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My Concordia Career: Dawn Bastin’s Story

December 12
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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 Dawn Bastin!

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Warning: This is not your average Advent devotion

December 10
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From the entire Concordia family to yours: Merry Christmas! Today's post comes from Concordia Deaconess Heather Wathall. Concordia has an excellent Chaplaincy Department that actively contributes to our patients' and residents' spritual well being. Enjoy!

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My Concordia Career: Julie Grasha’s Story

December 5
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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 Julie Grasha!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profile: Naomi McGee

December 3
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When we think of famous painters, names like van Gogh, da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol come to mind. However, 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. December’s resident artist is Naomi McGee of Concordia of the South Hills.

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My Most Remembered Thanksgiving

November 26
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Pretty much everyone has a favorite memory from Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s going around the table to say what you’re most thankful for, eating until you can’t fit another bite, volunteering at the local homeless shelter, reconnecting with family you haven’t seen in years – most of us can point to something from this special holiday that makes us smile.

For Concordia retirement living resident Mary Lou, there was one Thanksgiving in particular that she thinks about every year around this time, and she was kind enough to share it with all of us! Enjoy her story below – and from all of us at Concordia, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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2019 National Home Care and Hospice Month: Why Hospice Care is Invaluable to Family Caregivers

November 22
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When Bill discovered that his mother, a current Concordia at Cabot Retirement Living resident, was in need of hospice care after receiving several unexpected diagnoses, he, like most people, had no idea what to expect.

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My Concordia Career: Mena Louies’ Story

November 21
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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 Mena Louies!

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The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect and How Memory Care Can Help

November 19
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Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia and a progressive disease that slowly impairs an individual’s ability to think clearly, remember information, communicate with others and eventually, care for themselves independently. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease this year.

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My Concordia Career: Karen Smith’s Story

November 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 Karen Smith!

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National Home Care, Palliative Care and Hospice Month: A Thank You Note to In-Home Caregivers

November 12
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November is National Home Care, Palliative Care, and Hospice Month! Every year, leadership at Concordia Community Support Services (which oversees all of our home and community-based organizations), sends a letter to those team members who serve patients and clients in their homes, letting them know how much Concordia values their commitment to our mission. We thought it was great enough to share with all of you – so enjoy!

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