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What Exactly is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

March 15, 2011
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Despite our best efforts, we in the senior care field are occasionally guilty of assuming everyone knows the definitions of everything we talk about (much like other industries). Case in point: Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs as we often refer to them.

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Balance Exercises for Seniors

March 8, 2011
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Every year, many seniors are hospitalized from falls usually due to loss of balance. Loss of balance typically comes from a lack of body strength and energy, which can often be improved by doing simple exercises around the house.

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8 Nutrition Tips for Seniors

March 1, 2011
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Happy National Nutrition Month!

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7 Movie Recommendations for the Young at Heart

February 22, 2011
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With the Academy Awards set for this Sunday, we're taking a look at a few of the favorite movies of those who call Concordia home. Some were award winners, some were box office hits and a few fall somewhere in between.

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10 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Have a Memory-Impairing Disease

February 15, 2011
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Identifying when an aging parent or grandparent may be developing a memory-impairing disease such as Alzheimer's is not an easy task especially considering how many people disregard the indicators as "normal signs of aging."

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5 Activities to Get Grandma and Grandpa Talking

February 8, 2011
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When it comes to spending quality time with our aging parents or grandparents, there's one activity that never gets old: talking. With a life's worth of great stories to tell, sometimes all it takes is the right activity and the questions to get the conversation started.

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Concordia Accepts Excellence in Quality Care Award

February 1, 2011
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We're a tad late on this one but still wanted to post it (scroll down for the video). At a ceremony on Jan. 6, PA Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall presented Concordia Vice President of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Charlene Kline with the inaugural Excellence in Quality Care Award.

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Charitable Gift Annuities Offer Unique Opportunity for Donors

January 25, 2011
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Nonprofit organizations like Concordia rely on a number of sources for revenue to carry out their respective missions operations, investments, grants, etc. Another major pathway for income is through donations.

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Tips for Non-Professional Caregivers

January 18, 2011
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As Alzheimer's and related illnesses continue to affect more individuals, the number of non-professional caregivers continues to grow as well. Non-professional caregivers can sometimes feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the needs of their loved one with diminished reasoning abilities.

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Financial Factors When Considering a Move to a Retirement Community

January 11, 2011
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For anyone considering whether to move to a retirement community or stay in their current home, financial implications are always near the top of their list of concerns. And while there are typically several payment options at most communities, the same factors should be evaluated.

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