Lincoln SLV

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 […]

Lincoln, NE: Stauffer’s Pie for Nursing Home Week

As part of the Celebration of the 2017 National Nursing Home Week Southlake celebrated with Pie from Stauffer’s Cafe. Serving Cherry, Strawberry, Apple, Dutch Apple and Peach provided choices for Residents, families and staff – and a wee bit of competition talk about who used to make the best pies! One family member noted “I […]

Lincoln, NE: Kona Ice & Ice From the Sky

As a celebration for National Nursing Home Week 2017 Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center had the Kona Ice Truck out as a treat for Residents, their families and staff. Mother Nature didn’t want to be left out of the Celebration, bringing her own ice to the celebration. It didn’t deter staff from ensuring residents […]

Lincoln, NE: Furry Friends

The opportunity to develop friendships between residents and staff is a key factor of Quality of Life. At Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center friendships aren’t limited to only humans. Noah (a blue merle collie), Scooter & Daisy (better known as the Dust Mops) bring their people John & Carolyn to visit on a regular […]

Lincoln, NE: Kloefkorn Elementary Choir

Kloefkorn Elementary School, one of Lincoln Public Schools’ newer schools which opened in August 2012 provided a Choir Performance for the residents and staff of Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. Under the direction of Melissa Moates the students sang old favorites that had the audience tapping their toes and singing along. “Those kids were […]

Lincoln, NE: Tea, China & Cupcakes

Decorating cupcakes, sitting down to tea and conversation while using fine china – not something that is done on a regular basis in this day and age. The residents of Southlake, led to volunteer Mary C and assisted by Life Enrichment conducted an afternoon of decorating cupcakes, having traditional wedding mints – and actually using […]

Lincoln, NE: Wii Bowling Tournament

Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center took part in a the 2nd Annual Wii Bowling Tournament sponsored by The Landing at Williamsburg. The team, consisting of Pat, Jim, Rita & Faye practices independently each afternoon at 4:00 – setting up their own game/dealing with technology. Scores included a high of 232, with a team average […]

Lincoln, NE: Christ Lutheran Celebration Singers

Christ Lutheran Celebration Singers provided a shining example of joy and companionship on a rainy Saturday morning at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center. A choir, consisting of both youth and adults- as well as a therapy/comfort dog – and accompanied by a violin and a guitar sang to, and with, a full house of […]

Lincoln, NE: Making Music

Music reaches everyone – we begin to respond to music as infants, and response to music stays with us throughout our life. Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center is privileged to have musical performers of all genres, from regional touring acts to Merrymakers to local youth. But making music, tapping into our emotions and allowing […]

Lincoln, NE: Spring Crafts

During her own Rehabilitation at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center Mary C expressed an interest in volunteering; an opportunity to pursue her love of creative expression while giving back. Mary organized an April event of spring baskets and pin wheels, giving everyone an opportunity to create a decorative items that can be either for […]

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Lincoln, NE: Jelly Bean Art

Everyone has their favorite candy – and then, there are the holiday candies that one looks forward to – Cadbury eggs, malted robin eggs, jelly beans… An afternoon was spent comparing Easter candies and ranking favorites-than Jelly bean art was created! Although everyone had a favorite candy – no ones’ favorite candy was Peeps… The […]

Lincoln, NE: Stars & Stripes: Story and Folding of the US Flag

Richard Zierke, an ex-Marine and Lincoln business manager conducts a US Flag Folding ceremony to honor Veterans, the Flag and the Country. He tells of the twelve folds of the flag and describes the flag-folding ceremony as representing the principles on which our country was founded. He, with the assistance of three additional Vietnam Veteran […]

Lincoln, NE: Making of Taste Sensations

Who doesn’t love a fruit pizza? And when you have the opportunity to top a delicious sugar cookie base, covered by a cream cheese topping with the fruits of your choice, it doesn’t get much better! Sugar cookie dough, pressed out into a pan; baked and cut into squares for topping as one wishes! Coconut, […]

Lincoln, NE: Annabella Rose & Charolette Ann Make Their Visit to Southlake

Annabella Rose Yeramysheva & Charolette Ann Yeramysheva make their first visit to Southlake; stopping to see friend Nita. Sarah, a Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center CNA (when not having twins!) and her husband Kyle toured about Southlake introducing Annabella Rose & Charolette Ann to all. Born March 6 at 6lb 1oz & 5lb 6oz […]