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2016 Concordia Dog Show Another Doggone Good Time

August 23
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Cats vs. Dogs – it’s a rivalry as old as time. The conflict between our favorite pets has become so passionate over the years that it has even caused division between us humans. After all, we’re all either a dog person or a cat person, right? Whichever pet you believe reigns supreme, odds are, you have a pretty good argument in their favor.

While one could easily argue that cats win the battle for funniest YouTube videos, dogs were the stars of the show at Concordia the other day, as the Cabot Activities Department hosted the 16th annual Dog Days of Summer Dog Show!

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Intercom Devotions: Focusing on Those in Need and Those Giving Care

August 16
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Most people familiar with the senior care services at Concordia know that faith plays an integral part in everything we do. What some people may not realize, however, is the scope of our Chaplaincy Department, which provides spiritual care to the MANY people we care for each year. The numbers are pretty staggering.

In 2015, they visited over 1,000 people in the hospital and 450 in hospice; they conducted over 1,100 worship services and 1,200 Bible studies; and as for the individual prayers with patients and residents, well, those are countless. There are even daily devotions, including email devotions for employees and devotions read over the intercom for residents who can’t leave their rooms.

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Picking the Right Backpack for Your Kids/Grandkids

August 9
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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 - regardless of age.

It's that time of year again when kids will be heading back to school before we know it. For many parents and grandparents, this means it's time to go backpack shopping. But things are a little different than they were years ago, when the biggest decision was which cartoon character you wanted to grace the front or which color you preffered. Did you know that in 2013, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 3,000 children were treated for backpack-related injuries?

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Simple Solutions to Help Pay for Personal Care Expenses

August 10
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Assisted living and personal care are both very important for those who need it, but covering the costs of assisted living or senior assistance can be very difficult for families who are on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are often solutions within the nonprofit community that can help you pay for these services. Here are just a couple solutions to keep in mind.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Senior-Friendly Spaces are Popping Up Everywhere

August 3
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Our population is rapidly aging. In fact, the number of American adults over 65 years of age will double between 2000 and 2030. Though most of us don’t want to admit that getting older  comes with physical, mental and lifestyle changes, the fact is, it does. As we age, it can become more difficult to get around, things are harder to read, narrow spaces are more difficult to navigate, and a simple fall can lead to severe medical issues. Luckily, some locales are ahead of the curve and paving the way; here’s a look at how the world around us is becoming more senior-friendly by the minute.

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Great Times at the 2016 Concordia Summer Festival | Photos and Video

August 2
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Another Concordia Summer Festival is in the books, and we’re happy to announce it was another great one! (Read more for pictures and video)

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Exceptional Stories of Care: Personal Care Testimonials (2016)

July 26
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Did you know Concordia has 10 senior care locations that offer personal care or assisted living? At any given time, we are serving close to 1,000 seniors in western PA and eastern OH in that one service line alone! For those unsure of what personal care services involve, it is inpatient care where residents receive professional assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and personal hygiene, mobility assistance, wound care, preparation of special nutritional meals or diets, housekeeping, activities, laundry, spiritual care and more.

We hear a lot of great things from our residents and their families, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share a few of those testimonials with you. If you have a good testimonial, leave it in the comments below!

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4 Reasons to Check Out the Concordia Summer Festival (2016)

July 19
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Holy cow – we blinked and all of the sudden, the Concordia 135th Anniversary Summer Festival is less than two weeks away! Hopefully you already have your calendars marked for Sunday, July 31 from noon – 6 p.m. to join us behind Lund Care Center on the Concordia at Cabot campus (click here for Google Maps directions). If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not you want to check it out, here are a few reasons you should come!

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Another Outstanding Concordia Golf Outing in the Books (2016)

July 12
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God provided a picture-perfect day Monday as the 13th Annual CLM Golf Classic, benefiting the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, was held at Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia. Temperatures in the upper 80s and bright sunshine kept everyone smiling, and the only thing hotter was the sizzling scores posted by our winning groups! (Read more for photos)

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Home Sweet Home: Finding the Right Senior Living Community

July 6
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Deciding to make the move into a senior living facility is a major life decision. No matter if you are making the decision for yourself or helping someone close to your heart.

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