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How Concordia Residents Celebrate Mother’s Day (2021)

May 4
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From the Concordia family, we want to wish all mothers, mother figures, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and all the great-great or even great-great-great-grandmothers a happy Mother’s Day! Throughout the years, we’ve shared stories with you featuring residents, staff and other members of the Concordia family. This year, we’ve compiled three heartwarming stories that highlight Mother’s Day memories that are guaranteed make you smile!

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140 Years of Caring: Concordia’s History of Service

April 27
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Did you know that Concordia was first opened as the Evangelical Lutheran Concordia Orphans and Old Peoples Home in the early 1880s by a group of Lutheran pastors? Concordia was a farm as well as an orphanage and home for seniors, and in its early days, occupied only a small part of the current Concordia at Cabot campus. In the last several decades, Concordia has grown in leaps and bounds, now boasting a number of senior living facilities, retirement communities and home health care services in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Tampa, Florida.

Below is a timeline of how Concordia’s services have evolved since the early 1880s. (Read more for photo slideshow)

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How Adult Day Services Supports Family Caregivers

April 20
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Adult Day Centers are settings that provide care to senior adults, adults with memory impairing ailments like Alzheimer’s or dementia and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities who require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). An adult day service center not only provides additional help with these tasks, but also offers daily activities, nutritional programs, amenities, healthcare services and support to family caregivers.

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Concordia Calendar: Meet April’s Team Members

April 15
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At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, our employees are at the heart and hands of our mission – they care for our residents and patients with their hard work, kindness and empathy and keep our organization running with their leadership, vision and dedication.

Watching our amazing staff handle the unprecedented challenges of 2020 that continue into this year has been truly inspiring, so we chose to highlight just a few in our 2021 Concordia Calendar as a proclamation of gratitude for their many contributions. Though we wish there could be 3,000 pages in the calendar to feature all of our employees, this small sampling is representative of our extraordinary staff as a whole. Each month, we’ll introduce you to the talented, compassionate team members featured in our calendar.

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Telehealth Services: An Effective Intervention in Reducing Rehospitalizations

April 13
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At the start of the global health crisis in early 2020, health care providers across the country began implementing mitigation efforts to help slow community spread of the virus and limit exposure to patients and staff members. Telehealth and telemedicine soon became part of our everyday healthcare language, but many were left wondering exactly what these services entail and how they differ.

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A Special Thank You to our Volunteer Heroes

April 6
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April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways volunteers lend a helping hand to organizations and people in need every day. Despite the temporary COVID-19 visiting restrictions limiting volunteer visits at our communities this past year, there are many heroes in the Concordia family who served the organization and community in different ways.

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Lent in 2021: A Few Questions Answered

April 2
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Today’s post is written by Pastor Roger Nuerge. Concordia’s Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our resident’s well-being, especially during the Lenten season. Enjoy!

Lent. What’s that? Where did it come from? Why do some give something up for Lent and others do something special for Lent? What is the best way to observe Lent?

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The Benefits of Using Virtual Reality in Senior Communities

March 30
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Imagine looking out over the arid plains of the Sahara Desert or seeing the vibrant colors of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting come to life. Thanks to the enhanced availability of virtual reality (VR) technology, these are a few experiences Concordia residents and patients at several of our senior care communities have enjoyed during the past year.

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Why I Chose Concordia: Flora Phillips

March 23
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Did you know Concordia has multiple senior care locations that offer retirement living in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Tampa, Florida? 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 those stories with you.

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Concordia Calendar: Meet March’s Team Members

March 18
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At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, our employees are at the heart and hands of our mission – they care for our residents and patients with their hard work, kindness and empathy and keep our organization running with their leadership, vision and dedication.

Watching our amazing staff handle the unprecedented challenges of 2020 that continue into this year has been truly inspiring, so we chose to highlight just a few in our 2021 Concordia Calendar as a proclamation of gratitude for their many contributions. Though we wish there could be 3,000 pages in the calendar to feature all of our employees, this small sampling is representative of our extraordinary staff as a whole. Each month, we’ll introduce you to the talented, compassionate team members featured in our calendar.

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