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Adopt-A-Resident at Concordia This Christmas

October 30, 2012

Christmas? Already? Well, you know what they say: the early bird catches the worm. :)

Each December, many of the locations in the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family participate in a program called "Adopt-A-Resident." Skilled nursing and personal care residents provide the activities staff with a wish list. Then, employees, community members, churches, businesses and even independent living residents "adopt" a resident (or in some cases many residents) to make sure they have a gift to open for Christmas.

Here are a few fun facts from past years:

  • Every single resident from every participating location had a gift to open last year well over 500 people.
  • Some of the most requested gifts were door wreaths, stamps and Steelers merchandise.
  • The program started in the Oertel Care Center in Cabot, and only employees adopted the couple dozen residents. As Concordia has grown, so has the program.
  • Many community businesses and organizations help make the program possible. Some major contributors in the past include:

    • Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills
    • Complete Chiropractic Health in Cranberry
    • St. Victor's Church in Bairdford
    • Louis F. Leeper Company in Millvale
    • Ruthfred Lutheran Church, Bethel Park
    • And the many employees and friends of Concordia

If interested in participating in the program, call the facility of your choice below to "adopt" a resident. For those who prefer to send a general gift, Concordia can suggest some newly purchased items that residents typically use. Items should be wrapped and labeled with either the resident's name or, if it is a general gift, what the gift is, and can be dropped off at the appropriate facility.

The participating locations are:

Concordia at Cabot

Phone: (724) 352-1571, ext. 8241 (for skilled nursing residents) or ext. 8302 (for personal care residents)

Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 17.

Concordia of Cranberry

Phone: (724) 779-4300

Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 14.

Concordia of Fox Chapel

Phone: (412) 767-5808

Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 14.

Concordia of Franklin Park

Phone: (724) 935-1075

Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 1.

Concordia at Ridgewood Place (Plum Borough)

Phone: (412) 798-1855

Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 10.

Concordia of Wexford

Phone: (724) 935-1266

Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 1.

Make sure you contact the facility before the deadline! Monetary contributions are always appreciated and should be sent to the Concordia Development Office, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. You can always e-mail us here with any questions, too!

As we begin our traditional gift-giving, may we remember the greatest gift of all.

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