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Top 10 Concordia Blog Posts of 2015

December 30, 2015
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It was another great year at Concordia – and we are so blessed to count you as supporters and members of our extended family. As we look back at 2015, we thought it would be neat to compile our Top 10 most popular posts for the year. Hint: Pictures were REALLY popular this year!

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6 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Caregivers

December 29, 2015
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According to reports, there are around 34 million Americans who provide unpaid care to a 50+ year-old friend or relative in their home. Of those, nearly 10 percent of the caregivers are over the age of 75. And if you ask any of them if their job is easy, you’re likely to be met with a confused look.

At Concordia, we understand the rewards and difficulties of caring for a senior loved one on your own. And while we want you to know that we are always here if needed, we also want your loved one to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible.

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Year-End Charitable IRA Rollover can Benefit Donors

December 23, 2015
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Exciting news from the end-of-year Season of Hope campaign!

The Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 has been signed into law. The package makes permanent a number of provisions that have previously gone through a constant cycle where they expired at the end of a given year, only to have Congress extend them for a limited time. One of many provisions made permanent by this bill is the Charitable IRA Rollover.

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Power of Active Aging – White Paper

December 22, 2015
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It’s no secret that aging can bring its share of challenges. Our health, mental wellbeing, and physical capabilities can all deteriorate with age if we are not careful, but there is an answer.

Seniors who remain active as they age can avoid the most common obstacles associated with aging, improving their physical wellbeing as well as their mental acuity and stability. Physical and mental wellbeing aside, active seniors are much more likely to engage in a healthy lifestyle while being surrounded by caregivers, friends and their family.

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The Christmas Tree Speaks Out

December 22, 2015
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From the Concordia Family to yours: Merry Christmas! Today's article was written by Concordia Chaplain Charlie Lentner, who is based out of Concordia at Sumner in Copley, OH. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being, especially around this time of year. Enjoy!

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Being Social for Better Senior Health

December 16, 2015
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When you retire, it’s important to make social interaction a part of your routine, since it is beneficial for your physical and emotional health. However, not heading to the office or getting out and about every day can severely limit how often we interact with our communities – leaving many seniors missing out on all the health benefits our social connections can provide. Luckily, there is a solution for seniors to stay social no matter how old they are.

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2015 Concordia Live Nativity a Success | Photos

December 15, 2015
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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

The Concordia Live Nativity was once again a great event this year. With so many people coming and going, it’s difficult to get a good count of how many people stopped by – but we certainly were never bored! Below is a slideshow with a BUNCH of photos from the event.

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89-Year-Old Musician Playing at Concordia's Live Nativity

December 8, 2015
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Concordia’s Third Annual Live Nativity is THIS Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4-7 p.m. on the Concordia at Cabot campus! And while there are a bunch of reasons you and your family should check it out, one in particular is to see how involved our incredible residents get with this event. Narrating, building, singing, promoting, handbelling, decorating – they take part in nearly every aspect.

While we’d love to feature them all, below is a story on one resident in particular who lends his musical talent.

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Staying Healthy Over the Holiday Season

December 8, 2015
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The holiday season is a happy time of year for most seniors, but it can also be very stressful. People are running themselves ragged to get ready for holiday gatherings and trips, and they’re probably around crowds more often than during any other time of the year. On top of that, the weather is colder - sometimes dangerously so. With all that in mind, it’s really no wonder why people tend to get sick during November and December.

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#GivingTuesday and the Season of Hope

December 1, 2015
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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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