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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Senior-Friendly Spaces are Popping Up Everywhere

August 3, 2016
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Our population is rapidly aging. In fact, the number of American adults over 65 years of age will double between 2000 and 2030. Though most of us don’t want to admit that getting older  comes with physical, mental and lifestyle changes, the fact is, it does. As we age, it can become more difficult to get around, things are harder to read, narrow spaces are more difficult to navigate, and a simple fall can lead to severe medical issues. Luckily, some locales are ahead of the curve and paving the way; here’s a look at how the world around us is becoming more senior-friendly by the minute.

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Great Times at the 2016 Concordia Summer Festival | Photos and Video

August 2, 2016
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Another Concordia Summer Festival is in the books, and we’re happy to announce it was another great one! (Read more for pictures and video)

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Exceptional Stories of Care: Personal Care Testimonials (2016)

July 26, 2016
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Did you know Concordia has 10 senior care locations that offer personal care or assisted living? At any given time, we are serving close to 1,000 seniors in western PA and eastern OH in that one service line alone! For those unsure of what personal care services involve, it is inpatient care where residents receive professional assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and personal hygiene, mobility assistance, wound care, preparation of special nutritional meals or diets, housekeeping, activities, laundry, spiritual care and more.

We hear a lot of great things from our residents and their families, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share a few of those testimonials with you. If you have a good testimonial, leave it in the comments below!

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4 Reasons to Check Out the Concordia Summer Festival (2016)

July 19, 2016
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Holy cow – we blinked and all of the sudden, the Concordia 135th Anniversary Summer Festival is less than two weeks away! Hopefully you already have your calendars marked for Sunday, July 31 from noon – 6 p.m. to join us behind Lund Care Center on the Concordia at Cabot campus (click here for Google Maps directions). If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not you want to check it out, here are a few reasons you should come!

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Another Outstanding Concordia Golf Outing in the Books (2016)

July 12, 2016
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God provided a picture-perfect day Monday as the 13th Annual CLM Golf Classic, benefiting the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, was held at Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia. Temperatures in the upper 80s and bright sunshine kept everyone smiling, and the only thing hotter was the sizzling scores posted by our winning groups! (Read more for photos)

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Home Sweet Home: Finding the Right Senior Living Community

July 6, 2016
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Deciding to make the move into a senior living facility is a major life decision. No matter if you are making the decision for yourself or helping someone close to your heart.

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Camp Erin Pittsburgh 2016 a Huge Success | Photos & Video

July 5, 2016
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There may no activity that better sums up Camp Erin Pittsburgh than “Pick a Side.” Campers collect in the middle of a field, and are asked a question, such as, “Which ice cream flavor is better, chocolate or vanilla?” All the chocolate ice cream fans run to one part of the field, while the vanilla fans run to the opposite side.

As the activity progresses, the questions veer to the serious, and begin addressing the reason the campers are there in the first place. “Was it a friend or a family member who passed away?” “Are you feeling angry or sad about your loss?” “Do you like to talk about the person you lost?” The point, we come to learn, is that as alone as they may feel in their grief, there are others going through the same thoughts, feelings and emotions. Through “Pick a Side,” a camper literally looks to his/her immediate left and knows they aren’t alone – and that’s a powerful realization. (Read more for photos and video)

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Concordia’s Legacy Givers Recognized at Luncheon | Photos

June 28, 2016
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Anytime a group of people who believe strongly in the same thing gather in the same room, a powerful experience can occur. Such was the case on Tuesday, June 21, when nearly 75 members of Concordia’s Legacy Society – reserved for those who intend to provide for Concordia within their estate plans – convened at Butler Country Club for an annual Appreciation Luncheon. (Read more for photos)

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Concordia’s Legacy Givers Recognized at Luncheon | Photos

June 28, 2016
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Anytime a group of people who believe strongly in the same thing gather in the same room, a powerful experience can occur. Such was the case on Tuesday, June 21, when nearly 75 members of Concordia’s Legacy Society – reserved for those who intend to provide for Concordia within their estate plans – convened at Butler Country Club for an annual Appreciation Luncheon. (Read more for photos)

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Staying Safe in the Sun: 5 Summertime Skin Care Tips for Seniors

June 21, 2016
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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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