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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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Advice for New Caregivers (2018)

March 27
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If you're beginning your journey as a caregiver for your loved one, you might be wondering what to expect and how to begin. Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities that you'll be taking on is normal, but never forget about the rewards that you'll experience and the bonds that will get stronger between you and your loved one along the way.

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4 Types of Hospice Care

March 26
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Hospice care is specialized healthcare for terminally ill patients that is intended to ease their pain and allows them to live the rest of their lives in comfort. When most people imagine hospice, what usually comes to mind are inpatient hospice services, which are delivered in a healthcare setting. What they may not know is that there are generally four types of hospice care, two of which are carried out in the home. If you or a loved one will be in need of hospice services in Pittsburgh, here are some things you should know about each type of hospice care.

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20 Years of Concordia Visiting Nurses: Q/A with CEO Martin Trettel

March 20
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Below is a story published in the March 2018 issue of Faith in Caring magazine (click here to check out the full issue online), commemorating the 20th of year of service for Concordia Visiting Nurses ! To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, message us through the contact form on our website or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!

May 2018 marks Concordia Visiting Nurses’ 20-year anniversary, a milestone for reflecting on just how much the home and community services arm of Concordia Lutheran Ministries has grown and developed since its founding.

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The Stories Behind the Retirement Living Commercial (part 3)

March 13
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As many people who live near one of Concordia’s western PA retirement communities know, we made a commercial recently that is playing on local broadcast channels right now! For the commercial, we interviewed a few residents from each of our retirement communities in the region on camera – with no script or prodding. Their comments on how much they love Concordia were humbling to say the least.

There was so much great material, actually, that we couldn’t even fit 10 percent of it into the 30-second video! So we wanted to take a minute to introduce you to some of the residents who we interviewed. Today, enjoy getting to know Judy Eshelman.

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Healthy Eating Habits for Seniors (2018)

March 6
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There are some things that are out of our hands as we age, but healthy eating is one thing we can control and one that makes a difference on how well we age.  Eating the right portions, nutrients and variety of foods can have an impact on how you feel, look and age - and may help protect you against age-related illnesses.  

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Planting New Hope Into Hearts This Easter Season

March 1
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He is Risen!

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17

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