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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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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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