Lisa Arp-SilverRidge Assisted Living

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When Lisa Arp’s father retired from a career at Kiewit, he got involved in the Assisted Living business through a friend and they decided to build one in the Omaha area.  They broke ground on SilverRidge Assisted Living and Memory Support Community in September of 2001 and Lisa came on board to run the marketing for the community.  SilverRidge Assisted Living and Memory Support Community is located in Gretna Nebraska.  It is owned and operated by Lisa’s family with her brother Dan Sedlacek as Executive Director, brother John Sedlacek as Maintenance Director, and sister Lori as Activities Director. At SilverRidge in Gretna, they are the family owned, low-cost choice for Assisted Living in the area.

Tell us a little about your family.
I have been divorced for almost three years now and I am the mother of two beautiful girls from a 14 year marriage. My oldest daughter, Kelsey is 20.  She is married and lives in Idaho with my son-in-law Ben and my beautiful granddaughter Emery. My youngest daughter Shelby is 13 and is going into 8th grade at Gretna Middle School.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
One of the biggest turning points in my life was my decision to leave my partnership in two hair salons and come work for my father at SilverRidge in 2003.  Never in my wildest dreams did I know that I would be working in this field, especially since I was a dance major in college. But it has been the most fulfilling experience next to becoming a mother and grandmother.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy spending time with my youngest, yard work, and spending time with friends.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I started dancing when I was 7 years old. I danced all through grade school and high school. I become Miss Startlet in 1987 and Miss Dance of Mid America in 1988. I traveled to Florida for Nationals and was partnered with current So You Think You Can Dance choreographer and judge Tyce Diorio. He went on to win Mr. Dance of America. I was in the top 20 for Miss Dance of America.

What are you the most proud of?
I am most proud of being a mother and raising two strong beautiful daughters.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t sweat the small stuff and take the big stuff one day at a time.

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
To always be positive, to like myself, and keep bringing more wonderful people into our SilverRidge family.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Wow, there are so many. I would say to take pain away from whoever needs it.

What are your plans after retirement?
Travel, travel, travel!

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I will read anything Sci-Fi.

What is your favorite movie?
The Notebook

What is your favorite TV show?
The Big Bang Theory

What is your favorite local restaurant?
Kobe Steakhouse

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Gene Kelly

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
I can be contacted through email,, or by phone at (402) 332-4280.

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