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Relationships Matter

April is Global Volunteer Month, which spotlights a valued group that nonprofit Tabitha Celebrates each and every day. From delivering Tabitha Meals on Wheels to helping with living community activities to connecting with a hospice client, Volunteers are a vital part of the Tabitha family—and often become family to those we’re privileged to support, too.

Frankie, a Tabitha Hospice client, had suddenly lost her husband. Worried about her well-being, her children—who live several hours away—engaged with the Tabitha Hospice team to bring in a Volunteer for extra support and companionship, and to Connect Frankie and her kids via video chat. Delaney, Tabitha Hospice Volunteer and TEAMember, was a perfect match.

Frankie’s daughter Ginger shared sentiments felt by their entire family: “Delaney started volunteering to do arts and crafts with our mother, and their bond is unbreakable. It did not take long for Delaney to win her and the entire family over with her generous heart. Our mother eagerly looks forward to each visit with Delaney. She provides a wide variety of activities for our mom, but is very attentive to her personal needs as well.”

Delaney brings canvases and paints, nail polish and sometimes her therapy rabbit, Miss Radar. She helps Frankie feel beautiful inside and out, even styling her hair and makeup for outings like her recent 80th birthday dinner with her family.

“Delaney has become a lifelong part of our family,” Ginger added. “We will be forever grateful for the gift of her time, talent, compassion and love.”

Every Volunteer makes a difference. Donors and Volunteers enable Tabitha to live into our purpose of empowering people to live joyfully, age gratefully.

Commit your time and talent to Seniors by applying to be a Tabitha Volunteer today.

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Donald Starkey, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and Tabitha Hospice client, received a memorable rally of riders thanks to his Hospice nurse and ABATE of Nebraska motorcycle club. Read more.

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April is Global Volunteer Month. Volunteers are a vital part of the Tabitha family—and often become family to those we’re privileged to support, too. Read Frankie and Delaney's story.

Tabitha announced JP Lauterbach has joined its Tabitha Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Lincoln-headquartered nonprofit, as director of development. Read more.

Tabitha celebrates being named Best Home Health and Senior Care in the 2022 Lincoln's Choice Awards. Read more.

One way you can clearly advocate for your well-being is by setting boundaries with those around you. From work to family and friends, having clarity in your relationships is key. Thankfully, there are some basics to setting healthy boundaries.

Tabitha announced the addition of Shelia Zelazny as Director of Business Development. In this role, she will supervise the senior living advisory team along with regional business development coordinators. Learn more.

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s 55-year-long Meals on Wheels program, the first of its kind in Lincoln. Learn more how you can get involved.

Thank you for your Best of Kearney nominations—please vote for Tabitha for Best In-Home Health Care company daily March 1-17, 2022.

Making small adjustments in thinking can promote longevity in a health journey. Setting these mindful habits is a clear way you can continually advocate for your health. Read more.

Please vote Tabitha daily for the Lincoln's Choice Awards through Sunday, Feb. 27 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Senior Living, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit and Customer Service.

Taking care of your heart is a great step towards the best possible aging journey. By making the following healthy nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices, people of all ages can reduce their risk for heart disease.

With a passion for helping older adults, Delaney Patten first donated her time to nonprofit Tabitha as a temporary volunteer, then later became an employee and hospice volunteer. Read more.

Help Tabitha make the final Best of Kearney ballot—nominate us for Best In-Home Health Care company between Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2022.

As an approved education site through the Nebraska Health Care Association, Tabitha is pleased to offer a pathway to becoming a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Space is limited—apply today.