Concordia News for Seniors

Concordia Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday With OKC Fire Department

Concordia Life Plan Community enjoys commemorating milestones with residents in fun, special and unique ways. This month, Mattie, a longtime Concordia resident, celebrated her 100th birthday in style with friends from the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Firefighters joined us for Mattie’s birthday bash, where she got to shoot water from the firehose and ride in the firetruck. Big thanks to OKCFD for making Mattie’s 100th birthday extra memorable. You can see more of the celebration here. …

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Q&A with Shawn Smith, Director of Nursing at Concordia Life Plan Community

Tell us a little about you. I am originally from Okmulgee, Okla. I moved to Oklahoma City in 2010, where I have lived now for 11 years. I started working at Concordia in June 2018 as the assistant director of nursing and I was promoted to director of nursing in May 2019. Prior to working at Concordia, I worked in rehab nursing, hospice, and home health. How have things at work changed since the pandemic? Oh my – Where do I …

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KFOR: Oklahoma City nonprofit makes isolating at home more enjoyable with new program for older adults

By Hunter McEachern | April 22, 2021 | See full article here OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City nonprofit, VillagesOKC, is making isolating at home more enjoyable thanks to their new program, Porch Pals. The nonprofit is made up of elder adults who act as neighbors, helping each other when needed and even enjoying relationships with one another. Each member acts as both a volunteer and someone who can seek out assistance from others within the organization. With Porch Pals, the elder adults …

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KWTV: Wellness Wednesday: Porch Pals New Grant

By News 9 | April 7, 2021 | See full article and watch video here During this edition of Wellness Wednesday, we’re looking at mental health in seniors. The pandemic forces us to stay inside, separated from loved ones. But a local group, VillagesOKC Porch Pals, stepped up to relieve some of that loneliness for seniors. …

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