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Concordia Blog - 2017

How to Talk to a Parent about Moving to an Assisted Living Community

October 20
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Talking to parents about moving to a nursing home or assisted living community can be one of the harder tasks a child will ever have to undertake. Here at Concordia, we understand what you are going through and how heart-wrenching it may be.  When older seniors have an unrealistic view about their future and their ability to care for themselves, it makes this conversation even more difficult. However, when it's evident that a parent needs 24/7 care in a specialized facility and/or it's unsafe for them to be without supervision, it's a topic that needs to be addressed for your loved one's wellbeing. 

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Call to Care: Simple and Profound (Part 2)

October 17
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is a part of our "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

Dr. Kenneth Haugk, in his caregiving book, “Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart,” lists several ways to relate to suffering people that builds them up rather than tears them down. Caring for suffering people is not always easy and is often challenging, but it is possible.

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2017 Concordia Oktoberfest Was One for the Ages

October 10
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To say it was a blast would be an understatement: It was another Concordia Oktoberfest for the ages, as we hosted well over 1,600 guests for an evening of fun, food, fellowship and fireworks!

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The Benefits of Living at a Retirement Community

October 9
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Many adults in their retirement years have considered living at a retirement community. This thought may cross your mind for many reasons: the burden of housework has become more than just a casual annoyance, the winter driving starts to feel more hazardous, the neighborhood doesn’t feel as safe as it once did, a health scare or fall has made you a little less confident – the list could go on.

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A Beautiful Day for the 2017 GSH Memorial Walk

October 3
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September came to a close with a beautiful, autumn day at Saxony Farm Estate, in Saxonburg, with the Second Annual Good Samaritan Hospice Walk. Those in attendance walked a little more than a mile around the quiet farm in memory of their lost loved ones.

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Grand Opening Event at Highpointe

September 26
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Being an organization that has been serving others for over 135 years, there is no shortage of events in our past that were worth celebrating. Thanks to the grace of God, we were able to celebrate another milestone on September 23, 2017: The Grand Opening of Highpointe at Rebecca!

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Concordia at Sumner 2017 Fall Fashion Show | Photos

September 19
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Concordia at Sumner hosted their Second Annual Fashion Show fundraiser on Sunday, September 17 at St. George’s Fellowship Hall in Fairlawn, Ohio and wow - the ladies rocked the runway! The event impressed all those in attendance with a combination of fashions, fun and fellowship – all for a good cause. Proceeds benefitted their new Garden of Prayer on the senior community’s campus.

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The Benefits of Adaptive Medical Equipment At Home

September 14
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If your loved one is set on remaining in his or her house for as long as possible, and is not quite ready for a retirement community, assisted living facility or nursing home, adaptive equipment can help to make things easier. As your loved one gets older, everyday tasks such as getting dressed, bathing and eating can become challenging. Adaptive equipment can be one of the solutions.

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A Busy 2017 Autumn Event Season Planned at Concordia

September 12
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While the OFFICIAL start of autumn comes on September 22, let’s be honest: it really started the moment the first pumpkin spice latte of the year was served. At Concordia, the season starts when we host our first fall event of the year, which is in less than a week!

From now until December, there are MANY events that are open to the community at a number of Concordia locations. Fun, educational, inspiring – we have something for everyone this year. For the complete list, visit our Events & News page here, but below is a preview of just a few that you may be interested in. We hope to see you at a few!

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National Grandparents Day 2017: Why Our Seniors Deserve Our Greatest Respect

September 5
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Did you know National Grandparents Day is just around the corner, on September 10, 2017? We have a LOT of grandparents at Concordia, whether they are in a retirement community, nursing home, personal care/assisted living facility or living at their own house and receiving in-home care. Some are biological grandparents, but many are “adopted” grandparents who have served that caring role for many people in their lives. And National Grandparents Day is for them as well. Make sure you take some time this week to celebrate accordingly!

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