Meet the Calligrapher, Paulette Roades

In 1989, Paulette and her late husband, Jack, moved from their 80-acre home near Lisbon to Copeland Oaks. They wanted to be near Paulette’s mother, who resided at Crandall Medical Center after suffering a stroke.

She came to us with great hobbies and interests – and has continued to cultivate more all the time. Paulette has authored several books of poetry and favorite quotes, always written in calligraphy.

Her calligraphy has graced many items throughout Copeland from name tags for events to unique Christmas messages for all of Copeland’s 500 employees.

After attending a book binding seminar, Paulette volunteered to repair books at the Copeland Oaks Library. She has taught classes in calligraphy, zentangle and other art forms at the Copeland Creativity Center.

“I could never possibly be bored here,” says Paulette from her villa studio. “Living at Copeland Oaks has given me the gift of time….time to do what I love.”