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Concordia Blog - 2016

How Lent Helps Us Handle Loss

February 23, 2016
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Today's post was written by Concordia Chaplain Rev. Daniel Strussenberg, who serves at Concordia of the South Hills, Concordia of Monroeville and Harmony Physical Rehabilitation. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being, especially during the Lenten Season. Feel free to comment and share!

How do you handle yourself when people leave you?

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Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control

February 16, 2016
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With age, people tend to become more susceptible to various ailments and disorders. Unfortunately, this is due to the fact that aging typically weakens the immune system for many of us, consequently leading to a higher risk of illness.

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4 Steps to Healthy and Happy Aging

February 10, 2016
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People in the United States live a lot longer than they once did, but that doesn't always mean that they age gracefully. Happy and healthy aging is very possible and even likely, especially if you follow these steps. As always, consult with your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle.

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Concordia Couples Share Proposal Stories for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Concordia! Is there anything more encouraging to lovebirds worldwide than to hear about those inspirational couples who have been married for 50+ years? All of our resident couples have their own special love stories, and we thought it would be sweet to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing the beginning of eight of them – their proposal stories. Enjoy!

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Heart Health Tips for National Heart Month

February 2, 2016
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Did you know February is Heart Month? And of course, it’s the season of love as well. It’s no coincidence that the two go hand in hand! So if you want to continue your Valentine’s Day traditions for years to come, heart health should become a priority.

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Senior Malnutrition: A Growing Problem?

January 25, 2016
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As people get older, they often need better nourishment to stay healthy. A new problem is rising within America’s growing senior populace in senior malnutrition. According to recent reports, senior malnutrition is now affecting one out of every three seniors coming into hospitals for treatment. Because patients who are seniors are already in a debilitated condition when they reach the hospital, treatment centers may find deficiencies making it harder to treat them overall. It’s estimated that senior malnutrition increases treatment costs by 300 percent. With disease related to malnutrition costing over $157 billion a year, senior malnutrition is an area often forgotten as compared to childhood malnutrition and food insecurity.

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Good Samaritan Hospice Medical Director Explains Hospice Care | Video

January 20, 2016
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A few months back, Good Samaritan Hospice Associate Medical Director Dr. Dina Dosch, DO was a guest on a local access television program in western PA (Moon Community Access, to be specific) called “The Doctor Is In,” where she talked about a number of hospice-related topics. We got our hands on a copy and wanted to share it with you!

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How Staying Fit Can Possibly Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's

January 19, 2016
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Cognitive decline and memory loss have long been thought to be dreadfully unavoidable.  However, some seniors in senior living communities are discovering that staying active and fit can help promote memory function and are incorporating exercise into their lifestyle.

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Common Injuries and Winter Fall Prevention Tips

January 12, 2016
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Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott contributed to today's article. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life.

As the weather gets colder and the snow becomes more regular, falls become more of a concern for those of us who are compromised - but also those who are perfectly healthy. It’s important that you take measures to prevent falls this season if you want to remain injury-free for the months to come.

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Former Teacher Celebrates 100th Birthday With Her Students... Who Live in the Same Building

January 5, 2016
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Outstanding teachers make an impression on their students because they’re patient, knowledgeable, and tough (if necessary), and, above all, they know how to truly connect with their students. Even though students don’t always get to see these special teachers after they finish school, the bond remains, sometimes for many years. Concordia of Monroeville resident and former schoolteacher Helen Livengood has been able to reconnect with past students over the last eight years because they live so close to her – in the same building! Two of these students even got to celebrate Helen’s 100th birthday with her. Their stories and memories show just how much teachers matter to their students.

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