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

At this time Tabitha is offering online only grief and support groups. Learn more.

At this time Tabitha in-person support groups and hospice volunteer training are being postponed. Visit Tabitha.org/Bereavement to learn more.

As we age, the health of our eyes decline and we may experience an overall reduced ability to see things clearly. Read more about common issues and a few helpful tips to keep your eyes healthy.

Please vote for Tabitha daily for the Lincoln's Choice Awards Feb. 10-23, 2020, for best: home health care, senior care, physical therapy, work environment, charity, senior living & customer service.

Tabitha welcomes Brian Shanks as chief financial officer. He also serves as Tabitha’s corporate compliance and privacy officer. Read more.

If high blood pressure isn't controlled, it can lead to medical complications. Here are just a few tips to prevent issues as you age.

It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.

Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha Miles for Meals Run on Saturday, March 28, 2020. See our training plans here.

Participating in social activities can help improve your overall well-being. Here are ways you can stay connected with others and boost your social health.

It is that time of year again, when friends and families gather for seasonal festivities. For some, the holidays may serve as the only time they are able to visit their loved ones. This is an ideal time to do a well-being check too. Read more.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Tabitha's youngest donor, Braxton Anderson, received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, held by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter. Read more.

Tabitha is participating in the upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign. Occurring on December 3, Giving Tuesday is held annually to inspire the community to give back to local charities like Tabitha. Learn more.

As the holidays approach, the Tabitha bereavement team would like to share with you some thoughts on how to take care of yourself when gathering with friends and family this holiday season. Read more.

For many the holidays bring stress—an already busy caregiver finds there’s even more to do during the holidays. Here are some tips to help you make it through the holiday season.