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The Answer Newsletter | Fall 2019


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 Meals on Wheels partners with the U-Stop Kicks it Back to the Community program. Every Tuesday in July, U-Stop will give two cents from every gallon of gas sold to support local Seniors.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels strongly depends on wonderful and dedicated volunteers to deliver meals, and is always looking for more individuals, organizations and companies willing to serve on a regular basis. Learn more.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha came together for the 20th Annual Gateway Sertoma Golf Event Friday, June 10. The event raised a grand total of nearly $90,000 for Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Learn more.

Through July 7, nominate Tabitha for Grand Island’s “Best of the Best” in Hospice, In-Home Care Company, Place to Work and Customer Service categories!

Before swimming this summer, make sure you have measures in place to keep you and your family safe. Consider implementing the following tips into your poolside regimen as your summer fun starts to ramp up.

Help Tabitha earn a spot on the final ballot for Best of Lincoln honors! Nominate Tabitha now through June 30 at BestofLincoln.net. View categories.

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.