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National Senior Citizens Day Video: How Concordia Residents Have Affected Our Lives

August 14
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National Senior Citizens Day was originally observed on August 14, as it was the day President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935. But in 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed an official observance day to honor and acknowledge the contributions that senior citizens have made to their communities and country throughout their lifetime. That observance day is now August 21.

But either way, on behalf of the entire Concordia family, Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

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How to Find the Right Retirement Community for You: A Step-by-Step Guide

August 7
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Deciding to move into a retirement community is a big step for many people. There are so many questions that need to be answered before deciding on which retirement community is best for you. At Concordia, we’ve been serving retirees looking for “life plan” communities for years, and we’ve found that many people follow a similar process when finding the right retirement community for them. Below are five steps to making this big decision.

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More Than 800 Attend 137th Annual Summer Festival | Photos & Video

July 31
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After 137 Summer Festivals at Concordia, you might think they would be getting a little old – but, as shown by the 800 residents, families and community members who made their way to our Cabot campus on Sunday, that’s definitely not the case! (Read more for video and photos)

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Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors (2018)

July 24
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Summer is often a season that many look forward to during the colder months. The freezing, wintery days can feel long and dreary to many, as we long for the warm breeze of summertime. Now that it's finally here, how can you make the most of it with your senior loved one? While not all summer activities are suitable for seniors, most can be adapted to their needs and there are numerous options that can be a perfect fit to enjoy the summer months with your loved one.

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5 Tips to Help Your Senior Loved One Beat Loneliness

July 17
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Loneliness is common among seniors and isn't something that should be overlooked. It can be caused by many factors as one ages including limited transportation, a decrease in relationships with friends and family, and physical changes such as incontinence or lack of vision and hearing.

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15th Annual CLM Golf Classic Raises More Than $100K

July 10
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A great group of golfers and guests came together at Treesdale Golf & Country Club on Monday, July 9 to celebrate Concordia’s mission of caring at our 15th Annual CLM Golf Classic. The weather was perfect for raising funds for Concordia’s Good Samaritan Endowment Fund!

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Happy Independence Day from Concordia! (2018)

July 3
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From the entire Concordia Family, Happy Independence Day! July 4 is such an important day in our history, as we all know. This year marks America’s 242nd anniversary of independence from the British, when the 13 colonies declared themselves a new nation: The United States of America. This is truly a day to be thankful for the freedoms that we are blessed to enjoy in this great country.

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Video: Memories from 20 Years of Service at Concordia Visiting Nurses

June 26
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As you may remember seeing a few months ago on this blog, Concordia Visiting Nurses (CVN) is celebrating 20 years of service to the community in 2018! A lot has changed over the past two decades at Concordia, and central to many of those changes is the growth of our Home and Community Services organizations.

Believe it or not, there are close to 50 Home and Community Services employees who have been with us for 15-20 years! Many of them continue to serve clinically in the field or in the office in support/administrative roles. In this video, a few of those longtime CVN employees tell some of their favorite stories from the years.

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Groundbreaking for Retirement Living Expansion at Concordia at Sumner a Success

June 21
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When Concordia at Sumner joined the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family back in November 2012, between the gorgeous property and buildings, supportive local community and a resident population and staff committed to the Concordia mission, everyone knew there was a lot of potential. After six years, we’re thrilled to announce that the location is about to have its first growth spurt!

Concordia at Sumner held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a retirement living expansion on Friday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. The expansion will be a three-story, 105,000 square foot building, adding 65 new retirement living apartments and connecting to the current Manor House on campus. (Read More for photos and video.)

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2018 Camp Erin Pgh Hosts More Than 100 Campers | Photos and Video

June 19
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Kids are always learning. Whether it’s from teachers in school, parents and siblings at home, friends on the playground, pastors at church, coaches on the field – there are always new experiences and information to absorb.

Good childhood educators make learning new information/skills fun and exciting. The BEST educators present the lesson in a way that kids don’t even realizing they’re learning. And that is exactly what happens at Camp Erin Pittsburgh, a weekend-long bereavement camp that was held June 8-10 at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. The camp helps children and youth learn about grief, and understand that everyone experiences in their own way.

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