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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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A Wii Bit of Fun: Concordia Residents Win Bowling Tournament for Three Straight Years

November 3, 2015
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Below is a story published in the last issue of Faith in Caring magazine (click here to check out the full issue online) on how residents at Concordia of Monroeville love to play Wii bowling, and have even won tournaments! To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, message us through the contact form on our website or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!

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Senior Nutrition: Why You Truly Are What You Eat!

October 28, 2015
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Although our metabolism begins to slow down significantly as we age, and you may find that you do not have the same appetite you once did, your nutrition must still be top of mind. Even if your caloric intake is not as high, your body still requires essential vitamins and nutrients to perform at its best. Below are just a few things to keep in mind regarding your diet as you age.

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Fall Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

October 27, 2015
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As we age, our immune system begins to weaken, which means seniors must take a proactive approach to preventing the flu. While general health and hygiene must always be top of mind, they are even more important during flu season. Flu outbreaks can begin as early as October, so the sooner you create a plan the better for your body’s well-being!

Remember to always consult with your doctor or health professional before making any changes to your lifestyle, like starting a new diet or exercise regimen.

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Call to Care: Creating a Safe Place (part 2)

October 20, 2015
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is part 18 of the "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

In his Christian caregiving book Don't Sing Songs To A Heavy Heart, Dr. Kenneth Haugk says that you have it within your power to create a safe place for those who are suffering. You have a precious gift to give hurting people when they know they can talk to you and truly be accepted. For that to happen the suffering person needs to know you are a safe place for them to feel as bad as they need to feel at the moment. If you aren't comfortable with their pain they will not be comfortable sharing it with you. Creating a safe place is a process that has several aspects to it. Let's take a look.

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Dealing with Dementia? Communication May be the Key!

October 19, 2015
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Dementia is one of the more difficult things a person can go through as they get older. While dementia thankfully doesn't occur in everyone, it still affects approximately 47.5 million people worldwide. The problem is bad enough for those battling it, but it can also be hard for their family members and caregivers. There have been several advances in memory care for seniors, but caring for a loved one suffering from dementia can take a toll on anybody. 

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Heart Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

October 14, 2015
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Although you can’t control many of the symptoms of aging, you can work to mitigate your own health as you get older. For many of us, a healthy way of life starts at the heart. Taking care of your heart not only helps prevent or control cardiovascular disease, but a healthy heart is also key to reducing your risk of several health problems associated with getting older.

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