Category Archives: Human Interest

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

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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!

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Reflections from Pastor Jan Hartsook

Dear Residents, Families and Friends:

These are trying times and I wanted to share some helpful topics along with Bible passages to contemplate during this time of uncertainty. One only has to think of the beautiful image of God holding the world in his arms. That’s a powerful image to hold on to in the midst of the pandemic–and at all times.     Peace, Pastor Jan

Love: Isaiah 43:4, God says to each of us, “You are precious in my sight, and honored and I love you.” This is a beautiful passage in which God assures us that we are all God’s beloved children. Throughout the Bible, God promises to be with us in both the good and difficult time in our lives. In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, God is with us.

Faith/Trust: Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.” God never promised that life would be easy, free from heartache and broken dreams. But God did promise to walk with us and to hold us close. We are assured that we are never alone; rather, God’s steadfast love will always surround us.

Hope: Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Hope is based on God’s promise to be with us always and forever. That hope brings joy: that is, a feeling deep inside of us of warmth, a sense of peace and well being in which to live our daily lives.

Courage: Isaiah 41:10, “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God.” These are words assuring us that God will be with us in those times which we need courage. God’s strength and guidance helps us to reach out to help when needed or stay strong in the midst of the storms that can rage around us. Pray for courage, knowing God is listening.

Worship Services, Weekly Bible Study and Daily Devotions—I will continue to prepare these weekly hand-outs that you may use on your own. They will be delivered to your apartment.

Remember, God is always with us no matter what may be happening around us. God’s love, comfort, strength, encouragement, guidance and hope never change!

~Pastor Jan

Copperfield Hill Pastor

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Winner – 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

2020 RCA Ribbon

For the tenth year, Copperfield Hill has been named by the Sun Post’s Robbinsdale readership as the “Best” in the following categories:

  • Best Retirement Community
  • Best Assisted Living
  • Best Memory Care
  • Best Senior Apartments
  • Best Hair Salon
  • Best Place to Work

Over thirty years ago, the Farr family broke ground to create a nurturing and compelling place for seniors to call home. We continue that tradition. Thank you and congratulations to all of those whose everyday actions and loyalty have created the wonderful environment where we work and live.

 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from your friends at Copperfield Hill.  We wish you good health and prosperity in 2020.

It’s a new year and a new decade.  Did you know that the United Nations (UN) designates specific years to mark particular events and topics to bring a greater awareness to a subject or organization?

2020 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Plant Health*. The UN will continue to recognize and promote healthy ecosystems as key to sustainable development.

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) states the overall objective is to raise awareness of the importance of, and the impacts of plant health in regards to global issues, such as hunger, poverty, threats to environment and economic development. Healthy plants are vital to the overall health of an environment and biodiversity. Healthy plants are also key to sustaining a global food supply.

*More information at: UN.org and apsnet.org

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*Winter Solstice 2019: Dec. 21, 11:19 pm EST

Commonly referred to as the “shortest day of the year”, the Winter Solstice is an astronomical event. Occurring when the sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn, we have our shortest day and longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. You may be in sunny and warm Florida or cold and snowy Minnesota, regardless, the Solstice marks the first day of winter. The Solstice, when the sun appears at its lowest in the sky, begins to reverse. This marks the hours of sunlight increasing and daylight becoming longer. In the Southern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice happens simultaneously.

There are many different Winter Solstice celebrations around the globe. This event has played important roles in many cultures from ancient times to today. One such tradition is the Feast of Juul which is observed in Scandinavia. The Yule or Juul log was brought in and burned in honor of the Scandinavian god Thor. It was Thor’s job to bring the sun, and warmth it provided, back to the people. There are many rituals and customs that stem from this feast.

*Learn more at farmersalmanac.com

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