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Video: What Difference Did the Reformation Make?

November 15
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On November 8, Dr. Christian Hallstein, a Professor of German Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, held a special lecture at Concordia of the South Hills to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The presentation is titled “What Difference Did the Reformation Make.”

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A National Home Care & Hospice Month Video Message (2017)

November 14
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Every November, Concordia Visiting Nurses, Concordia Private Care, Good Samaritan Hospice, VNA Alliance and Concordia Hospice of Washington honor their dedicated team during National Home Care & Hospice/Palliative Month.

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2017 Purse Gala Raises Over $43,000 for Camp Erin Pgh

November 13
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The Third Annual Purse Gala benefiting Camp Erin ® Pittsburgh, a ministry of Good Samaritan Hospice, welcomed nearly 200 elegant attendees to the Lexus Club at PNC Park on Wednesday, November 8. For the second straight year, fundraising revenue set a new record! We’re proud to report that more than $43,000 will be netted from this year’s Purse Gala.

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Concordia's Third Annual Season of Hope Starts Today!

November 7
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As the weather turns – we become more and more aware that we are entering into the holiday and Christmas season at a rapid pace. It is a reminder of the importance of hope. During this season, as we await and celebrate Jesus’ birth, we are all in search of hope- for healing, for happiness and comfort. Concordia’s residents and patients are hopeful that each day, they will see and feel our best efforts to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in the care we offer – and we are privileged to provide it year-round.

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Tips for Helping Seniors Stay Safe Online (2017)

October 31
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The old cliché that individuals 65 and over are technophobes who fiercely resist technological advancements is crumbling more and more with each passing year. At Concordia, we see more new residents than ever coming into our buildings with smartphones, tablets and laptops – and with the expectation that they can easily connect to the internet.

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Helping Your Loved One Manage Transfer Trauma

October 24
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Did you know that many individuals with dementia and other memory-impairing ailments often experience transfer trauma, even if their move is voluntary? Transfer trauma is the stress that occurs when one changes their living environment. But seniors with dementia can be particularly susceptible.

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How to Talk to a Parent about Moving to an Assisted Living Community

October 20
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Talking to parents about moving to a nursing home or assisted living community can be one of the harder tasks a child will ever have to undertake. Here at Concordia, we understand what you are going through and how heart-wrenching it may be.  When older seniors have an unrealistic view about their future and their ability to care for themselves, it makes this conversation even more difficult. However, when it's evident that a parent needs 24/7 care in a specialized facility and/or it's unsafe for them to be without supervision, it's a topic that needs to be addressed for your loved one's wellbeing. 

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Call to Care: Simple and Profound (Part 2)

October 17
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is a part of our "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

Dr. Kenneth Haugk, in his caregiving book, “Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart,” lists several ways to relate to suffering people that builds them up rather than tears them down. Caring for suffering people is not always easy and is often challenging, but it is possible.

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2017 Concordia Oktoberfest Was One for the Ages

October 10
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To say it was a blast would be an understatement: It was another Concordia Oktoberfest for the ages, as we hosted well over 1,600 guests for an evening of fun, food, fellowship and fireworks!

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The Benefits of Living at a Retirement Community

October 9
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Many adults in their retirement years have considered living at a retirement community. This thought may cross your mind for many reasons: the burden of housework has become more than just a casual annoyance, the winter driving starts to feel more hazardous, the neighborhood doesn’t feel as safe as it once did, a health scare or fall has made you a little less confident – the list could go on.

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