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Concordia Celebrates National Volunteer Month 2019: Linda Vowles

April 2
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Celebrating the Incredible Ways Concordia Volunteers Give to Others

April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways Concordia volunteers serve our residents, patients and families every day. With the helping hands of our volunteers, many more lives are filled with joy, fellowship and inspiration. Each week for the month of April, we’ll introduce you to a volunteer whose acts of service have touched many lives. This week, Concordia at Sumner volunteer Linda Vowles shares her story.

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My Concordia Career: Shelly Wood’s Story

March 28
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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 Shelly Wood!

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The Importance of Adaptive Equipment as We Age

March 26
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According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries every year. Approximately one-fifth to one-third of those older adults who fall suffer lacerations, hip and head injuries. These injuries not only make living independently more difficult, but they could even have long-term effects on a senior’s well-being.

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My Concordia Career: Rhonda Mehelich’s Story

March 21
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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 Rhonda Mehelich!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Sandy Bauer

March 19
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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. March’s resident artist is Sandy Bauer, of Concordia at Cabot.

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Be Like the Good Samaritan This Lenten Season

March 18
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Today's post was written by Concordia Deaconess Pam Voorman. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being, especially during the Lenten Season. Enjoy!

“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” - Luke 10:36-37

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My Concordia Career: Misty Ingram’s Story

March 14
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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 Misty Ingram!

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A Glimpse into Heritage: How one Concordia Resident Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

March 12
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our Concordia family to yours! For many people, March 17 is celebrated as a day filled with shamrocks, luck, libations and charm. It’s also a day, where for a brief moment, we can all claim to be a tiny bit Irish, while celebrating a rich and captivating history.  

One of our very own Concordia of the South Hills residents has a unique tale of Celtic history that began in the green mountains of Northern Ireland and continues near the Tri-Rivers of Pittsburgh.

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My Concordia Career: Angel Finch’s Story

March 7
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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 Angel Finch!

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What Hospice Care Can Do for Your Loved One

March 5
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When you think of hospice care, you may not have the full picture in your head of what it means and what it can offer your loved one and their family. This type of specialized care is tailored to patients with terminal illnesses, with the goal of providing comfort and improving the patient’s quality of life. Hospice care provides a full complement of medically driven comfort and symptom management, but is not curative care, which is care to cure an illness.

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