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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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Holiday Safety Tips from Concordia (2015)

November 24, 2015
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and since many people start REALLY planning and decorating for Christmas this weekend, we wanted to give you a few safety tips to help keep you and your family safe and happy this season!

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Community Invited to "Adopt" a Concordia Resident for Christmas

November 17, 2015
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Did you know there are around 1.5 million charitable organizations in the United States? And if you are like most people, you probably have quite a few of them asking for gifts or help this time of year. We have a number of opportunities for those wishing to give to Concordia this season (visit www.CLMSeasonofHope.com for info), and one in particular is pretty fun! It’s called “Adopt A Resident.”

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Happy Veterans Day: Concordia Resident Discusses His Time at the Berlin Wall

November 10, 2015
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Right now, over 275 veterans call one of Concordia’s 12 locations home – and we are proud and honored to serve so many courageous men and women. While we wish we could highlight every single one of them, today we have the story of one in particular: Larry R., one of the 17 veterans who call Concordia of Fox Chapel home.

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Concordia Kicks Off Inaugural Season of Hope

November 6, 2015
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On Sunday, Nov. 1, Concordia Lutheran Ministries launched its first-ever Season of Hope giving campaign! Concordia’s Season of Hope is a time to reflect on our blessings and look ahead to the coming year filled with God’s love and hope. Indeed, we are hopeful that Concordia’s high quality, faith-based care brings sincere peace and lasting joy into the hearts of those God calls us to minister to.

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