LIVEing Message Board

“So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.”  

2 Corinthians 4:16

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. 


You now have until Friday, March 22—end of business to RSVP.

Please RSVP, we need to hear from you one way or the other – YES or NO at this link.

Some incentives to attend (in addition to great company)…

  • Dinner catered by top-rated, Lincoln restaurant - The Venue
  • Lent friendly main course option of salmon (along with chicken)
  • Opportunity to take home some great prizes

We’d really love to see you and a guest there!

Ready, Set…Race!

Get those sneakers and noisemakers ready for our third annual Tabitha Miles for Meals Run!


If you’d like a copy of our training programs to help you stay on target, contact Cheto Cerda at 402.484.9820 (x3820) or Always remember to warm up for 5-10 minutes before a workout and perform stretches after.

For those of you walking or running, here are some fellow Tabitha TEAMembers to buddy up with on the course:

March IN and Dine

Because Tabitha TEAMembers Care

In true Tabitha fashion, several TEAMembers have reached out to understand how they can help victims of the recent devastating flooding. Here are some trusted organizations that would appreciate your support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with TEAMembers and fellow Nebraskans who’ve been impacted by this ongoing disaster.

Nebraska Synod

Nebraska Synod Disaster Fund

If writing a check, please include “Nebraska Floods” in the memo line and mail to:

Nebraska Synod

6757 Newport Ave., Ste. 200

Omaha, NE 68152


American Red Cross

American Red Cross of Nebraska & Southwest Iowa is encouraging residents who want to help others during these floods to donate to their relief fund.

To make a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief:

  • Visit and select “I want to Support Disaster Relief”
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS
  • Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • Mail check to American Red Cross, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha, NE 68124


Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in action in northeast Nebraska and western Iowa working alongside first responders and authorities to provide relief to victims of the widespread flooding. You can help relief efforts by donating here.


United Way of the Midlands

100 percent of every donation to the Nebraska/Iowa Flood Relief Fund will be directed to nonprofit programs meeting peoples’ needs for emergency shelter, food and more. Donors will have the opportunity to direct their gift to a specific community within Nebraska or Iowa if they so wish. You can text FLOODRELIEF (all caps, no space) to 41444 or visit this website to donate now. United Way of the Midlands encourages everyone in need of assistance to call 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or visit The 2-1-1 Helpline will be available 24/7 for the immediate future.


Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska says it’s accepting monetary donations to assist those affected by the horrific and ongoing flood/storm damage in Nebraska. Checks may be mailed to them at their administrative offices (2241 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510) OR via their website.

If donating by check, be sure to list "flood relief" in your check memo. If donating online, designate "flood relief" in the "specific designation for your gift" field.


Grand Island Community Foundation

The Grand Island Community Foundation has established a Disaster Relief Fund for Central Nebraska. Funds will be available for the local area to assist with relief related to the disastrous flooding seen in the Central Nebraska area. Those wishing to contribute to the fund can do that at GICF will be in contact with local communities to distribute the funds.


Kearney Area Community Foundation

The Kearney Area Community Foundation has a Disaster Relief Fund set up to help those in the Kearney area suffering loss from the recent devastating flooding. To show your support, visit this website to donate to the Disaster Relief Fund. All donations will stay in our area.


Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations at this website to a fund that will go towards providing emergency aid to farmers, ranchers and rural communities in Nebraska affected by the storms and flooding. You can also write a check and send it to:

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation

Attn: Disaster Relief Fund

P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299

Be a Part of Our March for Meals

New CPR Lab Coming Soon

Prepare to Get WOW’d

Please attend an upcoming session near you to learn what WOW is all about:

Items Needed for GracePointe Prom

GracePointe needs your help collecting props and decorations for their annual prom. This year’s theme is “Springtime in the Country,” and it will be held on Thursday, April 25.

Items needed include:

  • Old clear mason jars (any size)
  • Wooden crates 
  • Barn wood scraps
  • White lanterns
  • Antique white or brown window frames (no glass)
  • Strips of old lace
  • Burlap scraps
  • Old wood embroidery hoops
  • Straw bales   
  • Galvanized buckets                                                                 

If anyone has items they would like to donate or loan, please contact Brenda Potter, 402.484.9861 (x3861) or Items must be dropped off by Monday, April 22.

New Caregiver Support Group

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: Deborah Mabon.

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: Christal Outz.


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

  • Quarterly ‘State of Tabitha’ Meetings
    • If you missed the February State of Tabitha meeting, visit the following YouTube links to view the videos:

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 2, 16 and 30, 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.


  • Central Region Grief Groups:
    • Seward Grief Support Group
      • April 9, 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.
    • Growing Through Grief Six-Week Support Group
      • Mondays, February 25 – April 1, 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., at Columbus Senior Center, 3111 19th St.
      • Two ongoing sessions are available; please attend a time that best suits your needs. For questions and to register, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.362.7739.
    • York Grief Support Group
      • March 28 and April 25, 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
      • March 26 and April 30, 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.

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.)


March Newsletter from Our Partner, Directions EAP

(Click image below to view full newsletter.)

Anniversaries and Birthdays

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

News Feed

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

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.

Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all play a role in influencing our cognitive health, the way we think and learn. Here are some factors that contribute to cognitive health decline.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season. Learn more.

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

Aubrey Paulsen serves as a Senior living advocate at Tabitha, offering complimentary expert guidance to help Seniors and their families understand options that best fit their needs, in and out of the Tabitha Continuum. Learn more.

Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln for the 10th year in a row and was among award winners for Best Place to Work, Best Retirement Community and Best Physical Therapy. Read more.