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Walk to End Aalzheimer’s

alzalzwalkalz1 alz2 alz3It was a beautiful day in downtown Minneapolis.  Thousands joined in to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.   Thank you to all of the residents, staff, family members and neighbors who donated their time, talents and funds to make the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s a success.  Our bus arrived early on September  9th down at Target Field.  The crowd listened to testimonials from caregivers, medical professionals, family members and dementia patients.   Through the generosity of all of you, we passed our goal or raising $2,500.  At Copperfield Hill, we look forward to the 2018 Walk.  Thank you for all your support.

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It’s Almost Here

state fair  It’s Almost Here!  In just a few weeks, the annual party known as, “The Great Minnesota Get Together”, will be here.  People from all over the Midwest will travel hundreds of miles, to have the opportunity to experience hundred of exhibits, entertainment options,  food tastings and much much more.  Here is a little history about the fair…

Minnesota State Fair History Facts
For over 150 years, the Minnesota State Fair has been an annual summer event for many.  Originally an agricultural event, the Fair’s main purpose was to encourage and promote farming in the state. It allowed local farmers to set up exhibits and show off their live stocks and crops. To this day, agriculture and animals are the main roots of the State Fair.

Many traditions have started at the fair through the years.  From agricultural and live stock competitions, to world famous entertainers, many come to the fair each year with their families.  Lines for the midway rides as well as some of the well known food booths, remind us that year after year, the fair provides fun for all.  Millions of people have visited to view the ribbon winners for pigs and chickens as well as bread and quilts.

Another long time tradition for Fair goers has been taking a ride on the Ye Old Mill.  Opening in 1915 and still operating today, making it the oldest amusement ride at the Fair. It is also known as the Tunnel of Love, since many fair goers shared their first kiss here or got engaged while on the ride. It is also a place to escape the heat on a hot fair day.

The Minnesota State Fair being as famous as it is has even pulled in some national icons. The State Fair has hosted 5 different presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Dwight Eisenhower. During Teddy Roosevelt’s stop at the State Fair he gave one of his most famous speeches: “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick”.

In the 158 years since the state fair began, the state fair has only been missed 5 times! In 1861 and 1862 due to the Civil war, 1893 due to the World’s Fair in Chicago, 1945 due to World War 2, and 1946 during the polio epidemic.

There is no end of fun to be had at the State Fair.  The Fair will run this year from August 24 through September 4th.  More information can be found at

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National Night Out – August 1, 2017

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National Night Out was celebrated with our neighbors here at Copperfield Hill.  We welcomed our friends with a wonderful night of Blue Grass music and ice cream cones.  The weather was perfect, the mood was light and fun and the sense of community tremendous.

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June is National Cataract Awareness Month*



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June is National Cataract Awareness Month *


Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the US, and the leading cause of blindness around the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. Here are some common questions:
What are cataracts and what is the treatment? Cataracts are prevalent, treatment is simple. Cataracts are the clouding of the lens of the eye, which prevents passage of light into the eye. Cataract surgery is most often the answer. A surgeon removes the deteriorated lens and replaces it with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens. Millions of Americans undergo this surgery annually, making it one of the most common surgeries in the US. Usually a short procedure, many resume normal activities with in a fairly short period of time.
Is cataract removal safe? While there is always risk with a surgical procedure, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective with a success rate of over 90%.
Do cataracts only affect seniors? No, cataracts can affect anyone. Most people do not show symptoms until at least age 40. However, they can affect young adults and also children.
Can I prevent cataracts? There is no proven way to prevent age-related cataracts. However, choosing a healthy lifestyle can slow the progression. Some ways to delay the progression of cataracts include: avoiding smoking, reducing exposure to UV rays, eating a healthy diet and wearing proper eye protection to avoid eye injury.


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52nd Annual Diggers Flower Show Hosted by Copperfield Hill


Copperfield Hill will again welcome the Robbinsdale Diggers for their 52nd Annual Flower Show in July.  The show will be held on all five floors of the Copperfield Hill Manor.  It will begin with entries being submitted on Thursday, July 6th from 2pm-7pm and Friday, July 7th from 7am-9:30am.  Entries are being taken at the Copperfield Hill, Manor Building Community Room, at 4200 40th Avenue North in Robbinsdale.

Viewing of the Flower Show will be Friday, July 7th from 2-7pm and on Saturday, July 8th from 9am-3pm.  This event is open and free to the public.

The Diggers are celebrating their 75th Anniversay this year.  Please join us for this wonderful exhibition.


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Happy Memorial Day


History of Memorial Day

Each year on the final Monday in May the United States celebrates the federal holiday Memorial Day. Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. It wasn’t until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial Day. It became a federal holiday in 1971.


Interesting Memorial Day Facts

· The true origins of who held the first Memorial Day celebration is a debated subject.

· Approximately 620,000 soldiers on both sides died during the Civil War.

· The Grand Army of the Republic was created by the Union Army to honor their dead. After World War I the American Legion took over their duties.

· Congress passed a law in 2000 that requires all Americans to stop what they are doing at 3pm on Memorial Day to remember and to honor those who have died serving the United States. President Clinton signed this action.

· The flag is supposed to be flown at half-mast until noon, and then raised to full mast until sunset on Memorial Day.

· The tradition of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day originated from John McCrae’s 1915 poem In Flanders Fields. In Canada they wear red poppies to honor their soldiers on Remembrance Day in November each year.

· Although not as popular today, one tradition was to eat a picnic meal while sitting on the ground of a cemetery. There are still some people in the rural areas of the South that continue to practice this tradition.

· It’s common for volunteers to place the American flag on graves in the national cemeteries. Memorial Day is also a popular day for people to visit cemeteries and honor those who have died while serving in the military.

· It’s estimated that approximately 32 million people travel by car over Memorial Day weekend.

· Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the summer vacation season while Labor Day marks the end.

· In some areas of the rural South, they hold annual Decoration Days around this time for certain cemeteries, often in the mountains.
· Memorial Day is sometimes confused with Veterans Day. However, Veterans Day honors all United States military veterans, while Memorial Day honors the soldiers who died while serving.

· In 1966, President Johnson named Waterloo, New York as the original place of Memorial Day.

· There were more American lives lost during the Civil War then the two World Wars combined. Approximately 620,000 died during the Civil War while approximately 116,516 died in World War I and approximately 405,399 died in World War II.

· There are more than 300,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery. On average, there are 28 burials there each day.

· Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia celebrate Confederate Memorial Day. These are former Confederate states, and they celebrate on various other days ranging from January 19th to June 3rd.

· In 2012 there was a movie made called Memorial Day. John and James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett starred in the film. The story revolves around a 13 year old boy who finds his grandpa’s footlocker from the 2nd World War.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Copperfield Hill – Enjoy the Sunshine!

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May is a month full of people and events to celebrate. One of the most obvious of these, is Mother’s Day. This day is known widely as a time for family brunches, special gifts, sentimental cards and general outpourings of appreciation and love. However, it is rooted in more somber beginnings. Before the Civil War, a West Virginian woman named Ann Jarvis organized women to improve sanitary conditions and milk contamination to help fight infant mortality. These groups also tended to wounded soldiers during the Civil War.

Post war, Ann Jarvis organized Mother’s Friendship Day picnics and other events as pacifist strategies to unite former foes. With others supporting her efforts, this was a time when many women began to be active in a political role, promoting peace. Ann Jarvis’s daughter, Anna, followed in her mother’s footsteps to continue efforts to unite and celebrate “the best mother you have ever known”. She stressed the singular “Mother’s Day” not “Mothers’ Day”.

Try as she did to keep consumerism out of the picture, she failed. Many organizations used Mother’s Day as a platform to raise money for charity. This continues today.  In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially set aside the second Sunday in May for the holiday.

So, there you have it.  A little bit of history about Mother’s Day.  We wish each and every mother out there, and they come in many forms, a very happy, healthy and blessed Mother’s Day.  If you are in the Minneapolis area, get out and enjoy the sunshine.  It is suppose to be beautiful!

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Copperfield Hill Hosts 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair!

Come one, come all!  On Thursday, May 18th, 2017, from 10am until 2pm, Copperfield Hill will be hosting a Health and Wellness Resource Fair. We will be welcoming a number of vendors and participants who will be coming to share information and resources with residents, friends, family members and staff at Copperfield Hill. We hope you will enjoy the event and also get information that you may find relevant and helpful. Vendors will be set up on all five floors in the Manor. There will also be a number of presentations given that day. A detailed schedule will be posted on the 18th. We encourage all of you to attend and bring your friends and family.   Here is a list of what you will find:

North Memorial Health

Touching Hearts at Home


Memorial Blood Centers

Hennepin County Veteran’s Administration

Miracle Ear

Alzheimer’s Association

Maser Amundson Boggio Hendricks, P.A.

City of Robbinsdale

Go Health Chiropractic

There will be a plethora of information that pertains to living life to the fullest.  Come join us! healthfairlogo1 healthfairlogo3 healthfairlogo4 healthfairlogo5 healthfairlogo6 HennCologo MemorialBloodlogo NorthMemorialLogo

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Happy Thanksgiving from Copperfield Hill

We wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.  We are grateful to all who make Copperfield Hill the warm and wonderful community that it is.  We recognize our residents and their families, our employees and all the people who provide services to our community.  We are simply grateful for people like you and a holiday like this.







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Happy Veterans Day

At Copperfield Hill, we take the time to honor our veterans on Veterans Day.  In celebration, our community gathered to acknowledge and pay tribute to all of those men and women who served our country.

Thank you to all who answered the call to serve and fought for their freedom and the freedom of others in difficult times.

Copperfield is called home by close to forty veterans that represent each branch of military service.  Please see the link below for a recent article written about one of our current residents who served during WW II in the WAVES. The article is from the November 10, 2016 edition of the Crystal/Robbinsdale Sun Post.



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