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Welcome to the Polynesian Islands!

What a beautiful evening for a Polynesian Luau!  Each month this year, Copperfield Hill is celebrating a specific country or region.  The month of June brought us to the Polynesian Islands.  To celebrate, Copperfield hosted an island themed Luau for residents, their families and guests.  Our pig roast was complete with all the fixings.  We also had great entertainment from an old favorite, Johnny Pineapple.  IMG_08921 IMG_09161 IMG_09271 IMG_09351 IMG_09491

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Celebrate National Nurses Week – May 6-12, 2018

Copperfield Hill celebrates our team of nurses.  Your dedication and commitment is second to none!  Thank you for all that you do for our residents and their families.  You are an amazing team of talented individuals!

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www.americannursetoday.com/celebrate-national-nurses-week-2018/

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Cinco de Mayo – Fun Fact

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s independence day. Mexican independence is celebrated on September 16th.

Mexico had war debts that were owed to Europe and France had come to collect on those debts, using force.  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5th, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

 

For many Americans Cinco de Mayo means mariachi music, margaritas and great Mexican food.  Most Americans have no idea what is really being celebrated and they default to “Mexican Independence Day”.

 

 

 

*www.britannica.com/topic/Cinco-de-Mayo

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“Next Stop, France!”

Each month in 2018, Copperfield Hill is visiting a different country or geographic region.  In April we traveled to France.  There is no shortage of wonderful things to say about this beautiful country.  With its rich history and beautiful and diverse landscape, France remains among one of the most important nations in the Western World.  France has played a significant role in international affairs with its location in Europe, and colonies all over the globe.  Major geographic boundaries such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea define France’s position in Europe.  The diverse landscape also allows France to be a large agricultural producer.  From grapes to cheese and fish to pastry, France dominates as a leading agricultural producer in the European Union.  It is also a major tourist destination and fashion capital.

On two separate evenings, Copperfield Hill hosted “A Night in Paris”.  Copperfield’s very own, Chef Brian created a fantastic meal to compliment the decorations, music and ambiance for the evening.  It was a special evening for all.

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Our next stop is Mexico.  Stay tuned………………………..

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Copperfield Hill

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As get ready for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, many may be finding themselves asking:

Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick is a patron Saint of Ireland. He is famous for his extensive missionary work in Ireland. He brought the word of Christianity to the island. St. Patrick is said to of converted over 135,000 people and created 300 churches.

The people of Ireland were receptive to St. Patrick’s word because he was able to use familiar Irish symbols and make them Christian. This is where the Shamrock ties into St. Patrick’s legacy. He used the Shamrock, a typically 3 leaf clover, to symbolize the Trinity. Record has it that St. Patrick died on March 17, 461.

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Around the World – without leaving your home!

It has been a great month so far at Copperfield Hill.  Our theme for 2018 has featured an around the world tour.  January brought us to Australia. This month at Copperfield, we have focused on the  interesting history and facts about this beautiful country.  Around the campus, activities and outings have included special attention to the country down under.  As we continue our featured country of the month, we will visit South Korea in February.  We have chosen South Korea because of the Winter Olympics that will open on February 9th.

Also, there is definite Viking fever here in Robbinsdale.  Good luck to the Vikings as they enter into the NFC Championship playoff game.  SKOL!

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Merry Christmas from Copperfield Hill

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,

Rejoice……in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope and the heart of Christmas which is Love.   Merry Christmas and all our best wishes for good health, prosperity and happiness in 2018.

 

wreathYour Friends at Copperfield Hill

 

 

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

 

December 7th will mark the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This attack, was a surprise strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Because of this attack, the United States entered into World War II. Here are a few facts.*

  • The Japanese attacked the United States without warning. The attack commenced at 7:55 A.M. on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The attack lasted 110 minutes, from 7:55 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.. The Japanese launched their airplanes in two waves, approximately 45 minutes apart.
  • The first wave of Japanese planes struck Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. The second wave reached Pearl Harbor around 8:40 a.m. The Japanese traveled 3,400 miles across the Pacific to execute their attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attack force stationed itself approximately 230 miles north of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
  • The Japanese specifically chose to attack on a Sunday because they believed Americans would be more relaxed and thus less alert on a weekend. Many U.S. servicemen were either still in their pajamas or at breakfast when the attack on Pearl Harbor began. U.S. servicemen identified the invading planes as Japanese because of the “meatballs,” what they called the large, red circle (the Rising Sun) on the side of Japanese planes.
  • The Japanese only attacked the ships at Pearl Harbor Naval base and airplanes at Hickman Airfield, leaving surrounding areas such as repair facilities, the submarine base and fuel oil storages areas unharmed.. The Japanese struck the airfields at Hickam Field, Wheeler Field, Bellows Field, Ewa Field, Schoefield Barracks, and Kaneohe Naval Air Station.
  • The United States aircraft carriers, the primary target of the attack, were not at the base at the time. Because of this, the Japanese cancelled a planned second attack. There were eight battleships at Pearl Harbor that day, which included all the battleships of the U.S. Pacific fleet except for one (the Colorado). Seven of the U.S. battleships were lined up in “Battleship Row.” All eight U.S. battleships were either sunk or damaged during the attack. Amazingly, all but two (the Arizona and the Oklahoma) were eventually able to return to active duty.
  • Four of the American battleships stationed in “battleship row” were sunk. Another was capsized and a sixth run aground. The Arizona exploded when a bomb breached its forward magazine (i.e. the ammunition room). Approximately 1,100 U.S. servicemen died on board. After being torpedoed, the Oklahoma listed so badly that it turned upside down. During the attack, the Nevada left its berth in Battleship Row and tried to make it to the harbor entrance. After being repeatedly attacked, the Nevada beached itself.
  • To aid their airplanes, the Japanese sent in five midget subs to help target the battleships. The Americans sunk four of the midget subs and captured the fifth.
  • 11 other ships were sunk and 188 planes destroyed. 2,343 men were killed, 1,272 were wounded and 960 left missing. A total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded
  • The Japanese lost 65 men, an additional soldier was captured. Only 28 Japanese planes were shot down and 5 midget submarines sunk.
  • The United States declared war on Japan the next day as FDR gave his famous “Day of Infamy” speech to Congress. President FDR made a last minute edit to his speech, changing “a day that will live on in world history” to “a day that will live in infamy”
  • The U.S. declared war on Germany and Italy on December 11, after they declared war on the U.S. The United States declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941, the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • “Remember Pearl Harbor!” became a rallying cry for the U.S. during World War II.

*Source:  https://pearlharborwarbirds.com/interesting-pearl-harbor-facts/pearl harbor

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Herzing University Students at Copperfield Hill

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Herzing University students visit Copperfield Hill

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Occupational Therapy students from Herzing University have been visiting with residents and providing information on health and wellness.  Nutrition, fall prevention and recreation are just some of the topics they have discussed.   Nichole, Karissa and Steven had residents painting clear crystal Christmas ornaments.

On December 4th at 2 pm, Herzing Dental students will be here to give a presentation about oral health.

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