WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

Creative Activities Competition

This year, Copperfield Hill is hosting a “Mini-sorta” State Fair. In typical, State Fair fashion we hosted a Creative Activities Competition. We asked residents to submit their handy work in the categories of needlework, handcrafts, collections, baking and canning.

The exhibits have been on display both Thursday and Friday. Staff were asked to vote for the winners and the RESULTS ARE IN!

Collections: 

Best in Show: Jim with his collection of putters.

Jim Collect

Second place: Jane and her cat collection.

Jane Collection 2

Needlework:

Best in Show: Donna

Donna - winner

Second place (Tied): Margaret

20200828_130904

Second place (Tied): Diane

20200828_130924

Paintings:

Best in Show: Jane

20200828_131025

Second place: Gudmund

20200828_131053

Handcrafts:

Best in Show: Gudmund

20200828_131125

Second place: Diane

20200828_131154

Posted in Activities /Community Award /Senior Living /Uncategorized /

Horses at Copperfield Hill

We have our winning names for the horses! Thank you to all staff who took the time and effort to make a submittal. There were many great choices and it was not an easy decision.

First place goes to Cassie, our RN in Memory Care:

Spirit~ in remembrance of the residents lost during the pandemic and their spirits that forever live on in us.

Hope~ for a better tomorrow and strength to continue the fight during the pandemic.

Second place goes to Tanya, our Manor Concierge. Tanya submitted the names “Jack and Jill from Copperfield Hill”.

Congratulations Cassie and thank you for helping all of us to remember this life changing season. We will be placing a sign with these names somewhere near the horses as a permanent remembrance of our journey this year.

Crop Horses

Posted in About Us /Memory Care /Spiritual Well Being /

Staying active in Memory Care

There are many ways that Copperfield Hill residents are staying busy during the Quarantine. No doubt, it has been a very challenging time. However, it is essential to keep busy and occupied with stimulating and safe activities that keep us all connected.*

*All activities follow social distancing guidelines.

Here are a few examples:

Manicures and Pedicures. Any day is a good day to relax and get pampered.

Pitzer MMC IMG_08671 IMG_08721

Arts and Crafts. Nothing passes the time like a good craft!

MC Craft 2 6.29

Enjoying the Secure Outdoor Patio. At Copperfield Hill we have a secure patio space for residents to get outside safely. Many like to sit outside and get fresh air, but this space also allows us to GARDEN.

Memory Care Outside 4.27.2095830096_10158119329862492_2995731588651679744_n96085369_10158119331877492_6394355359053512704_n

Celebrating Birthdays. You can never skip someone’s birthday. No matter what is happening in the world. We should always stop and celebrate the special people in our lives.

LMC 5.8 Memory care 5.7.20.jpg 5

Sing-A-longs.  We are very lucky to have musically talented residents. Music is a powerful tool with memory care residents.

Memory care 5.6.20 singing 2 Memory care 5.6.20 singing

Coffee Hours. Even though we keep our residents busy during the day, it is important to take a seat and indulge in a cup of Joe.

LMC 4 5.8 LMC 2 5.8

BINGO. We are consistently thinking of ways to reinvent the game. Our residents have enjoyed variations including: Traditional BINGO, Music BINGO and Candy Bar BINGO.

Music Bingo LMC IMG_0874

Celebrating Holidays. We haven’t skipped any opportunity to CELEBRATE. Pictured below are moments from Earth Day, Memorial Day and Mother’s Day observations.

Memory Care Earth Day 4Manor MC 2Manor MC 4MMC Flowers 6Mother Day Flowers 3

 

Posted in Activities /Alzheimer's Disease /Memory Care /Senior Living /Uncategorized /

Ways we are staying connected at Copperfield Hill

There are many ways that Copperfield Hill residents are staying busy during the Quarantine. No doubt, it has been a very challenging time. However, it is essential to keep busy and occupied with stimulating and safe activities that keep us all connected.*

*All activities follow social distancing guidelines.

Here are a few examples:

Outdoor Visitation with Friends and Family.   As of June 23, 2020 – we have welcomed families and friends to come visit their loved ones at Copperfield Hill.  Our policies reflect the guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Health.  We require reservations in advance.  Visits are limited to 2 guests and everyone must be wearing a mask.

448P.L. 207Barb S.

Outdoor Concerts. We have had a number of opportunities to welcome live music to our campus.  Music is the universal language of humanity, it is always a very welcome addition to any afternoon.  Pictured below: CODA, Bagpiper and Mary Hall.

coda 3bagpiper1Mary Hall Lodge

Van Transportation.  Even during quarantine, our transportation service is still helping residents get to and from medical appointment on Tuesdays.

Medical runsBeth with Van

Daily Devotions.  Pastor Jan Hartsook, prepares a handout each week with Daily Devotions.  This has been a great way to stay spiritually connected to one another. Pastor Jan also provides a weekly Bible Study where residents can find meaning and content with guidance. Pastor Jan is also available for personal one on one visits.

March 25_Moment (2)

Activities Cart Deliveries. Each week our Activities team has been making their rounds around the Lodge and Manor. They have used the carts to call “Hall Bingo”, deliver treats such as ice cream, chips and salsa and even happy hour libations. Beth and Erin are putting miles on their cart to keep in touch with residents and add a little surprise and cheer to their day.

Cookies 4 6.2IMG_1845activity cart 2

Grocery Ordering. Beth has helped many of the resident order groceries online. If you haven’t tried it, it is definitely convenient!

grocery ordering

Auto Parade. Yes, our very own van driver here at Copperfield Hill, organized an auto parade to swing by campus.  Horns were honking, fun was had by all.

20200620_180252_HDR20200620_180153_HDR20200620_180148_HDR

Chalk Stations.  Yes, we have had chalk stations set up around the campus.  Visitors are welcome to leave a message or draw a picture.

Chalk StatonChalk 1chalk 2

Individual Arts and Crafts.  Our Activities team has been delivering arts and crafts projects to residents who are seeking an outlet for their creativity.

IMG_1798Lodge Paint 2IMG_1807IMG_1805

 

Posted in Activities /Senior Living /Spiritual Well Being /

Happy Fourth of July!!

To our Friends and Family -

We wish each of you a very Happy Fourth of July! Since 1776 America has celebrated Independence Day.  We celebrate and commemorate the adoption the the Declaration of Independence.

At Copperfield Hill, one way we show our spirit is by lining our property with American Flags.  We hope you enjoy the weekend celebration of the 4th with  friends and family.  Social Distancing of course!

 

You can learn more about the Fourth of July by visiting the Library of Congress website: www.loc.gov

IMG_3536

Posted in Fourth of July /global interest /History /Human Interest /Uncategorized /

The Dog Days of Summer*

It is hot and muggy out there! Do you know what that means?

The ancient Romans called the hottest and most humid days of the summer “dies caniculares”. Roughly translated as “dog days”. The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major or Large Dog.

According to the “Old Farmer’s Almanac:”, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning with July the 3rd and ending with August 11th. This also coincides with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. This is soon after the Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of the year and reminds us that the hottest days are ahead.

They are called the Dog Days because of the Dog Star, and Sirius, the brightest star is blazing away. Dog Days are not normally meant to be bad. However, during the hottest time of the year, intense heat and drought can cause havoc with many areas of society.

So enjoy these summer days ahead.

*farmersalmanac.com

 

dog days

Posted in Uncategorized /

Remembering D Day

The Allied invasion on June 6th, 1944 was not only the defining moment in WWII, but was the biggest an most significant military campaigns in history.

Commanding Allies general Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the largest invasion of hundreds of thousands of American, British, Canadian and other troops. They were to cross the English Channel and come ashore on the beaches of Normandy, the northern coast of France. Western Europe was occupied by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler – the goal of the invasion was to put an end to the power of the German army and to bring down the Nazis.

The invasion was code named Operation OVERLORD and had originally been planned for June 5th. However, weather postponed the landing until June 6th. In all, approximately 7,000 vessels, 23,000 airborne troops and 132,000 men landed on the beaches. They were supported by 12,000 Allied aircraft. Although many lives were lost, the overall objectives were achieved.

Leading up to D-Day Germany had taken occupation of most of continental Europe and Norway. The British had retreated to back across the English Channel and the German Luftwaffe had not been able to overtake British forces. Germany continued the long drawn out war in Europe and invasion of the Soviet Union.

The United States had been preparing for war and when Japan, the Axis partner to Germany invaded Pearl Harbor, America was finally forced into the global conflict. British and American leaders agreed that Nazi Germany’s defeat was of first priority. Invading France via a British launching pad was planned. However, before this could happen British and American troops overcame German and Italian forces in northwestern Africa.

Allied forces continued to weaken the Italian forces and vital airfields in southern Italy were now available to the Allies. Air superiority in Western Europe was a vital piece to gaining a stronghold. They could now have more control of the skies over Europe.

Warships and forces landed on the five beaches of Normandy, tactical surprise was key. However, German forces were not far. Allied air power slowed German reinforcements by blowing up roads, bridges and anything that moved. They slowed down the German movement so an increased number of Allied troops and material could make it across the English Channel.

Once their advantage was achieved, by the coordination of air, sea and land forces, and the full use of the Allies technical and industrial power – the battle at Normandy, then France and ultimately Western Europe’s liberation was achieved. Nazi German would be defeated.

 

*Learn more at: Historyextra.com, Wikipedia.org, History.com

Posted in Uncategorized /

Memorial Day

We recognize and thank all of those who have given their service to our country, past and present.

Below is a bit of information about the origins of Memorial Day.  flag-clip-art-american-flag-clip-art---clipart-best-23ykfyif

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” after the American Civil War in 1868. However, by the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions which were celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American Flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

We wish you and your families a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted in Activities /Human Interest /Uncategorized /veterans /

History of Copperfield Hill

“How did Copperfield Hill get its name?” A little research turned up the following explanation, as told by Naomi Farr, Owner, Copperfield Hill.

 

“I have been asked countless times, “Why did you name it Copperfield Hill?” I like to tell people about it and thought our residents may find it interesting too!

I have admired the qualities of copper since I was a child and loved to collect pennies. Copper is an honest and basic metal with the ring of integrity about it. Copper is very beautiful, but is also “hardworking” and has real value.

The “Hill” part of the name was easy…we envisioned the multi-level apartment building as a hill overlooking downtown Robbinsdale.

“Copper Hill” just didn’t sound right. Then I remembered standing on the site and looking out over Crystal Lake. It glowed like a field of copper…and we had the name!

Copperfield Hill means a beautiful home with honest and real value. Because we work hard to meet everyone’s individual needs, it is a very special place. Above all, we have integrity. You can trust our promises.

Now, next time you hear someone say, “Yes it’s a pretty name, but does it mean anything?” -  you can tell them all about it!”

Posted in Uncategorized /

National Police Week, May 10-16, 2020

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week.  This special week honors those who serve in our national law enforcement community.

We at Copperfield Hill are grateful for the outstanding police force here in Robbinsdale, MN.  We depend on their efforts every day to keep our community safe and secure.

Normally, each spring we have the Robbinsdale Police Department come and speak to our community about scams and fraud. Due to our current visiting restrictions, our presentation has been postponed. So, in place here are six scams to watch out for currently. Some of this information you have heard before, but it is always good to be reminded.

Election Scams: Yes, we are in an election year. Scammers are posing as political groups representing one candidate or another. They will call, email, or come door to door asking for contributions. Never give out your credit card or financial information to an unsolicited person pitching for a candidate or cause. Reach out on your own to those you support.

Census Scams: It is also the year that the US is performing the 2020 Census. Never give your social security or financial information to anyone who claims to be a census worker. The census will never ask for your social security number or for donations.

Job Fraud: Scammers are finding online resumes and contacting job seekers. They offer the “job of a lifetime” even offering a sign on bonus. These “bonus checks” come with strings attached, administration fees that need to be paid by the job seeker. It’s too late after the job seeker has wired money for these fees – only to find out the promised check is bogus. It should never cost you to get a job. A professional recruiter is paid by the business that is looking for employees.

Medicare Scams: These are frequent. New scams occur every year. Scammers offer free health care, free cancer screening tests, free genetic tests or free medical devices. Never give out your Medicare number over the phone.

Delivery Scams: Scammers are posing as package delivery representatives. This could be Amazon, UPS, Fedex or others. They ask you to confirm your credit card number in order to confirm your delivery. This can be communicated via phone or email. Never give out your credit card via a link on an email. This can quickly compromise your computer with software that can harvest information for the scammer. If you have a question about a delivery, go directly to the company.

Covid-19 Cons: Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of individuals at a time of unprecedented anxiety and uncertainty in our country. Scammers are sending out mail and email advertising virus vaccines and medical treatments. They may ask for credit card information to receive the treatment. Then they bill you for products that never arrive. Be wary of offers during a crisis. Many scammers will take advantage of the heightened sense of anxiety that is present.

These are just a handful of scams. There are many more. However, one thing that all scams have in common: the scammer is trying to get personal, financial or medical information from you. Never give out your personal or financial information to someone that you do not know. The safest thing to do is just hang up the phone.

*You can find out more information at: AARP.ORG, USA.GOV, MNSCAMS.ORG or AG.STATE.MN.US

Posted in Financial /Privacy/security /Safety /