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August 2011

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Gadget Corner 

Good Vision Awareness  

Join Our Walk to End Alzheimer's   

Senior Humor  

Visiting Kitchens: Scrambled Egg and Chicken Wraps    

 What's Happening At Visiting Angels 


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 Humor2Senior Humor:  

Old Wisdom 

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After working his farm every day, an old farmer rarely had time to enjoy the large pond in the back that he had fixed up years earlier with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and benches. So one evening he decided to go down and see how things were holding up. Much to his surprise, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a group of young women skinny dipping in his pond.
     He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave."
     The old farmer replied, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim or make you get out of the pond naked. I only came down to feed the alligator."
     Moral: Old age and treachery will always triumph over youth and skill.
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kitchenScrambling for Quick Summer Meals? 

Do summer schedules have you scrambling for quick, on-the-go meals? Although summer brings longer days, time is of the essence in warm weather months. There seems to be even less time for the family to sit down and enjoy a meal together. However, just because your family is going a dozen different directions, it doesn't mean that nutritious meals need to be overlooked...they just need to be portable.

   Instead of stopping for fast food, stock your refrigerator with versatile, nutritious foods, like eggs. Eggs contain all-natural, high-quality protein, and they go well with many other foods. Scrambled eggs take just minutes to prepare. Add some garden fresh vegetables, pack them in pita pockets or roll them in tortillas, and you have a hand-held meal that your family can take with them to the baseball game or soccer practice.

   If you're looking to grab a quick snack after an afternoon at the pool, be sure that you have vitamin-rich fruits washed and ready to go along with protein-dense foods such as hard-cooked eggs. These hand-held goodies are sure to offer cool pleasure to hungry snackers.

   Here's a recipe for a portable meal that will be sure to a family favorite. Add any garden fresh toppings that your family may like such as onions, green peppers, chopped tomatoes or shredded lettuce.

 

Egg wrap Scrambled Egg and Chicken Wraps

(Makes: 3 servings)

 

Ingredients:

3 eggs

3 Tbsp skim or low-fat milk

3 (7- to 9-inch) flour or whole-wheat tortillas

Cooking spray

1/2 cup (about 3 ounces) chopped cooked chicken

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, if desired

3 tbsp shredded reduced-fat Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Salsa, taco or pizza sauce

 

Preparation:

Break eggs into a bowl. Add the milk. Beat the eggs and milk until blended. Set the bowl aside. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Cover tortillas with a towel to keep them warm.

    Coat a 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Heat pan until a few drops of water sizzle in the pan.

   Add chicken and chili powder, if desired. Cook and stir the mixture until the chicken is heated all the way through to the middle of each piece, about 1 to 2 minutes.

   Pour the egg mixture into the pan over the chicken. The eggs will start to set. Hold a pancake turner upside down and gently pull it across the bottom and sides of the pan. Keep pulling the pancake turner through the eggs and chicken until the eggs are thick and you can't see any more liquid eggs in the pan. Don't stir all the time or the eggs will break into tiny pieces. When the eggs

are thick and there is no more liquid egg in the pan, remove the pan from the burner.

   Spoon the eggs into a 1/3 cup measuring cup. Spoon the eggs into the center of each warm tortilla. Sprinkle each tortilla with 1 tbsp cheese. Spoon the salsa or taco or pizza sauce on

top of the cheese. Add any other toppings you like. Roll up each tortilla.

     For more egg recipes and quick summer meal ideas visit www.incredibleegg.org.

 

Nutrition information per serving of 1/3 recipe using 8 inch flour tortilla, 3/8 teaspoon chili powder and Cheddar cheese without salsa or other topping: 273 calories; 12 gm total fat, 243 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 212 mg potassium, 21 gm protein and 10 percent or more of the RDI for vitamins A and B12, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc.

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Summer! August = summer fun! We welcome you to the August issue of
"Angel Home Care News," and hope you're enjoying your summer!
     In this issue, you'll read about ICE apps for your iPhone, cool gadgets, vision awareness, our "Walk to End Alzheimer's," and more! 

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

 

Stay cool in the August heat!
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iPhoneHow ICE on your cell phone, iPhone or iPod can help save a life

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When a debilitating crisis  occurs like an accident or illness, emergency teams who respond to the scene will want to have as much information as possible about your health -- and who to contact to make decisions on your behalf.

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If you have your cell phone with you, and can't communicate with responders, emergency personnel will look in your phone for numbers and information designated with the acronym "ICE"--which stands for "In Case of Emergency." They'll use that information to help you and to get in touch with someone who can make urgent decisions on your behalf.

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If you're among the 50 million Americans who own an iPhone or iPod Touch, compiling emergency information is even easier and more comprehensive. There are several ICE Apps which allow emergency responders to access information about you, including your name, a photograph, birth date, height and weight, medical conditions, blood type, allergies, medications, emergency contacts and your organ donation status.

    To get an ICE App, visit the iPhone App Store on your iPhone or iPod  and search for "in case of emergency" (or simply click on the icons above).

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GadgetGadget Corner

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

 

OXO Big Button Soap/Lotion Dispenser:

OXO lotion dispenser No more slipping or mess! The OXO Good Grips Big Button Soap and Lotion Dispenser features a big, soft, non-slip button for easy dispensing. The top has a large opening for no-mess refilling; just unscrew the top to access. It's constructed of stainless steel, holds up to 14oz of soap or lotion, and for stability, has a non-slip base. Visit www.oxo.com for more details.

Arthritis Garden Gloves Bionic Garden Gloves:

These garden gloves were developed in conjunction with an orthopedic hand surgeon, especially for arthritis sufferers. These gloves provide extra support and mild compression to help reduce pain and discomfort from swollen and sore joints. Visit www.bionicgloves.com for more information.   

 

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

visionGood Vision Awareness

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With the aging of the population, vision loss is becoming a major public health concern in the United States. More than 14 million Americans have low vision, a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. People experiencing vision loss may have difficulty recognizing the faces of friends and relatives; performing everyday tasks such as reading, cooking or sewing; picking out matching clothes; and reading street signs, even with regular glasses or contact lenses.

   Eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataract are the leading causes of visual impairment in people over the age of 65. These conditions are on the rise and the number of people who are blind or have low vision is projected to increase substantially by the year 2020.

   Most people are not aware that numerous vision rehabilitation services are available to help them with their vision loss. While vision rehabilitation cannot restore lost sight, it can help people maximize the use of remaining vision, travel safely, take care of their home, meet career objectives and enjoy leisure activities.

   Patients with low vision should be encouraged to talk to their eye care professionals to learn about how they can make the most of their remaining vision. People at risk for low vision should have regular dilated eye exams , as early detection may prevent further vision loss.

   For more information on vision rehabilitation, visit the website of the National Eye Institute (NEI) at www.nei.nih.gov/lowvision. The NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Logo Join Our Visiting Angels Team in the Walk to End Alzheimer's!


By the time you have finished reading this e-mail, someone in America has developed Alzheimer's.

 

Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and provide programs to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

 

When: Sunday, October 9, 2011

Where: Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, NJ

Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon

Walk Distance: Approximately 3 miles


If you can't join us that day, please support our effort by making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association on our team's page. Click on our team's donation link! Click here for more information on the Princeton walk.

 
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What's Happening at Visiting Angels


American Flag VETERANS PRESENTATION
Visiting Angels' Co-owner Rudy Tervooren held a presentation for the Air Force Association on July 28th at the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, NJ. He spoke about our unique Veterans Program for home care created especially for those who have served our nation in foreign wars and their widowed spouses. We salute our Veterans!



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August CRB AUGUST COMMUNITY RESOURCE BULLETIN 

August is Cataract Awareness Month. Our community resource bulletin focuses on cataract facts and other tips for those with vision impairments. 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 OurVisitingAngels.com or contact us by email at info@ourvisitingangels.com .

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