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Maintaining Your Youth Even As You Age

May 21
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Age, they say, is little more than a number. While this might not be technically true, staying young can be tied to your state of mind. There may not be a Fountain of Youth – at least not one that has been discovered - but there are things you can do to help stave off feeling old for as long as possible.

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Call to Care: Avoiding “Pink Thinking” (part 2)

May 19
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is part 16 of the "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

"Pink Thinking" is a term used by Dr. Kenneth Hauk in his book Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart to describe caregivers who think their role is to get a suffering person out of despair by helping them to "look on the bright side." Although well intended, "Pink Thinking" denies a person's suffering and glosses over their pain.

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Keeping Your Mobility as You Age

May 18
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When it comes to mobility as you age, the cliché “if you don’t use it you are likely to lose it” is often true. In fact, one of the reasons that mobility tends to decrease in retirement is not only due to the aging process—but to the fact that many seniors become far more sedentary once they retire. Turn to the tips below to stay mobile as you age. Even if all of the tips do not work for your current level of physical fitness, consult your physician to determine a solution that is best for you.

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Gender’s Influence on the Most Common Senior Health Concerns

May 15
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The Battle of the Sexes is nothing if not persistent. From youth on, the differences among men and women are constantly present. This is perhaps no better demonstrated than in our golden years: men and women often face different health issues as they grow older.

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National Nursing Home Week 2015 - A Letter From the President

May 12
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Happy National Nursing Home Week -- and for those Concordia employees reading, Happy Employee Appreciation Week! Each year at Concordia, we take this week as an opportunity to show our staff how much they are appreciated with a special treat each day of the week. Bagels, cookies, sandwiches, veggie trays, a cookout; we even give a cool gift each year (this year, it's a hoodie or fleece)! We value our staff every day, but hey, who doesn't want a good reason to have a cookout?

For the occasion, Concordia President & CEO Keith Frndak wrote a letter to our staff, and we wanted to share it with you all today. Thank you all for your continued support of what we do - care for those in need. Enjoy, and leave a comment here or on our Facebook page if you'd like!

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10th Annual Fashion Show a Big Success | Photos

May 5
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Monday morning quarterbacking applies to more than pro-football. For the nearly 300 people who attended last Saturday’s Concordia Fashion Show, the buzz continues – and the comments are worth repeating.

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Concordia Volunteers Make a Difference in the Lives of Thousands

April 28
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Too often, it goes without saying that nonprofits like Concordia couldn’t carry out their mission nearly as well or serve nearly as many people without the help of dedicated volunteers. But during the month of April – National Volunteer Appreciation Month – we all take a moment to pause and say “thank you.”

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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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