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Summer Nutrition Tips for Seniors

June 14, 2011
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Summertime provides some unique nutrition opportunities and challenges for seniors. As temperatures rise seniors need to pay close attention to their health through a balanced diet, replenishing lost fluid and practicing food safety. By following a few simple nutrition tips, seniors can enjoy a healthy and safe summer.

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What is a Bereavement Camp?

June 7, 2011
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As adults we know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Imagine what the death of someone special must be like for children, most of whom have never met another child who has experienced a similar loss.

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Tips for Choosing a Personal Care Facility

May 31, 2011
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Deciding when your loved one requires the additional care of a personal care/assisted living facility is never easy, but it helps to know what you're looking for and what makes one place a better fit than another.

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Why Concordia has a Chaplaincy Department

May 24, 2011
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Today's post was contributed by Concordia Chaplain Roger Nuerge. We're looking forward to regularly including more articles on spiritual care. Thanks Rev. Nuerge! ---

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Concordia Fashion Show Raises Funds for Charity Care

May 17, 2011
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The Sixth Annual Concordia Lutheran Ministries Fashion Show was held on Saturday, May 14 at the Butler Country Club, hosting over 300 people. The event featured drawings for almost 50 themed gift baskets, $5 mystery bags, a vendor mall with 11 different shops, a delicious lunch and, of course, the fashion show itself - with Fashions by Phyllis supplying the clothes.

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Caregivers Recognized for National Nursing Home Week: A Message From the President

May 10, 2011
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It's over 27 years that I've been at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, and at times it feels like I've seen it all. From experiencing the highest of highs to the lowest of lows and everything in between, one thing has remained constant: I've always worked with the best caregivers around people who understand that we must adapt to the rapidly changing world of health care while always keeping the care and needs of the patient as our top priority.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for an Aging Mom

May 3, 2011
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With Mother's Day right around the corner - this Sunday, May 8 in case you forgot - you might be racking your brain to come up with a good idea for mom, especially if she's getting a little older and "already has everything she needs" (her words, not yours).

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Concordia to Participate in Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

April 26, 2011
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The thought behind charitable giving is unquestionably different for every person. Some people prefer to give to programs that supply the most basic human needs food, clothing, shelter. Others prefer to donate to programs that enrich the lives of those in need. Others favor giving to programs that offer a certain benefit, such as exercise, entertainment or tax relief.

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Concordia Residents Raise Funds for Tsunami Victims

April 19, 2011
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The Concordia Lutheran Ministries family has a history of giving selflessly when a disaster occurs and people are in need. The recent catastrophe in Japan was no different, as Haven residents used the "most scholarly" of activities to raise money for the tsunami victims.

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5 Stats on Seniors in PA

April 12, 2011
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It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. What's seldom mentioned, however, is that numbers and statistics can tell significant stories as well.

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