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National Senior Citizens Day

Did you know that National Senior Citizens Day is celebrated on August 21st?

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared this holiday to honor seniors.  “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities and our country…..For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute.”

Each year on August 21st, there are various events and activities held across the United States in honor of National Senior Citizens Day.  This day was created as a day to support, honor and show appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements.

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August is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month. Getting a regular eye exam is the best way to ensure that you catch vision issues early. Getting the correct prescriptive lenses and making sure your eyes are in good shape have many benefits. With consistent eye care, eye diseases can be caught at their earliest stages when they are most treatable.

Eye doctors may also be able to recognize overall health problems. Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are just a few things that an eye doctor might be able to detect.

Also, your eyes change over time. The lenses you might be using now could be outdated. A simple change in eye glass prescriptions can help avoid issues with walking and balance.

It makes good sense to get your eyes checked. The eye is just one part of the complex system that is our body. For those over 60, a comprehensive eye exam is good to have once a year.

Learn more at: nei.nih.gov

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Join Us for the Diggers Garden Club Flower Show

Copperfield Hill will once again be hosting the Robbinsdale Diggers Garden Club during Whiz Bang Days 2019.

The Diggers will be presenting their 54th Annual Standard Flower Show at Copperfield Hill, July 12-13, 2019.

Viewing is free and open to the public on Friday, July 12th,  2pm to 7pm and July 13th, 9am to 3pm.  This year’s theme is:

I Love A Mystery.  Come join us and investigate what your favorite entry is this year.

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The Longest Day

The first day of Summer arrives with the solstice. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, today, June 21st marks the longest day of the year. In celebration of those that suffer from Alzheimer’s and their caregivers,  Copperfield Hill kicked off fund raising  for the Alzheimer’s Association. We celebrated with music and root beer floats.  All donations will go towards our goal to raise money to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

“On June 21, the summer solstice, people across the world will participate in a fundraising activity on The Longest Day. Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s.”  The Alzheimer’s Association

To learn more, visit: act.alz.org

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Happy Father’s Day

Last month we touched on Mother’s Day. Let us not forget all of those Dads out there. Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day.
The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Celebrating the nation’s fathers did not gather the same hype as did Mother’s Day. It didn’t have the same sentimental appeal. That first Washington celebration was launched by the daughter of a widower who had raised six children. Sonora Smart Dodd pursued the idea and approached local churches, business owners and government officials to rally support for her efforts. The holiday spread and in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge promoted the observance of Father’s Day. It wasn’t until 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday.
While Father’s Day is a popular time to spend on those we love, the average $12 billion spent each year is just about half of what is spent on Mother’s Day.
* history.com, muchneeded.com & hallmark.com.

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Today Marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune, it is often referred to as D-Day. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

More than 160,000 Allied troops landed on the French coastline that was heavily fortified by the Nazis.Thousands of ships and aircraft also supported the mission. On this day, the Allied troops established a substantial presence which gained them strong forward movement towards ending the war. Close to 10,000 soldiers were killed or wounded. Another 100,000 marched into Europe for the final days before declaring victory and the end of World War II.

While all of this was happening in Europe, the day was also graduation day at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Twenty one members of the D-Day Class are still living.  Many served to rebuild Europe after World War II.  They went on to serve in Korea and  Vietnam.

 

More information at www.army.mil and www.al.com

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Happy Memorial Day – May 27, 2019

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom.  Memorial Day is truly an American holiday and is observed each year on the last Monday of May.  Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day”.  After the Civil War, mourners began to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers from both the Confederate and Union armies.  Eventually this tradition incorporated those fallen after World War One and on.  Thus, the celebration was extended to honor all Americans who died while serving their country.

America interred its first unknown soldier on Armistice Day in 1921.  Every Memorial Day, this soldier and other unknown soldiers are honored by a wreath laying ceremony conducted by the President or Vice President in honor of all soldiers who never made it home.  All across America, veterans and civilians still gather to honor and celebrate those who have given their lives for the freedom of our nation.  Now celebrated on the fourth Monday of May, it ensures a three day holiday for federal employees.  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 and honors the service of all U.S. military veterans.

We at Copperfield Hill, would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Veterans.  We are reminded each day of the service and sacrifice you have given for all of us.

 

To learn more about Memorial Day, visit www.history.com and www.almanac.com.

 

 

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Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is not a singular disease, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. People of all walks of life can be effected by arthritis. It is most common among women and older adults. Since arthritis is an umbrella term for joint pain and joint disease, there is a wide range of risk factors. Some factors are within the individuals control, while other risk factors are not.

Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Discomfort associated with osteoarthritis is due to the loss of cartilage between bones. Bones then rub together causing pain and stiffness. Risk factors can be excessive weight, family history, age and previous injuries. Osteoarthritis can be prevented by wearing proper sports equipment, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight. Rheumatoid Arthritis is when the immune system doesn’t work properly and attacks the joints with inflammation. This inflammation can cause joint erosion and damage to other organs. Autoimmunity can be triggered from genetic and environmental factors like smoking.

Learn more at www.arthritis.org and www.mayoclinic.org

 

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Happy Mother’s Day from Copperfield Hill

Sunday, May 12, 2019 is Mother’s Day.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the moms out there a happy Mother’s Day.  Celebrating mothers has always been special.  Below is a brief bit of history of how this holiday came to be.

Mother’s Day—Some History*
The origins of Mother’s Day as celebrated in the United States date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children.
These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.
Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2.
Other early Mother’s Day pioneers include Juliet Calhoun Blakely, a temperance activist who inspired a local Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the 1870s. The duo of Mary Towles Sasseen and Frank Hering, meanwhile, both worked to organize a Mothers’ Day in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some have even called Hering “the father of Mothers’ Day.” In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially set aside the second Sunday in May for the holiday.

*History .com.

 

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