words – and many, more than once. Making screenings a pleasurable experience, creating a positive experience is key to truly evaluating an individuals functional skills. Sasauna took the opportunity of a beautiful day […]

Lincoln, NE: A Horse, of Course!

Horse: “a solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated mammal with a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads”. It was a horse weekend at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. Jodi brought Joe, a 22 year old Paint for everyone to see – and Tom’s family brought the 2000# family Clydesdale […]

Lincoln, NE: The Eclipse, all we can say is WOW!

Residents, team members, and guests alike were all in awe of the Eclipse on Monday. Southlake Village team members wanted to ensure that all residents were able to participate in the Eclipse as they were able. Some residents watched via the IN2L in our Town Hall while approximately 60 residents made it out side to […]

Lincoln, NE: Groom & Grandmother

A late Saturday afternoon “there is a bride here!” – Mabel’s grandson, just straight from his wedding at St. Mark’s church came to show Mabel the wedding finery. The bride was stunning in a strapless gown and veil; the groom was handsome in grey. Mother and father of the groom; sister of the groom with […]

Lincoln, NE: Summer Fun

Summer is made for fun, no matter what your age. What makes something fun is as different as each individual person. At Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center summer fun has included purposeful pursuits of sewing for self and others, caring for potted plants and interacting with youth in regularly scheduled inter-generational programming. One can’t […]

Lincoln, NE: Enjoying Summer

A beautiful summer morning, established plants and flowers, a courtyard that contributes to emotional well being – all were in play on an unseasonably cool August morning. A contingency of residents and staff took advantage of the available amenities to visit, tell stories and enjoy one another’s company. One common thread was how glad everyone […]

Lincoln, NE: Whatever Should We Do?

Whatever should we do? The scheduled entertainer had a different date on her calendar-and a full contingent of Residents and Guests are gathered for the entertainment! You pull out the IN2L and have a Karaoke party! Songs, old dittys, stories and memories led to dancing, to a Southlake version of the Rockettes – the Soutlakeettes? […]

Lincoln, NE: Car Show Brings Memories and Dreams

The Cornhusker Model A Club of Lincoln spent a beautiful June spring day showing off some classic Ford cars. Residents took great delight in telling youngsters about rumble seats – something many had never heard of. Changes in car styles was frequently brought up, as was the cost of a car now vs then – […]

Lincoln, NE: Making Friends, Developing Relationships

Making Friends, Developing Relationships – that’s Quality of Life. Olivia, a youth from Southeast Community College Day Camp Program and Ollie, who resides at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center have quickly become fast friends. Olivia bursts into Townhall each week, looking for Ollie – and Ollie is certainly pleased to see Olivia! When Olivia […]

Lincoln, NE: Southeast Community College Begins 6th Year Visiting Southlake

Southeast Community College Day Camp Program began the Sixth Year of partnership with Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. Visiting youth and those at Southlake take part in recreational and social interventions that mirror the student’s summer program – from Science to Kitchen to Navigating Nature. Residents and Students have developed lasting relationships. Asking for […]

Lincoln, NE: Mother & Child Group Visit

A Lincoln Mom’s group made a return visit to Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center for an afternoon of inter-generational fun. There was no generational gap as the children and Residents colored, played games and shared stories. Be it a giant bowling game, coloring pictures, or just cuddling, the afternoon was a great success. Fern […]