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The Answer Newsletter | Summer 2019

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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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Tabitha was voted Grand Island Independent’s annual best In-Home Care and runner up for Hospice Care by area residents. Read more.

November is National Home Care and Hospice month. Tabitha celebrates a group of dedicated and talented team members who deliver this care in 28 counties across Nebraska. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha received the Star Award at Nebraska Safety Council’s conference and trade show. This annual honor is presented to organizations across the state who have made a difference in workplace safety. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Otoe County in 12 categories, including Home Health/Hospice, Nonprofit and Best Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through Nov. 7.

Tabitha offers support groups and individual hospice volunteer training throughout November in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. Learn more.

For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.

Spending some time thinking about advance directives can help you lead the life you want by sharing your health care preferences with your physician, family and close friends. Read more.

Tabitha Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Joyce Ebmeier, was honored with LeadingAge Nebraska’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more.

Tabitha has promoted Katie Lechner to Chief Operating Officer, now overseeing all Tabitha service line operations while continuing to lead the Talent and Culture department. Read more.

Tabitha President and CEO Christie Hinrichs shared a thought-provoking message at the nonprofit’s annual Signature Event fundraiser, held at the Country Club of Lincoln. Read more.

Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.

Tabitha offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout October in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

Recovery therapies all work together with the goal of getting a person back to their prior level of functioning. Read more about types of rehabilitation therapy.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through August 31.