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2017 Keystone Award Luncheon

Thank you to all the attendees and supporters who made the 2017 Keystone Award Luncheon possible.

Honoring volunteer leadership and service to seniors in Lincoln and Lancaster County

2017 Keystone Award Luncheon

2017 Keystone Award Luncheon May 11, 2017

Keystone Partner: Interim HealthCare

Keystone Supporters: Rembolt Ludtke, Immanuel, Home Instead Senior Care, Eastmont Towers, CountryHouse Residence for memory care, and Bridge to Better Living

2017 Seniors Foundation Remembers Award Recipients

Robert Hans                                  Harland Johnson

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The  “Seniors Foundation Remembers” award was created to honor the lives of those (who have passed away) who made Lincoln a city valuing its seniors.

2017 Keystone Award Recipient

Dorothy Applebee


The "Keystone Award" honors a person who has made a significant impact, not only in the lives of seniors today, but has spent time, energy, and effort to provide a lasting benefit for years to come.

Dorothy Applebee has been sharing her musical gifts and sense of humor with others for 75 years. She is a tireless entertainer/volunteer who continues to perform many days of the week (sometimes multiple places in one day) across Lincoln at age 87!

She was a volunteer pianist for Madonna worship services for 18 years, a volunteer church service organist at Tabitha for over 20 years, has played for weekly sing-alongs at Brentwood Estates for over 10 years, accompanied The Landing melodramas for several years, and shares her musical talents for events twice monthly at Homestead Rehabilitation.

Dorothy’s calendar is full – and so is her life and her heart. She continues to be a blessing to so many seniors and is such a great role model for not letting a chronological number make you feel old. Her four children are now also seniors, striving to have half the energy their mother has. Dorothy is a true Lincoln treasure.

Keynote Speaker: Major General Roger Lempke, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, retired USAF officer and past adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard

MC: Mark Taylor Feit, Director of Community Health Charities and former KFOR Radio morning show host


Give to Lincoln Day May 1-31, 2018


Thank you for helping to enrich the lives of seniors in Lincoln & Lancaster County.

The Seniors Foundation enriches lives of Seniors by supporting Aging Partners of Lincoln and Lancaster County. Today we are asking for YOUR support for this year's Give to Lincoln Day.

About Give To Lincoln Day: Support the Seniors Foundation through Give to Lincoln Day 2018. Presented by the Lincoln Community Foundation, Give To Lincoln Day is a month-long giving campaign May 1-31, 2018 that encourages everyone to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations through a single online giving platform.

In 2018, "the day" for Give to Lincoln Day is May 31st, but online donations are actually accepted May 1-31... so you can support seniors in Lincoln & Lancaster County by giving today!

Remember, by giving during this event, every dollar you give will be matched by the Lincoln Community Foundation.

Giving begins May 1!

In addition to supporting Aging Partners and seniors in Lincoln and Lancaster County, the Seniors Foundation was awarded the opportunity to create a "One Campus" concept for serving Seniors and Veterans on the 57-acre VA campus at 70th and O Streets in Lincoln. We are proud to say the VASH (Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing) opened its doors in November 2017! But much hard work lies ahead, and we need your help.

Don't wait -- give today!

You may give in several ways:

  • Make an online donation: -- enter Seniors Foundation or link to our GiveToLincoln page.
  • Mail to: Seniors Foundation, 600 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Make checks payable to Lincoln Community Foundation and please make sure the memo line is for the Seniors Foundation! (must be received by May 30, 2018).
  • Your contribution will be included for matching gift opportunities
  • All gifts will help the Seniors Foundation live into its mission of serving Aging Partners and seniors in Lincoln and Lancaster County


Together, we turn caring into action!

And thank you so much!

2018 Keystone Award Nominations

The Seniors Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County is inviting nominations for its annual Keystone Award. It will be presented Thursday May 17, 2018 during the Keystone Luncheon at the Country Club of Lincoln.

The award will be given to a person, couple or group who has/have provided a lasting legacy that enhances the quality of life of the older adults in our community. The award’s selection committee is looking for nominees that have “...made a significant impact, not only in the lives of seniors today, but have spent time, energy, effort and/or resources to provide a lasting benefit for years to come.”

Past recipients include Helen Boosalis, Gil Savery, Lela Shanks, Jerry Joyce, Joe Hampton, Harland Johnson, Scott Young, R David Wilcox, Dayle Williamson, and Dorothy Applebee.

Deadline: Friday March 30, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Nominations: Submit online here or send by mail to Seniors Foundation 600 S. 70th St. Lincoln, NE 68510.

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