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What are Concordia Residents Thankful for This Thanksgiving? (2018)

November 21, 2018

From the Concordia Family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to thank God for at Concordia: our residents and patients who put their faith in our caregivers and services, our amazing team members, our committed volunteers and donors, our supportive communities in the areas we serve and so much more. Our prayer at Concordia is that the love of God shines brightly through us all this Thanksgiving season.

Oftentimes, the best perspective comes from our elders – those who have been around long enough to understand what’s truly important in life. So, we asked a few residents to tell us what they’re thankful for this year. The response run the gamut from sweet to silly and everything in between. We hope you enjoy them! And feel free to leave a comment below to add to the list.

“I am glad I can get up every day and I still know what shoes go on what foot!” – Lois L.

“My granddaughter is having twins.” – Carole S.

“A warm, friendly and safe environment, especially with the recent power outage. My granddaughter called me last Friday morning, saying, “Gram, can I take a shower at your apartment?” – Shirley S.

“We’re thankful for everything that we experience. At this age, we are thankful we get up every morning.  And we are thankful for salvation.” – Dorothy and Laird K.

“I’m thankful for my wife Grace and our 64 years together.” – George T.

“The other day in church we sang a hymn that covers it all, ‘For the Beauty of the Earth.’ It goes, ‘For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for each child whose life of worth may be missed by human eyes, God of all, to you we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.’” – Laurel S.

“I just lost a brother and sister within three weeks, so I am thankful for the support of my family here at Concordia.” – Don L.

“We are thankful to live at a place that cares about its people and their families. Our family members, they had food and a warm place to stay last weekend, as their homes were without power.” – Harold and Janice C.

“We’re thankful for this great country God has provided. Concordia is the right place for us to live. It’s a great lifestyle and being secure is so important to us.” – Martin & Donna Jean S.

“I’m thankful for all my new friends that I have made at Concordia.” – Betty P.

“I’m thankful for my Savior who I love and who controls my life. And I am so glad He led my husband and me here.” – Verlee F.

“I am grateful for three things – Sue, Clay and David (my three children).” – Joan G.

“I am thankful that I’m alive and living here (Concordia of the South Hills), and that everyone is so nice.” – Marvin K.

“I have everything to be thankful for. I have a big family. My kids are married. I have Grandchildren. I have many blessings. Everyone is healthy. And, I can still get around independently.” – Dorothy G.

“This Thanksgiving, and every day, we are thankful for God’s love, our family, each other, the friendship with people at Rebecca Residence and our health!” – Martin and Dolores I.

“The Lord enables us to move into this beautiful apartment and he blessed us with so many Godly neighbors who constantly display God’s love.” – Uli R.

“We’re thankful that we are living in this great place (Highpointe at Rebecca). The friendly residents and helpful staff and relaxing environment result in stress-free living.” – Mike N.

“I am so thankful that I live in this country, that my husband and I raised a great family, that we both came from good Christian backgrounds AND that I have good health and wonderful friends.” – Mary L.

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