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Concordia's Adopt-A-Resident Program Open to Community

October 21, 2014

It’s way, WAY too early to talk about Christmas… right? After all, it’s not even November yet… right? Remember when we didn’t put Christmas decorations up until after Thanksgiving? Now, our department stores are decorated the second week in October! So we feel justified in giving you an early reminder about Concordia’s Adopt-A-Resident for Christmas program.

gift pileIf you’re not familiar, it’s a pretty simple idea: At Concordia, we don’t think any of our skilled nursing or personal care residents/patients should be without a gift during the Christmas season. It may sound outdated to some, but we believe the reason we give and receive gifts this time of year is to remember that God gave us the greatest gift of all.

When the program started, it was primarily employees who bought gifts for “their” residents – and it remained that way for years. But as Concordia has grown, it’s become harder and harder to keep up with all of our patients and residents (a good “problem” to have, ha!), so we opened the program to the community a few years ago.

In a nutshell, each resident at the participating locations gives us a wish list. You call the facility of your choice to “adopt” a resident and purchase a Christmas gift(s) for that person. Items should be wrapped and labeled with either the resident’s name or, if it is a general gift, what the gift is, and may be dropped off at the appropriate facility.

For those who prefer to send a general gift, just call us and we can suggest some newly purchased items that residents typically use.

So if you’re looking for a unique way to give back this year, consider participating in the Concordia Adopt-A-Resident Program! Just call one of the participating locations here:

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 the South Hills
Phone: (412) 294-1357
Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 15.

Concordia of Cranberry
Phone: (724) 779-4300
Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 5.

Concordia of Fox Chapel
Phone: (412) 767-5808
Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 14.

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.

Concordia of Franklin Park
Phone: (724) 935-1266
Deadline to accept gifts is Dec. 1

Monetary contributions are always appreciated and can be sent to the Development Office, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. Visit the Give A Gift section of our website for more information on charitable giving.

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