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Concordia offers the right environment to make the most out of life. And our blog is the place to learn more general information about the world of senior living. Check this page often for information, articles and insights that may interest you. Stay Informed – Sign up for our monthly newsletter.


Common Myths About Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), or Life Plan communities, are often misunderstood. In reality, CCRCs offer older adults a more social, independent and active lifestyle — while ensuring access to any level of support they may need. Life Plan communities also give you full financial security against rising healthcare costs.   CCRCs offer peace of mind to older adults and their family members that they often miss out on from aging in place. Ultimately, older adults must identify their needs and …

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How to Talk About Senior Living With Your Adult Children

More often than not, families tend to stall conversations about moving to a senior living community. It’s understandable — the topic brings up other more difficult ones like selling a childhood home or acknowledging that we are all growing older.  The reality is that while it’s your choice to move to a retirement community, that choice will have an impact on your family members. By talking with your adult children about why you want to move and the life you …

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Concordia Celebrates National Intern Day

“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 …

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Oklahoma City senior living community offers 24/7 nursing for residents

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 …

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The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

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? …

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How Social Connections and Activities Keep Seniors Healthy

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 …

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What is the Difference Between Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care?

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? …

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The Benefits of Living in a Faith-Based Retirement Community

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 …

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3 Key Components of Successful Aging

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 …

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Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing

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 …

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