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13th Annual Golf Tournament – Diamond Sponsors

Golf Ball

We would like to recognize this year’s Diamond Sponsors for the 13th Annual Blue Valley Golf Tournament.

LTC Midwest and Thayer County Bank have been long-time supporters of Blue Valley Lutheran Homes and The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support!

Happy National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week 2017

Happy National Nurses Week to all of our wonderful nursing staff at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, and to all of the wonderful nurses around the world.

The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”. Cheers to celebrating nurses who lead the way for health and wellness.

You can read more about National Nurses Week by clicking here.

National Nurses Week 2017

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at Blue Valley

Blue Valley and Infinity Rehabilitation Services

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes provides a complete spectrum of rehabilitation services to meet each resident’s needs. On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapists in combination with professional restorative nursing provides residents with a rehab environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We at Blue Valley have partnered with Infinity Rehab to provide residents with on-site rehabilitation therapy services. Infinity Rehab shares our passion for successful patient outcomes, providing high quality therapy services, and utilizing advanced technologies and best-practices.

Infinity Rehabilitation Logo

The Rehab Difference

Quality – Blue Valley provides the highest-quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services. We provide interdisciplinary care for a broad scope of practice, professional restorative nursing programs, and outcome-based treatment programs. Therapists are also educated in coverage and reimbursement.

Education – All therapists attend professional education courses each year to ensure they are bringing current treatment approaches to treat each resident.

The Physical Therapy staff specializes in neurological and musculo-skeletal diagnoses, gait analysis and fall-risk assessment.

The Occupational Therapy staff specializes in helping residents with Activities of Daily Living and Cognitive Testing.

The Speech Therapy staff are knowledgeable about diagnoses commonly found in the geriatric population and work with residents who have difficulty swallowing, language and swallowing disorders and cognitive difficulties.

Accountability – Blue Valley is committed to monitoring outcomes. Now more than ever, we value tracking and trending costs, interventions and functional benefits. The information we gain directs us in continuous quality improvement.

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2017!

Congratulations Graduating Class 2017

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2017!

Please join us in congratulating the following seniors who are employed with Blue Valley Lutheran Homes!

Thayer Central High School:

Kenidee Miller – Nursing Department
Alexus Carr – Nursing Department
Madison Shaw – Nursing Department
Julie Johnson – Nursing Department
Crystal Rickers – Nursing Department
Grace Brinegar – Dietary Department
Grace Minge – Dietary Department

Bruning-Davenport High School:

Mashaya Dierking – Nursing Department
Morgan Lowery – Nursing Department

Graduation is Saturday May 13th, 2017. Again, congratulations to all and thank you for all you do at Blue Valley.

Save The Date! 13th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament 2017

13th Annual Golf Tournament

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes’ 13th Annual Golf Tournament

On August 18, 2017, the Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes (BVLH), in Hebron, NE, will be hosting its 13th Annual Golf Tournament at the Hebron Country Club.

The Foundation and their fundraising efforts make it possible for our residents and staff to enjoy the “extras” beyond the basics that daily operation funds provide. Some of our residents don’t have family or friends who provide for them so the work of the Foundation is vital for their care and comfort.

More details will follow! Team check-in begins at 8:00 am and teams will tee-off at 9:00 am. Space is limited to 24 teams, so start planning early!

We welcome you sponsoring or participating in one or all of these ways:

  1. Create or Sponsor a Team – We are accepting only 24 teams, so register early!
  2. Tournament Sponsors – All tournament sponsors will be listed on printed materials and we’ll post your business on our website as a 2017 Golf Tournament Sponsor (www.blvh.org). More details to come about this.
  3. Tournament Gift Bag Sponsor – Each golfer gets a favor bag. Gifts can be golf balls, tees, koozies, mugs, towels, hats, notepads, pens, etc. It’s a great way to advertise your business!
  4. Food and Drink Donations – It’s as simple as providing water, sports drinks, juice bottles, items for grab-and-go breakfast or boxed lunch.

Please help us make significant strides toward this year’s goal!

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Megan Hinirchs at 402-768-3916 or email meganh@bvlh.org.

12th Annual Golf Tournament Results

BVLH 12th Golf Tournament Champion Winners

The 12th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 19 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 72 golfers, the Tournament was a success; raising more than $7,000.

“We are so appreciative of the support we receive, particularly with the participation in our annual golf tournament,” says Megan Hinrichs, Director of Development.  “Everyone from individual donors, to players, sponsors, and volunteers step up to help make a difference.  It’s extremely gratifying, enabling us to address the needs of our residents.”

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament began in 2004, as a way to raise funds for remodeling and upgrade projects that normal operating expenses do not cover. This year’s funds are earmarked for a shower chair for residents in the Care Home.  The shower chair allows dependent residents to have their showers and cares done in a safe and easily managed method.  The chair helps make the tasks easier, safer and puts less stress on the residents and staff.  The chair aids in protecting skin integrity all while keeping residents clean and comfortable.

A beautifully sunny day with very little breeze set the stage for a wonderful day with golfers enjoying the scramble competition, food and beverages, flag prizes, and a great golf experience.  The threat of impending rain kept the golfers busy on the course to try and finish before the rain hit.  Golf teams came from Hebron, Ruskin, Bruning, Deshler, Davenport, Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas to participate in a day of relaxation and golf.

The tournament champion this year was the Gunner Mumford, Dave Klaumann, Ryan Butler and Eric Krupicka team with a score of 55.  The first flight winners were the Draeger McDonald team with members Brandon Draeger, Damon McDonald, Matt Vieselmeyer and Brian Yeager with a score of 63.  The second flight winner went to the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes team with members Janice Klaumann, Dale Klaumann, Eldon Kassebaum and Randy Kozeal with a score of 72.  Each flight winner was awarded a commemorative cooler.  Congratulations also goes out to Dave Klaumann who got a Hole in One on Hole #4.  That was a special addition to a very fun day!

A wonderful hamburger, polish dog, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and ice tea supper was donated and cooked by NuStar Energy of Geneva, Nebraska.

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and donors for the tournament this year.

Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living Week 2015

COURTYARD TERRACE ASSISTED LIVING WEEK 2015 – “NOURISHING LIFE, MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT”

In observance of National Assisted Living Week, September 13-19, Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living in Hebron, Nebraska is hosting a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Nourishing Life, Mind, Body and Spirit”.

This theme celebrates the countless ways assisted living caregivers nurture the whole resident. Communities across the country work each and every day to ensure that the lives of their residents are fully nourished in each and every way. Conversely, residents nourish the lives of team members and volunteers by, with the support of loved ones, sharing their inspiring lives.  There is a true bond built between residents and their families, staff, friends, and volunteers that makes assisted living community a home for them.

“The ability to care for our elders is an awesome responsibility that Blue Valley Lutheran Homes does not take for granted,” said Nancy Fangmeier, Activities Director at Courtyard Terrace.  “This celebration recognizes the bonds built between residents and the assisted living professionals who are committed to providing person-centered care and services.”

Courtyard Terrace is kicking off the week with a special presentation by Richard Schmidt, “The Singing Cowboy” on Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 pm.  This special musical presentation is open to the public and free for all.  Please join us for this wonderful musical experience!

Just a few of our special events throughout the week celebrating “Nourishing Life, Mind, Body and Spirit” include a Fleece Blanket Project, Cindy Chinn and her Theremin, a sing along with Janelle Bruning and a ceramics demonstration with Lucky Stradley.  The week will end with a special Tailgate Party and watching the Huskers football game against Miami.

National Assisted Living Week is an annual event sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and Nebraska Assisted Living Association (NALA).  Established by NCAL in 1995, National Assisted Living Week provides a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them.

Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living is a 41-unit assisted living community located in Hebron, Nebraska.  For more information on National Assisted Living Week, visit www.nalw.org or contact Blue Valley Lutheran Homes – Courtyard Terrace at 402-768-3900.  Please stop by and visit us!

 

11th Annual Golf Tournament Results

11th Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than $12,000

The 11th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 21 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 95 golfers, the Tournament was a huge success; raising more than $12,000.

“We continue to be overwhelmed by the support we receive, particularly with the participation in our annual golf tournament,” says Megan Hinrichs, Director of Development.  “Everyone from individual donors, to players, sponsors, and volunteers step up to help make a difference.  It’s extremely gratifying, enabling us to address the needs of our residents.”

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament began in 2004, as a way to raise funds for remodeling and upgrade projects that normal operating expenses do not cover. This year’s funds are earmarked for The Gardens. The funds will be used to add a driveway to The Gardens entrance making it easier for residents to leave for appointments or for family and friends to come and visit their loved ones.

A beautifully sunny day with a strong breeze set the stage for a wonderful day with golfers enjoying the scramble competition, food and beverages, flag prizes, and a great golf experience.  Golf teams came from Hebron, Ruskin, Bruning, Deshler, Davenport, Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas to participate in a day of relaxation and golf.

The tournament champion this year was the Eric Krupicka team with a score of 55. The first flight winners were the team from Capital Sanitary/ LTC Midwest, with a score of 62.  The second flight winner went to the Crop Production Services team with a score of 67.  Each flight winner was awarded a commemorative cooler.

Championship Team  - Eric Krupicka Team Team Members from Left to Right Gunnar Mumford, Ryan, Butler, Eric Krupicka, Dave Klaumann

Championship Team – Eric Krupicka Team
Team Members from Left to Right: Gunnar Mumford, Ryan, Butler, Eric Krupicka, Dave Klaumann

A wonderful hamburger and polish dog supper was donated and cooked by NuStar Energy of Geneva, Nebraska.

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and donors for the tournament this year.

1st Flight Winner 40156 Capital Sanitary/LTC Midwest Team Members from Left to Right Randy Kozeal, Rob Novak, Tom Bacek

1st Flight Winner – Capital Sanitary/LTC Midwest
Team Members from Left to Right: Randy Kozeal, Rob Novak, Tom Bacek

2nd Flight Winner Crop Production Services Team Members from Left to Right: Doug Holtzen, Kent Werner, Troy Kane, Dustin Drohman

2nd Flight Winner – Crop Production Services
Team Members from Left to Right: Doug Holtzen, Kent Werner, Troy Kane, Dustin Drohman

 

Golf Tournament Sponsors
Diamond Sponsors
Thayer County Bank
LTC Midwest, LLC
Platinum Sponsors
Farm Bureau Financial Services, Nate Casey
Supper Sponsor
NuStar Energy
Gold Sponsors
Moeller Electric
Quality First Insurance
Seim Johnson, LLF
Petersen Oil & Fertilizer
Lunch Sponsors
Bruning State Bank
First Choice Vending
Hole-in-One Sponsors
Berwyn and Betty Petersen
Fred and Ardie Maschmann
Bronze Sponsors
Byron State Bank
Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat, Dr. Bowen
Kathy and Roger Retzlaff
Solution One
Breakfast Sponsors
Dick Walsh Insurance
Grace Lutheran Church
Hiland Dairy Company
Hebron Rotary Club
Hole Sponsors
Diode Telecom
Tom Posey Real Estate and Appraisal
Kent and Kris Reckewey
Women of the ELCA– Christ’s Lutheran Church
Flag Prize Sponsors
81 Trailer Sales
Ray and Eileen Asche
Blue Valley Bowl (x2)
Carleton Body Shop (x2)
Eakes Office Supplies
First Choice Vending (x9)
MetalQuest Unlimited
Nebraska Health Care Association
Price Funeral Home
Riverside Motel
Southeast Valley Irrigation (x2)
True Value 
Other Sponsors
Bethany Lutheran Church
Breezy Pointe Farms
Hergott Enterprises
Hebron Chamber of Commerce 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks To
Hebron Country Club
Nate Casey
Robert Harms
Idonna Kripal
Carlece Kenner
Janelle Bruning
Deb Craig
Sharon Ebke
Ken Else
Shari Fischer
Pat Kenner
Fred Maschmann
Berwyn Petersen
Lloyd VanCleef
Kelli Day
Kathy Retzlaff
Nikki Drohman
Alan Jarecki
Pam Kozeal 
Golf Teams:
Brase Farms
Breezy Pointe Farms
Bruning State Bank
Blue Valley Lutheran Homes
Capital Sanitary/ LTC Midwest
Cornerstone Bank
Crop Production Services
Draeger-McDonald
Nikki Drohman Team
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Doug Fintel Team
Foundation for Thayer County Health Services
Eric Krupicka Team
Norder Supply
Peace Lutheran Church
Price Funeral Home
Quality Concrete
Reinke Manufacturing Team #1
Reinke Manufacturing Team #2
St. John Lutheran Church #1
St. John Lutheran Church #2
Sudbeck, Lubben and Pulliam
Sysco
Thayer County Bank

Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living Week 2014 – MAGIC OF MUSIC

COURTYARD TERRACE ASSISTED LIVING WEEK 2014 – “THE MAGIC OF MUSIC”

In observance of National Assisted Living Week, September 7 to 13, Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living in Hebron, Nebraska is hosting a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Magic of Music.”

The “Magic of Music” celebrates the role music plays in the daily lives of assisted living residents. The theme also celebrates the bonds built between residents and their families, friends, staff, and volunteers that make the assisted living community a home for them.

“Music provides comfort, joy and enhances the lives of residents,” said Nancy Fangmeier Activities Director at Courtyard Terrace. “This celebration recognizes the bonds built between residents and the assisted living professionals who are committed to providing residents with person-centered care and services.”

Courtyard Terrace is kicking off the week with a special presentation called “Music Around the World” presented by David Marsh with Humanities Nebraska on Sunday, September 7th at 2:00pm. With over a dozen instruments and stories about each, Marsh entertains with music from around the world.  This multi-cultural program is a musical expose of the influence that immigrants from around the world have had on our American culture.  This special musical presentation is open to the public and free for all.  What a wonderful musical experience to enjoy!  Please join us!

Just a few of our special events throughout the week celebrating “The Magic of Music” include musical themed activities such as “Beach Boys” Beach Ball kick, Thayer County Quilt Guild Program,” Name that TV Show Theme”, Homestead Dulcimer Club, “Dancing with the Staff”, and just some of our special musical guests include: Allen & Connie Parker, Thayer Central High School Band, and Richard Schmidt “The Singing Cowboy”.

Please assist us in celebrating National Assisted Living Week, by joining us for David Marsh’s presentation, “Music Around the World” on Sunday, September 7th at 2:00pm at Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living. An Open House, Tours of the facility, and Refreshments will follow the music.

National Assisted Living Week is an annual event sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and Nebraska Assisted Living Association (NALA).  Courtyard Terrace Assisted Living is a 41-unit assisted living community located in Hebron, Nebraska.  For more information on National Assisted Living Week, visit www.nalw.org or contact Blue Valley Lutheran Homes – Courtyard Terrace at 402-768-3900.  Please stop by and visit us!Courtyard Terrace