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5 Simple Steps to Fighting the Effects of Diabetes

April 22
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Diabetes is a common disorder in which the body's blood sugar is too high. With type 1 diabetes, this is because the body is unable to produce insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin daily in order to live. With type 2 diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin correctly. Type 2 diabetes is the more common type of the disorder, and it often develops later in life.

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5 Common Springtime Injuries to Avoid

April 21
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Today's post was written by Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life.

With spring in full bloom, many of us are ready to get out and moving. After being cooped up and unable to participate in some of our favorite sports and recreational activities, our bodies forget how strenuous they can be.

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Long-Term Care – Infographic

April 17
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As we age, even the simplest daily activities we take for granted in our youth may become difficult. When everyday life becomes too hard for us to handle on our own, many people elect to seek out long-term care services. These services make everyday activities easier, and allow seniors to have more comfort in their later years.

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Combating Osteoporosis as You Age

April 16
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Osteoporosis is a loss of calcium in the bones that causes them to become weak and brittle. At its worst, it can cause bones to fracture after a mild fall or even a sudden movement. Osteoporosis is most common among women after menopause, but it can affect men and women of any race.

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The Secrets to Staying Active as You Age | White Paper

April 14
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Getting older is a way of life - a fact that there is simply no way around. However, the reality of growing older doesn’t have to mean you have to be left feeling old. Giving yourself a little get up and go may be all it takes to keep you moving well into your senior years.

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Put Some Spring in Your Step with These Outdoor Exercises

April 9
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As the sun begins to break through the clouds and spring is nearing full bloom, now is the time to escape your wintertime blues and soak up the springtime sun. Check out some of these fun-filled activities that can help you enjoy the warmer weather this season!

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Concordia to Host 2015 Fishing Derby for Kids

April 7
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For most of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Trout Season will officially start on Saturday, April 18. Why does this matter at Concordia? Well, besides the fact that a lot of our residents and staff members enjoy fishing, it means we’re getting close to our Fishing Derby for Kids!

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5 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Retirement

April 2
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For many seniors, there's a natural letdown when they reach retirement.  They spend their whole life preparing for, and saving for the day when they can retire, and then they find the moment bittersweet.  Many folks find themselves at a loss for what to do; the job they spent so many hours working, in hopes of not having to one day, is often all they know.  Their coworkers may not be friends, but they are often the people they're most comfortable interacting with.  The free time they've spent decades dreaming about is here, but they don't know how to appreciate it.

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That's What Friends Are For: 16 Concordia Residents All Come From Same Church

March 31
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Below is a story published in a previous issue of Faith in Caring magazine (click here to see the March 2015 issue) on how a group of 16 residents at Concordia of the South Hills were all members of the same church prior to moving to the retirement community! To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, contact us here or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!

If you asked someone unfamiliar with Concordia of the South Hills what “The Bower Hill Gang” is, guesses could range from a rowdy group of soccer fans to something out of The Little Rascals.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Senior Financial Abuse

March 24
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In the technological age we’re in, millions of people fall victim to financial fraud every year, and many don’t even realize it’s happened until it’s too late. There are many different types of fraud, ranging from telemarketing scams to insurance fraud and identity theft. One common type of fraud is elder financial abuse, which is also one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse.

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