LIVEing Message Board

        “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,’”     

John 11:25

If you have information to contribute please complete the following form. All material must be sent in by noon each Thursday to be included in the following Tuesday’s email. 

Attention Lincoln TEAMembers

Please  note that THURSDAY, April 25, the south TEAMember parking lot will be closed as we welcome outside guests for the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Tour and Tea. Please make arrangements to park in the west or north lots on this date. The southeast lot that is across Randolph Street will remain open.

Please share with those who do not have access to email.

Thank you for your Collaboration to help make this event a success.

We Need to Hear From You!

Check Off a Relias Training

TEAMember Celebration Survey

We need YOUR feedback, whether you were able to attend the Tabitha TEAMember Celebration or not!

Honorees please use the exclusive link that was sent to your email.

Complete the short survey here by Tuesday, April 30 or print off a copy from the message board and submit via interoffice mail to Mary Parker in the Marketing Department.

(Click image below to download paper survey.)

Tabitha May Day Baskets

Food Truck Fridays are Back!

New Support Group

Get Schooled

These schools have just been added and possibly more to come!

  • Clarkson College
  • Purdue Global
  • Southeast Community College (ADN, LPN programs)
  • Union College

Workforce Development Training Opportunity

Crete Food Truck

Make sure to swing by Tabitha in Crete for a special food truck event as part of their National Skilled Nursing Care Week celebration:

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Tabitha Residences parking lot (in front of garages), 1800 East 13th St., Crete

Enjoy foods like BBQ chicken, sandwiches, nacho supreme, sides and delicious desserts from Dar’s Kitchen. Open to public. Bring cash.

Disaster Recovery News

The State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the opening of Disaster Recovery Centers for a limited period in Butler, Custer, Nemaha and Richardson counties. Please find FEMA information regarding the opening of the centers below. Be sure to share with TEAMembers who’d benefit from this information regarding flood relief.

We continue to keep those who are dealing with the effects of the flooding and winter weather in our thoughts and prayers.

(Click on the image below for news release.)

I.T. Help Desk 101

Scrub Drive Thank You

Thanks to Tabitha TEAMembers for donating scrubs and to Tabitha’s Laundry Team for Collaborating to get them washed and ready for next steps.

Need scrubs? Stay tuned for shopping information.

You’re Invited

Join Aging Partners of Lincoln for a free community educational session for a look at the emotional aspects of caregiving and helpful tips. See full details below.

To reserve your spot by May 2, simply email or call 402.441.6156 today.

Making a Difference: Your Gifts in Action

The employee campaign invites all Tabitha TEAMembers to recognize that every dollar makes a difference and every TEAMember makes a difference. Because of your contributions, Commitment and compassionate spirit, we can continue to fulfill our mission of service.

Each month we recognize a campaign participant for their contributions.

Congratulations to this month’s prize winner: Jessie Nguyen.

Hearts of Gold

Through the Hearts of Gold program, clients and families can uplift a Tabitha TEAMember or department by sharing a testimonial and contribution in their honor. The individual or team receives a Hearts of Gold pendant and recognition from Tabitha leaders. Thank you to each one of you who provide Customer Centric and compassionate Care every day to those we are privileged to serve.

Each quarter we will recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond and provided superior service.

Congratulations to this quarter’s prize winner: Crystal Steele.


Be sure to say hello and introduce yourself to these NEW Tabitha TEAMembers.

YOUR Comments...YOUR Culture

Thanks to those who provided culture-related feedback by submitting comment cards in our Culture ‘Cubes’. For those of you who would still like to submit feedback, there are a few Culture ‘Cubes’ left in high traffic areas such as the mail room, main staff lounge at TNRC and each of our offices in Nebraska City, Crete, York and Grand Island. Or drop the Refresh Team an email at (ALL comments are absolutely welcome and confidential.)

Do You Have Ideas? Please Share! is a place where everyone throughout the Tabitha Continuum can share their ideas for improvement, cost savings and time management. It is a place to submit new ideas and be heard.

Information will be reviewed by members of the Executive Team and, if applicable, shared via the LIVEing Message Board. Email your ideas to or enter them below. We're listening!

You can also submit your idea below.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Anti-Harassment Training
    • Attend one of these meetings and check off a Relias training requirement:
      • April 30, 2 – 3 p.m., LifeQuest Conference Room, Lincoln
      • May 2, 10 – 11 a.m., LifeQuest Conference Room, Lincoln
  • Documentation Training
    • Thursday, May 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m., LifeQuest Conference Room, Lincoln
    • Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., LifeQuest Conference Room, Lincoln
  • Quarterly ‘State of Tabitha’ Meetings
    • If you missed the February State of Tabitha meeting, visit the following YouTube links to view the videos:
    • Next State of Tabitha Meeting
      • Thursday, May 16, 9-10:30 a.m., LifeQuest Conference Room, Lincoln

Upcoming Grief and Support Groups

If you or clients and family members need support during a difficult time, consider attending one of the upcoming grief or support groups.

  • Main Region Grief Groups and Services:
    • Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group
      • Every Monday morning, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Front Porch Coffee Shop, 5925 Adams St., Lincoln. Contact 402.486.8506 for confirmation of dates.
      • Every Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3 p.m., The Harbor Coffee Shop, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd., Lincoln. Contact 402.486.8506 for confirmation of dates.
    • Men’s Drop-in Grief Group
      • Every other Friday, 1:30-3 p.m., Hy-Vee, 7151 Stacy Ln., Lincoln. Contact 402.486.8506 for confirmation of dates.
    • Growing Through Grief Six-Week Support Group
      • Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8, 10-11:30 a.m., at Tabitha, 4720 Randolph St. For questions, please contact Pastor Ray Boeche, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.486.8546.
    • Remembrance Service
      • Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m., at Tabitha Chapel, 4720 Randolph St., Lincoln. For questions, please contact Pastor Ray Boeche, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.486.8546.
    • Avoiding the Brain Strain Memory Workshop
      • Wednesdays, June 12 - July 31, 10 - 11:30 a.m. at 203A Barkley Memorial Center, East Campus University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 4075 East Campus Loop South.
      • The workshop focuses on learning about and developing strategies to improve independence and safety with daily functional skills and activities. Significant others, friends or family members are encouraged to attend with participants to learn how to assist with the daily challenges of memory impairment and engage in group discussions.
      • Cost to attend is $80 (for participant and guest). Seats are limited; register online here.  For questions, please contact Abbe Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP, Tabitha Speech-Language Pathologist, at 402.416.2936 or


  • East Region Grief Groups:
    • Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group
      • Every other Tuesday, April 30, May 14 and 28, 1-2 p.m., Café Metro, 901 Central Ave., Auburn. For questions or to register, please contact Juanita Steenbakkers, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.416.7365.
    • Growing Through Grief Six-Week Support Group
      • Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m., at Tabitha, 1114 Grundman Blvd., Nebraska City. For questions or to register, please contact Juanita Steenbakkers, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.416.7365.
    • Remembrance Service
      • Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m., at Nuckolls Square Park, 3rd Ave., Nebraska City. For questions, please contact Juanita Steenbakkers, Tabitha Hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.416.7365.


  • Central Region Grief Groups:
    • Seward Grief Support Group
      • May 14, 5 p.m., St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1014 N. 6th St. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.362.7739.
    • York Grief Support Group
      • April 25 and May 30, 2 p.m., Tabitha, 205 S. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 101, York. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.362.7739.


  • West Region Grief Groups:
    • Aurora Grief Support Group
      • April 30 and May 28, 1:30 p.m., at Aurora Methodist Church, 1104 A St. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.362.7739.
    • Remembrance Service
      • Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 1710 N. North Rd., Grand Island. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.


From Talent and Culture

Check Out for All Job Openings! Share with Your Friends!

$500 paid to employees for referring a person who is hired into a full-time position.

$250 paid to employees for referring a person who is hired into a part-time position.

(First half of this amount will be paid upon new employee’s hire; second half of amount will be paid upon six months of employment.)



April Newsletter from Our Partner, Directions EAP

(Click image below for full newsletter.)

Anniversaries and Birthdays

Thank you, TEAMembers, for your Commitment to Tabitha—take a day to Celebrate YOU!

News Feed

Tabitha Offers Grief Groups, Remembrance Service and Hospice Volunteer Training throughout May.

Health changes may affect your driving skills over time, as aging begins to alter your vision, hearing and mobility. Read more.

Tabitha, with the Lincoln Track Club, hosted the third annual Tabitha Miles for Meals Run. Runners, walkers and spectators bundled up to support their friends and neighbors who rely on Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

Tabitha congratulates TEAMember of the Year, Francie Cable, a patient care coordinator for Tabitha Hospice who ensures clients and families receive exceptional hospice care services. Read more.

Tabitha clinical team members now benefit from another Tabitha Workforce Development project—an in-house CPR lab. Read more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout the month of April in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

Tabitha connected a special group of retired Lincoln pastors, missionaries and their wives at the annual Amazing Grays Luncheon. Read more.

Vitamins help us resist infection, keep nerves healthy and help energize our bodies. As we age, getting proper nutrients becomes even more important. Read more.

Tabitha physical and occupational therapists took their expertise to the next level by adding Lymphedema Therapy certification (CLT) to their skillset. Read more.

Tabitha’s March for Meals is a monthlong celebration of Tabitha’s Meals on Wheels program, helping 500 neighbors daily remain independent at home. Learn more.

At each doctor’s visit, it’s important to be open about your health. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Lincoln's Choice Awards for Senior Living, Physical Therapy, Work Environment and Charity/Nonprofit. Please vote Tabitha daily through Feb. 24.

Heart disease is an encompassing term that includes various conditions affecting the heart including coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure (CHF) and heart attack. Learn more.

Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.

Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha Miles for Meals Run on Saturday, March 30, 2019. See our training plans here.