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The Answer Newsletter | Summer 2019


Courage: A Word From Christie

Tabitha Friends,

COURAGE, that’s what it takes to ensure nonprofit Tabitha evolves to meet the needs of older adults. COURAGE to move forward with innovative programs even though government reimbursement does not begin to cover the full cost of care for Tabitha programs already in place. One of the most important things we do is enCOURAGE you to think about what’s next in terms of your Senior Care needs and give you the support to put them into action.

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The Advantage of Really Being Connected

Dr. Gerald Tharp, GracePointe by Tabitha resident, reaps the benefits of being proactive when it comes to his aging journey. Read more about the health and cognitive benefits of being social.

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Leader to the Core: LPN to LPN Nurse Manager

Clients and families experience Tabitha’s exceptional CARE firsthand, every day, because each TEAMember approaches their work with Tabitha’s Core Values in mind. Mindy Mohler is a prime example of Tabitha’s strong attention to Culture in action. Read about her journey from LPN to LPN Nurse Manager.

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Leave a Gift for Tomorrow

Ruby Augustine. Tabitha donor, volunteer and former client, takes ‘living by example’ to heart day in and day out. Read more about Ruby and get information on gift annuities.

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A 90-Minute Difference

Kristin Wortman manages to fit in delivering meals to Lincoln neighbors in spite of a hectic schedule, thanks to the flexibility of the Tabitha Meals on Wheels volunteer program. 

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Board Perspectives | Why I Serve

Aloha Schmid

Aloha Schmid
Tabitha Foundation Board of Directors
Serving since 2018
Retired RN, Tabitha Hospice

Aloha Schmid, Tabitha Board Member, knows firsthand what it takes to deliver Tabitha’s exceptional Home Health and Hospice services to the state’s Seniors. After all, she provided expert care for two decades.

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Adults who engage in exercise decrease their risk for and even lessen the symptoms of heart disease, osteoporosis and other illnesses. Consider these small, simple ways you can stay active.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces for 19th annual golf event at Lincoln’s NuMark Golf Course, raising over $75,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

Tabitha kicked off construction of its upcoming 200,000 square foot Senior Living Community in Grand Island—Tabitha at Prairie Commons. Read about Groundbreaking Ceremony held June 24, 2021.

Nominate Tabitha for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2021 Best of Grand Island contest between now and July 12.

Although aging is inevitable for any organ, there are easy steps you can take to reduce and slow down the skin’s aging process.

Help Tabitha make the Best of Lincoln ballot. Nominate daily through June 30 at BestofLincoln.net for Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work.

Some sun can be good for you, but in order to keep your skin healthy and ultimately reduce the risk of skin cancer, it’s best to take these precautions.

Give to Lincoln Day offers a unique opportunity to make an even bigger impact in the lives of Seniors and our local community. Donations made between May 1 and 25 receive a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund. Learn more.

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.

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.”

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.