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Jack Vetter Visits Shady Oaks

  Vetter stops by Shady Oaks to celebrate national award By Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor Jack Vetter, founder of Omaha-based Vetter Senior Living, was full of praise for Shady Oaks Care Center when he visited last week. “I’m truly impressed,” Vetter told Shady Oaks staff and residents during a celebration of the center receiving the… Read More

Therapy Program Strives to Reach YOUR Goals

“I have always been a very independent person and kept my goal of going home in sight.” Judy Seil arrived at Shady Oaks Care Center after spending time in the hospital due to illness and a fall from being weak. Judy still wasn’t feeling up to par and needed some help to regain her strength…. Read More

Shady Oaks Care Center Receives Bronze National Quality Award

– Shady Oaks Care Center has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and… Read More

From the Garden

Nothing tastes better than garden fresh fruits and vegetables! Just this year, Shady Oaks has been blessed with generous donations of asparagus, cucumbers, tomatoes, and sweet corn. The residents love them and the only complaint is they don’t last long enough! Fresh flowers are also a welcome addition and brighten common areas and residents’ rooms…. Read More

Madison Moments

The residents of our Madison Community (Memory Support) are keeping a close eye on their tomato plants. There are several tomatoes that are starting to turn and they are looking forward to picking them soon! Visiting pets are always a big hit and our residents enjoy them all. Pictured is Leona Jensen enjoying a visit… Read More

The Green Thumbs

Residents living in the Madison Community (Memory Support) enjoy spending time outside doing yard work. The residents have their own private courtyard and have been ‘sprucing it up’ a little each day. To date, the residents and team members have raked leaves, trimmed bushes and trees, and removed dead plants. It has made a big… Read More

Crafts and More

We have several talented ladies who enjoy a variety of crafts. LaVonn McCarty is one of them. She enjoys painting pottery and can often be found in the Life Enrichment Room busy with her paints! Over the years she has painted many items including numerous Holiday pieces, college items, and various other pieces. If there… Read More

Ridin’ the River

August 17th Shady Oaks residents and team members traveled to Heritage Care Center, our sister facility in Iowa Falls, for a much awaited joint outing. The first stop was the Empress Boat Club, a 1937 log cabin on the Iowa River that is the home of the Empress Riverboat. Listed on the National Historic Register,… Read More

Caring For Our Work Family

Shady Oaks is a Vetter Senior Living (VSL) facility dedicated to both their residents and team members (employees). In March, the Shady Oaks Team began a “Caring Club” to be able to provide a monetary donation to team members in times of need. When the tornado hit Pilger, Nebraska on June 16th, one of the… Read More

Grab the Umbrella and Galoshes!!

It seems the sky has been gray more often than not over the past few weeks. After the drought last year, the rain clouds have been a welcome site. Thanks to the rain and the warmer temperatures, we think the corn will be well past “knee-high” by the 4th of July! Thursday, June 19th was… Read More