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Celebrating Concordia’s 140th Anniversary: Glimpses of the 1800s

March 16
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From our family to yours, Happy St. Patrick’s Day – and happy 140th anniversary to Concordia Lutheran Ministries! When Concordia (then called the Evangelical Lutheran Concordia Orphanage and Old Peoples Home) was founded in 1881 by a group of German Lutheran pastors, they didn’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but they still had eventful late winter/early spring seasons.

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Recognizing, Treating and Managing a Lymphedema Diagnosis: A Q & A with a Lymphedema Specialist

March 9
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Lymphedema is a chronic condition that affects millions of people annually, though it is often misdiagnosed and does not have a definitive cure. In support of Lymphedema Awareness Month and to help our community better understand and manage a lymphedema diagnosis, we spoke with Concordia Visiting Nurses Physical Therapist Sue Hanna.

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Being Intentional This Lenten Season

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

Have you ever asked the question, “what is the point of giving something up for Lent?” Does this act by itself make us more Holy? Does it earn us some kind of heavenly points? Of course, we know that is not the case.

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My Concordia Career: Crystal Cunningham’s Story

February 25
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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 Crystal Cunningham!

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The Secret to Living a Long and Happy Life at 105: Faith and Family

February 23
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We have all lived through what feels to be 100 years over the course of the past 12 months. The day-to-day challenges of navigating a global health crisis and adapting to entirely new ways of living has undoubtedly aged us in some way.

Imagine living through two pandemics, two World Wars along with several other wars and military conflicts, and still having so many happy memories to reminisce upon when celebrating 105 years of life! It’s all about perspective, according to one Concordia family member.

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Concordia Calendar: Meet February’s Team Members

February 18
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At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, our employees are 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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Ways to Love Your Heart: Health Tips for Seniors

February 16
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For many people, February is known as the month of love, and fittingly also happens to be American Heart Health Month. While the month marks a time to show our love to the important people in our lives, it’s also a time to make sure we show some love to ourselves, by making lifestyle changes to keep our heart strong and healthy. Heart health for seniors is particularly important because our heart undergoes many changes as we age.

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True Love Conquers All: Valentine’s Day Has a Special Meaning for one Concordia Couple

February 9
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From our family to yours, Happy Valentine’s Day! Over the past several years, we’ve shared words of wisdom, insightful marriage advice and much more with you from Concordia resident couples at several of our locations. This Valentine’s Day, we have sweet story from a resident couple at Concordia of Monroeville, who found a way to share their love, and spend some quality time with each other despite living in different areas of the building due to current temporary COVID-19 restrictions.

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Why I Chose Concordia: Gail DuBose

February 2
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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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My Concordia Career: Lanae Mortimer’s Story

January 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 Lanae Mortimer!

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