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A Timely Message – January 22, 2021

This vaccine will change the world and because of residency in a high priority community, we will be fortunate enough to receive the vaccine sooner than most. I expect that this will bring back normalcy to our lives.

As the founder of Copperfield Hill, and a proud member of our generation, I will be on hand when the providers come to administer the vaccine at Copperfield Hill and be the first to be vaccinated. I have full faith and confidence in the sciences and doctors who have developed this life saving vaccine and want to demonstrate my commitment to you that it is safe and life giving for all the residents of Copperfield Hill. You have shown your faith in our staff and our community by choosing to let us provide for your safety, comfort, wellness and well-being. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

~ Darrel Farr

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Life is a series of experiences and at Copperfield Hill we want you to enjoy them.

It is a great feeling to be able to continue to be the warmth, joy and hope for our residents.  Human connection is one of our most valuable resources.  Each day our residents share connections with friends, family and our staff.  Right now, we know the care, comfort and connection we share is more important than ever.  Each day our Copperfield Hill Family makes sure the needs of all are being met.  Whether it be personal care, meal preparation, pastoral care or medication management, we are here to make sure you and your loved ones are provided with the attention and care that will provide a warm and thriving environment to call home.  Because each person has different needs, our services and programs are tailored for each individual.

Led by the family that founded Copperfield Hill, each member of our staff is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our residents.  Our promise is to provide the services that make Copperfield Hill a tremendous place to call home.

 

Each day we provide:

Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

Our Recreation Wellness Director plans an array of socialization opportunities (small groups at this time)

Certified Nursing Assistants on-site 24 hours a day

RN and LPN team on-site to coordinate care

PT/OT works with clients in their homes

Three meals a day served in our dining rooms or delivered

Transportation for medical appointments

Salon on-site, open Mondays and Thursdays

 

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A Timely Message

The Vaccine is Arriving

The release of the Coronavirus vaccine has been greeted with mixed  emotions by the public. At Copperfield Hill, we welcome this event with joy. The people we serve can remember the events of the Polio epidemic in the 40’s and 50’s. People were “scared to death”. Then came the vaccine, the public was vaccinated and polio disappeared.

However, one difference for the Coronavirus vaccine will be the elimination of long lines. Copperfield Hill and other senior housing communities will have high priority and receive the vaccine ahead of the general public. Our residents will be able to receive the vaccine from the comforts of their homes.

 

First Round of Vaccination is January 13, 2021

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A Note from the Executive Director

Dear Residents, Family Members, Friends and Staff of Copperfield Hill,

First of all, Happy New Year to all of you!  It is hard to believe that 2020 is in the rear view mirror and ahead we have a clean slate—2021!

Day to day life has been a challenge for all of us and I want to take a moment to recognize and express my gratitude to all of those people who helped us work through the challenges and obstacles that defined most of last year. It certainly was, and will continue to be, a team effort!   Many have contributed to the daily rhythm of life at Copperfield Hill.   Everyone has taken up the reins where necessary.  This collaboration, with our Residents, Families and Staff, has made the last several months more successful for all of us.

As we have rounded the corner and are headed into the New Year, I want to wish you a very happy, safe and healthy 2021.  Celebrating looked different for all of us this past holiday season.  But I know we found ways to enjoy and share Christmas and New Year’s that were meaningful.  Looking back, 2020 was a challenging year.  Trials yes, but also many things for which we are thankful.

At Copperfield Hill, we are grateful for the privilege to be a part of your collective family.  We all look forward to making 2021 the best year it can be.

Happy New Year,

Todd, Klein, Executive Director

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A message from Copperfield Hill’s Founder, Darrel Farr

Anticipation for the coming vaccine

Good Day,

COVID-19 and it’s disruption to our lives, I’m 82, is coming to an end shortly. It’s called “the vaccine” and the scientific opinions are that it is safe and will be available to folks like us in congregate communities on a priority basis, possibly as early as the end of this month

I urge you to plan for this event with joy rather than trepidation or concern over the vaccine’s safety or effectiveness.

People our age all remember polio back in the 40s and 50s. Everyone was “scared to death”. Our parents worried about us daily. Then came the Salk vaccine. Unbelievable. We were vaccinated and polio disappeared. It changed our lives, just as earlier vaccines had changed the lives of our parents and grandparents, vaccines for smallpox, measles, diphtheria, tetanus and more.

This vaccine will change the world and because of residency in a high priority community we will be fortunate enough to receive the vaccine sooner than most. I expect that this will bring back normalcy to our lives.

As the founder of Copperfield Hill and the Cedars of Austin and a proud member of our generation, I will be on hand when the providers come to administer the vaccine at Copperfield Hill and be the first to be vaccinated. I will be at the Cedars of Austin to show my support of the vaccine’s safety. I have full faith and confidence in the sciences and doctors who have developed this life saving vaccine and want to demonstrate my commitment to you that it is safe and life giving for all the residents of Copperfield Hill and the Cedars of Austin. You have shown your faith in our staff and our community by choosing to let us provide for your safety, comfort, wellness and well-being.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting our communities through the difficulties we all encountered in 2020.

Darrel A. Farr

The Founder

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A Note from our Pastor

Dear Residents, Families and Friends:

This year we are all celebrating in different ways. Many of us are doing so in smaller groups and even virtually. In this time of uncertainty we need to be reminded that God continues to hold the world in his arms and we are part of that world.

There has been much suffering and sadness this year, but there have also been good things, too. We have all slowed down to a certain degree. This has allowed many of us to spend more time to reflect. We have also seen great strength in many people. We have received that strength and given strength to others. We have all changed in ways that are good.

I hope the following scripture versus help you find renewed strength and meaning during this most precious season, Christmas.

Wishing you Peace,

Pastor Jan

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¨ Luke 1:78-79 “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness.”

¨ Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, those who lived in a land of deep darkness, on them light has shined.”

¨ Isaiah 9:6 “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;   authority rests upon his shoulders, and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

¨ John 1:1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,.and the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.”

¨ Luke 1:10 “The angel said to the shepherds; ‘Don’t be afraid: for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:   to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”

¨ Psalm 39:7 “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.”

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How to survive Thanksgiving with Diabetes?

November is American Diabetes Month

How to survive Thanksgiving with Diabetes?

Thanksgiving is a day to reflect upon what we are thankful for. Most people say goodbye to their diets on this day, but people with diabetes cannot afford to do that.

However, Diabetics can still enjoy Thanksgiving in full if they follow some easy tips:

Plan Ahead – Get to know the menu beforehand and plan what you are going to eat.

Eat in Moderation – It is okay to indulge in potatoes, just remember to not pile them on your plate. One-quarter of your plate can be dedicated to carbohydrates.

Fill up on vegetables – Vegetables such as green beans, carrots, broccoli or brussel sprouts are free game.

Check your blood sugar often – Start by knowing how foods affect your levels… Then, start checking your blood sugar two hours after you finish eating, and every two hours or so after that.

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Learn how to plan your Thanksgiving meal here.

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The History of Friday the 13th

Friday, November 13, 2020

In a good year, Friday the 13th carries its reputation of bad luck. In a pandemic year, who knows what it will bring.

The origins of the Western fear of the number 13 is unclear. Some date it back to a Norse myth about 12 gods having a dinner party and a 13th uninvited guest arrives.  Others relate the fear of the number 13 to the Code of Hammurabi. The Code allegedly missed a 13th law from its list of legal rules. This event is commonly viewed as simply, a clerical error. However, superstitious people will point to this as proof of 13’s longstanding negative associations. There is a biblical theory as well.  The Last Supper was attended by 13 guests.  Jesus and his 12 apostles attended and one of those apostles went on to betray Jesus.

Why Friday though? Most people look forward to Friday every week. It is the sign of another work week done and ushers in the happiness of the weekend. The negative association with Friday is linked to religious and cultural origins. Biblically, Friday is seen to be more ominous because it is the day Jesus was crucified.

Friday and the number 13, how did these two “unlucky” things get paired together? There are infinite theories and most have been dismissed. Friday the 13th really gained attention and hysteria in the 20th century.  An author by the name of Thomas Lawson published a book titled, Friday, the Thirteenth, which is about a stockbroker who deliberately chooses to crash the stock market on this given date. The following year, the New York Times became one of the first channels to recognize the superstition. Fast forward to the 1980’s when a new movie franchise was born. It featured the anti-hero, Jason Voorhees terrorizing infamous Camp Crystal Lake. “Friday the 13th” became a popular culture phenomenon and added to the superstitions attached to the date.

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Sources: wikipedia.com, History.com and CNN.com

 

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November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects over 34 million Americans, 12 million of which are citizen 65 and older. As a prevalent and chronic disease, it is important to shed some light on some misconceptions.

It is a myth that only people who are overweight develop diabetes. Weight and obesity are risk factors but they are not the only ones to be considered. Age, family history, and ethnicity are also important risk factors. Many people diagnosed with diabetes are normal weight. Another myth, has to do with what type diet a person with diabetes should eat. A healthy eating plan for people with diabetes is generally the same as a healthy eating plan for anyone.  In addition, diabetics can eat sweets. The key is small portions and limited frequency.

People are able to live normal lives while managing diabetes. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle can control the symptoms and complications associated with the disease. There is no cure for diabetes. The best way to combat the disease is to: a healthy diet, exercise and if needed, medication prescribed by a physician.

Some patients require blood sugar testing. Some, may benefit from the uses of insulin or oral medications. Managing diabetes is often about finding the right combination of healthy living options and medication management to help maintain blood glucose levels. Each person with diabetes is different, so an individualized plan of action is required. For more information one should contact a medical professional. Additional information is available from the American Diabetes Association.

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To find this and to learn more about Diabetes click here

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ASK THE EXPERT

Laughter is the best medicine… 

Staying healthy sometimes seems like a lot of work.  One way to increase our wellness is to simply laugh.  Life isn’t always funny, but there are good reasons, both physically and emotionally, to laugh!

 

  • Laughter makes us healthier.  It lowers our blood pressure, reduces stress hormones and increases muscle flexion.  It increases the circulation of antibodies in the blood stream and makes us more resistant to infection.

 

  • Laughter touches our soul. Laughter is good for us physically – it’s good for the soul.  It brings us closer to one another and there is something that is wonderful about that.  Sometimes laughter catches us by surprise and that can make us feel great.

 

  • Laughter keeps things in perspective.  Laughter helps us lighten up and take ourselves less seriously.

 

  • Laughter helps us stay positive.  Laughter helps us keep our troubles in perspective and that can help us stay positive.  It creates positive emotions and thus a positive frame of mind.  Laughter is much like changing a babies diaper.  It doesn’t last long but it sure helps in the short term.

 

  • Laughter is loving.  We laugh at our mistakes and foibles.  We find humor with our friends and family.  We laugh together.  These positive experiences give us the gifts of joy and love.

 

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