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Summer Reading Suggestions from Concordia Residents

August 14, 2012
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Summer is great for a lot of things barbecues, baseball, blockbuster movies, vacations, fireworks, nice weather, flip flops, swimming... the list could go on and on. For a lot of people, the summer is also a great time to get wrapped up in a few good books.

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The Benefits of an In-House Pharmacy for Long Term Care

July 24, 2012
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A growing trend in the world of long term care pharmacy is for facilities to own or become partners in the pharmacy that serves their location. Concordia was ahead of the curve in this regard when executives decided to start their own long term care pharmacy approximately 10 years ago, and thus Providence Pharmacy Services was born.

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Good Samaritan Hospice Camps A Huge Success

June 19, 2012
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This past weekend, well over 100 kids and teenagers at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer spent several days splashing in a pool, tackling obstacle courses, hanging out with therapy dogs, doing arts and crafts, buzzing down zip-lines, playing sports, writing music and hanging around campfires?

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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Your Senior Dad

June 12, 2012
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If your aging Dad or Grandpa is fine with another tie for Father's Day this year, then by all means, slap a bow on it and offer it up this Sunday, June 17! If you want to consider some alternatives, here are a few other ideas from Concordia.

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Telehealth Technology Helps Patients Stay Independent

May 30, 2012
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Volunteers Make a Difference at Concordia (part 4): Volunteers Recognized at Luncheon

April 24, 2012
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All month long on the Concordia Blog, we've been talking about the importance of volunteers and highlighting a few of the many people who freely give their time to enrich the lives of others. As a faith-based organization, we believe in the importance of showing others the love of God, and our volunteers embody that idea every single day.

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Volunteers Make a Difference at Concordia (part 3): Volunteering Despite Adversity

April 16, 2012
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One of the beautiful things about volunteering is that one doesn't need to fit into a specific mold to help another human being. Young or old; black or white; short or tall there is very little criteria for lending a hand in some way.

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Volunteers Make a Difference at Concordia (part 2)

April 10, 2012
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April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. In recognition, each post this month will feature "blurbs" from some of the MANY volunteers who help us carry out our mission of caring every day. Each person who lends a hand at Concordia Lutheran Ministries deserves our highest praise, and we are so thankful for what they do.

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Volunteers Make a Difference Every Day at Concordia

April 3, 2012
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April 15-21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. In recognition, each post this month will feature "blurbs" from some of the MANY volunteers who help us carry out our mission of caring every day. Each person who lends a hand at Concordia deserves our highest praise, and we are so thankful for each person.

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Concordia Visiting Nurses Launches Website to Support Family Caregivers

November 22, 2011
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To honor family caregivers and recognize National Family Caregivers Month, Concordia Visiting Nurses announced the launch of its caregiver support website to help adult daughters and sons provide care for their aging parents: www.elderpages.com/pittsburgh.

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