“You are not only an employee at Concordia, you are family.” – Caitlyn Halbert, Intern in 2017. At Concordia, interns are a valued and important part of our community. This National Intern Day, we’re celebrating some of the wonderful interns we’ve had throughout the years. Concordia’s internship program began in 2012, and our very first intern, Megan Carter, is now the Activities Director here at Concordia! To celebrate our interns past and present, we got in touch with some of …Continue Reading
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Oklahoma City senior living community offers unique perks for residents. Most people avoid waking between 1 to 4 a.m., if possible; however, for many nurses, medical professionals and some residents at Concordia Life Plan Community, those hours are the best parts of their day. “It may sound odd, but sometimes when it is difficult for me to sleep or when I need to take a late-night prescription, I’ve enjoyed the company my nurse provides,” said Danny McGee, an assisted living resident …Continue Reading
Pets and Seniors: Do You Need a Furry Friend? It’s been estimated that pets have a place in nearly 80 million United States households. Pet ownership can bring joy to all ages, and recent research confirms that Baby Boomers are the second-largest group of pet owners, just behind Millennials. There’s something comforting about a wagging tail greeting you each morning or stroking some soft fur as you settle in for the evening. What can a furry companion offer for seniors? …Continue Reading
Humans are known for being social creatures, and it’s important for us to develop and maintain bonds with others throughout our lives — especially as we age. How? Interacting with other people, whether it is friends and family or casual acquaintances, could be the secret to helping you improve your health. The Importance of Socialization for Seniors Why should you stay active in a social circle? Because living a socially active lifestyle can have a dramatic, positive effect on your …Continue Reading
At first glance, skilled nursing and long-term care seem similar. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably. Both are types of care for older adults and provide essential services in a professional and caring manner. In some cases, the same community offers skilled nursing care and long-term care; the services that skilled nursing and long-term care provide often overlap too. Residents of continuing care retirement communities value having contractual access to both skilled nursing and long-term care. What is Skilled Nursing? …Continue Reading
There is a lot to consider when choosing a senior living community. Size, location, range of amenities, cost and available levels of care are among the top considerations, of course. Faith is also a significant factor when selecting a retirement community, as spirituality shapes, one’s emotional health and well-being. Faith-based living communities offer several important benefits that other communities may not. Faith is very important to people, particularly to those ages 65 and older. In fact, 65 percent of people …Continue Reading
Aging is a privilege that we’re appreciating more and more as a society. Not only does aging bring experience and wisdom, but it also brings freedom. Retirement, supportive living communities that eliminate the burden of homeownership, and the personal finances to travel and enjoy your life are all a part of aging. Successful aging helps make all of that possible, keeping you healthy and active. But successful aging is easier said than done. What is it, exactly, and how can …Continue Reading
Whether you are researching senior care options for yourself or a family member, it can be difficult to understand and differentiate between all of the options. For example, what is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing? While both are need-based, one is residential and the other is typically part of a post-hospitalization care plan and focuses on healing. In this article, we’ll help you understand the key differences between these senior care environments. What Is Assisted Living? An …Continue Reading
Seniors lose approximately $3 billion from their savings each year because of scams in the U.S. Around one in 10 Americans age 65 and older are victimized by scammers in their lifetime, but a few tips can save you from falling prey to senior scams. Don’t give out credit card numbers over the phone Don’t give money to family over the phone Follow the adage “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is?” Don’t give control …Continue Reading
Ready to downsize? If so, you’re not alone. Four in ten retirees move each year, and more than half move to a smaller home. Many adults also choose to move into an independent living retirement community near friends, family or an area they enjoy. Downsizing means more than just moving to a smaller home, however. Before you can move you need to deal with all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. The average American home contains more than 300,000 items. …Continue Reading