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The Answer Newsletter | Fall 2019

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Commit: A Word From Christie

Tabitha Friends,

At Tabitha we’re Committed to Commitment—it can be found at the heart of all we do. It’s what drives us to provide the best quality care for older adults in the state. It’s doing what we say we’ll do. It’s coming through for the families who’ve entrusted us to care for loved ones.

This ‘all in’ attitude resonates throughout nonprofit Tabitha’s 130+ year history. From our humble beginnings as an orphanage to the industry-leading Senior Care provider of today, we carry a strong sense of duty to deliver.

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Leaving a Legacy

Longtime Lincoln residents Sally and Dwayne Dietze grew up giving back to the community in all sorts of ways. Both of their families instilled in them the importance of faith, family and philanthropy. The Dietze family legacy is thriving more than ever through their gifts at Tabitha.

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Personal Loss Leads to a Rewarding Career

Through one of the most challenging periods of her life, Rae Dixon found her calling—her passion for supporting others through their very toughest times. In a span of three short years, Rae lost three very important people: two of her best friends and her father. All were battling life-limiting medical conditions and tragically given only months to live. One friend was being cared for by Tabitha Hospice.

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Serving Without a Second Thought

Every Tabitha client has a story. Over the years, Tabitha has been privileged to learn of incredible Veteran experiences that have been suppressed—even surprising family members once they surface. Long-time Tabitha client and World War II Navy Veteran, Charles Hauptman, 96, shares his D-Day story.

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Getting It Right From the Start

First impressions of a workplace can make or break it for new employees, so it's more important than ever for Tabitha to get it right from the very beginning. So far this year, Tabitha has seen an increase in new hire retention that the Talent and Culture team attributes to an increased focus on TEAMember onboarding. 

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Neal Lyons

Board Perspectives | Why I Serve

Neal Lyons
Tabitha Inc. Board of Directors
Serving since 2018
Chief Financial Officer, Unico Group, Inc.

"Tabitha is a strong and committed organization to the Seniors of Lincoln, surrounding communities and greater Nebraska. As a member of Southwood Lutheran Church I became connected to the leadership at Tabitha. The strength of the leadership and Tabitha as an organization drew me to want to serve and be a part of the team."


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Tabitha offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout December in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

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

Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln by area residents for the 11th year in a row in the annual Best of Lincoln rankings. Read more.

Tabitha was voted Grand Island Independent’s annual best In-Home Care and runner up for Hospice Care by area residents. Read more.

November is National Home Care and Hospice month. Tabitha celebrates a group of dedicated and talented team members who deliver this care in 28 counties across Nebraska. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha received the Star Award at Nebraska Safety Council’s conference and trade show. This annual honor is presented to organizations across the state who have made a difference in workplace safety. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Otoe County in 12 categories, including Home Health/Hospice, Nonprofit and Best Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through Nov. 7.

Tabitha offers support groups and individual hospice volunteer training throughout November in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. Learn more.

For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.

Spending some time thinking about advance directives can help you lead the life you want by sharing your health care preferences with your physician, family and close friends. Read more.

Tabitha Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Joyce Ebmeier, was honored with LeadingAge Nebraska’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more.

Tabitha has promoted Katie Lechner to Chief Operating Officer, now overseeing all Tabitha service line operations while continuing to lead the Talent and Culture department. Read more.

Tabitha President and CEO Christie Hinrichs shared a thought-provoking message at the nonprofit’s annual Signature Event fundraiser, held at the Country Club of Lincoln. Read more.

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