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Bereavement Program

June 6, 2018
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The Bereavement Team at Good Samaritan Hospice would like the families, caregivers and friends of our patients to know that we are here to help support you as you grieve. Our program provides connection and service for up to 13 months after the death of your loved one. Grief can be an experience that feels very lonely, but with our assistance it is a journey that you do not have to walk alone.

Our program includes the follow services:

• Mailings related to grief and loss
• Phone calls from the bereavement team
• Grief groups – different locations in the communities that we serve throughout the year
• Supportive visits from the Bereavement Coordinator
• Walking Through Grief program at North Park
• Referral information for counseling and support services in the community
Camp Erin Pittsburgh - grief camp for children
• Butterfly Release celebration of life
• Workshops
• Memorial Services (take place in the spring)

Current and Upcoming Program Offerings:

Cabot Grief Support Group
Dates: Every Thursday from April 25 - May 30
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting location: Concordia at Cabot Haven II Education Room, second floor, 148 Marwod Rd., Cabot, PA 16023
To register (deadline is April 22) or for more info, call Bereavement Coordinator Nikki Rosswog, MSW, at  1-800-720-2557 ext. 4423.

Beaver Grief Support Group
Dates: Every Wednesday from March 6 - April 17
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Meeting location: Hope Lutheran Church, 45 Maple Drive, Beaver, PA, 15009
To register (deadline is March 1) or for more info, call Spiritual Care Counselor Janice Campbell, OSF at 1-800-720-2557.

Registration is required for the grief support groups. Each session builds on the one before it, so it’s not recommended to “drop in” to a meeting without being at the previous ones.There is no fee to participate in our bereavement programs.

GSH Memorial Service (Cabot)
Date: Sunday, March 24
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cabot
Click here to learn more.

GSH Memorial Service (Freedom)
Date: Sunday, March 31
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Freedom
Click here to learn more.

For more information on the Good Samaritan Hospice Bereavement Program, contact Bereavement Coordinator Nikki Rosswog, MSW at 1-800-720-2557, ext. 4423 or by e-mail at: NRosswog@good-samaritanhospice.org.

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Expansion Info

June 5, 2018
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Sumner expansion event ad 4 19Concordia at Sumner is thrilled to announce that we will be building a retirement living expansion on our 64-acre property at 970 Sumner Parkway in Copley. Construction began in summer 2018 and we will open the expansion in June 2019.

Those who commit to an apartment during the building phase will be able to take advantage of the most generous price discounts in Concordia at Sumner history. Complete the simple form below for more information and to learn more about our pre-sale promotions.

The three-story building will add 65 new independent living apartments and approximately 105,000 square feet. Each of the spacious one bedroom, two bedroom and two bedroom corner apartments will feature an open concept floor plan with fully applianced kitchen and laundry room. Residents of the expansion will also have access to the first-class amenities that are standard at Concordia at Sumner, including the Terrace Room restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, craft room, game room and more.

If you are interested in learning more about Concordia’s new retirement living expansion, please call Director of Marketing Rowena Wilkins at 330-664-1289 or message us through the Contact form on our website.

Check back regularly for upcoming events, specials and more!

Model Apartment Photos (click thumbnails to enlarge)

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Concordia Village of Tampa Volunteer

February 16, 2017
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Volunteers are at the heart of Concordia Village of Tampa community. They enhance our residents’ quality of life in so many meaningful ways. 

We have a host of ways you can share the fun, camaraderie and sense of achievement that comes from giving to others. It’s that spirit that has kept our senior care community vibrant for so many years.

Volunteering activities may include:

  • Escorting residents to and from recreational and spiritual programs
  • One-on-one visits 
  • Assisting with community outings
  • Clerical work
  • Pet Therapy

And much more

For more information or to discuss your interests and availability, call our volunteer coordinator Laurie Ferguson at 813-632-2407.

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History

February 16, 2017
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The Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA, a congregation of Catholic sisters, founded the ministry of Villa St. Joseph in 1997 in order to meet the critical health care needs of elderly residents in Beaver County and surrounding communities as well as the needs of the sisters. On February 20, Villa St. Joseph opened its doors as a 120-bed skilled and long-term care facility with specialized dementia care; it was dedicated on May 1, the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. The Villa’s mission - as a place of healing committed to providing excellence in compassionate care - gives witness to a profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. This expression is rooted in the foundation of its sponsor, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Since its founding, Villa St. Joseph has served more than 5,575 residents and families. Over time, the Villa increased its services to include an expansion of the building to accommodate an outpatient therapy program and additional services in its café. Renovations to the building included country kitchens, additional sunrooms, redesigned nurse stations, and technology upgrades to enhance a home-like and pleasant environment for residents and staff. With a person-centered, holistic approach to care, the Villa supplemented its services with a music therapy program and an arts programs.

Villa St. Joseph has consistently been recognized as a leader in providing excellent care and service. Among its many awards are included an overall 5-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top Workplace, Beaver County Times Best in the Valley Award, and the U.S. News and World Report 2017-18 Best Nursing Home.

With joy and gratitude in 2018, the Sisters of St. Joseph, along with the Villa St. Joseph family, celebrated 21 years of this loving and compassionate ministry. In April of that year, Villa St. Joseph joined the Concordia family of locations and became well-positioned to meet the needs of future generations in the Beaver area - and continue to share the love of God to all we serve.

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Concordia at Villa St. Joseph Volunteer

February 16, 2017
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Volunteers play an invaluable role in the Concordia at Villa St. Joseph community. They enhance our residents’ quality of life in many small but meaningful ways. 

Volunteering activities may include:

  • Escorting residents to and from recreational and spiritual programs
  • One-on-one visits 
  • Assisting with community outings
  • Clerical work.
  • Pet Therapy
  • And much more

Concordia at Villa St. Joseph welcomes pet therapy visits to our community. Volunteers/visitors are welcome to bring their pets once they are registered with our activities department prior to entering the community. 

Volunteer FAQs 

Q. What do I have to do before becoming a volunteer?
A. A criminal record check is completed free of charge on all volunteers 18 years and older. A volunteer application must be completed and signed prior to any volunteer service. You can download the volunteer application by clicking here or request one at the Guest Services desk. 
Q. What is the dress code for volunteers?
A. All volunteers should dress in comfortable, appropriate clothing for the task being completed.
Q. Does Concordia at Villa St. Joseph accept youth volunteers?
A. Yes, we welcome youth in the community to volunteer. A volunteer application is still required.

For more information or to discuss your interests and availability, call our volunteer coordinator at 724-869-6316 

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History

February 16, 2017
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The history of Concordia Hospice of Washington ultimately goes back to the dedication and compassion of the people of Greene and Washington counties. The roots of our organization can be traced back to the 1970s in Greene County, where one man was driven to help families dealing with end-of-life illnesses by changing the medical landscape in the area.

Rev. Dr. J. E. Victor Carlson, a Presbyterian minister who worked at Waynesburg University, lived with his wife, Ruby, and their three young sons in the late 70s when the unthinkable happened – Ruby was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Rev. Carlson relied on friends and family to help him care for her and their children, but after Ruby’s death, he searched for programs that helped families in similar situations. He eventually discovered what he was looking for – hospice care, which provides comfort and dignity to the patient and support for the family, when a cure is no longer probable.

After finding a hospice program in Connecticut, he traveled to the facility and learned all he could. Upon returning to Greene County, he formed a task force that later became Hospice Care, Inc., one of the first such programs to be chartered in the state.

Hospice Care, Inc. grew over the years and eventually expanded into Washington County. Sadly, a year before the company was set to merge with Washington Hospital, Rev. Carlson was diagnosed with cancer and lived out his final days in peace as a patient of the company he formed.

Even after Rev. Carlson passed away, his vision to bring quality hospice care to Greene and Washington counties continued to thrive. Hospice Care, Inc. merged with Washington Hospital in 1996, opening opportunities for inpatient care and other new services. Opened in 2002, the Donnell House, located at 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301, is the only inpatient hospice of its kind in Washington County. The expansion was possible thanks to a generous lead gift from Richard and Shana Donnell and financial support from many other community members. The Donnell House offers eight patient rooms that open onto private patios. It also includes a chapel, kitchen, great room, a playroom for visiting children and a family dining room.

The Washington Hospital, which can trace its own roots as far back as 1897, was later rebranded as Washington Health System in 2013. When Southwest Regional Medical Center in Greene County (formerly Waynesburg Hospital) was added to Washington Health System in 2015, the system covered both Greene and Washington counties.

The newest chapter of hospice in the area started on July 1, 2016 when Washington Health System partnered with Concordia Community Support Services, which oversees the operations of Concordia Visiting Nurses, Concordia Private Care, Good Samaritan Hospice and VNA Alliance. The partnership resulted in the creation of Concordia Hospice of Washington. We assimilated Washington Health System’s Hospice Care to enable residents to receive quality end-of-life care in their homes as well as inpatient and respite care at the Donnell House in Washington, PA.

Concordia Hospice of Washington is made up of hospice volunteers, registered nurses, social workers, home health aides, spiritual care team members, bereavement counselors and medical directors. When a patient is admitted, a specialized care plan is prepared based on each individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

For more information about Concordia Hospice of Washington, call Concordia Hospice of Washington at 724-250-4500 or message us through our Contact form.

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Concordia Village of Tampa Campus Map

May 30, 2014
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Within the 24-hour security of our gated community, you’ll find everything you need: The beauty parlor, the library, the art studio and craft room, the Olympic-length pool, movie theater…all this and more, literally at your feet. And just beyond our borders, the excitement, culture and beauty of Tampa Bay await you.

Click here to download a PDF map of our community.

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Admission Applications

May 30, 2014
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Click here to download an Admission Application for Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Nursing Care or Assisted Living.

Click here to download an Admission Application for Retirement Living (Garden Apartments or Villas).

And don't forget: We're here to help make your experience as easy as possible - we'll even walk you through the paperwork if you need a hand. If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, call us or send a message through the Contact Us form.

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Admission Applications

May 30, 2014
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Click here to download an Admission Application for Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Nursing Care or Personal Care.

Click here to download an Admission Application for Retirement Living.

And don't forget: We're here to help make your experience as easy as possible - we'll even walk you through the paperwork if you need a hand. If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, call us or send a message through the Contact Us form.

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Admission Applications

May 30, 2014
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Click here to download an Admission Application for Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Nursing Care or Personal Care.

Click here to download an Admission Application for Retirement Living.

And don't forget: We're here to help make your experience as easy as possible - we'll even walk you through the paperwork if you need a hand. If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, call us or send a message through the Contact Us form.

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Admission Application

April 25, 2014
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Click here to download an Admission Application. And don't forget: We're here to help make your experience as easy as possible - we'll even walk you through the paperwork if you need a hand. If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, call us or send a message through the Contact Us form.

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Camp Erin Pittsburgh

January 29, 2014
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like us on facebook buttonCamp Erin Pittsburgh will be held June 7-9, 2019 at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. Camp registration is free thanks to generous support from businesses, foundations and individuals.

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, call the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation Office at 724-352-1571, ext. 8363.

Camp Erin Pittsburgh, a bereavement camp for children and teens who have lost a significant person in their life, pairs traditional summer camp activities with grief education and peer support. Click here to download a copy of our new brochure.

The camp is a partnership between Good Samaritan Hospice, The Eluna Network and YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer. This three-day, overnight camp provides a safe, caring environment where grieving children and adolescents (ages 6-17) can create friendships with others who understand what they’re going through.

Click here to download the NEW camper application. You can email the completed application to our Camp Director here.

Click here to download the RETURNING camper application. You can email the completed application to our Camp Director here.

One out of every 20 children age 15 and younger will suffer the death of one or both parents. These statistics don’t account for the number of children grieving the loss of an extended family member, friend or caregiver. At Camp Erin Pittsburgh, licensed counselors/social workers and trained volunteers help campers remember their significant person, express emotions, share their stories and develop coping skills.

Activities at camp may include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Camp fires
  • Swimming
  • Zip lines
  • Ropes course
  • Sports
  • Journaling
  • Archery
  • Music
  • Pet therapy
  • Luminary
  • And much more

For more information, call our Camp Director at 724-869-6102 or toll free at 1-800-720-2557, or message us here.

Camp Volunteers Needed

In just one weekend you can make a difference that lasts a lifetime - consider volunteering for our fun-filled, overnight camp. Whether you have three days to give as a Cabin Big Buddy or just a few hours to assist with activities, any help is appreciated.

Click here to download the NEW volunteer application. You can email the completed application to our Camp Director here.

Click here to download the RETURNING volunteer application. You can email the completed application to our Camp Director here.

Camp Erin Pittsburgh volunteers may:

  • Serve as a Cabin Big Buddy (three-day commitment required)
  • Assist with camp set-up and registration (Friday) or tear down (Sunday)
  • Instruct grief activities as a Grief Activity Facilitator (previous volunteer experience at camp required)
  • Serve as a Camp Nurse (RN required)
  • Serve as a Clinical Point Person (Master’s level clinician required.)
  • Serve as a photographer/videographer
  • Serve as a logistical person to help make sure camp runs smoothly
  • Serve as a pet therapy person (proof of pet therapy certification required)

For more information on requirements and how you can volunteer for Camp Erin Pittsburgh, call our Camp Director at 724-869-6102 or toll free at 1-800-720-2557. You can also message us here.

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Good Samaritan Hospice Volunteer

January 20, 2014
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Do you have the desire and passion to impact someone’s life? Whether you’re doing something as simple as cooking a meal or as complex as writing someone’s life story, the volunteer work people do at Good Samaritan Hospice make a difference.

Volunteers are always welcome and needed. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application form, per the Hospice Medicare Regulations, and receive training from the Good Samaritan Hospice staff - the amount of training depends upon the area of volunteer interest. Volunteers choose the amount of time they wish to volunteer as well as the geographical areas in which they wish to serve.

Click here to view the standard application. Once the application opens in a new window you can either: 1) print and complete the application, and mail it to the address below; 2) print, complete and scan the application and email it directly to the volunteer coordinator, at volunteer@good-samaritanhospice.org.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Companionship
  • Assist with bathing, dressings, bed changes, feeding, etc
  • Light laundry and housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Playing light, comforting music
  • Clerical support
  • Fundraising
  • Camp Erin Pittsburgh
  • And much more

Click here to download a Camp Erin Pittsburgh NEW volunteer application.

Click here to download a Camp Erin Pittsburgh RETURNING volunteer application.

You can e-mail your completed application to our Volunteer Coordinator here. You can also fax completed volunteer applications to us at 724-933-8844 or mail to:

Good Samaritan Hospice
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
116 Browns Hill Road, Suite 100
Valencia, PA 16059

For more information, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 724-933-8888 or toll free at 1-800-720-2557. You can also message us here.

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