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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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Camp Erin Pittsburgh 2016 a Huge Success | Photos & Video

July 5
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There may no activity that better sums up Camp Erin Pittsburgh than “Pick a Side.” Campers collect in the middle of a field, and are asked a question, such as, “Which ice cream flavor is better, chocolate or vanilla?” All the chocolate ice cream fans run to one part of the field, while the vanilla fans run to the opposite side.

As the activity progresses, the questions veer to the serious, and begin addressing the reason the campers are there in the first place. “Was it a friend or a family member who passed away?” “Are you feeling angry or sad about your loss?” “Do you like to talk about the person you lost?” The point, we come to learn, is that as alone as they may feel in their grief, there are others going through the same thoughts, feelings and emotions. Through “Pick a Side,” a camper literally looks to his/her immediate left and knows they aren’t alone – and that’s a powerful realization. (Read more for photos and video)

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Concordia’s Legacy Givers Recognized at Luncheon | Photos

June 28
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Anytime a group of people who believe strongly in the same thing gather in the same room, a powerful experience can occur. Such was the case on Tuesday, June 21, when nearly 75 members of Concordia’s Legacy Society – reserved for those who intend to provide for Concordia within their estate plans – convened at Butler Country Club for an annual Appreciation Luncheon. (Read more for photos)

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Staying Safe in the Sun: 5 Summertime Skin Care Tips for Seniors

June 21
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Summertime brings a wealth of outdoor activities that seniors can enjoy, from hiking to tennis to just relaxing in the sun. But summer also heightens the importance of skin care. Here are some ways that seniors can protect their skin while still getting the most out of the summer.

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Like Having a Nurse in the Family: Concordia's Continuum of Care Helps South Hills Resident

June 14
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Below is a story published in the June 2016 issue of Faith in Caring magazine (click here to check out the full issue online) on how a gentleman who lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh rehabbed with both Concordia inpatient care and Concordia Visiting Nurses, and is in the best shape he's been in quite some time because of it! To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, message us through the contact form on our website or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!

Clarence Betzler has been married to his wife Helen for 62 years. For 55 of those years, the couple has lived in Mt. Lebanon and created enough memories together to fill a book.

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Concordia's Summer Event Calendar is Full Again

June 7
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In western PA/eastern OH, we definitely get to experience all four of the seasons – some admittedly last a little longer than we might like (cough, winter, cough…). But as the saying goes, without the sour, the sweet ain’t as sweet! Needless to say, we at Concordia are excited for the sweet summer.

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Call to Care: Creating a Safe Place (Part 3)

May 31
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is part 19 of the "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

In his Christian caregiving book Don't Sing Songs To A Heavy Heart, Dr. Kenneth Haugk says that there are things you can do to create a safe place for those who are suffering. When suffering people know they can talk with you and truly be accepted, you are giving them a precious gift. That happens when the suffering person knows you are a safe place for them to feel as bad as they need to feel at that moment. If you are comfortable with their pain, they will be comfortable sharing it with you. In two prior blogs posts (part 1 and part 2), we have looked at several aspects to this process. Today we look at the last four.

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Talmadge Pavilion Dedicated at Cabot Campus | Video

May 24
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Along Concordia’s 135-year history, many people have helped shape and mold us into the place we are today: one of the 40 largest nonprofit, award-winning Aging Services Networks in the country; a financially-strong organization that is guided solely by our faith-based mission of serving others.

On Sunday, May 15, a new pavilion on the Concordia at Cabot campus was dedicated to one of those special people - Larry Talmadge. Larry served at Concordia for 18 years, most recently as Vice President of Retirement Living, before his untimely passing two years ago from Hodgkins lymphoma. (Read more for video)

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