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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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Exceptional Stories of Care: Concordia at Cabot Resident Experiences Concordia’s Continuum of Care

October 15
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For most of his adult life, Jim Franz had two goals. The first, to watch his three sons, Adam, Brian and Kevin, successfully grow into adulthood, and the second, to faithfully serve his community through his career and volunteerism. More recently, however, the former Concordia at Cabot resident has focused on only one goal: regaining the use of his right hand.

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Concordia Calendar Artists Profile: Gloria Snyder

September 24
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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,” the calendar features a different painting by a resident who lives at one of our locations each month. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artists here. September’s resident artist is Gloria Snyder of Concordia of the South Hills.

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Flo Parker

August 6
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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 highlighted.

Titled “Brush Strokes,” the calendar features a different painting by a resident who lives at one of our locations each month. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artists here. August’s artist is Flo Parker.

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Happily Ever After: Concordia of Monroeville Couple Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary

July 11
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William Schonberger met his soul mate, Roslyn Greenfield, at a Jewish youth dance in 1948, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. According to the couple’s story, Bill was smitten. He went home and told his mother he had met the girl he was going to marry. After their courtship, they were married on July 3, 1949, at the Gemilas Chesed Synagogue in McKeesport.

Now at 91, the Schonberger’s reside at Concordia of Monroeville, where they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 3, in a traditional Jewish vow renewal ceremony under the chuppah surrounded by family and friends.

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Peg Vogel

April 23
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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. April’s resident artist (as well as October) is Peg Vogel, of Concordia at Sumner.

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Three Residents at One Concordia Location Share 96th Birthdays Today

April 4
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Warner Bros. Pictures was founded on April 4, 1923 – but the day holds special significance for some Concordia of the South Hills stars who all share the birthday.

Far from movie studios in California, in the quiet town of Ridgeway in Elk County Pennsylvania, Betty Diskin was born. George Freas Jr. arrived in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Just a few miles away in Squirrel Hill, Geraldine Yatzkan made her debut on earth.

What are the odds that three of 147 residents who chose to live at Concordia of the South Hills would not only share their retirement home, but their birthdate as well?

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Sandy Bauer

March 19
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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. March’s resident artist is Sandy Bauer, of Concordia at Cabot.

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