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Concordia Blog - 2018

Concordia Fall 2018 Calendar Bursting at the Seams

September 18, 2018
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Can you believe we’re only a few days from the start of autumn? Where did the summer go?! Over the next several months, there are LOTS of fall events that are open to the community at a number of Concordia locations (especially if you like Oktoberfests). Fun, educational, inspiring – we have something for everyone this year. For the complete list, visit our Events & News page here, but below is a preview of some that you may be interested in. We hope to see you at a few!

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40 Years of Caring at Concordia: Marysue Hitchens

September 12, 2018
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Below is an article we published in our employee newsletter the other day, but it’s just too great to keep to ourselves. Enjoy!

Marysue Hitchens celebrated her 19th birthday on September 3, 1978 as well as what would turn out to be another important milestone – her first day of work at Concordia at Cabot. On this week of her 40th anniversary (week of 9/3), we honor Marysue, the Nursing Assistant turned Housekeeping Supervisor in Lund Care Center Skilled Nursing.

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Rain Doesn't Dampen Spirits at Sumner Fashion Show

September 11, 2018
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Raindrops didn’t dampen the spirits of supporters at Concordia at Sumner’s Fashion Show this past Saturday, September 8! (Read more for photos)

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Retirement Living Couple Enjoying Highpointe Worry-Free Lifestyle

September 4, 2018
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Did you know Concordia has multiple senior care locations that offer retirement living? At any given time, we are serving around 1,000 seniors in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and Tampa, Florida in that one service line alone! We hear a lot of great things from our retirement community residents and their families about our services, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share one of their stories with you.

Tom and Joan Dougherty moved into Highpointe at Rebecca, Concordia’s newest retirement community, last November. After living in their home on nearby Cramlington Drive in Gibsonia for 41 years and wanting to get away from the potential hazards that came with it, the Doughertys knew it was time to make the transition to Highpointe.

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How to Detect the Early Signs of Dementia

August 28, 2018
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Is your loved one doing or saying things out of character? Are they forgetting things more frequently than before? Are they lacking the focus they once had? If so, you might be wondering if these symptoms could mean your loved one has dementia.

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Another Great Evening for 2018 Concordia Dog Show | PHOTOS

August 21, 2018
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For the last 18 years, the Annual Concordia Dog Show has been blessed with pretty good weather. Hot and humid, some years, but always dry. The day of this year’s event looked a little different. Held the evening of August 16 in the Lund Care Center back yard, rain fell most of the morning and into the afternoon. After debating whether or not to cancel the show for the first time, luckily, we were able to get a tent that afternoon… just in time for the rain to stop and the sun to come out! (Read more for photos)

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National Senior Citizens Day Video: How Concordia Residents Have Affected Our Lives

August 14, 2018
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National Senior Citizens Day was originally observed on August 14, as it was the day President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935. But in 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed an official observance day to honor and acknowledge the contributions that senior citizens have made to their communities and country throughout their lifetime. That observance day is now August 21.

But either way, on behalf of the entire Concordia family, Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

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How to Find the Right Retirement Community for You: A Step-by-Step Guide

August 7, 2018
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Deciding to move into a retirement community is a big step for many people. There are so many questions that need to be answered before deciding on which retirement community is best for you. At Concordia, we’ve been serving retirees looking for “life plan” communities for years, and we’ve found that many people follow a similar process when finding the right retirement community for them. Below are five steps to making this big decision.

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More Than 800 Attend 137th Annual Summer Festival | Photos & Video

July 31, 2018
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After 137 Summer Festivals at Concordia, you might think they would be getting a little old – but, as shown by the 800 residents, families and community members who made their way to our Cabot campus on Sunday, that’s definitely not the case! (Read more for video and photos)

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Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors (2018)

July 24, 2018
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Summer is often a season that many look forward to during the colder months. The freezing, wintery days can feel long and dreary to many, as we long for the warm breeze of summertime. Now that it's finally here, how can you make the most of it with your senior loved one? While not all summer activities are suitable for seniors, most can be adapted to their needs and there are numerous options that can be a perfect fit to enjoy the summer months with your loved one.

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