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Community battles the cold to attend 2017 Live Nativity

December 12
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It may have been the coldest afternoon we’ve had in a long time, but that didn’t stop 300+ residents, families and community members from checking out the Fifth Annual Concordia Live Nativity last Sunday! (Read More for photos)

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Dementia Care Tips: For the Family Caregiver

December 5
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Dementia is a decline in mental ability that can interfere with a person's everyday activities. Someone with dementia can struggle with memory loss, communicating with others, thinking clearly and caring for themselves. Because of these effects, individuals with dementia often need some level of care, depending on the severity of the disease.

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#GivingTuesday and the Season of Hope

November 28
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Ask yourself this question- what if we all donated on the same day? How would lives be changed?

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity by giving.

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Ways to Avoid Family Conflicts When Caring for Aging Parents

November 22
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When an aging loved one is in need of care, lack of communication and the stress of the situation can cause conflicts between family members - especially during the holidays. We understand that caring for aging parents can be an emotional process, and because of this, family members need each other for support during this time more than ever. The last thing you want is conflict. Unfortunately, disagreements do occur when caring for aging parents, and can add to the stress of the caregiver, family members and even your loved one who is in need of care.

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Adopt a Concordia Resident for Christmas This Year (2017)

November 21
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Here is a stat that should make you smile: Americans contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities last year. That’s billions with a “b.” And that’s a lot of generous, caring people and organizations! We have a number of opportunities for those wishing to support Concordia this season (visit www.CLMSeasonofHope.com for info), and one in particular is pretty fun! It’s called “Adopt A Resident.”

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Infographic: 5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp with Age

November 21
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Have you noticed that your memory isn't as sharp as it once was? Do you misplace items or forget your train of thought more often than before? If so, you may be experiencing some age-related forgetfulness.

We understand that age can take a toll on our brains, but we also know that there are ways that we can keep our minds sharp even as time goes by. Keeping your mind active and stimulated can often help you maintain your mental capability. Take a look at the below tips to keep your brain functioning at its best. Always remember to consult with your health care professional before starting a new diet or exercise regimen.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp with Age

November 21
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Have you noticed that your memory isn't as sharp as it once was? Do you misplace items or forget your train of thought more often than before? If so, you may be experiencing some age-related forgetfulness.

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Video: What Difference Did the Reformation Make?

November 15
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On November 8, Dr. Christian Hallstein, a Professor of German Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, held a special lecture at Concordia of the South Hills to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The presentation is titled “What Difference Did the Reformation Make.”

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A National Home Care & Hospice Month Video Message (2017)

November 14
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Every November, Concordia Visiting Nurses, Concordia Private Care, Good Samaritan Hospice, VNA Alliance and Concordia Hospice of Washington honor their dedicated team during National Home Care & Hospice/Palliative Month.

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2017 Purse Gala Raises Over $43,000 for Camp Erin Pgh

November 13
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The Fourth Annual Purse Gala benefiting Camp Erin ® Pittsburgh, a ministry of Good Samaritan Hospice, welcomed nearly 200 elegant attendees to the Lexus Club at PNC Park on Wednesday, November 8. For the second straight year, fundraising revenue set a new record! We’re proud to report that more than $43,000 will be netted from this year’s Purse Gala.

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