LIVEing Message Board

     “Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.”     

Psalm 33: 22

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. 

Vote Tabitha for Lincoln’s Choice Awards

Thanks to your nominations, Tabitha placed in the top 5 for several categories in the Lincoln’s Choice Awards this year!

Help us continue being the Answer for Senior Care in Lancaster County by visiting the following links and voting for us in:

  1. Physical Therapy
  2. Best Work Environment
  3. Charity/Non-Profit
  4. Senior Living Community


Make sure to share this opportunity with your friends, family and colleagues who live in the area as well!

Upcoming LIVE2CARE Sessions

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:

  • Larry Cook III
  • Jessica Grosse
  • Sarah Jacobsen
  • Michelle Janak
  • Taylor Miller
  • Christy Prang
  • Erin Reed
  • Chloe Seipel
  • John Seipel
  • Tasha Bredvick
  • Catherine Jolito
  • Valerie Standeven
  • Marci Whipple
  • Jenn Leamons

New CPR Lab Coming Soon

Workforce Development in Action

Earlier this month, 14 Tabitha therapists participated in a 32-hour lymphedema training course and received their certification thanks to a Collaborative effort between Tabitha’s Workforce Development and Foundation teams.

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling (edema). It commonly affects one of the arms or legs, or both, and can sometimes cause swelling in other areas such as the head or chest. There are a number of possible causes including cancer surgery and radiation therapy, infections, injury, inflammatory conditions, trauma and cardiovascular diseases. Although it’s incurable, with the right treatment it can be controlled.

These techniques and skills will greatly improve Tabitha’s rehabilitation therapy quality, especially for clients with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure. Alongside treatment, the therapists will also be able to teach clients massage techniques they can do at home to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Pictured above, lymphedema specialist and practicing therapist, Ann Elise Kryszak, OTR, CLT, instructs Tabitha TEAMembers on proper treatment techniques.

Submit Your Nomination Today

(Click the flyer below to download the nomination form.)

Don’t Miss Out on This!

Mark Those Calendars!

Prepare to Get WOW’d

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: Rosie Dinan.

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.


  • East Region Grief Groups:
    • Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group
      • Every other Tuesday, March 5 and 19, 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.


  • Central Region Grief Groups:
    • Seward Grief Support Group
      • March 12, 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
      • February 28 and March 28, 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
      • February 26 and March 26, 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.)

Anniversaries and Birthdays

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

News Feed

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.

For older adults, eating healthy couldn’t be more important and can have positive effects on chronic diseases. Here are four ways to get your “plate in shape."

Studies show that people who regularly perform intentional acts of gratitude experience a variety of health benefits. Read more here.

As the holidays approach, the Tabitha bereavement team would like to share with you some thoughts on how to take care of yourself when gathering with friends and family this holiday season. Read more.

Tabitha is gearing up for the global Giving Tuesday campaign. Occurring on November 27, Giving Tuesday is held annually after Thanksgiving. Tabitha is a grateful recipient of a $10,000 match, provided by Thrivent. Learn more.