Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart This Season
From the Concordia family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving! Today's post comes from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Robert Wacker. Concordia has an excellent Chaplaincy Department that actively contributes to our patients' and residents' spritual well being. Enjoy!
In our hymnal we have a hymn titled “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart.” With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I couldn’t help but think of this hymn. Thanksgiving is a time when we think about what we are thankful and grateful for in our lives. The hymn goes like this:Read more...
2016 Purse Gala Raises $40k for Camp Erin Pittsburgh | Photos
Happy Veterans Day: Concordia Resident Shares Remarkable Story from WWII
There have been countless books written about World War II, and one of Concordia’s own has actually contributed to that literature. Concordia at Cabot Skilled Nursing resident and veteran S. (“Snap”) Roger Oliver has written two self-published books, originally created for his wife, Carol Oliver, as Christmas presents. The books have been a treasure to Snap and his family over the years, and, in honor of Veterans Day this year, we are sharing a particularly extraordinary episode from one of them: “Snap, Daddy & Pop.”Read more...
What Faith Based Caring Really Means
What Faith Based Caring Really Means
Faithful caring, healing and service: These characteristics exemplify “The Concordia Way.” Senior living in Pittsburgh, PA at Concordia means residents are treated with caring compassion as we fulfill our ministry of service with our core value of healing at the forefront, providing non-profit senior care to seniors of all denominations.
Whether receiving care in one of Concordia's residential service options, being treated in one of our rehabilitation programs, or taking advantage of the extra time provided by our adult day services, every act is performed with an open, loving heart. The staff members work with the purpose of exemplifying God's love by working through service to fulfill the ministry of Concordia. Faith-based caring is exactly what it sounds like: following our faith and God's word to lead us to service of others. Selflessly giving to improve another person’s quality of life is how we view service.Read more...
Concordia's Second Annual Season of Hope Kicks Off Today!
Give the gift of HOPE today during Concordia Lutheran Ministries’ Season of Hope.
As you know, the Christmas season is a time for us to prepare our hearts and homes for the arrival of Jesus Christ - born physically in a manger in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, and born into our hearts as the Savior - our greatest gift from God!
At Concordia Lutheran Ministries (a place where, as our President & CEO reminds us, we still say "Merry Christmas") we call this special time of year our Season of HOPE.
Senior Care Lingo: Defining the Terms (Oct. 2016)
In today’s senior care/senior living landscape, it seems like there are SO MANY terms and expressions that one can easily become confused or overwhelmed. And as much education as we try to provide, we still get a lot of questions about the different terminology.
Here are some commonly-asked questions we get at Concordia from families and individuals just starting their search for senior care services or a retirement community.Read more...
Tips for Handling a Dementia or Alzheimer's Diagnosis
In the United States alone, experts estimate that more than 5 million Americans are battling Alzheimer’s disease, and it has quietly become the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. As our population ages, those numbers are expected to rise. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s and dementia don’t seem to get the same level of national attention as some other major health issues – which can make it more difficult for individuals and families to find the help they need.
What are some of the basic things a family can do once they know their loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s? Here are a few tips and things to consider after the initial diagnosis.Read more...
Cyber Security Tips for Seniors (2016)
Did you know October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Each year since 2010, there have been an average of 300,000 annual cases of cyber crime reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), resulting in total losses of between $800 million and $1 billion.
For better perspective, the average dollar loss per victim last year came out to $3,718. That’s a meaningful chunk of change for anyone, but especially for a senior on a fixed income.Read more...
Oktoberfest and Memorial Walk Events Once Again Memorable | Photos
Holy cow, what a fun day October 1st was in Concordia-land! Between the Oktoberfest and the Good Samaritan Hospice Memorial Walk, it was all hands on deck - and in the end, both events turned out great!Read more...
Oktoberfest Celebrates Concordia's German Heritage
Below is a story published in the September 2016 issue of Faith in Caring magazine (click here to check out the full issue online) on the history of Concordia’s Oktoberfest! To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, message us through the contact form on our website or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!
Did you know that many of Concordia Lutheran Ministries’ early records were written in German? Concordia was first opened as the Evangelical Lutheran Concordia Orphans and Old Peoples Home in the early 1880s by a group of German Lutheran pastors, and the housefathers who ran the Home kept a running journal in German until 1922.Read more...