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Great Times at the Annual Concordia Oktoberfest

October 4, 2011
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Not even rain and 40-degree temperatures could stop 800+ residents, staff and community members from coming out to the Annual Concordia Oktoberfest on Saturday.

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Autumn Nutrition Tips

September 27, 2011
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Autumn's crisp colors, cool winds and sunny afternoons make it an ideal time to celebrate this beautiful season's abundance. The fall gives us foods in vibrant orange, yellow and red hues, in the form of pumpkins, squash and apples. Best of all, these harvest foods are packed with nutritional value.

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Charitable Giving: Four ways to make a charitable gift

September 20, 2011
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Like other nonprofit organizations, Concordia Lutheran Ministries relies on the generosity of donors to help fulfill its mission of caring for others. Many people choose to contribute their time and resources in support of their charitable interests. Today, it is important to carefully consider your gifts and make them in the most cost-effective ways. This post will briefly cover four of the most common ways to make a charitable gift.

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Concordia Sees More People Reserving Rooms for Rehabilitation

September 13, 2011
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On the game show "Family Feud," contestants have to guess the most popular responses to a survey-type question posted to 100 people. For example, if the category were "Things you would make reservations for," the top three results would most likely be flights, restaurants and hotel rooms.

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Fall Season Brings Many Happenings Around Concordia

September 6, 2011
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Every year around this time, the calendar at Concordia Lutheran Ministries reaches its breaking point, as events and activities at the various locations fill the schedule. The following happenings are open to the public please don't hesitate to get in touch with any of the contact people.

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Concordia's Humble Beginnings (part 2)

August 30, 2011
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In celebration of Concordia's 130th anniversary of service, we're periodically posting excerpts from our history book, along with some historical pictures of the organization. Additionally, each issue of our magazine, called Faith in Caring, for this year will feature a page on our continually shaping history.

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A Beautiful Weekend for Camp Good SAM

August 23, 2011
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Thirty five kids spent last weekend at Camp Good SAM, a Good Samaritan Hospice-sponsored bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one. The weekend is much like a "regular" summer camp, filled with activities like swimming, crafts, campfires and the like, but it also lets children ages 6 12 know their grief is normal and helps them face their loss. Thanks to community support, grants, and organizational sponsorships, Camp Good SAM is free.

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Stories of Care: Concordia Rehab Gets Two Patients Back to Life

August 16, 2011
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Below is a version of a story that appeared in the first issue of our new Faith in Caring magazine. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, e-mail us here or call 724.352.1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy!

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What Do Chaplains Do?

August 9, 2011
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Concordia Lutheran Ministries is a faith-based organization that not only addresses physical but spiritual needs as well. That's why in addition to nurses, aides and therapists, etc., there is also a staff of chaplains on board. Most people know what nurses, aides and therapists do, but what about chaplains? Good question.

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Around 700 Enjoy Concordia 130th Anniversary Summer Festival

August 2, 2011
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On a picture perfect summer afternoon last Sunday, July 31, an estimated 700 residents/patients (including independent/retirement living, personal care and skilled nursing), staff, family and community members assembled behind the Lund Care Center for the Concordia 130th Anniversary Summer Festival.

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