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Concordia Resident's Husband Recalls Wife's Time as a Jeopardy! Champion

March 3
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In 2004, Ken Jennings became a household name after setting the record for most consecutive Jeopardy! wins: 75 victories in a row. During that run, his earnings surpassed a whopping $2.5 million. Suffice to say, one can argue that Jennings was defined by his Jeopardy! success.

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5 Potential Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

March 2
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Watching a loved one decline into the clutches of Alzheimer's disease can be devastating. This disease claims memories, but it also robs people of their independence. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in this country; it's also the only cause of death that can't be prevented or cured, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The signs of this debilitating disease often come on slowly, so you may not even notice them at first. However, as the symptoms progress, you can better track and understand what is going on. Here are five potential signs:

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Can Exercise Keep You Young?

February 27
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As we age, it's natural to slow down a bit. Your body simply doesn't move the way it once did, and with afflictions such as arthritis, bad backs and knees, and osteoporosis, it can be hard to get motivated for any kind of exercise. However, that's precisely why you need to get up and get active.

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Exceptional Stories of Care: Patient's Family Member Becomes Dedicated Volunteer

February 24
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A retired Awards Program Coordinator at SAE International and retired hot air balloon pilot of 20 years, Ginny Whipple now enjoys kayaking, fishing, geocaching, and photography. Just under a year ago, however, she added another hobby to her list: volunteering for Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH). Like many who are compelled to donate their time, Ginny experienced GSH care firsthand, as her mother spent her final days at the organization’s Heritage Valley inpatient unit.

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4 Tips to a Healthy Heart

February 24
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February is National Heart Month, which makes now an excellent time to share a few heart healthy tips for seniors. While the four heart healthy tips below are relevant to adults of all ages, they are especially important for seniors with an increased risk of heart-related concerns. These seniors stand to benefit the most from senior living communities and retirement homes, which can provide more healthy living opportunities and activities to their residents.

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4 Ways Personal Care Services can Help Improve Your Quality of Life

February 19
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Sometimes it truly is the simple things in life that matter most, and that we occasionally take for granted. When speaking of the quality of life for seniors, a little extra help each and every day can go a long way towards maintaining peace of mind. Many seniors may be unaware of the assistance available to them when it comes to personal care. Below are just a few advantages to reaching out for a little extra help.

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5 Tips for Living With CHF | Video

February 18
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 5.1 million Americans living with heart disease. But that doesn’t mean those individuals can’t live happy, productive lives – especially if they can avoid setbacks. Concordia hopes this video and program can help.

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What does Lent actually mean?

February 17
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Today's post was written by Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being, especially during the Lenten Season. Enjoy!

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Keeping Your Mind Active as You Age

February 16
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The stereotype of the old person losing their memory and mental faculties is an old and tired one, but with as many as 5.1 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, a vast majority of which are over the age of 65, it's a stereotype that has some truth to it. Other forms of dementia are relatively common among older senior citizens as well. While that can be a scary thought, it doesn't happen to everybody who gets older.

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White Paper | Preparing for Your Move into a Senior Living Community

February 16
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Moving to a senior living community is often an exciting time. However, amidst all the activity of moving into your new home, you need to be sure that you are prepared for the changes that come along with it. Get started preparing for your big move with help from our white paper.

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