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2019 Concordia Oktoberfest Entertains 1600 | PHOTOS

October 8
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To say this year’s Oktoberfest was verwunderlich (amazing) would be an understatement! On October 5, approximately 1,600 residents, families, friends and community members came out to the Cabot campus to enjoy the annual festivities this year. (Read more for photos)

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My Concordia Career: Kristin Laboda’s Story

October 3
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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 Kristin Laboda!

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Concordia Fall 2019 Event Calendar is Packed

October 1
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It’s only officially been fall for a week or so, but we’ve been so busy planning fun, educational and inspiring events for our residents, patients, families and communities that it feels like the season is half over! Luckily, that’s not the case, as we have something for everyone this year – even a shopping event. For the complete list of coming events, visit our Events & News page here, but below is a preview of a few that you may be interested in. We hope to see you soon!

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5 Signs Your Senior Loved One May Need Memory Care

September 27
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For someone with a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis who is experiencing memory loss, confusion or disorientation, routine tasks may become increasingly difficult and require more hands-on daily help. As a caregiver of someone with dementia, you may start to notice certain behaviors that reveal your loved one would benefit from professional caregiving assistance.

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My Concordia Career: Sue West’s Story

September 26
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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 Sue West!

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Concordia Calendar Artists Profile: Gloria Snyder

September 24
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When we think of famous painters, names like van Gogh, da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol come to mind. However, since Concordia’s 2019 Calendar was distributed, the public has been introduced to our own artistic Hall of Fame with the resident artists whose paintings have been featured.

Titled “Brush Strokes,” the calendar features a different painting by a resident who lives at one of our locations each month. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artists here. September’s resident artist is Gloria Snyder of Concordia of the South Hills.

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My Concordia Career: Kristen Michel’s Story

September 19
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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 Kristen Michel!

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Fall Prevention Awareness: Tips to Prevent Injury and Safely Age in Place

September 17
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Did you know that September 23, 2019 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day? For many of us, fall prevention becomes increasingly important as we age. According to the CDC, over 3 million senior adults in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each year. Of that figure, one in five seniors will have a serious injury resulting in increased health problems later on.

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My Concordia Career: Patty Baker's 40 Year Concordia Story

September 12
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Patty Baker lived on Cooper Road in Saxonburg and after high school she decided to try her hand at finding a job at Concordia. “It was close to home, I liked the hours and I had a ride with my parents who both worked at nearby Du-co Ceramics,” Patty said.

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A Family Caregiver’s Guide To Adult Day Services

September 10
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Adult Day Services provide compassionate daily care to adults who need caregiver support and assistance. National Adult Day Services Week, the third week in September, is set aside as a time to recognize adult day services across the U.S. and the impact they have on the lives of individuals and their families. Below is a guide to help family caregivers choose an adult day center that meets the needs of a loved one.

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