Counting down to 2019


Traditional Swedish pastries and tea setting at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

As we count down to the new year, we remember many moments of 2018.  We began the year with our “Trip Around the World”.  Each month we visited a different country.  This month, December, as our last stop, we enjoyed Sweden.  A Swedish pancake breakfast, a visit to the Swedish Institute and a traditional Swedish dinner rounded out our trip.  Everyone enjoyed sharing their own heritage and many stories from trips abroad.  Enjoy the balance of 2018 and best wishes for a healthy and happy 2019.

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Avoiding Holiday Stress

Let’s face it, this time of year is just busy.  The holidays are upon us and with many things to do and people to see, it can be overwhelming.  With too much to do, stress, anxiety and ultimately depression can take over.  However, there are many ways to lessen these feelings that can ruin our time with family and friends.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Keep your normal routine, don’t give up your daily exercise or walking regime
  • Get outside for some fresh air and sunshine
  • Make sure to get enough sleep
  • Do less and enjoy what you are doing, more
  • Laughter is the best medicine, find what makes you happy
  • Don’t be a perfectionist – focus on enjoying the people in your life
  • Consider abandoning old customs – maybe this is the year you “skip” the Christmas card
  • If you need help, get it! From cooking to cleaning to shopping – there are resources that can help
  • Call in a family member who has offered to help, it will make them feel better also
  • Put down your cell phone and computer – be present with those around you

For more information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle this holiday season, visit:



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Christmas celebrations!

There is nothing like a big platter of Christmas cookies to put a smile on your face.  Mainly because the gingerbread men always smile back.  The Christmas celebrations are in full swing at Copperfield Hill.  Recently we hosted our resident and staff Christmas parties.  A good time was had by all.  As we approach Christmas, we hope you have time to spend with friends and family.




For a little history on the tradition of the Christmas cookie and gingerbread click on the links below.

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Sweden – stop #12

In each month of 2018, Copperfield Hill has explored a different country.  With a rich history in our state of Minnesota, the last stop on this around the world tour is Sweden.

This month we will experience some of the history, foods and cultural traditions of this great country.  A highlight of the month will be a trip to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.  For more information, please see the link below:sweden village


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