The Copeland Experience September 2018

by Sep 25, 2018The Copeland Experience

Copeland Residents Receive Awards for Art

Just past the main lobby of the Copeland Oaks Beeghly building you will find a display case filled with many masterpieces belonging to our residents. In June several residents received awards for their artwork they submitted to the 2018 East and Mideast Ohio District 5 Regional Art Show. Three of those residents recently received awards at the 2018 Leading Age Annual State Conference in Columbus. Copeland Oaks is blessed with so many talented residents.

Congratulations to the following artists:

Mary Lu Warstler – “Just Around the Bend”

  • Category: Prose/Fiction
  • Regional Award: 3rd Place
  • State Award: Honorable Mention

Carol Danford – “Quilt Made of Small Strips”

  • Category: Large Quilted Works
  • Regional Award: 3rd Place
  • State Award: 3rd Place

David Nieder – “Mother & Child”

  • Category: Woodworking
  • Regional Award: 2nd Place
  • State Award: Honorable Mention

Nancy Bell – “Puppy Kisses- Lily & Mandy”

  • Category: Photography
  • Regional Award: 2nd Place

Gladys Wilhelm – “Baby Afghan & Booties”

  • Category: Woven Art
  • Regional Award: 1st Place

Carol Topping – “Zentangle in Flight”

  • Category: Fine Art 2
  • Regional Award: 2nd Place

Jan Hawkins – “Moon Ladder”

  • Category: Fine Art 1
  • Regional Award: 2nd Place

Don Danford – “Truck & Pig”

  • Category: Woodworking
  • Regional Award: 1st Place

John Rauch – “Eagle Head

  • Category: Woodworking
  • Regional Award: 3rd Place

Robert Bauman – “Fishing in the Fog”

  • Category: Photography
  • Regional Award: 3rd Place

Gloria Prendergast – “Southwest Dreaming”

  • Category: Fine Art 1
  • Regional Award: 3rd Place

Mary Lu Warstler – “Slow Down the Time”

  • Category: Poetry
  • Regional Award: 2nd Place

Mary Lu Warstler – “Jack, Callie & the Sand Dollar”

  • Category: Prose/Fiction
  • Regional Award: 1st Place

Mary Lu Warstle – “Watching Time Disappear”

  • Category – Computer Art
  • Regional Award: 1st Place

Carol Danford – “Log Cabin Christmas Wall Hanging”

  • Category: Large Quilted
  • Regional Award: 2nd Place

Roselyn Bauman – “Happy Feather”

  • Category: Woven Art
  • Regional Award: 3rd Place

Featured Event

Welcome to Medicare 2019

Tuesday, October 9th

2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the free OSHIIP seminar! Each year you have a chance to make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage for the following year. This year the open enrollment period is October 15 – December 7. To help you understand your options, Copeland Oaks will host two informational meetings in Murphy Auditorium. The first meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The second meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. This program is open to the public!

Upcoming Events

The Dixieland Band

Date: Tuesday, October 11

Time: 7:00 p.m.

The Dixieland Band known as “Not Quite Saints” will perform in Murphy Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. You will be glad you came out to hear this fun group perform!

Dr. Murphy Morgan

Date: Tuesday, October 16

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Murphy Morgan will perform in the Bennett Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Morgan has been practicing dentist for 41 years and has been the Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center Dentist for the last 3 years. He has enjoyed performing in churches, and local establishments for 20 years! Come enjoy the evening with a friend or two as Dr. Morgan shares his musical talents and music from the 60’s, 70’s and beyond.

Robin Roseberry Returns to Copeland

Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Robin has a passion for music and has been a vocalist since she was a child. Robin will sing favorites from the 50’s and 60’s, as well as all your favorite love songs from years gone by. Please join us in Bennett Auditorium and help us welcome Robin to our campus.

What Cooking at Copeland?

Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl (serves 4)

Submitted by Villa Residents: Barb and Dave Nieder

Barb says, “Dave is the cook in our household and this is one of our favorite ‘go-to’ meals. It’s easy and tasty!”


1-pound ground pork sausage
6 cups coleslaw mix (1 – ½ pkgs) or shredded cabbage
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, zested OR ½ tablespoon ground
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon sesame oil


1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often to crumble, until cooked through. Do NOT drain.
3. Add the coleslaw mix, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce to the skillet with the sausage.
4. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until cabbage has softened a bit.
5. Remove from the heat and top with green onions and drizzle with sesame oil.
6. Serve immediately.

Meet Jodi Benedetti

LPN at Crandall Medical Center

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

Jodi, an LPN at Crandall Medical Center, has been here for 13 years. Like many of our employees, Jodi wears many hats. She does various jobs such as, passing meds, admissions, assisting with offices such as MDS and Nurse Coordinator. It is her flexibility and willingness to take on new challenges that make her such an asset to the Crandall team.

Jodi was nominated for this award by her peers because of her hard work and dedication to her job and our residents. One coworker said, “She has really stepped up since another coworker was off. She was thrown into a job with no training and did an amazing job!”

Jodi loves her job and describes Crandall as being a great place to work.

“It is a very rewarding feeling knowing I’ve helped make a difference in our residents’ quality of life. I work with many great people who believe residents come first, and work great as a team towards a common goal, great resident care.”

Thank you, Jodi, for all of your years of dedication and compassion to your job and our residents.

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

Follow the link to fill out our referral form. Someone will follow up with you to discuss how Assisted Living Memory Care at Copeland Oaks may be able to help.