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Concordia Calendar Portraits: Franklin Park

March 5, 2013

The theme of the 2013 Concordia Lutheran Ministries calendar is "Faithful Caring Our Way of Life," and each month offers a picture of a resident/patient with one of our dedicated caregivers. We thought it would be fun to tell the stories behind the models, in a series we're calling Concordia Calendar Portraits. Enjoy!

Our February calendar girls are from Concordia of Franklin Park, a 100-bed personal care community located a few minutes from Rt. 79 and Rt. 910.

Kirsten and Betty Kirsten and Betty

Betty Grandy, at age 94, celebrated her first year at Concordia last week. A former first grade teacher in the Deer Lakes School District, Betty has been retired for 30 years. She has five children, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Prior to coming to Concordia at Franklin Park, she lived in the Hickory Hills Apartments in Wexford.

Her caregiver is Kirsten Charlton, a licensed practical nurse who resides in Cranberry Twp. with her husband, Steve, and two daughters, Mykaela and Maddy. She came to Concordia a year ago, after she graduated from Lenape Technical School. Kirsten said she loves her residents and is working toward earning her RN because she wants to make a difference. When she is not at work, this self-proclaimed shy individual enjoys camping.

Concordia of Franklin Park offers the best of both worlds for our Personal Care residents in the north Pittsburgh region. Featuring breathtaking woodland views, a stunning courtyard, wonderfully landscaped grounds and several walking paths, this community allows our residents to truly enjoy their surroundings. There are many intimate sitting areas, a cozy library, an expansive activity room and more.

For more information about the personal care services at Concordia of Franklin Park, visit our website, call 724.935.1075 or e-mail us here. If you would like a copy of the calendar, call 724.352.1571, ext. 8266.

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