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Let’s March into Spring HEALTHIER

March is

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National Nutrition Month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The month focuses on helping people make informed and healthy food choices. They focus on developing better eating habits and healthy physical activities. Many common health problems can be prevented by taking charge of your diet and exercise. Paying attention to what you eat and drink and physical movement are two of the biggest ways you can take control of your health.

Common health problems that can positively benefit from a good eating regime are many. At any age it is important to pay attention to what you eat and the quantity. Our diet contributes to our overall well being.

Diabetes is a long lasting disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are different types of Diabetes. Over 34 million people live with diabetes and over 85 million live with prediabetes. Most of the food we eat is broken down into sugar (glucose) and released into our bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, your pancreas is signaled to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy. With diabetes, your body doesn’t make insulin or can’t use it properly. Over time, serious health problems can develop, such as heart disease, kidney disease and vision loss.

Living with diabetes can be a challenge. But one can do a lot of good by eating well and staying active. A healthy diet that includes a balance of nutrient rich foods is extremely important. Balancing your blood sugar is the key to staying well. Knowledge is power, so here’s a list of things to help create a healthy eating plan.

Meal Planning - Make a plan so you are not caught without the proper foods to sustain your health

Grocery Shopping - Helps keep you on track with your meal plans

Read Food Labels - Know the nutritional value of the food you purchase

Eating Out - Have a plan before you go to a restaurant, choose wisely

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Learn much, much more at: mayoclinic.org, cdc.org, diabetes.org, eatingwell.org

 

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It may be cold outside…

…but inside we are keeping busy and staying strong!  Our Recreation and Wellness Coordinators have been leading the charge on Valentine’s themed arts and crafts and cookie decoration!  Happy hour was a hit as we welcomed some much loved music and refreshments.  Socially distanced, of course!  On the 10th of February, many were able to receive the second of their COVID vaccines.  It was a busy day as our partners from Walgreens kept us all in line and moving along.

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February is…

NATIONAL HEART HEALTH MONTH

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In 2010, the American Heart Association presented a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. It identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health.

Exercise: Regular exercise improves nearly every aspect of your health.

Eat right: Seek out foods such as nuts, whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, seafood, yogurt, and healthy fats.

Blood Pressure: Get your blood pressure checked, make sure your heart isn’t working harder than it should be.

Cholesterol: Know your cholesterol level and keep it low.

Keep blood sugar levels down: Exercise and diet help keep blood sugar levels in check.

Maintain a healthy weight: Fat cells release many substances that increase inflammation, promote insulin resistance, and contribute to atherosclerosis.

Don’t smoke: Smoking and the use of tobacco products isn’t just bad for your lungs, it is bad for your heart too.

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Life is a Series of Experiences…

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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