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Stroke Awareness Month Part 1: Preventing a Stroke

May 20, 2016
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As we age, most of us imagine living our golden years to the fullest extent. Whether that’s traveling the world, spending time with our loved ones or simply reconnecting with old friends, our retirement is meant to be free from stress and worry. While thousands of us are able to live out this dream, it’s not a reality for all, and even the most relaxing retirements can be thrown off course in a matter of moments.

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2016 Concordia Fashion Show Attendees Enjoy Every Minute | Photos

May 17, 2016
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The reviews are in and once again those who attended Concordia Fashion Show 2016 are saying they enjoyed every minute. (Read more for photos)

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National Nursing Home Week 2016 - A Letter from the President

May 13, 2016
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If you don’t follow Concordia on Twitter or Facebook, a) why not?, and b) you may not realize that this week has doubled as National Nursing Home Week and Employee Appreciation Week! While we always take our responsibility to care for our patients/residents seriously, we also like to have some fun – especially this week. Each day, employees received a special treat (bagels, sandwiches, ice cream sundaes, etc) and got to dress down according to a different theme (Disney, patriotic, super hero, etc). We have TONS of pictures on our Facebook page that you need to check right now.

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Concordia Introduces Monthly Giving Program: Concordia Loyalty Circle

May 10, 2016
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Joining the Concordia Loyalty Circle is a prayerful way to show your commitment to Concordia’s mission all year round.

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Lake Saxony Tested by 700 Visitors at 2016 Concordia Fishing Derby | Photos

May 10, 2016
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The 2016 version of the Concordia Fishing Derby for Kids looked a lot like the 2015 event – but with EVEN MORE kids and families. Over 700 people came to Lake Saxony at Saxony Farm Estate on Saturday! Come to think of it, this event has grown every year since we started in 2014.

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Through the Eyes of a Caregiver: The Bumpy Road of Emotions

May 4, 2016
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When a loved one falls ill, family members are usually asked to step up to the plate to aid their family. However, there is almost always one family member who takes on the bulk of the care. As the primary caregiver you not only have to manage all aspects of your loved one’s care, but you will be the one to keep your family up-to-date. This can create a bumpy road of emotions. While caring for your loved one in their time of need can be quite stressful, it can also open up your relationship to a new emotional level. Remember, as a caregiver your level of stress reflects on who you are caring for so strive to keep your cool.

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Don't Let Alzheimer’s Stop You from Seeing the World

May 11, 2016
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An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is a life-altering moment that seriously affects one’s plans for their own future as well as their emotional well-being. One of the most important aspects of coping with this disease is to rediscover fun activities and places that help you relax.

Traveling is a great way to relax and relieve stress. You, as a patient or your loved ones battling the condition, may worry about the practicality of traveling with this disease. Here are a few tips on traveling with Alzheimer’s.

Be sure to check with your healthcare professional before booking any travel plans, to make sure you or your loved one are healthy enough to take a trip.

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It's Gardening Season! Tips to Avoid Common Injuries

May 3, 2016
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Today's post was written by Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life.

Spring has finally sprung and so has gardening season! With the thoughts of a beautiful lawn and garden in mind, we all set out with the best intentions. However, many of us tend to over-work our muscles and joints that we have not used much over the winter months. Because of this, springtime brings a number of common injuries.

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4 Benefits of Volunteering (Happy National Volunteer Month!)

April 26, 2016
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Did you know that April has been National Volunteer Appreciation Month? We’re grateful for our volunteers all year round, but we had a number of special events this month just to say “thank you” for all of their hard work. This year, one of those events was a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at our Cabot campus – where staff members served over 175 volunteers!

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Why Fishing is a Great Activity for Kids

April 19, 2016
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Have you marked your calendars and registered yet for the 2016 Concordia Fishing Derby for kids 14 and under? If not, what are you waiting for?! This year’s event will be Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Saxony Farm Estate. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available, and prizes will be awarded. A limited number of fishing poles will be on hand to lend, but if participants have one, please bring it. Bring lawn chairs as well, if possible. Concordia will provide bait.

And did we mention, everything is free?

Since the event will be here before we know it, we thought we would give you a quick list of reasons fishing is a great activity for kids. Come to think of it… adults may need reminded of these things as well!

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