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Tabitha History

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Heiner Family

Legacy of Caring

A Timeline of Tabitha Serving Nebraskans

Tabitha is as local as you can get. Founded and based in the same location for over 135 years, this nonprofit is made up of like-minded TEAMembers who work and live in the cities and towns we serve. Because of strong community support, Tabitha is able to provide exceptional quality care to Seniors and their families.

OUR FOUNDER

Rev. Henry Heiner, along with his wife, Emma, founded Tabitha as an orphanage in 1886. He named the organization Tabitha in honor of Tabitha Katharina, one of his nine children who died in 1893—seven days after her second birthday. Equipped with a passion for reaching all those in need, Rev. Heiner and Tabitha began caring for the ill and elderly in 1889.

In 1960, Tabitha completed its role as an orphanage and transitioned into dedicated Senior Care, where we became and continue to be a proud pioneer in the industry.

News Feed

From now until Feb. 16, Tabitha would love your nominations to help make the final ballot of the 2023 Kearney's Choice Awards! Read more.

February is National Self-Check Month, which serves as an important reminder to check in with your personal health and wellbeing. Read more.

From now until Feb. 12, nominate Tabitha Health Care Services in several categories of the 2023 Lincoln's Choice Awards. Read more.

As a member of LeadingAge's Board of Directors, Tabitha President & CEO, Christie Hinrichs is helping strengthen the future of care for older adults. Read more.

Tonya Van Pelt will oversee daily operations at Tabitha at Prairie Commons, Tabitha's newest living community in Grand Island. Read more.

Looking for a New Year's resolution with health benefits that will start your year off right? Start a new hobby! Read more.

Are you feeling ready to jump into 2023 or like you're still stuck in 2022? Read more to learn how to take on New Year's with all loose ends tied up and with a positive attitude!

It’s time for the annual Subaru Share the Love Event. Tabitha’s participates to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels program and as a member of Meals on Wheels America. Read on to learn how you can purchase or lease a Subaru and give back to Lincoln residents.

Tabitha supporters, donors and sponsors raised over $225,000 at this year's Signature Event. Read more.

Thanks to your strong support, Tabitha was, once again, awarded top honors in the 2022 Best of Lincoln awards! Read more.

As we find ourselves approaching the holidays, your tension or stress may be building. Here's how altering your mindset and practicing gratitude can flip your mood around. Read more.

Tabitha, Nebraska's industry-leading Senior Care provider, received top honors for In-Home Health Care and Hospice in the 2022 Best of Grand Island awards. Read more.

Seven Tabitha Senior Veterans were recognized with a private flight above Memorial Stadium, the Nebraska Capitol and north Lincoln on Aug. 29.

Cameron Zargar covers a podcast interview held between Long-Term Heroes and Tabitha President & CEO Christie Hinrichs. Read more.

Most people have experienced receiving tough news, witnessing the death of a loved one or having traumatic events happen in their lives. Read more to learn how to support someone in your life who is going through hard times.