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National Volunteer Month 2019: A Trio of Techy Resident Volunteers

April 11
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April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways Concordia volunteers serve our residents, patients and families every day. With the helping hands of our volunteers, many more lives are filled with joy, fellowship and inspiration. Each week for the month of April, we’ll introduce you to a volunteer whose acts of service have touched many lives. This week, three Concordia of the South Hills residents share their story.

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My Concordia Career: Krista Malobicky’s Story

April 11
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Krista Malobicky!

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Discover Spring Crafts for Seniors

April 9
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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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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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My Concordia Career: Rebecca Aul’s Story

April 4
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Rebecca Aul!

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Concordia Celebrates National Volunteer Month 2019: Linda Vowles

April 2
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Celebrating the Incredible Ways Concordia Volunteers Give to Others

April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways Concordia volunteers serve our residents, patients and families every day. With the helping hands of our volunteers, many more lives are filled with joy, fellowship and inspiration. Each week for the month of April, we’ll introduce you to a volunteer whose acts of service have touched many lives. This week, Concordia at Sumner volunteer Linda Vowles shares her story.

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My Concordia Career: Shelly Wood’s Story

March 28
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Shelly Wood!

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The Importance of Adaptive Equipment as We Age

March 26
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According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries every year. Approximately one-fifth to one-third of those older adults who fall suffer lacerations, hip and head injuries. These injuries not only make living independently more difficult, but they could even have long-term effects on a senior’s well-being.

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My Concordia Career: Rhonda Mehelich’s Story

March 21
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Rhonda Mehelich!

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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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