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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Ruth Nienhaus

February 5
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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. February’s resident artist is Ruth Nienhaus, of Concordia Village of Tampa.

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My Concordia Career: Ashley Barr’s Story

January 31
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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 Ashley Barr!

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5 Signs of Depression in Seniors

January 29
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Depression is a condition that should not be ignored, and is one that is often harder to recognize in seniors. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), "Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, and working."

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My Concordia Career: Kelly Ellena’s Story

January 24
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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 Kelly Ellena!

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Concordia Home & Community Staff Distribute Food, Gift Cards at Servant Event | VIDEO

January 22
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In 2018, Concordia Community Support Services (CCSS) started a Missions Committee that coordinated four “Servant Events” for our staff to be able to reach out into the community. The events included volunteering at The Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit based in Butler, PA; helping run a community day in Farrell, PA; and framing a transitional dorm-style house for girls who have aged out of foster care.

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My Concordia Career: Paula Costa’s Story

January 17
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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 Paula Costa!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profiles: Carole Flagg

January 15
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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. January’s resident artist is Carole Flagg, of Concordia Village of Tampa.

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My Concordia Career: Bethanye McClelland’s Story

January 10
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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 Bethanye McClelland!

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What a Senior Caregiver Role Involves

January 8
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The role of a senior caregiver is a special and important one, as it makes a difference in the lives of others each and every day. We know this first-hand at Concordia, as we have the opportunity to meet and talk with family caregivers on a regular basis. The role can be challenging, yet rewarding, and can include a wide range of tasks from doing laundry and buying groceries to taking your loved one to doctors' appointments and handling their finances.

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Video: 2018 Highlights Across the Concordia System

December 31, 2018
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From the Concordia Family to yours, Happy New Year! Since 1881, Concordia Lutheran Ministries has been a place with a Christ-centered mission of caring, comfort and healing. A few hallmarks of our long history have been our swift adaptability, prayerful growth and unwavering, gracious support from our member Lutheran churches. This year was another great example of those hallmarks.

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