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Groundbreaking for Retirement Living Expansion at Concordia at Sumner a Success

June 21
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When Concordia at Sumner joined the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family back in November 2012, between the gorgeous property and buildings, supportive local community and a resident population and staff committed to the Concordia mission, everyone knew there was a lot of potential. After six years, we’re thrilled to announce that the location is about to have its first growth spurt!

Concordia at Sumner held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a retirement living expansion on Friday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. The expansion will be a three-story, 105,000 square foot building, adding 65 new retirement living apartments and connecting to the current Manor House on campus. (Read More for photos and video.)

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2018 Camp Erin Pgh Hosts More Than 100 Campers | Photos and Video

June 19
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Kids are always learning. Whether it’s from teachers in school, parents and siblings at home, friends on the playground, pastors at church, coaches on the field – there are always new experiences and information to absorb.

Good childhood educators make learning new information/skills fun and exciting. The BEST educators present the lesson in a way that kids don’t even realizing they’re learning. And that is exactly what happens at Camp Erin Pittsburgh, a weekend-long bereavement camp that was held June 8-10 at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. The camp helps children and youth learn about grief, and understand that everyone experiences in their own way.

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Father’s Day Ideas for Dads Living in a Senior Care Community

June 12
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Father’s Day is an important day where we honor the father figures in our lives and recognize them for everything that they have done for us. However, it can be difficult to plan the ideal day for your father, especially if he is living in a nursing home or personal care/assisted living community.

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Concordia 2018 Summer Events Calendar is Packed

June 5
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Ah, summer. The feeling of sunshine on your skin, the smell of barbecue grills, the sound of birds chirping – it’s a great time of year for those who enjoy being outside and active. At Concordia, summer also means the resident activities and community events calendar gets filled to the brim as well!

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Retirement Living Couple Sets Their Own Pace at Highpointe

May 29
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Did you know Concordia has multiple senior care locations that offer retirement living? At any given time, we are serving around 1,000 seniors in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and Tampa, Florida in that one service line alone! We hear a lot of great things from our retirement living residents and their families about our services, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share one of their stories with you.

Dan and Barb Treusch, two of Highpointe at Rebecca’s founding residents, were not originally looking to move into a retirement home for another five years. Dan’s older brother, Adam, convinced them otherwise. When the Treusches decided to accompany Adam and his wife to a Highpointe at Rebecca information session, they instantly fell in love with the idea of spending the rest of their lives at Highpointe.

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8 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe from Scams

May 22
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Elderly fraud is an unfortunate, yet important topic to keep in mind for the seniors in our lives. Scam artists target the elderly because they perceive them as vulnerable, financially secure and overly trusting. Sadly, these characteristics can make seniors a prime target for fraud and scams.

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National Nursing Home Week 2018 - A Letter from the President

May 18
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We're saying goodbye to another National Nursing Home Week - which doubles as Employee Appreciation Week at Concordia - and it was another week filled with fun, food and gratitude! (Read more for photos)

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2018 Concordia Fashion Show Raises More than $20,000

May 15
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The 13th annual Concordia Fashion Show, which had a “Peaches and Cream” theme, hosted residents, staff and family members as well as our church members and local community for a day of fun, fashions and feasting.

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2018 Fishing Derby for Kids a Huge Success | PHOTOS

May 8
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It was another outstanding day for the Concordia Fishing Derby for Kids, as around 650 people descended upon Lake Saxony with their kids to reel in some bass, blue gill and catfish! (Read more for photos)

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Caregivers

May 1
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This time of year is often thought of as a time to refresh your life and home; and if you're a caregiver, this may mean also putting some time and effort into cleaning your loved one's home. With this in mind, we at Concordia like to emphasize the importance of cleaning for the safety of our loved ones. Spring cleaning can help to avoid accidents from happening - whether it's replacing batteries in carbon monoxide detectors or de-cluttering your love one's home to avoid falls.

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