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National Family Caregivers Month: Caring for an Ailing Spouse (part 1)

November 7, 2013
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November is National Family Caregivers Month, which honors the 48.9 million caregivers (according to the National Alliance for Caregiving) who help care for an aging loved one. At Concordia, we know the complexities of caring for someone with a chronic condition or disability, and we hope you all know that we're here for you for advice, for assistance, for support...

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Call to Care: Wishing Hurts Away - Don't you wish!

November 5, 2013
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is part nine of the "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

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Family Has Cared for Concordia Residents for Four Generations

October 29, 2013
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For the past 85 years, members of the Goepfert/Vantine family have been caring for people in the Concordia Lutheran Ministries system that's four generations!

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Pastor Appreciation Month: Why Chaplains Are So Important at Concordia

October 22, 2013
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Did you know October is Pastor Appreciation Month? In recognition, Deaconesses Jackie Duke and Elsa Mauritz put together the following post on why our chaplains are so important at Concordia. Take a look, leave a comment if you like - and then go and thank your pastor! :)

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Good Samaritan Hospice 5K: It's Special

October 15, 2013
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In a county with thousands of nonprofit organizations, Pittsburgh has its fair share of 5k fundraisers. Some are big, some are small; some have big prizes, some are just for fun; some are for serious runners, some are for walk/joggers? But amidst all the 5k fundraisers in the area, there's something just a little different about Good Samaritan Hospice's memorial run/walk. Something unique, intangible, that's hard to define.

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2013 Oktoberfest the Largest in Concordia History

October 8, 2013
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It's official: The 2013 Concordia Oktoberfest was unquestionably the biggest Oktoberfest in our history! Approximately 1,800 people walked through the front doors of Concordia Haven 1 to enjoy some excellent music from the Continental Dukes German Band, some amazing German fare from the Concordia food service staff and a plethora of activities for the kids including a bouncy castle, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, games, hayrides and more!

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Concordia Calendar Portraits: Ridgewood (September)

October 1, 2013
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The theme of the 2013 Concordia Lutheran Ministries calendar is "Faithful Caring Our Way of Life," and each month offers a picture of a resident/patient with one of our dedicated caregivers. We thought it would be fun to tell the stories behind the models, in a series we're calling Concordia Calendar Portraits.

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Memory Care an Asset to Those with Cognitive Impairments

September 24, 2013
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Below is a story published in a previous issue of Faith in Caring magazine on how Concordia of Fox Chapel has made a major impact on one gentleman and his family. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, e-mail us here or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724.352.1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!

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Award-Winning Volunteer Program Returns to Concordia

September 17, 2013
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You walk into a room full of objects representing memories a crystal vase purchased in France during a 20th wedding anniversary trip, a mahogany marble-top dresser handed down two generations, a painting created by a granddaughter for her senior project in art school, the floral-patterned curtains that match the quilted comforter so perfectly and much more. Each picture and item depicts a different life event or something that holds value.

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October brings two major events at Concordia: Oktoberfest and 5K

September 10, 2013
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One of the countless reasons so many people choose Concordia is because of the excellent activities offered to those in our care. During any given month, in one single service line at one single facility, there are approximately 160 activities!

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