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July 2011

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 Over Sixty and Sensational!   


 Gadget Corner  


Skin Care Benefits Health 


Hot Weather Tips for Older Adults  


Senior Humor  


Cool Summer Down With Key Lime Pie   


What's Happening At Visiting Angels 

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 Humor2Senior Humor:  

Senior Life On the Highway


As a senior citizen was driving down the highway, his cell phone rang.  


Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280. Please be careful."


"Heck," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!"

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· Top Salaries
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· Hourly to Live-In Care
· Many shifts are available to fit any lifestyle

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 pieCool Summers  

Down with Lo-Calorie Key Lime Pie!



For Filling:

  • 1 packet Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 9 1-gram packets sugar substitute


For Crust:

  • 1-9-inch graham cracker
  • Lime zest
  • Thin lime slices
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Juice of 1-1/2 limes
  • 2 drops green food coloring



  1. Sprinkle gelatin over lime juice and let it stand for 1 minute.
  2. Add boiling water and sweetener to gelatin mixture and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  4. Combine milk and vanilla and freeze 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from freezer and whip at high speed until stiff.
  6. Stir lime juice and food coloring into whipped milk. (Save remaining 1/2 lime for garnish.)
  7. Slowly blend gelatin mixture into whipped milk.
  8. Spoon pie filling into crust.
  9. Chill until firm.
  10. Garnish with lime zest and lime slices.
  11. Cut into 8 even portions and serve 1 portion per serving. 

Calories: 111

Protein: 4 g

Cholesterol: 14 mg

Fat: 5 g

Carbohydrates: 14 g

Exchanges: 1 Bread and 1 Fat

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FireworksWelcome to the July issue of Angel News! We hope you have a terrific Independence Day!
     In this issue, you'll read about red hats, senior pageants, cool gadgets, skin care, and more! 

     We appreciate your comments and suggestions. You can email us at  or write on our Facebook page.  


Happy 4th!


 sixtyOver Sixty and Sensational!


Ladies, you don't have to be YOUNG to be vibrant, healthy, and fun, as both the Red Hat Society and the Ms. Senior America Pageants prove. Both organizations cater to women over 60, encouraging them to live life to the fullest!

     red hatThe Red Hat Society's mission is "a global society of women that supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness...dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in today's culture." The Red Hat Society has chapters world-wide. Check it out at

    crownThe Ms. Senior America Pageants give "women 60 years of age and older an opportunity to display their 'inner beauty,' talents, and elegance" while it "motivates and encourages women to utilize their full potential and share a positive outlook on life with others." Contestants from across the United States participate. Recently, the the 2011 Ms. New Jersey Senior America was crowned in Atlantic City, Desiree Nigrell, 68. Read the story online at
 gadgetGadget Corner

Our Gadget Corner features unique products designed for everyone, but also have extra benefits for the older population.   


LightWedge BookLight:

LightwedgeThis is a book light unlike any other! LightWedge attatches to the side of the page, providing bright, even LED light throughout the page. Perfect for reading in bed, in cars, and anywhere extra light is needed. Visit to read more.

smart cartdbest Collapsible Smart Cart:

Stylish and Sturdy! The Smart Cart is an easy-to-use collapsible rolling cart, convenient for anyone on the go. It has smooth gliding wheels for easy maneuverability, weighs less than 3 lbs, carries 110 lbs, and folds to just 2 inches for convenient storage. Visit for more information.  


Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only. 

womanskinSkin care  

benefits overall health for seniors  

Taking care of your skin undoubtedly has its cosmetic benefits, but more significantly, it also plays a large role in overall health--particularly for seniors.

     "Age brings a number of changes that can compromise the skin's ability to protect us," says Cynthia Fleck, a registered nurse and vice president of clinical marketing for Advanced Skin and Wound Care at Medline, which manufactures and distributes skin care products and educational resources for seniors.  


Fleck offers the following advice on how to care for aging skin:

  • Avoid a daily shower or bath, which can contribute to dry skin.
  • Moisturizing on a daily basis is essential, especially since older skin fails to retain moisture as well as younger skin.
  • Take care to avoid injuries that can tear the skin or caustic substances that can disrupt the skin's ability to protect.
  • Protect your skin from the sun.
  • Be aware of special skin care needs that often accompany some common diseases, such as diabetes.
  • Avoid strong antibacterial soaps that may have high pH level, which can dry aging skin.

For specific advice on how to care for your skin, contact your health care professional.


Courtesy of ARA Content



Hot Weather Help for Older Adults 

beach umbrellasWhen the heat is on it's time for everyone to take extra precautions to avoid heat related illnesses and even death.  

     As we age physical changes take place and older adults loose the ability to cool down whereas younger ones have the ability to cool themselves faster. These physical changes in older adults sometimes do not allow them to even feel the heat when temperatures rise to dangerous levels. Seniors are also less likely to hydrate themselves as they do not feel thirsty at times due to the same reason.

     Heat related health problems in seniors can result when the outside temperature is only in the low 90 degree range. Those caring for older adults should always check the temperature and monitor it and their loved one closely.


Here are some basic guidelines to prevent heat related illnesses.

  • Move the individual to an air conditioned room and make sure that the thermostat is set cool enough. Also make sure the unit is in good reliable working order.  Fans are not enough as all they do is re-circulate hot air.
  • If there is no air conditioning available, perhaps frequent trips to your local shopping mall or grocery store are in order.
  • No senior should ever attempt to walk even short distances during severe temperatures.
  • They should always drink plenty of water or other clear liquid nutritional supplements.
  • Tip: If urine is light in color, you are properly hydrated. If it is a darker yellow, more hydration is required.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will dehydrate the body.
  • Frequent cool showers, baths or sponge bath
  • Always wear light colored clothing that is loose fitting and preferably cotton as it can breathe.
  • If going outdoors is a must, be sure a hat is always worn with a brim to cover the face and ears.
  • Best advice during extremely hot weather...stay indoors in the comfort of air conditioning.  
 happeningWhat's Happening at Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels' Co-owners and Managing Directors, Nora de Cárdenas and Rudy Tervooren, held a Music Therapy presentation on June 24th at the Robbinsville Senior Center in Robbinsville, NJ. They knew it was a huge success when members of the audience started dancing, reminiscing, and singing along to hits of the 40s and 50s! Everyone had a great time and is eager for the next presentation on Creative Caregiving.

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July is UV Safety Month. Our community resource bulletin focuses on protecting older adults from UV and other summer dangers. Press here to download a printable copy. You will also find back issues of our "Community Resource Bulletin" from previous months on our website's resource page.

Visiting Angels, Serving C. Burlington & Mercer Counties:  About Our Care

Visiting Angels is a New Jersey-licensed, non-medical home care company committed to going well beyond the "industry standard" to provide an exceptional level of security, comfort and peace of mind to our clients and their loved ones. Our "Angels", all certified home health professionals, are ready to provide compassionate and dependable assistance with the activities of everyday living to seniors, the disabled, those recovering from surgery and to those who are simply frail. Our services include such simple tasks as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands and shopping to more personal tasks such as hygiene assistance, bathing, dressing and grooming.
Visiting Angels' in-home care helps make it possible for seniors and adults with special needs to continue to live at home and maintain the independence of their daily routines and familiar surroundings, for as long as they can do so safely. We truly understand how challenging and alien the entire home care selection process can be...and we are experienced in working with families; with loved ones "resistant" to receiving care; and with third-parties payors (such as insurance companies and the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs) to help insure that the best interests of the family and their loved ones are met. Visiting Angels' services help families spend more mutually-rewarding and meaningful time with their loved ones and also helps provide comfort and peace of mind to those who face the challenge of long-distance caregiving.
For more information, please call us at 609-883-8188, visit our website or contact us by email at .

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