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

Tabitha is proud to recognize TEAMembers who have been accepted into the all-new Nursing Student Program for the July-December 2020 session. Read their stories here.

As we age, we may experience an overall reduced ability to hear things clearly. Learn more about hearing loss and get tips to protect your hearing.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.

Tabitha offers online and in-person community support groups and remembrance services this summer.

Nominate Tabitha by June 30 fro Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work at www.BestofLincoln.net.

Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.

As many companies declare hiring freezes, Tabitha is actively recruiting nurses, aides and a variety of other positions. Read more.

As we age, our brains change and we may remember things less sharply and accurately than before. Some memory errors are a normal part of aging, but check out these characteristics of dementia and Alzheimer’s that shouldn’t be ignored.

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

If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.

Whether through government-funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid, private insurance plans or out-of-pocket funds, there are many options to pay for Senior Care services. Your Tabitha Senior Care Expert will work with you to determine the options that best fit your needs.

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, when we celebrate this central role, which also ranks as the most trusted profession for 18 years running. Read more.

When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.

For those who are able, May offers unique opportunities to make an impact in our local community and in the lives of Seniors in Nebraska whom Tabitha cares for and about. Read more.

Grief at any time is difficult. Grief during a pandemic and social distancing has added challenges. Tabitha Hospice offers a few suggestions to help.