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5 Conversation Ideas for Visiting Elderly Loved Ones

December 22, 2017
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With the holidays in full swing, many people are spending time with family and friends, including visiting with their elderly loved ones who may live in a nursing home or personal care/assisted living community. For a lot of people, visiting with senior loved ones in these environments can create anxious feelings because they are afraid that they won't know what to say or will have difficulty relating. If you feel this way, it may help to remember that your visit will mean a lot to your loved one and doesn't have to be lengthy or include non-stop conversation. Most importantly, your visit can be an opportunity for you to bond and create memories together.

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A Video Christmas Message from Concordia

December 20, 2017
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At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, we are so blessed to have the support of the communities we serve throughout the year. But during the Christmas season – our Season of Hope – we are especially grateful for your prayers, gifts, volunteerism, encouragement and faith in our mission of caring for others! From the entire Concordia Family, Merry Christmas!

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Without Christmas, We Wouldn't Celebrate Easter

December 19, 2017
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From the entire Concordia family to yours: Merry Christmas! Today's post comes from Concordia Deaconess Carole King. Concordia has an outstanding Chaplaincy Department that actively contributes to our patients' and residents' spiritual well being. Enjoy!

I’ve always said that without Easter, we wouldn’t celebrate Christmas. After all, everyone is born, but not everyone is resurrected from the dead.

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Community battles the cold to attend 2017 Live Nativity

December 12, 2017
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It may have been the coldest afternoon we’ve had in a long time, but that didn’t stop 300+ residents, families and community members from checking out the Fifth Annual Concordia Live Nativity last Sunday! (Read More for photos)

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Dementia Care Tips: For the Family Caregiver

December 5, 2017
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Dementia is a decline in mental ability that can interfere with a person's everyday activities. Someone with dementia can struggle with memory loss, communicating with others, thinking clearly and caring for themselves. Because of these effects, individuals with dementia often need some level of care, depending on the severity of the disease.

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#GivingTuesday and the Season of Hope

November 28, 2017
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Ask yourself this question- what if we all donated on the same day? How would lives be changed?

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity by giving.

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Ways to Avoid Family Conflicts When Caring for Aging Parents

November 22, 2017
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When an aging loved one is in need of care, lack of communication and the stress of the situation can cause conflicts between family members - especially during the holidays. We understand that caring for aging parents can be an emotional process, and because of this, family members need each other for support during this time more than ever. The last thing you want is conflict. Unfortunately, disagreements do occur when caring for aging parents, and can add to the stress of the caregiver, family members and even your loved one who is in need of care.

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Adopt a Concordia Resident for Christmas This Year (2017)

November 21, 2017
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Here is a stat that should make you smile: Americans contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities last year. That’s billions with a “b.” And that’s a lot of generous, caring people and organizations! We have a number of opportunities for those wishing to support Concordia this season (visit www.CLMSeasonofHope.com for info), and one in particular is pretty fun! It’s called “Adopt A Resident.”

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Infographic: 5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp with Age

November 21, 2017
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Have you noticed that your memory isn't as sharp as it once was? Do you misplace items or forget your train of thought more often than before? If so, you may be experiencing some age-related forgetfulness.

We understand that age can take a toll on our brains, but we also know that there are ways that we can keep our minds sharp even as time goes by. Keeping your mind active and stimulated can often help you maintain your mental capability. Take a look at the below tips to keep your brain functioning at its best. Always remember to consult with your health care professional before starting a new diet or exercise regimen.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp with Age

November 21, 2017
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Have you noticed that your memory isn't as sharp as it once was? Do you misplace items or forget your train of thought more often than before? If so, you may be experiencing some age-related forgetfulness.

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