Concordia News for Seniors

Health expert hired to help Concordia stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurse practitioner, Courtney Hammond joined the staff at Concordia Life Plan Community in northwest Oklahoma City in Sept. 2020. Hammond oversees resident care across all areas including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. She also supervises the virtual platform INVU Care, which allows caregivers to improve the lives of patients and families through remote healthcare options. “We are thrilled to have Courtney step into this role,” Concordia Executive Director Danny Eischen said. “An on-site nurse practitioner is …

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KWTV: Local Organization’s Brain Health Program Helping Seniors Stay Sharp

By: Brian Mueller | Feb. 12 | See full article here OKLAHOMA CITY – A local organization that helps seniors in our community has been recognized nationally for their work in brain health. “We have learned that we can decide to age well, and we got a lot to say about that,” said Marilyn Olson, VillagesOKC executive director. At VillagesOKC, they’re always racking their brains trying to come up with ways to make that thought a reality. The not-for-profit serves …

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JOURNAL RECORD: GIFT workshops help mature adults prepare for transitions

By: Journal Record Staff | Feb. 3, 2021| See Full Article Here OKLAHOMA CITY – If the pandemic has taught anything, it’s the value of being prepared for the unexpected. An Oklahoma City not-for-profit organization, VillagesOKC, encourages mature adults to get prepared by spending time organizing and documenting their important information and wishes in a notebook. Then, if the unexpected happens, caregivers will have a “playbook” to follow. VillagesOKC has developed a four-week interactive workshop to guide participants through 12 key areas …

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KFOR: Teacher and student re-unite in friendship and retirement 42 years after they first met in English class

By: Galen Culver | Feb. 4, 2021| See Full Article Here OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – These are stolen moments for retired teacher Barbara Erickson and for her former student Teresa Black. They hardly ever get a chance to sit and soak up the winter sunshine on Barbara’s back porch. But if they do, the ready subject always goes back to their former lives, Barbara as an English teacher and Teresa as a precocious Junior at Classen High School in 1978. …

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