The Answer

The Answer Newsletter | Spring 2020

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Purpose: A Word From Christie

Tabitha Friends,

Ever thought about what your purpose is? Do you have a sense of your true self and the values you choose to live by? Some spend a lifetime without ever really figuring it out. And then there are those who are lucky enough to be born with it in clear view. 

Tabitha’s PURPOSE is to empower people to live joyfully, age gratefully. This concise, uplifting statement is why Tabitha exists and serves as our compass to guide us to what’s next.

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Well-Traveled

Van C. Duling and his wife, Georgia, have lived a well-traveled life full of meaningful experiences and memorable chapters, now residing at Tabitha Residence—Harbor House. Learn more about their story.

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March for Meals

Local Seniors and those with disabilities need you to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Every day, more than 500 neighbors count on Tabitha Meals on Wheels to deliver. Lincoln’s first and only program of its kind, it is powered by 1,000 dedicated volunteers and countless donors to ensure the most vulnerable aren’t left hungry or isolated.

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Noteworthy Volunteers

The Eastridge Presbyterian Church Hospice Singers offer customized music therapy to Tabitha Hospice clients wherever they call home. Learn about how this unique group came about sharing beautiful music with those at the end of their lives.

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Good as Gold

Once known as the “World’s Fastest Human,” Tabitha resident Charlie Greene relishes his track and field days. But what he’s most proud of is his family, his longstanding support of student athletes, his alma mater—the University of Nebraska—and his country. 

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Neal Lyons

Board Perspectives | Why I Serve

Ava Thomas
Tabitha Foundation Board of Directors
Serving since 2019
President and Publisher, Lincoln Journal Star

As a child, I lived with my Grandmother (“Gram”) off and on for many years. She was my rock, and I was very fortunate she had a hand in helping raise me. She always took care of me, and I felt safe with her. In her final years, as Gram’s health declined, she had several stays at Tabitha for rehabilitation therapy. I felt I had a duty to give her what she gave me and was committed to making sure she was taken care of and felt safe, too. I would visit her often at Tabitha and leave comforted. Every time she was discharged home she would say, “Well, I don’t know what they’re going to do without me!”


Here to Help

When you have questions

Looking for Senior Care solutions for yourself, a loved one or a friend? We’re here to listen, learn and share expert guidance and community-based resources that best fit your needs.

We’re here for you when you need us!

News Feed

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.

Has a Tabitha nurse gone above and beyond to deliver compassionate care this year? Vote for these nurses by March 26 to be honored by local Lee Enterprises newspapers during National Nurses Week.

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.”

Tabitha welcomes Melissa Murphy as community outreach and engagement coordinator, providing resources to help meet the needs of seniors and families in Kearney and surrounding areas. Learn more.

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.

To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about uncomfortable subjects, like recent falls, memory loss or prolonged grieving. Read more.

Tabitha made the top 5 in 7 categories for Lincoln's Choice Awards. Please vote daily through Sunday, Feb. 28 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit, Senior Living Community and more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups. Learn more.

Please vote Tabitha through Feb. 14, 2021, for Best of Otoe County in the hospice and home health category and more.

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.

A group of speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists recently furthered their skills to serve clients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions. Learn more.