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November is National Home Care and Hospice Month: CVN Patient Tells His Story

November 1, 2011
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With National Home Care and Hospice Month in November, an estimated 33,000 providers will pause to reflect on the care provided to over 12 million people nationwide. In the last year, Concordia Visiting Nurses has provided professional home health care and private duty home care services in the homes of over 10,000 people in western Pennsylvania.

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Insulin Pens Offer an Alternative to Traditional Vials

October 25, 2011
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Insulin plays a vital role in the treatment of diabetes. Traditionally, insulin has been administered using vials and syringes. In recent years, a new insulin delivery device has become available for almost all types of insulin. It is known as the Insulin Pen.

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Humble Beginnings: The Concordia Ladies' Aide Society

October 18, 2011
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In the early 1900s, living in an orphanage or old folks home was often an austere and desperate existence. Overcrowding, a lack of food, and overall wretched conditions prevailed at many such institutions in the Pittsburgh area and across the country.

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Good Samaritan Hospice 5K Raises over $16,000

October 11, 2011
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More than 200 runners and walkers enjoyed perfect weather and supported the Good Samaritan Hosipce Charitable Fund at the same time last Saturday morning, October 8. This mission of Concordia Lutheran Ministries celebrated its 10th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk at North with a record-breaking number of participants.

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Great Times at the Annual Concordia Oktoberfest

October 4, 2011
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Not even rain and 40-degree temperatures could stop 800+ residents, staff and community members from coming out to the Annual Concordia Oktoberfest on Saturday.

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Autumn Nutrition Tips

September 27, 2011
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Autumn's crisp colors, cool winds and sunny afternoons make it an ideal time to celebrate this beautiful season's abundance. The fall gives us foods in vibrant orange, yellow and red hues, in the form of pumpkins, squash and apples. Best of all, these harvest foods are packed with nutritional value.

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Charitable Giving: Four ways to make a charitable gift

September 20, 2011
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Like other nonprofit organizations, Concordia Lutheran Ministries relies on the generosity of donors to help fulfill its mission of caring for others. Many people choose to contribute their time and resources in support of their charitable interests. Today, it is important to carefully consider your gifts and make them in the most cost-effective ways. This post will briefly cover four of the most common ways to make a charitable gift.

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Concordia Sees More People Reserving Rooms for Rehabilitation

September 13, 2011
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On the game show "Family Feud," contestants have to guess the most popular responses to a survey-type question posted to 100 people. For example, if the category were "Things you would make reservations for," the top three results would most likely be flights, restaurants and hotel rooms.

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Fall Season Brings Many Happenings Around Concordia

September 6, 2011
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Every year around this time, the calendar at Concordia Lutheran Ministries reaches its breaking point, as events and activities at the various locations fill the schedule. The following happenings are open to the public please don't hesitate to get in touch with any of the contact people.

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Concordia's Humble Beginnings (part 2)

August 30, 2011
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In celebration of Concordia's 130th anniversary of service, we're periodically posting excerpts from our history book, along with some historical pictures of the organization. Additionally, each issue of our magazine, called Faith in Caring, for this year will feature a page on our continually shaping history.

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