Liz Borrenpohl – The Windcrest at Van Dorn

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Liz Borrenpohl started her first position working with the elderly as a laundry aide when she was 16 years old.  She moved to the nursing department and worked as a certified nursing assistant for several years.  After high school, she pursued her medication aide license and continued to work with the elderly into college.  After completing college with a BA in Healthcare Management, Liz remained at her position as business office manager for Capital Senior Living and has since been promoted to Executive Director of Windcrest Assisted Living.  The Windcrest is a 68-apartment Assisted Living Community. Their mission is to help each resident to maintain an independent lifestyle designed to meet their changing needs, both now and in the future. The Windcrest strives to enrich the daily lives of our senior residents by providing an environment that stimulates them physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Their certified nursing staff is available 24 hours a day, under the direction of a full time nurse. Residents carry a personal response system which enables them to request help any time of the day or night.

Tell us a little about your family.
I have two beautiful daughters. Brooke Elizabeth is 9 years old and Jenna Kay is 7 years old. It is so amazing to me how two sisters can be so much alike yet have such different personalities.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Having children. What used to be important to me in life has changed.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spending time with my family and friends. I love to be outside when the weather is nice.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I know how to play the piano. I would need to practice because I’m pretty rusty but most people do not know that I know how to play the piano.

What are you the most proud of?
My children. My girls are growing up to be beautiful young ladies.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor, for the one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
I would like to travel more.

How would your friends describe you?
I am slow to anger and quick to forgive. I’m friendly, approachable and hard working.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
All my talents are utilized in my daily work life…LOL.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I was a great cook.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To take more time in life to read and really enjoy the small things in life.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey or Wake Up Calls by Joan Lunden

What is your favorite movie?
The Notebook and The Pursuit of Happyness

What is your favorite TV show?
Brothers and Sisters

What is your favorite Lincoln restaurant?
Pepper Jax Grill

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Jesus. I would love to ask him just what his plan is for me…

What is the best way to contact you?
Call (402) 486-0011 or visit The Windcrest at Van Dorn online at http://www.cslretirement.com/van_dorn/