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Concordia Volunteers Make a Difference Every Day | Slideshow

April 30
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one out of every four people (nearly 63 million) in the United States volunteers with an organization each year. Although this number may seem like a lot, the Corporation for National and Community services has pointed out that this number has been in decline since 2012. This is bad news for the thousands of non-profit organizations across the country that rely on the selflessness and generosity of volunteers who help day-to-day. (Read More for photo slideshow)

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National Volunteer Month 2019: Linda Gizienski's Story

April 26
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April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways Concordia volunteers serve our residents, patients and families every day. With the helping hands of our volunteers, many more lives are filled with joy, fellowship and inspiration. Each week for the month of April, we’ll introduce you to a volunteer whose acts of service have touched many lives. This week, Concordia at Cabot volunteer Linda Gizienski shares her story.

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My Concordia Career: Robin Binkley & Paige Hipple’s Stories

April 25
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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 Robin Binkley and Paige Hipple!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Peg Vogel

April 23
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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,” each month depicts a different painting by several of our residents who live at one of our locations. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artist, here. April’s resident artist (as well as October) is Peg Vogel, of Concordia at Sumner.

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National Volunteer Month 2019: From Visiting Mom to Calling Bingo

April 18
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April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways Concordia volunteers serve our residents, patients and families every day. With the helping hands of our volunteers, many more lives are filled with joy, fellowship and inspiration. Each week for the month of April, we’ll introduce you to a volunteer whose acts of service have touched many lives. This week, Concordia of Monroeville volunteer Paul Welcker shares his story.

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My Concordia Career: Samantha McKinney’s Story

April 18
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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 Samantha McKinney!

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Understanding Hospice Care in 2019

April 16
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Hospice care is one of the more misunderstood types of healthcare today. In short, it is a form of specialized healthcare that provides services to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients. If you or a loved one is considering hospice care services, the following will hopefully help you understand what hospice care provides as well as what resources are available.

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National Volunteer Month 2019: A Trio of Techy Resident Volunteers

April 11
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April is National Volunteer Month, which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways Concordia volunteers serve our residents, patients and families every day. With the helping hands of our volunteers, many more lives are filled with joy, fellowship and inspiration. Each week for the month of April, we’ll introduce you to a volunteer whose acts of service have touched many lives. This week, three Concordia of the South Hills residents share their story.

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My Concordia Career: Krista Malobicky’s Story

April 11
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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 Krista Malobicky!

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Discover Spring Crafts for Seniors

April 9
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After the seemingly never-ending winter months, spring is a season that many welcome with open arms. The air is refreshing, the temperature is warmer and the sun stays out longer. This is a special time of year that many look forward to, and you may wonder how you can enjoy this season with your senior loved one - especially if they are in a nursing home or assisted living community.

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