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Fish Stories

Taking advantage of the Danish Alps local recreation area, residents of Heritage of Emerson went fishing at Kramper Lake on an absolutely beautiful morning. The lake was calm and the water sparkled with the suns reflection. Poles, tackle boxes, corn and worms the recipe for a fishing adventure. Residents enjoyed ham and cheese croissants, pastries… Read More

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Heritage of Emerson celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week with a trip to the Orange City IA, Tulip Festival. Ten residents along with team members from Heritage and volunteers enjoyed a day in the sun! Attending the woodcarvers demonstration, viewing the various tulip beds, and watching the parade in all its splendor. This is the… Read More

Casting a spell of “Excellence”

Casting a spell of “Excellence” on team members this month, the Hocus Pocus Witches and Billy led the way for a mesmerizing day of crazy costumes. Each department was encouraged to come up with a theme and dress up for the day. The opportunity allowed team members to creatively find a fun way to unify… Read More

Luau Dress Up Day

   Heritage of Emerson PEP Club has been initiating fun dress up days for the month of June; Pajama Day, Favorite Team Day, Crazy Hat Day and Luau Day. Team members dressed up in their version of the Luau theme. The entire home was decorated in tropical decor, including utilizing the in2l for tropical scenery… Read More

30 Year Anniversary with VSL!

  Shellee Huggenberger celebrated 30 years with VSL.  She was surprised with a cake and a personal gift for her to enjoy on her patio. Shellee is passionate about Dignity in Life and living the Mission Vision Values set forth by Vetter Senior Living. Please congratulate her on her dedication. Shellee has been very active… Read More

“The Orphan Train” Stops in Emerson!

Heritage of Emerson recently received Humanities Nebraska speaker, Charlotte Endorf presenting “Excess Baggage- The Orphan Train”. The event hosted a large group of community members including the Emerson Hubbard 4th Grade Elementary Class. This community wide intergenerational event was both entertaining and educational. The community of Emerson has personal interest in the orphan train as… Read More

The First Gift of Christmas

During the month of November several residents worked on folding, rolling and twisting hand towels into teddy bears. The bears are decorated with a ribbon and a special hand written note. The note was written by one of Heritage of Emerson own residents. The note reads “He’s not at all like other bears, He comes… Read More

“Tree Skirt Tuesday” It’s a Thing!

Tuesdays have now become the official silly day to dress up at Heritage of Emerson during the month of December. Starting with this Tuesday, team members were challenged to wear “tree skirts” as part of their wardrobe. Using their tree-mendous imaginations, team members pulled off a challenge to please the residents. Visitors, vendors  and even… Read More

“Oh give Thanks!” Family Harvest Dinner

“Come Lord Jesus be our guest” reverberated throughout the dining room on Saturday as families said grace. Heritage of Emerson hosted its annual Family Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 12th. Residents hosted their families for a traditional Thanksgiving style dinner. For many of the residents it’s like “Thankful Christmas.” The families are able to gather… Read More

Grillin’ and Chillin’

Once upon a Friday late in summer… Just as the story goes, we took advantage of one of last days of summer to head out to the lake for an enjoyable time.  The large group of residents and team members spent leisurely hours at the Kramper Lake and Danish Alps Recreation Area. Pelicans, geese, ducks… Read More