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Help Seniors Remain Independent with Dollar-for-Dollar Match

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program, the first of its kind in Lincoln. It’s geared toward rallying the capital city to support those who rely on this vital safety net to remain healthy and independent at home. The pandemic has only magnified the need for meal delivery as more residents do their part to slow the spread of the virus and retreat to the safety of their homes.

There are a variety of ways to get involved in March for Meals and throughout the year.

Give

Support neighbors with a one-time or monthly gift at Tabitha.org/MarchforMeals. This March, your donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000.

For some residents, all that’s needed to continue successfully living at home is a delivered meal. For 50+ years and counting, Tabitha Meals on Wheels answers this need by serving a nutritious lunch to more than 500 residents every day—including holidays and snow days.

Although 81% of clients served cannot afford the cost of the meal, Tabitha continues to deliver thanks to generous donors and dedicated volunteers. These daily deliveries provide more than a meal; they bring a friendly face, a well-being check and peace of mind for families. For 82% of the recipients, volunteers are often the only people they have face-to-face contact with each day. And for 90% of clients, the meal is what is helping them remain in their homes.

Volunteer

Join the 1,000 volunteers who invest their time to deliver 46 weekday and 39 weekend routes. Routes generally take 90 minutes to deliver, and your commitment can be as little or as big as your schedule permits. Team up with a coworker, friend or family member and adopt a daily, weekly or monthly route to deliver meals. Apply today at Tabitha.org/Volunteer.

News Feed

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Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces for 19th annual golf event at Lincoln’s NuMark Golf Course, raising over $75,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

Tabitha kicked off construction of its upcoming 200,000 square foot Senior Living Community in Grand Island—Tabitha at Prairie Commons. Read about Groundbreaking Ceremony held June 24, 2021.

Nominate Tabitha for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2021 Best of Grand Island contest between now and July 12.

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Help Tabitha make the Best of Lincoln ballot. Nominate daily through June 30 at BestofLincoln.net for Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work.

Some sun can be good for you, but in order to keep your skin healthy and ultimately reduce the risk of skin cancer, it’s best to take these precautions.

Give to Lincoln Day offers a unique opportunity to make an even bigger impact in the lives of Seniors and our local community. Donations made between May 1 and 25 receive a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund. Learn more.

Home injuries such as falls or accidents are a leading cause of death for Americans. Follow these tips to keep your home safe.

Tabitha is honored to be among the top award-winners for the Lincoln’s Choice Awards: BEST Home Health Care and among the best for: Senior Care, Senior Living Community, Place to Work and Speech Therapy.

Tabitha offers a variety of grief and support groups both online and in-person. Learn more.

There is a lot of information out there about proper nutrition. What we should or should not eat seems to change every day, and it can be hard to keep track. Here are some ways to start getting your “plate in shape.”

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program. This year, donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Susie Egr to Vice President, Business Development, to oversee business growth, development goals, community partnerships and market expansion opportunities for all Tabitha service lines. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Karen Cheesman, CBSW, to administrator of Tabitha Hospice. to provide oversight of all nursing and administrative staff throughout Tabitha’s 27-county service area. Learn more.