Skip to main content

The Answer

Tabitha Blog

Making Connections Happen

Tabitha Connectors
Tabitha Connectors

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused senior living communities around the nation to be in a constant cycle of temporarily opening to visitors only to close again based on government mandates that can impact Tabitha differently each day.

As Tabitha quickly enacted safety and health precautions to fight the spread of the virus, we immediately recognized that it was equally important to fight Resident loneliness and depression.

THE GOAL: Ensure Tabitha Residents remain active, engaged and well-connected with the family and friends they love.

THE RESULT: A robust Connector Program designed to do just that—Connect Residents to a friendly and familiar TEAMember to facilitate communication that meets the unique needs of each Resident and their family.

THE COLLABORATION: Optimize the efforts of the clinical, social services and life enrichment teams to support Seniors during this uncertain time. 
And support families and friends from around the globe.

THE TECHNOLOGY: Deploy the tools needed to make Connections easy ... from iPads, iPhones, laptops, speakers, oversized monitors and Facebook Portals to even headphone sound amplifiers.

THE TRADITIONAL: Utilize landline calls as well as letters and cards through the U.S. Post along with face-to-face visits with Connectors. 

THE CONNECTORS: A select group of 14 TEAMembers from cross-functional areas of Tabitha assigned to each Resident across Tabitha’s 13 living communities in Lincoln and Crete, Neb. 

The Connector Program is proving to be meaningful for everyone involved—including the Connector. This gives families peace of mind knowing their loved ones are well cared for and about and they are able to have thoughtful conversations that improve the Resident’s outlook.

Relationships matter even more today. They are a large part of who we are as individuals, and they help keep us grounded. Being able to hear and see familiar faces and voices is comforting. Reminiscing and sharing a laugh with someone lifts spirits, and brings hope for the future when we can all safely be together again.


Follow Tabitha’s Facebook page to see how Connectors make a difference.

News Feed

The time has come—nominate Tabitha for the 2024 Best of Kearney Awards' final ballot! Read more.

Learn how to overcome seasonal depression with this Tabitha Tip. Read more.

Tabitha's counting on your nominations to be named Lincoln's Choice in 2024! Read more.

Learn all about the benefits of donating blood—for both others and yourself—during National Blood Donor Month. Read more.

Tabitha has tapped Lincoln native, Brian Shanks, to lead the organization as its new President & CEO. Read more.

Don't let the holidays be a time of discomfort — check out this Tabitha Tip and learn how to create your holiday bill of rights. Read more.

Lincoln, Nebraska — Tabitha's home since its founding in 1886 — has voted Tabitha for multiple "BEST of" honors in the Best of Lincoln Awards. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels is grateful to be a 2023 "Hometown Charity" for Subaru of America's annual Share the Love® Event. Read more.

Residents in and around York have cast their votes, and Tabitha has come out on top! Read more.

The Lincoln Country Club was transformed into a live music venue for Tabitha's 2023 Signature Event, "Harmony Through the Ages." Read more.

Many folks are searching for the fountain of youth—what if it was inside us the whole time? Read more.

Tabitha Home Health Care and Tabitha Hospice have received consecutive top honors in the annual Best of Grand Island Awards! Read more.

Six Tabitha Residents took to the sky in September for a flight of a lifetime. Read more.

October is "Talk About Medications" Month, and Tabitha aims to help you do just that with this monthly health tip. Read more.

In celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, learn all about Tabitha Rehabilitation's industry-leading services. Read more.