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!
Harriet Jedeikin, a Concordia of the South Hills independent living resident for the last seven years didn't include posing as January's calendar girl on her bucket list. Actually, a ride in a hot air balloon is more like it.
Still she does admit that she never imagined this kind of notoriety when she completed her rehab. Coming to Pittsburgh from Massachusetts, she and her husband chose our Mt. Lebanon location because it was the most welcoming and near the home of their two youngest grandchildren.
Now she has a great granddaughter as well in addition to 11 grandchildren. She has also just become president of the Resident Council.
Her speech therapist, Beth McSwaney is the Director of Rehabilitation at CSH, having worked at Concordia for five of her seven career years. She and her family just welcomed a new baby boy, Cody, joining brothers Collin and Camryn.
A graduate of Clarion University, she has specialized in swallowing disorders (dysphagia) working with seniors. She takes therapy seriously as she calls her love of malls retail therapy.
For more information about the retirement living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services at Concordia of the South Hills, visit our website, call 412.278.1300 or e-mail us here. If you would like a copy of the calendar, call 724.352.1571, ext. 8266.