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Concordia of the South Hills Celebrates Five Years of Being in the Concordia Family (Photos)

October 28
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Five years, in the world we live in today, is a pretty significant span of time. In five years, you might pay off a car loan from start to finish, you could complete a bachelor's degree, and you'll likely go through 2.5 smartphones…

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5 Ways Seniors can Combat Wintertime Illness

October 28
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“Getting older is a part of life” – isn’t that what everyone says? One of the ways that aging affects the body is by decreasing the effectiveness of the immune system. This can cause problems for elderly people and even more so in the winter months. It is critical for the well-being of any senior to know and put into action effective methods to reduce the chances of contracting a wintertime sickness.

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Tips for Seniors Looking to Stay Active in the Winter Months

October 24
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In the winter, with the cold weather that tends to keep us indoors, it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, remaining inside with little to no activity is not just unhealthy for the body, but the mind too. This is especially true for seniors. So, what can be done so that seniors stay active as the temperatures drop? There are plenty of activities that will get seniors up and moving inside even when the weather isn't cooperating outside.

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Continuing Education as You Age

October 21
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Conventional wisdom says that people should go to college while they're still young, preferably as soon as they're done with high school; that they should take any degree or certification earned, and apply it to finding a job. Many believe that there's no need to pursue further education once they have a good job unless it will allow them to advance in their career. And once people make it to the point where they can retire, there's definitely no need for college; all they're expected to do is sit back and enjoy the rest of their lives.

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Concordia's Adopt-A-Resident Program Open to Community

October 21
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It’s way, WAY too early to talk about Christmas… right? After all, it’s not even November yet… right? Remember when we didn’t put Christmas decorations up until after Thanksgiving? Now, our department stores are decorated the second week in October! So we feel justified in giving you an early reminder about Concordia’s Adopt-A-Resident for Christmas program.

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2014 Oktoberfest the Biggest in Concordia History (photos)

October 14
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If the number of people who came out to the Annual Concordia Oktoberfest is any indication of the success of the event, then it’s pretty safe to say this was the most successful event in Concordia history! By our estimation, approximately 2,000 people attended! (Photos inside)

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5 reasons to bring the family to the Concordia Oktoberfest (2014)

October 7
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We’re less than a week out from the annual Concordia Oktoberfest – and we’re going out on a limb to predict that this might be the best yet! It’s sad to think that there are a lot of people who still haven’t experienced our version of this classic event… so if you fall into that category, come change that this Saturday!

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A Devotion on Change

October 1
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.

Around June 1, 2014, 22-year-old Gregory Polanco was called up from the minor leagues to play right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates, because he was hitting the cover off the ball in the minors. In his first 12 games as a big leaguer he got a hit each and every game. After three weeks he was hitting .360. However, after six weeks he was hitting only .260 having gone several games without a hit.

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Concordia Visiting Nurses Opens New Castle Office in Style (photos)

September 30
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To say Concordia Visiting Nurses (CVN) has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years would be a bit of an understatement. Who would have ever thought that when Concordia launched home care in 1997, less than two decades later we would serve over 12,500 people per year and be opening our fourth office?! The most recent growth came in the form of a new office in New Castle, PA. (photos below)

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Video: Addressing Some of the Retirement Community Concerns

September 29
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Thousands of people have chosen Concordia and other providers for their retirement living needs. But for many, there is still some hesitation, and that's understandable. Our goal is to help you – we never want you to make a decision if you’re not ready! In this video, we talk about three of the major concerns people have before moving to an independent living retirement community: 1) "It's too expensive" 2) "I'm too young" and 3) "I'm not ready for a nursing home."

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