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Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself – A Message to the Caregiver

August 15
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As a family caregiver, you play a vital role in the life of your aging loved one—a role that can also be overwhelming, exhausting and sometimes thankless. Caring for a loved one is honorable and can be highly rewarding, but it's no secret that this great responsibility can also be physically and mentally draining.

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Concordia Retirement Living Allows Pittsburgh Couple to Create A New Lifestyle

August 8
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Did you know Concordia has multiple senior care locations that offer retirement living apartments (and villas at our Sumner location in Copley, OH)? At any given time, we are serving more than 500 seniors in western PA and eastern OH in that one service line alone! And actually, by mid-September, when Highpointe at Rebecca – our newest retirement community – is open, that number will grow again.

For those unsure of what retirement living (or independent living as it's sometimes called) services involve, it offers a worry-free lifestyle for seniors, with every convenience of home. Amenities like routine maintenance, scheduled transportation, daily events/activities and much more are included. We hear a lot of great things from our residents and their families about our services, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share one of their stories with you.

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Picture-Perfect Day at the 2017 Concordia Summer Festival | Photos & Video

August 1
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We don’t have a final count yet on how many people came out to the Concordia Summer Festival on Sunday, but two things we do know: 1) At the busiest part of the day, it was standing-room only, despite our having hundreds of chairs under the tents; and 2) For the MANY people who attended, you couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! (Read more for photos)

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Concordia at Sumner Artists Take Home 13 Ribbons | PHOTOS

July 25
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It’s always been our opinion that some of the greatest, most talented and interesting people in the world have chosen to live at Concordia. We’ve been home to former white house aides/volunteers, engineers who worked on culture-changing projects, Jeopardy champions, plumbers-turned-portrait-painters, school-teachers-turned poets and so many more.

A few weeks ago, our belief was proven true again, as a number of Concordia residents were recognized for their achievements in the arts.

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How to Help Your Loved One with Dementia Have a Fun & Safe Summer

July 18
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If you have a loved one with dementia, do you find it difficult to think of meaningful and safe activities to enjoy together? This is not uncommon - especially if dementia is new to you both. Here at Concordia, we understand that this may be difficult, but we also know that there are many ways to plan and provide appropriate activities for people with dementia, since we do this daily at our senior care facilities.

With summer here, we wanted to share ideas with you so that you can enjoy your summer, safely, with your loved one who is living with a memory impairment. 

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14th Golf Classic Brings Fun and Funds for Charitable Care | PHOTOS

July 11
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Today's post was submitted by Concordia Chief Development Officer Scott Koskoski. Click here to learn more about giving options at Concordia!

A record number of guests came together at Treesdale Golf & Country Club on Monday, July 10 to celebrate Concordia’s mission of charitable care at the 14th CLM Golf Classic. Despite dodging occasional raindrops and a thunderous storm just as play was ending, golfers enjoyed a fabulous course, amazing hospitality and meaningful fellowship. (Read more for photos)

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Concordia Residents Reflect on Their Favorite Memories

July 3
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On July 4, 1776, the United States Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence. Every year since, Americans across the country have demonstrated their patriotism through various celebrations and traditions.

We talked to residents at Concordia of Cranberry, Concordia of Franklin Park and Concordia of Wexford about their favorite Independence Day memories and activities. Whether it be spending time with loved ones, having a festive picnic, or enjoying a firework show, every resident has his or her own special traditions. (photos below)

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Tips to Get Up and Get Moving This Summer

June 27
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Today's post was written by Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life - regardless of age.

Warmer temperatures are finally here! The nicer weather tempts most of us to get out and about after those cold winter months. This makes it a wonderful time of year to start a walking program to help improve our health. Walking is also an excellent activity to help increase cardiovascular tolerance, control weight, decrease blood pressure, help regulate blood sugar for those with diabetes, and more.

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Camp Erin Pittsburgh 2017 Hosts More Than 100 Campers | Photos

June 20
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Camp Erin Pittsburgh, the grief camp for children and teens that is hosted by Good Samaritan Hospice, The Moyer Foundation, and YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee, was a great success!

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More Than 80 Legacy Donors Recognized at Luncheon | Photos

June 16
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Today's post was submitted by Concordia Chief Development Officer Scott Koskoski. Click here to learn more about giving options at Concordia.

More than 80 members of Concordia’s Legacy Society and their guests joined Concordia Lutheran Ministries leadership and Parent Board members for the annual Legacy Society Appreciation Luncheon, held Tuesday, June 13 at the Butler Country Club. Our Legacy Luncheon is annually one of Concordia’s most elegant events, befitting of the guests – those who have committed to remember Concordia in their estate plans or who have made significant planned gifts during their lifetime to our mission!

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