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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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November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects over 34 million Americans, 12 million of which are citizen 65 and older. As a prevalent and chronic disease, it is important to shed some light on some misconceptions.

It is a myth that only people who are overweight develop diabetes. Weight and obesity are risk factors but they are not the only ones to be considered. Age, family history, and ethnicity are also important risk factors. Many people diagnosed with diabetes are normal weight. Another myth, has to do with what type diet a person with diabetes should eat. A healthy eating plan for people with diabetes is generally the same as a healthy eating plan for anyone.  In addition, diabetics can eat sweets. The key is small portions and limited frequency.

People are able to live normal lives while managing diabetes. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle can control the symptoms and complications associated with the disease. There is no cure for diabetes. The best way to combat the disease is to: a healthy diet, exercise and if needed, medication prescribed by a physician.

Some patients require blood sugar testing. Some, may benefit from the uses of insulin or oral medications. Managing diabetes is often about finding the right combination of healthy living options and medication management to help maintain blood glucose levels. Each person with diabetes is different, so an individualized plan of action is required. For more information one should contact a medical professional. Additional information is available from the American Diabetes Association.

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To find this and to learn more about Diabetes click here

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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.

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Second place: Jane and her cat collection.

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Needlework:

Best in Show: Donna

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Second place (Tied): Margaret

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Second place (Tied): Diane

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Paintings:

Best in Show: Jane

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Second place: Gudmund

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Handcrafts:

Best in Show: Gudmund

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Second place: Diane

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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