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Retirement Living Couple Sets Their Own Pace at Highpointe

May 29
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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 living residents and their families about our services, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share one of their stories with you.

Dan and Barb Treusch, two of Highpointe at Rebecca’s founding residents, were not originally looking to move into a retirement home for another five years. Dan’s older brother, Adam, convinced them otherwise. When the Treusches decided to accompany Adam and his wife to a Highpointe at Rebecca information session, they instantly fell in love with the idea of spending the rest of their lives at Highpointe.

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8 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe from Scams

May 22
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Elderly fraud is an unfortunate, yet important topic to keep in mind for the seniors in our lives. Scam artists target the elderly because they perceive them as vulnerable, financially secure and overly trusting. Sadly, these characteristics can make seniors a prime target for fraud and scams.

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National Nursing Home Week 2018 - A Letter from the President

May 18
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We're saying goodbye to another National Nursing Home Week - which doubles as Employee Appreciation Week at Concordia - and it was another week filled with fun, food and gratitude! (Read more for photos)

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2018 Concordia Fashion Show Raises More than $20,000

May 15
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The 13th annual Concordia Fashion Show, which had a “Peaches and Cream” theme, hosted residents, staff and family members as well as our church members and local community for a day of fun, fashions and feasting.

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2018 Fishing Derby for Kids a Huge Success | PHOTOS

May 8
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It was another outstanding day for the Concordia Fishing Derby for Kids, as around 650 people descended upon Lake Saxony with their kids to reel in some bass, blue gill and catfish! (Read more for photos)

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Caregivers

May 1
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This time of year is often thought of as a time to refresh your life and home; and if you're a caregiver, this may mean also putting some time and effort into cleaning your loved one's home. With this in mind, we at Concordia like to emphasize the importance of cleaning for the safety of our loved ones. Spring cleaning can help to avoid accidents from happening - whether it's replacing batteries in carbon monoxide detectors or de-cluttering your love one's home to avoid falls.

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Volunteers Touch Thousands of Lives at Concordia | PHOTOS

April 24
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“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” - Isaiah 58:10

Service to others is an ongoing theme in the Bible. Since shortly after the creation of man, people have been propping each other up in times of need – feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, providing shelter for the homeless, healing the afflicted and so much more. Generally speaking, lending neighbors a helping hand. (Read more for photos)

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Concordia Home & Community Staff Begin Quarterly Servant Events | Video

April 17
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At Concordia, our mission – broadly put – is to serve God by serving others. Most often, that service occurs in our senior care communities and in the homes of those we serve through our home and community services organizations. But there’s a lot of service and support that we provide others that many people don’t realize. And that’s intentional.

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6 Ways to Help Your Loved One Feel at Home in Assisted Living

April 10
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The transition of a loved one moving to an assisted living or personal care facility can be difficult for both the person moving as well as the person helping them to move, whether it's their child or a close family member. If you are in this situation with your loved one, we understand that you only want what’s best and safest for your loved one, and you want them to feel at home in their new living arrangement.

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Spring Events in Bloom at Concordia

April 3
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At Concordia, it has definitely been more difficult than usual to get excited for the start of spring this year, thanks mainly to multiple snowstorms hitting most of our locations since the first official day of spring, March 20. But hopefully that’s all behind us now and we can focus on what we are all looking forward to: sunshine, new life and, of course, Concordia’s spring events!

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