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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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Another Great Year at Camp Erin Pittsburgh

June 17
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A little rain wasn’t enough to stop the campers and volunteers at Camp Erin Pittsburgh from having an excellent weekend – and learning a few things about life and dealing with grief.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Seniors (2015)

June 16
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Father's Day is this coming weekend - are you having trouble picking out a gift? When it comes to dads and grandpas, deciding on a gift can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be; just consider his interests, hobbies, and desires. Whatever you decide on, try to choose a gift that the two of you can enjoy together. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas and activities that your aging loved one might enjoy.

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How Summer Weather & Outdoor Activities Benefit Seniors – Slideshow

June 9
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All throughout the year, hundreds of seniors from all across the country struggle with staying active and feelings of isolation. With the summer months and warmer weather in our midst, nothing quite combats these feelings better than spending a few minutes outdoors.

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Allegheny Valley Resident Goes From Knee Replacement to Retirement Apartment - And Has Never Been Happier

June 9
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JoAnn Paulenda had been familiar with Concordia at Cabot for most of her life. Between being a member at nearby John Huss Lutheran Church and visiting friends and loved ones, she had been to the campus a number of times. In 2011, after having both knees replaced at the age of 70, she became the person that friends and family visited, as she spent six weeks in the Lund Care Center rehabilitating.

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Over 600 Attend Concordia's 2015 Fishing Derby | Photos

June 2
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One word can sum up the 2015 Concordia Fishing Derby for Kids: Wow!

At last year’s fishing derby, we were hoping for 200 people to come – and we ended up with over 350. So this year, we decided to aim high and plan for 500, with the hope that we could get a few more people than in 2014… Unbelievably, over 600 people came to Saxony Farm Estate on Saturday!

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Breathing Easy: How to Help Seniors Survive Allergy Season – Infographic

May 29
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The sun is shining, birds are chirping and the signs of spring are all around us. However, not everyone is rejoicing. For a growing number of us, springtime allergies can provide discomfort quite like no other and keep us from enjoying the change of the season.

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