The Copeland Experience, March 2018

by Mar 19, 2018The Copeland Experience

Assisted Living Memory Care Open House

Copeland Oaks invites you to campus on Sunday, March 25, 2018 for the Open House of our all-new Donald R. James Assisted Living Memory Care Wing. This new facility brings a much-needed offering to northeast Ohio and will serve individuals in the beginning/middle stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

Families, caregivers and prospective residents are all welcome to tour the facility, meet our Certified Dementia Care Providers (CDPs) and enjoy light refreshments. No registration is required! Questions about Assisted Living Memory Care? Call 330-938-1093.

Upcoming Events

Reminder for Salem Community Theater Season Ticket Holders

Date: Saturday, March 24th

Time: 7:30PM (6:45PM for bus pick-up)

Description: Put on your leisure suits, halter tops, and platform shoes and get ready to boogie down through 10 years of groundbreaking music! With its propulsive rhythms, and dazzling harmonies, 8-Track is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century. This Baby Boomers’ dream come true features the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more. Rediscover the heart and soul of the 70s!

Canton Symphony Orchestra – Julia Bruskin Cello Concert

Date: Sunday, March 25

Time: 7:30PM (6:15PM for bus pick-up)

Description: Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, cellist, Julia Bruskin, has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. If you are not a current Season Ticket holder and would like to attend, please call the Canton Symphony Box Office at 330-452-2094 to secure a ticket.

Meet the Baker, Ruth Weaver

Ruth Has the Recipe for Friendship

Ruth Weaver’s home-baked sweet treats have filled tummies and made smiles for over 70 years – and counting! No matter what Ruth mixes in her bowl, it’s made with a recipe for friendship and happiness. She also:

  • Ran a dairy farm for 53 years with her husband
  • Earned a degree at Canton Business College
  • Had a 23-year sales career for a typewriter company
  • Enjoys baking in her Assisted Living apartment

Why Copeland Oaks

For many years Ruth’s family, friends and neighbors couldn’t get enough of her homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Later, she left the farm in Monroe County but chose Copeland Oaks for that same sense of sharing and community.

“I bake to socialize,” Ruth says. At age 97, she brings her home-baked breads, biscuits and sweets to the common area, sharing treats with fellow residents who sit and chat. Ruth also takes pastries to friends in their rooms or to brighten the days of our neighbors living in Crandall.

Ruth loves social life at Copeland Oaks – playing cornhole, attending Bible study and doing her daily devotions.

“Living at Copeland is like living with family,” says Ruth. “The residents became my new family after moving to Copeland.”


Meet Angela Burton, Health Information/Billing Clerk

Congratulations to our February OAKS Award winner, Angela. Our monthly OAKS Award recognizes “Outstanding Acts of Kindly Service.”

Coworkers nominated Angela for this honor based on her kindness, helpfulness, and compassion for residents.

One peer said, “She constantly goes above and beyond in helping residents and their families understand the road to Medicaid. She often makes time to meet with residents from Copeland and Crandall to answer questions and provide a listening ear.”

Angela has been working at Crandall Medical Center for three years as a health information/billing clerk. In this role, she handles all billing for Medicaid at Crandall Medical Center as well as assists residents with Medicaid applications. Angela has been working with the elderly since she was 16 years old starting out as a nurse’s aide. Previous to coming to Crandall, Angela worked at Salem Hospital and St. Joseph’s also in billing.

Angela’s favorite part about working at Crandall is her interaction with residents and staff. She says, “they make coming to work every day enjoyable.”

Thank you for your hard work and special kindness to our residents, Angela. Congratulations again!

Do you know someone in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Let us know. Follow the link to fill out an online referral form. Someone will follow up with you to learn how Assisted Living Memory Care at Copeland may be able to help.