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My Concordia Career: Kelly Ellena’s Story

January 24
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Kelly Ellena!

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Concordia Home & Community Staff Distribute Food, Gift Cards at Servant Event | VIDEO

January 22
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In 2018, Concordia Community Support Services (CCSS) started a Missions Committee that coordinated four “Servant Events” for our staff to be able to reach out into the community. The events included volunteering at The Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit based in Butler, PA; helping run a community day in Farrell, PA; and framing a transitional dorm-style house for girls who have aged out of foster care.

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My Concordia Career: Paula Costa’s Story

January 17
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Paula Costa!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Carole Flagg

January 15
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When we think of famous painters, names like van Gogh, da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol come to mind. However, since Concordia’s 2019 Calendar was distributed, the public has been introduced to our own artistic Hall of Fame with the resident artists whose paintings have been featured.

Titled “Brush Strokes,” each month depicts a different painting by several of our residents who live at one of our locations. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artist, here. January’s resident artist is Carole Flagg, of Concordia Village of Tampa.

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My Concordia Career: Bethanye McClelland’s Story

January 10
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Bethanye McClelland!

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What a Senior Caregiver Role Involves

January 8
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The role of a senior caregiver is a special and important one, as it makes a difference in the lives of others each and every day. We know this first-hand at Concordia, as we have the opportunity to meet and talk with family caregivers on a regular basis. The role can be challenging, yet rewarding, and can include a wide range of tasks from doing laundry and buying groceries to taking your loved one to doctors' appointments and handling their finances.

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Video: 2018 Highlights Across the Concordia System

December 31, 2018
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From the Concordia Family to yours, Happy New Year! Since 1881, Concordia Lutheran Ministries has been a place with a Christ-centered mission of caring, comfort and healing. A few hallmarks of our long history have been our swift adaptability, prayerful growth and unwavering, gracious support from our member Lutheran churches. This year was another great example of those hallmarks.

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My Concordia Career: Linda Cairns' Story

December 27, 2018
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals! Let us introduce you to Linda Cairns!

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Top 10 Concordia Blog Posts of 2018

December 26, 2018
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It was another great year at Concordia, filled with God’s blessings, hard work and loving care delivered to over 40,000 patients and residents. We added two ne locations to our family, Concordia at Villa St. Joseph in Baden and Concordia Village of Tampa; we started an expansion project at Concordia at Sumner that will add 65 gorgeous retirement living apartments to the community; we celebrated 20 years of service at Concordia Visiting Nurses; and so much more!

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My Concordia Career: Jamie Gallagher’s Story

December 20, 2018
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals!

Let us introduce you to Jamie Gallagher, Director of Operations for Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH). Jamie began her Concordia Career in 2012 as the Inpatient Unit Manager at GSH’s Cabot location and later transitioned into the Assistant Director prior to being named Director of Operations. Jamie earned her Registered Nurse diploma from West Penn Hospital’s School of Nursing. She is currently enrolled in Robert Morris University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

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