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Good Samaritan Hospice 5K: It's Special

October 15, 2013
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In a county with thousands of nonprofit organizations, Pittsburgh has its fair share of 5k fundraisers. Some are big, some are small; some have big prizes, some are just for fun; some are for serious runners, some are for walk/joggers? But amidst all the 5k fundraisers in the area, there's something just a little different about Good Samaritan Hospice's memorial run/walk. Something unique, intangible, that's hard to define.

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2013 Oktoberfest the Largest in Concordia History

October 8, 2013
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It's official: The 2013 Concordia Oktoberfest was unquestionably the biggest Oktoberfest in our history! Approximately 1,800 people walked through the front doors of Concordia Haven 1 to enjoy some excellent music from the Continental Dukes German Band, some amazing German fare from the Concordia food service staff and a plethora of activities for the kids including a bouncy castle, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, games, hayrides and more!

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October brings two major events at Concordia: Oktoberfest and 5K

September 10, 2013
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One of the countless reasons so many people choose Concordia is because of the excellent activities offered to those in our care. During any given month, in one single service line at one single facility, there are approximately 160 activities!

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Concordia 13th Annual "Dog Days of Summer" Dog Show a Blast

August 20, 2013
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Nearly 30 dogs strutted their stuff down the catwalk (couldn't resist!) on Aug. 15, as 200+ residents, staff and community members enjoyed the 13th Annual "Dog Days of Summer" Dog Show at the Concordia at Cabot campus.

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Good Times and Sunny Skies at the Concordia Summer Festival

July 30, 2013
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What a perfect day we had for the 132nd Annual Concordia Summer Festival on Sunday, July 28. If you missed this year's event, you missed a good one!

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10th Annual Concordia Golf Outing Raises Around $75K

July 16, 2013
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Last Monday, July 9 was the 10th Annual Concordia Lutheran Ministries Golf Outing, which was held at the exclusive Treesdale Golf and Country Club. Although final figures aren't in yet, it looks like the event raised between $70 - $75,000! Proceeds went to the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, Concordia's charitable care fund for residents who can no longer pay for the full cost of care.

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Another great weekend for Camp Erin Pittsburgh

June 18, 2013
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This past weekend, well over 100 kids and teenagers spent a few days at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer, participating in all the fun, traditional, high-energy activities one expects at a summer camp. This camp, however, also included grief education, peer bonding and emotional support.

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Concordia Residents Take Part in Spin-Off of "The Newlywed Game"

June 4, 2013
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A few months ago, a couple new residents to Concordia's retirement community in Cabot, Bette and Dennis Miller, created "The Marriage Moments," a production that mimicked the once-popular game show, "The Newlywed Game." The game was held on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Haven II. (Be sure to check out the pictures below!)

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Concordia at Sumner "Parade of Homes" Showcases Design Options

May 21, 2013
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This past Sunday, Concordia at Sumner, our Copley, Ohio retirement community, hosted an Open House with a twist. Its annual "Parade of Homes" featured the customary model apartments along with the homes of several of our residents who volunteered to open their homes to the public. Three resident Garden Apartments provided different styles of decorating, displaying a bit of each owner's personality.

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2013 Concordia Fashion Show Raises Over $20,000

May 14, 2013
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Some said "the best ever."

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