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A "Novel" Gift Idea

August 25
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August may seem way too early to think about Christmas presents, but we are officially only four months away (to the day)! Plus, Richard Sater, who has previously written for Concordia about coping with grief and how he cared for his wife, Dolores, and her struggle with Parkinson’s disease, had a gift idea to share that requires some time and planning.

So this year, consider a present for your family that ensures it will be a Christmas they’ll remember. It’s a gift that can even be made at home or in a retirement community - so you won’t have to brave any crowded shopping malls! Enjoy…

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15th Annual Concordia Dog Show a Hit with Residents, Community | Photos

August 18
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Depending on which source you turn to, the formula for calculating dog years to human years can vary quite a bit. One formula says to use 10.5 dog years per human year for the first 2 years, then 4 dog years per human year for each year after…. And by that math, the Concordia Dog Show just hit the ripe age of 73!

If you didn’t do the math in your head yet, that would be 15 years. :)

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Call to Care: Creating a Safe Place

August 11
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is part 17 of the "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

In chapter 11 of his book on how to care for and relate to people who are suffering entitled Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart, Dr. Kenneth Haugk discusses the topic of "Creating a Safe Place." In this chapter, he says that people who are hurting respond and open up more to caregivers who create a safe place for them to do so.

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Avoiding the Most Common Summertime Health Risks

August 10
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Summer comes with a unique set of health hazards for seniors. From heat exhaustion to dehydration to bug bites, the effects of enjoying the season can be unpleasant and even dangerous. Seniors should take special care to avoid the pitfalls of summer, so they can remain as comfortable and healthy as possible. Even people who live in senior care communities should be aware of the hazards to avoid. The following are a few of the most common summertime health risks and ways to prevent them.   

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Senior Living Community

August 6
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When investigating senior living in Pittsburgh PA, there are a few features to watch for that can help ensure that you settle in the right place, with the right atmosphere, and the right community of neighbors. Usually settling into a senior community is a situation that is fairly long-term, since seniors tend to change homes less frequently than younger people. With this being the case, it is essential that the first choice is the right one, and that it provides everything needed to make the new community member comfortable and satisfied in his/her new surroundings.

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What is Occupational Therapy?

August 4
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Today's post was written by Concordia Occupational Therapist Terry Letzelter, who has worked in the field for 30 years. Thanks to clinicians like Terry and others at Concordia, we have the expertise and resources to help get our patients back to life.

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2015 Summer Festival Draws Over 800 | Photos

July 28
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After 134 years of hosting Summer Festivals, one would think they would start to lose their appeal... but for some reason, they continue to draw tons of people to sleepy Cabot, PA, year after year! On Sunday, we hosted around 800 residents, family members, staff and community members.

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Get Yer Country On At The Concordia Summer Festival

July 21
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Howdy partners! Git yer calendars marked for Concordia Lutheran Ministries 134th Annual Summer Festival: Goin’ Country! The shindig takes place on July 26 at the Cabot Campus in the Lund Care Center back yard. Festival fun is scheduled to begin at noon and carry on until 6 p.m., with games and activities for the youngsters all day long.

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Weather Holds Off for 2015 Concordia Golf Outing | Photos

July 14
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With the weather we’ve had in western PA over the last month and a half (only a handful of sunny days since June 1?!), we knew it was going to be a coin flip as to whether or not ponchos would be part of the dress code at the 12th Annual Concordia Golf Outing on Monday at Treesdale Golf and Country Club.

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Helping Your Loved One Embrace Senior Care – Video

July 13
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As our senior loved ones age, their acceptance of a helping hand may not always come easy. Caring for an aging family member or friend can be challenging, particularly if he or she feels that receiving some extra assistance is invading their personal independence.

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