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February 24, 1995
Copper Ridge, a facility in Sykesville dedicated to the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairing disorders, recently was named in three industry awards.Just opened in July, the facility was selected as outstanding project in the $10 million category by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., to be presented to Henry H. Lewis, general contractor for Copper Ridge.The National Association of Home Builders honored Copper Ridge and its contractor, Perkins Eastman Architects PC, with a Best of Senior Housing Award, recognizing quality craftsmanship and outstanding projects.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
At Cathy Rees' yoga class, you won't see anyone attempt a downward-facing dog — many participants are in wheelchairs, and almost all of them suffer from dementia. Instead, Rees has adapted the principles of yoga, which aims to align the body's seven chakras, or points of energy, to the abilities of the residents of Copper Ridge, a center for dementia care in Sykesville. Her yoga class, now in its fourth month, is an experiment of sorts. A handful of studies have suggested that yoga can be used to improve the overall physical and mental well-being of dementia patients, so Rees wants to craft a dementia-specific yoga program that can be studied and refined by researchers.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2003
Copper Ridge Institute in Sykesville will receive $100,000 in federal funds to help it continue its research into caring for the memory-impaired. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced the grant during a tour of the facility yesterday. Copper Ridge, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is home to nearly 130 residents coping with varying degrees of dementia and memory impairment. Since its opening in 1994, it has worked to identify memory-impairment behavior and provide care while researching improvements in treatment.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER | November 16, 2007
Malcolm Edward Henry, former owner of an Anne Arundel County lumber company and a World War II combat pilot, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Copper Ridge nursing home in Sykesville. He was 85 and a former longtime Ellicott City resident. Mr. Henry was born and raised in South Portland, Maine, and after graduating from high school in 1940 enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was commissioned a second lieutenant after graduating from the advanced flying school at Craig Field, Ala., in 1943.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
As she walks briskly through the halls at an assisted-living community in Sykesville, Kalyn Thrift, 13, greets each person by name. The 126 residents of Copper Ridge are coping with varying degrees of dementia and memory impairment and they don't always remember the name of this petite, sandy-haired teen-ager. She graciously reintroduces herself and asks, "How are you?" Kalyn, a Century High cheerleader, spends hours each week with the residents - more than 200 hours in all since she began volunteering 20 months ago. Her dedication has not gone unnoticed.
NEWS
January 8, 1993
Alzheimer's center construction scheduledConstruction of the Copper Ridge facility for Alzheimer's patients will begin in March on the grounds of Fairhaven in Sykesville, the Town Council was told this week.The new building will also house an adult day-care center.The facility will provide about 180 jobs and will be "a great training area," said Sykesville Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr.The Town Council recently approved plans to widen Obrecht Road at the entrance to Fairhaven to facilitate the increase in traffic, once Copper Ridge is completed in about two years.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2000
Sewer lines that became clogged with grease from the kitchens of a Carroll County retirement home have been replaced. Kitchen equipment inside the home, Copper Ridge, has been modified to stop the flow of grease into the county's pipeline. That should stop any recurrence of clogs that twice backed sewage into the basements of homes at Bunker Hill Court, a small Sykesville subdivision. The county traced the Bunker Hill Court clogs to Copper Ridge, where an industrial dishwasher apparently fed excessive grease into the 8-inch sewer line that runs through the subdivision.
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By Traci Johnson Mathena and Traci Johnson Mathena,Contributing Writer | July 23, 1995
Frank Strohkarck had watched his sister, Helen, become increasingly disoriented from Alzheimer's disease.She had persuaded him to leave Pennsylvania and move near her in the Fairhaven retirement community in South Carroll after his wife's death in 1989. So, when she became ill, he was reluctant to send her far away to a nursing home.But he didn't have to do that. As Mr. Strohkarck searched for a place for his sister last year, Copper Ridge opened on the property next to Fairhaven. A year later, he still is grateful for the Sykesville facility, which cares for people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairing illnesses.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff Writer | July 8, 1992
SYKESVILLE -- Town officials are asking the county to review seven recommendations to head off traffic problems at the Obrecht Road entrance to the new Copper Ridge facility at Fairhaven.A number who attended Monday night's Planning Commission meeting presented a petition containing 49 signatures of Hawk Ridge Farm subdivision residents who oppose locating Copper Ridge's entrance directly opposite Norris Avenue."Our main concern is traffic density. [Fairhaven] is saying 125 more cars will be traveling Obrecht Road, plus we get traffic from other areas and school buses," said Bob Ruane, a Norris Avenue resident.
NEWS
March 13, 1996
Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, the establishing corporation for Fairhaven and Copper Ridge in Sykesville, has announced two staffing appointments.Jeane Hauser has been appointed director of nursing at Fairhaven, a continuing care retirement community. She will oversee the 101-bed health care center, which recently received a deficiency-free licensure survey from the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.Ms. Hauser has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Gannon University's Villa Maria College of Nursing.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | July 20, 2006
Blanche F. Bowlsbey, the beloved "Mrs. B" who shared her love of music with generations of students at City College and the former Baltimore Junior College, died in her sleep Tuesday at Copper Ridge in Sykesville. At a May birthday party at Copper Ridge marking Mrs. Bowlsbey's 100th birthday, reported in The Sun, some of her former music students returned to serenade their former teacher, with whom they had never lost contact. "I'm so glad she had that wonderful 100th birthday party. We enjoyed singing for her because she was such a big part of our lives, and we were a big part of her life," said Judy Tormey, who studied music with Mrs. Bowlsbey at the all-male City College in the 1940s while attending the all-female Eastern High School across the street.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | May 7, 2006
Actors in the Magical Experiences Arts Company reach even the most difficult audiences with soothing touches, fervent gazes and sincere concern. For the past three years, the troupe, led by Joanne Margolius, has performed monthly for residents of Copper Ridge in Sykesville, a facility dedicated to those with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory impairment. Margolius tailors the production to those with advanced dementia, many of whom she knows by name. Several in her audience can no longer speak or respond to their surroundings.
NEWS
January 15, 2006
On December 26, 2005, ANNE M. (nee Mc Allister), beloved wife of the late Orin Charles Jennings and dear cousin of Carol Nieberline and Thomas and James Folkemer. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, January 20, 2006 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Copper Ridge Institute,, 710 Obrecht Rd., Sykesville, MD 21784. Arrangements are by Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville.
NEWS
July 14, 2005
Marie Fertitta Smith, a homemaker and former longtime Randallstown resident, died of pneumonia Sunday at Copper Ridge nursing home in Sykesville. She was 82. Born Marie Lascuola in Cefalu, Italy, she came to Baltimore with her family in 1930 and they settled in a home near Lexington Market. She was a graduate of the old St. John the Baptist parochial school on North Paca Street, now the St. Jude Shrine. She was married in 1946 to Samuel Fertitta, a laborer at Crown Cork and Seal Co. who died in 1995.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2005
Julie Harrigan and her four children spent Friday among fresh flowers, frilly Valentine cards and grilled cheese sandwiches. The children, all home-schooled, joined the annual Valentine project at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Sykesville. Emily, 11, cut stems to fit bud vases and then helped make lunch for the volunteers. Her younger brothers, Brendan, 10, and Seamus, 9, carried boxes of flowers and vases to tables where dozens of volunteers arranged bouquets. Therese, 2, chocolate cookie in hand, watched from her highchair.
NEWS
February 6, 2005
TownMall jeweler to give appraisal donation to charity Amarel Jewelers, which sells estate jewelry, collectibles and fine art, will hold an appraisal event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at its store in TownMall of Westminster. Customers may bring their jewelry to the store for an appraisal by an expert. The store is requesting a $5 donation for appraisals. Amarel Jewelers also offers jewelry repair, appraisal, insurance and custom design. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Heart Association for Heart Awareness Month.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
RUTH TELLER GOODWIN, 88, longtime resident of Catonsville, passed away peacefully November 6, 2003 at Copper Ridge in Sykesville, MD. The widow of Wm. M. Goodwin, Jr., Ruth is survived by their four children: daughter Fran and her husband Donn of Stone Ridge, NY, son Terry & his wife Ann of Miami, FL, daughter Meg and her husband Joel of Hawk Point, Missouri, and son James and his wife Reiko of New York City; six grand children, three great-grandchildren with...
NEWS
May 26, 1998
Fairhaven Retirement Community and Copper Ridge nursing home in Sykesville have awarded $27,000 in scholarships to student employees.Students employed at either facility for at least 12 hours a week are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship after one year, or $2,000 after two years.Honored with $1,000 scholarships from Fairhaven were: Jason Ambush, Aubrey Dixon, Kimberly Kehl, Megan McGarry, Terais Patterson, Stacey Reed, Michael Ricker and Brian Spicer, all of Liberty High School; and Jessica Grimsley of South Carroll High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2004
Nan Yarnall, a former art instructor, bookstore owner and recovering alcoholic who spent years helping those similarly afflicted, died Wednesday of Alzheimer's disease at the Copper Ridge assisted-living facility in Sykesville. She was 76. Miss Yarnall was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she was a graduate of the Germantown Friends School. She attended Wheaton College and the University of Pennsylvania. During the 1950s, she was an art instructor at Sandy Spring Friends School, and during the 1960s and 1970s owned and operated the Cricket Book Shop in Olney.
NEWS
June 5, 2004
On Tuesday, June 1, 2004 E. DORIS STAMM, Timonium resident for 30 years, beloved wife of the late Louis T. Stamm, Jr.; devoted mother of the late Louis T. Stamm, III and his wife Christine E. Stamm; grandmother of Jody L. Kiley, Amy E. Stamm and Andrew F. Stamm. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Center, 2325 York Rd., Timonium on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Rev. David A. Caldwell will officiate funeral services on Monday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.
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