Each of our PA facilities has different visitation policies, based on recommendations from various governmental agencies. Please visit the website of each location to view its Reopening Plan, as mandated by the governor’s office. At ALL Concordia locations, the following policies are in effect:

  • Visitors of patients/residents in end-of-life situations are permitted. Please call the facility before coming to the building.
  • Anyone entering a building for any reason, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, recent travel destinations and contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19.
  • All locations are offering alternate methods of visitation. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to schedule.

For information regarding Concordia’s coronavirus precautions and cases, please click here.

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A Christmas (in July) to Remember

August 18
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This Friday, August 21, 2020, is National Senior Citizens Day, and due to COVID-19 and the resulting government social distancing and visitation restrictions at Concordia’s facilities, many families have been wondering how to best celebrate and show appreciation to their senior citizen loved ones. Last month, the virtual VBS (vacation bible school) at one of Concordia Lutheran Ministries’ member churches, Ascension Lutheran Church in McCandless, PA, exemplified a great way to bring smiles to our residents and patients (and amazing staff!): by making crafts and videos for Christmas in July celebrations at Concordia of Franklin Park and Concordia at the Orchard! (Read more for photos)

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Mother’s Day 2020: A Video Greeting to our Residents

May 8
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From the Concordia family, we want to wish all of the mothers and mother figures a happy Mother’s Day this Sunday!

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Finding Hope During Lent

March 10
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Today’s post was written by Deaconess Intern Sara Scungio. Concordia’s Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our resident’s well being, especially during the Lenten season. Enjoy!

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3 Ways to Brighten the Holidays for the Older Adult in Your Life

December 24, 2019
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The holiday season is officially here, and ushers in a time to enjoy activities, traditions and celebrations surrounded by the warmth of family and friends. While the holidays bring an abundance of joy to most people, it’s important to reme­­­mber the season can be difficult for many seniors who live alone without a nearby network of support. If you have a senior loved one, friend, neighbor or community member who would benefit from a bit of extra support during the holiday season, there are many ways to brighten this time for them. Below are three ways to bring a bit of extra joy to a senior loved one in your life.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas at Concordia | Video

December 20, 2019
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At Concordia, we are incredibly blessed to have the support of the communities we serve throughout the year. But during the Christmas Season – our Season of Hope – we are especially grateful for your prayers, gifts, volunteerism, encouragement and faith in our mission of caring for others. This year, to acknowledge all of the wonderful individuals at Concordia from our residents to our staff members, we have a special Christmas video to share with you: Residents and staff from every single Concordia location and home care agency got together to re-tell the classic poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas"! From the entire Concordia family, Merry Christmas!

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Warning: This is not your average Advent devotion

December 10, 2019
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From the entire Concordia family to yours: Merry Christmas! Today's post comes from Concordia Deaconess Heather Wathall. Concordia has an excellent Chaplaincy Department that actively contributes to our patients' and residents' spritual well being. Enjoy!

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Happy Veterans Day: Concordia Residents Share Remarkable Stories of Time in the Service

November 5, 2019
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Each year, we take time to recognize the heroic men and women who have served our Country throughout the years. While we celebrate and recognize all veterans for their service, we want to share three particular stories with you from our own Concordia residents at several of our locations. Each of them shared a memory about their time in the service and what Veterans Day means to them.

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Discover Spring Crafts for Seniors

April 9, 2019
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After the seemingly never-ending winter months, spring is a season that many welcome with open arms. The air is refreshing, the temperature is warmer and the sun stays out longer. This is a special time of year that many look forward to, and you may wonder how you can enjoy this season with your senior loved one - especially if they are in a nursing home or assisted living community.

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Be Like the Good Samaritan This Lenten Season

March 18, 2019
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Today's post was written by Concordia Deaconess Pam Voorman. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being, especially during the Lenten Season. Enjoy!

“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” - Luke 10:36-37

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5 Tips for a Labor Day “Staycation”

September 4, 2015
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Is it really September already? This summer flew by! Summer is always a busy season for Concordia, packed with plenty of events for our residents and their families, and the communty in general. This year we had a fishing derby, concerts, our 12th annual golf outing, a dog show and a boot-stompin’ country-themed Summer Festival, just to name a few. After so much sun, fun and activity, it’s important to take a break and take a day for yourself.

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