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Instructions For Making Plastic Bag Mats

Thank you for visiting our website! There are thousands of instructional videos available on the internet highlighting how to make plastic bag mats for the homeless; simply search “making mats from plastic bags”, or something similar. See below for just one of the videos we referenced from “you tube” when we first started. NOTE: Many of the videos say to… Read More

Congratulations to Andrew Wismer!

Good afternoon, I am happy to announce that Andrew Wismer has accepted the position of Administrator at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls.  Andrew has been with the VSL family for 3 ½ years as the People Development Coordinator at Brookestone Village.  Andrew earned his Master of Business Administration and completed his AIT while at… Read More

Residents Making Mats for Open Door Mission on KETV 1/29/17

Omaha, NE: 100 Mats and Counting! January 27th, 2017 Posted in: Feature Post, Omaha BSV, VSL Community News Click here to watch the KETV news coverage: Our value of ‘Serving’ states that our actions are driven by the commitment that we are “Family Serving Family” and our value of ‘Integrity’ includes the words honesty,… Read More

Brookestone Village Receives Bronze Award

Brookestone Village is a proud recipient of the 2016 AHCA Bronze National Quality Award. Based on the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, the Bronze Award is given to facilities that show a commitment to the pursuit of outstanding health care outcomes.

Training Opportunity at Brookestone Village

Brookestone Village recently partnered with the St. Stephen the Martyr Ministry Leaders to provide “Senior Care Training” over a two day interactive seminar. The training was intended to offer help and support for individuals, family members and volunteers caring for or working with older adults. The team at Brookestone Village provided practical information including tips on more effective communication… Read More

Squirt Gun Showdown!

Service, Sacrifice and Valor

  Just before the July 4th holiday weekend Don, one of our Brookestone Village residents, was invited to attend a special ceremony coordinated by the Quilts of Valor organization. Their goal is to honor and comfort veterans of war and say, “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor.” Marilyn Fitch, a family friend of… Read More

Every Day Is Father’s Day…

Please enjoy this article featuring (our very own Cecilia Padilla’s son-in-law) Tyler’s reflections on faith, fatherhood and handling life’s “curve balls”… Daily News Every Day Is Father’s Day for New York Yankees’ Pitcher Nebraska Native Tyler Cloyd Has Learned to Put Everything in God’s Hands BY TRENT BEATTIE | Posted 6/19/16 at 1:44 AM While many men… Read More