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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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A Few Questions to Ask Before Considering a Retirement Living Community

July 7
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“Where should I spend my retirement years?” This is a common question for most retirees. When deciding whether or not to move to a retirement living community, your head may be spinning with questions, so it’s important to know the right ones to ask. Below is a list of some questions you should ask yourself when planning your retirement future!

PS – If this topic is something you’re interested in, we’re hosting a seminar on this and related topics Aug. 12 at the Concordia at Cabot location. A panel of retirement community, healthcare, real estate and resident experts will be available to discuss a number of topics. Click here for more information and registration.

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Bicycle Fitness and Common Injuries

June 30
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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.

Bike riding can be a fun activity for all ages. People bike for a variety of reasons: relaxation, to get some exercise, for sport, or to just get from point A to point B. Biking throughout western PA and eastern OH has gained a lot of popularity lately, with the bicycle lanes and trails regularly popping up. Here are a couple tips for bike set up, and also some common injuries seen with cycling.

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7 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors (2015)

June 23
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The summer months bring joy and relaxation to most, but the heat that accompanies it can pose a threat to all ages, particularly seniors. Despite the high heat, summer days can be enjoyed by all! Becoming familiar with the following seven safety tips can help seniors remain safe while enjoying the season.

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Money Management Ideas for Aging Seniors

June 23
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Often times as we grow older, money can bring stress into our lives. It can be tough to make money stretch at any age, but as a senior the challenges are especially unique. Below are some tips to help stretch your money, so that your retirement years can be that much sweeter.

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Companions for Life: Do Pets Help Keep You Healthy as You Age?

June 19
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A growing body of research suggests that senior citizens can benefit from adopting a pet. These benefits can include companionship, a greater likelihood of physical activity, and lower blood pressure. Many seniors prefer adopting older pets who are past their initial rambunctious kitten or puppy years. This benefits both parties - the senior pet owner shouldn’t have much of a challenge housebreaking and training the animal, and older pets, who are often passed over, get the chance to spend their lives in a loving home.

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Reducing Your Risk of Dementia

June 17
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Of all the ailments that old age can bring, dementia is, arguably, one of the most difficult to deal with.  It's not a specific disease, but rather describes a number of symptoms involving the decline of mental ability, including memory loss, that interferes with daily life. Alzheimer's is the most common manifestation. While there is no specific medical treatment to cure dementia, and factors like age and genetics cannot be changed, there are a number of preventative measures that can be taken to aid in memory care for seniors. 

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