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A Beautiful Day for the 2017 GSH Memorial Walk

October 3
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September came to a close with a beautiful, autumn day at Saxony Farm Estate, in Saxonburg, with the Second Annual Good Samaritan Hospice Walk. Those in attendance walked a little more than a mile around the quiet farm in memory of their lost loved ones.

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Grand Opening Event at Highpointe

September 26
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Being an organization that has been serving others for over 135 years, there is no shortage of events in our past that were worth celebrating. Thanks to the grace of God, we were able to celebrate another milestone on September 23, 2017: The Grand Opening of Highpointe at Rebecca!

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Concordia at Sumner 2017 Fall Fashion Show | Photos

September 19
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Concordia at Sumner hosted their Second Annual Fashion Show fundraiser on Sunday, September 17 at St. George’s Fellowship Hall in Fairlawn, Ohio and wow - the ladies rocked the runway! The event impressed all those in attendance with a combination of fashions, fun and fellowship – all for a good cause. Proceeds benefitted their new Garden of Prayer on the senior community’s campus.

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The Benefits of Adaptive Medical Equipment At Home

September 14
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If your loved one is set on remaining in his or her house for as long as possible, and is not quite ready for a retirement community, assisted living facility or nursing home, adaptive equipment can help to make things easier. As your loved one gets older, everyday tasks such as getting dressed, bathing and eating can become challenging. Adaptive equipment can be one of the solutions.

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A Busy 2017 Autumn Event Season Planned at Concordia

September 12
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While the OFFICIAL start of autumn comes on September 22, let’s be honest: it really started the moment the first pumpkin spice latte of the year was served. At Concordia, the season starts when we host our first fall event of the year, which is in less than a week!

From now until December, there are MANY events that are open to the community at a number of Concordia locations. 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 just a few that you may be interested in. We hope to see you at a few!

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National Grandparents Day 2017: Why Our Seniors Deserve Our Greatest Respect

September 5
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Did you know National Grandparents Day is just around the corner, on September 10, 2017? We have a LOT of grandparents at Concordia, whether they are in a retirement community, nursing home, personal care/assisted living facility or living at their own house and receiving in-home care. Some are biological grandparents, but many are “adopted” grandparents who have served that caring role for many people in their lives. And National Grandparents Day is for them as well. Make sure you take some time this week to celebrate accordingly!

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5 Ideas to Celebrate Labor Day with Your Senior Loved One (2017)

August 31
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With Labor Day around the corner, we know that summer is winding down and fall activities with cooler weather will be amongst us soon. While Labor Day is often thought of as a milestone for the changing seasons, here at Concordia, we know that Labor Day is a great opportunity for you and your loved ones to celebrate the fun of summer once more while honoring the achievements of hardworking men and women.

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More Than 200 Participate in First-Ever Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release

August 29
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We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended or assisted with our first-ever Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release on Sunday, August 27! A sunny afternoon made for a beautiful backdrop as we gathered with our Good Samaritan Hospice families and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of those we love.

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Residents, Community Members Enjoy 2017 Concordia Dog Show | PHOTOS

August 22
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It was a muggy evening in Cabot on August 17 for the 2017 “Dog Days of Summer” Concordia Dog Show, but that didn’t stop residents, staff and community members from coming out to cheer on the 25 dogs strutting their stuff onstage!

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National Picnic Month: Planning a Picnic for Your Older Loved Ones

August 21
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Happy National Picnic Month! August is a great time for weddings, family reunions and the perfect simple picnic. That goes for our elderly loved ones, too! Picnics are a great way to experience fresh air, feel the warmth of sunshine and take in the scent of the outdoors ― especially for our loved ones who may be living in a personal care or assisted living facility or nursing home. While there are pros and cons to consider when planning outdoor events, with the right preparation, the pros can greatly outweigh the cons.

Choosing to take your senior loved one on an outdoor picnic can help to stimulate their senses and lift their spirits. Plus, a picnic is a great way to encourage your loved one to enjoy food and to promote the social interaction that comes with shared mealtimes. You can also invite them to get involved with the preparation, such as making sandwiches or shredding lettuce for a salad.

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