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Senior Care Lingo: Defining the Terms (Feb. 2019)

February 19
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In today’s senior care/senior living landscape, it seems like there are SO MANY terms and expressions that one can easily become confused or overwhelmed. And as much education as we try to provide, we still get a lot of questions about the different terminology.

Here are some commonly-asked questions we get at Concordia from families and individuals just starting their search for senior care services or a retirement community. (Here are links to past articles on this subject: January 2017, January 2018 and October 2016.)

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My Concordia Career: Erica McGuire’s Story

February 14
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Erica McGuire!

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Concordia Couple Finds Happiness on Valentine’s Day

February 12
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Happy Valentine’s Day from our Concordia family to yours! When we think of love, we often think of lines etched on Hallmark cards. Phrases like: “I’ll love you for eternity,” “Good things in life are better with you,” and even “The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret,” can evoke some wonderful - or even colorful memories.  

For one couple at Concordia Village of Tampa, their testament of love is far greater than anything expressed in a one-line greeting.

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My Concordia Career: Tom McPherson’s Story

February 7
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Tom McPherson!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Ruth Nienhaus

February 5
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Since Concordia’s 2019 Calendar was distributed, the public has been introduced to our own artistic Hall of Fame with the resident artists whose paintings have been featured. Titled “Brush Strokes,” each month depicts a different painting by several of our residents who live at one of our locations. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artist, here. February’s resident artist is Ruth Nienhaus, of Concordia Village of Tampa.

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My Concordia Career: Ashley Barr’s Story

January 31
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Ashley Barr!

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5 Signs of Depression in Seniors

January 29
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Depression is a condition that should not be ignored, and is one that is often harder to recognize in seniors. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), "Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, and working."

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My Concordia Career: Kelly Ellena’s Story

January 24
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Kelly Ellena!

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Concordia Home & Community Staff Distribute Food, Gift Cards at Servant Event | VIDEO

January 22
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In 2018, Concordia Community Support Services (CCSS) started a Missions Committee that coordinated four “Servant Events” for our staff to be able to reach out into the community. The events included volunteering at The Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit based in Butler, PA; helping run a community day in Farrell, PA; and framing a transitional dorm-style house for girls who have aged out of foster care.

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My Concordia Career: Paula Costa’s Story

January 17
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Paula Costa!

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