A Busy 2017 Autumn Event Season Planned at Concordia

While the OFFICIAL start of autumn comes on September 22, let’s be honest: it really started the moment the first pumpkin spice latte of the year was served. At Concordia, the season starts when we host our first fall event of the year, which is in less than a week!

From now until December, there are MANY events that are open to the community at a number of Concordia locations. Fun, educational, inspiring – we have something for everyone this year. For the complete list, visit our Events & News page here, but below is a preview of just a few that you may be interested in. We hope to see you at a few!

Concordia at Sumner Fall Fashion Show
Sunday, September 17, 2017
St. George’s Fellowship Hall (Fairlawn, Ohio)
The event, which benefits the new Garden of Prayer at the Concordia at Sumner campus, will begin at noon with shopping and registration, followed by lunch at 1:30 p.m., then the fashion show begins at 2:15 p.m. Fashions by “Cynthia’s Boutique” – with locations in both Fairlawn and Akron – will be modeled by Concordia staff, residents and members of the Louise Sumner Board as well as the Boutique employees. The Mistress of Ceremonies will once again be Deborah Plate, DO of the Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Several vendors will be on hand for your shopping pleasure. Numerous themed baskets valued at $100 or more will be auctioned as well as a few items presented in a silent auction.

For more information, contact Concordia at Sumner Director of Marketing Rowena Wilkins at 330-664-1289.

Highpointe at Rebecca Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Highpointe at Rebecca (Allison Park, PA)
The long-awaited Highpointe at Rebecca Grand Opening Celebration will be held from 2-5 p.m. If you have not seen this building yet, you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

The celebration will be an afternoon of fellowship and fun, featuring food and drink stations, live music from River City Brass and tours of the beautiful building. Valet parking will be available and staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the building.

Registration is recommended, but not required. To RSVP, click here to complete our simple online form or call 724-444-1521. With our early-bird discounts (6% discount, veteran’s discount, and 10% future care discount) available only for a limited time, now is the time to see why thousands have chosen Concordia’s quality, security and value.

Good Samaritan Hospice 2017 Memorial Walk
Saturday, September 30
Saxony Farm Estates (Saxonburg, PA)
Bring your family and friends together for the annual Good Samaritan Hospice Memorial Walk from 1 – 3 p.m. This celebration is for you, your family and anyone who touched the life of your loved one. Patients, families and our staff have a chance to reconnect and remember those we lost.

Following an opening prayer service and tribute to those we have lost, participants will walk a mile to commemorate their loved ones. There will be refreshments, kids activities and a short ceremony to celebrate those Good Samaritan Hospice staff present. Walk-ups are welcome, but registration is highly encouraged. Registration is complimentary.

Anyone can purchase a $10 footprint for your loved one to be placed on the “Celebrate the Journey” commemorative display. All proceeds benefit Good Samaritan Hospice’s special program of care to community residents facing a life-limiting illness. For more information, please contact the CLM Foundation office at 724-352-1571, ext. 8363 or giving@concordialm.org.

Annual Concordia Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Concordia at Cabot
The annual Concordia Oktoberfest features fun for the entire family from 4 – 8 p.m.! Admission is free.  For children 12 and under, there will be free food vouchers, a balloon artist, games, crafts, hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, a bounce house and more. The Mikey Dee Polka Band will play throughout the evening until our spectacular Zambelli Fireworks display at 7:45 p.m. There will also be a rummage sale from 4-6 p.m., tours of Concordia Haven Apartments and Lund Care Center and a baked goods/homemade noodles sale to benefit a number of area Lutheran churches.

Our chefs have prepared a German-themed menu featuring Bavarian pork roast, kielbasa/kraut, bratwurst, sauerbraten, Bavarian pretzels, apple cider and MUCH more (including Sam Adams Octoberfest and commemorative Concordia Oktoberfest mugs). Concordia Visiting Nurses will be on hand to offer a Flu Shot and Blood Pressure Clinic

Free parking and shuttle service will be available. Guests are encouraged to arrive well before the 7:45 p.m. Zambelli Fireworks display to park in the designated areas to reduce traffic and safety concerns. Call Concordia Public Relations at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266 with questions.

Camp Erin Purse Gala 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Lexus Club at PNC Park
The Fourth Annual Camp Erin Purse Gala, presented by New York Life, is a fundraiser for Camp Erin Pittsburgh (a ministry of Good Samaritan Hospice), a weekend bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one. Tickets are $75 for regular admission and $100 for V.I.P. admission. The event features upscale food and drinks, 20+ designer bags, a silent auction and more.  Complimentary parking is included in Red Lot 6, thanks to ALCO Parking. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities still available!

For more information on the Purse Gala, call Event Chair Frank Amato at 724-845-7338.

A few of these happenings have Event pages on our Facebook page, so be sure to go like and share! To check out these and the rest of our events this season, visit the Events & News page on our website. You can also call the Public Relations department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266.

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