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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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Stroke Awareness Month Part 2: Coping with the Aftermath

May 27
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May is Stroke Awareness Month, making now an excellent time to discuss how life can change, post-stroke. Strokes affect everyone a bit differently, so some roads to recovery will be longer than others. The most important part is that the stroke survivor, close friends and family, and primary caretakers have a clear understanding of what to expect.

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Stroke Awareness Month Part 1: Preventing a Stroke

May 20
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As we age, most of us imagine living our golden years to the fullest extent. Whether that’s traveling the world, spending time with our loved ones or simply reconnecting with old friends, our retirement is meant to be free from stress and worry. While thousands of us are able to live out this dream, it’s not a reality for all, and even the most relaxing retirements can be thrown off course in a matter of moments.

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2016 Concordia Fashion Show Attendees Enjoy Every Minute | Photos

May 17
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The reviews are in and once again those who attended Concordia Fashion Show 2016 are saying they enjoyed every minute. (Read more for photos)

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National Nursing Home Week 2016 - A Letter from the President

May 13
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If you don’t follow Concordia on Twitter or Facebook, a) why not?, and b) you may not realize that this week has doubled as National Nursing Home Week and Employee Appreciation Week! While we always take our responsibility to care for our patients/residents seriously, we also like to have some fun – especially this week. Each day, employees received a special treat (bagels, sandwiches, ice cream sundaes, etc) and got to dress down according to a different theme (Disney, patriotic, super hero, etc). We have TONS of pictures on our Facebook page that you need to check right now.

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Concordia Introduces Monthly Giving Program: Concordia Loyalty Circle

May 10
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Joining the Concordia Loyalty Circle is a prayerful way to show your commitment to Concordia’s mission all year round.

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Lake Saxony Tested by 700 Visitors at 2016 Concordia Fishing Derby | Photos

May 10
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The 2016 version of the Concordia Fishing Derby for Kids looked a lot like the 2015 event – but with EVEN MORE kids and families. Over 700 people came to Lake Saxony at Saxony Farm Estate on Saturday! Come to think of it, this event has grown every year since we started in 2014.

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Through the Eyes of a Caregiver: The Bumpy Road of Emotions

May 4
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When a loved one falls ill, family members are usually asked to step up to the plate to aid their family. However, there is almost always one family member who takes on the bulk of the care. As the primary caregiver you not only have to manage all aspects of your loved one’s care, but you will be the one to keep your family up-to-date. This can create a bumpy road of emotions. While caring for your loved one in their time of need can be quite stressful, it can also open up your relationship to a new emotional level. Remember, as a caregiver your level of stress reflects on who you are caring for so strive to keep your cool.

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Don't Let Alzheimer’s Stop You from Seeing the World

May 11
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An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is a life-altering moment that seriously affects one’s plans for their own future as well as their emotional well-being. One of the most important aspects of coping with this disease is to rediscover fun activities and places that help you relax.

Traveling is a great way to relax and relieve stress. You, as a patient or your loved ones battling the condition, may worry about the practicality of traveling with this disease. Here are a few tips on traveling with Alzheimer’s.

Be sure to check with your healthcare professional before booking any travel plans, to make sure you or your loved one are healthy enough to take a trip.

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It's Gardening Season! Tips to Avoid Common Injuries

May 3
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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.

Spring has finally sprung and so has gardening season! With the thoughts of a beautiful lawn and garden in mind, we all set out with the best intentions. However, many of us tend to over-work our muscles and joints that we have not used much over the winter months. Because of this, springtime brings a number of common injuries.

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