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Deviled Eggs with Angel Shrimp
- 6 extra-large hard-boiled eggs, cooled
- 6 large shrimp
- 3 tsp. mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. capers, drained and finely chopped
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Tabasco sauce, to taste
- 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh dill
1. Place the shrimp in a small saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil, remove from the heat and let stand 1 minute. Drain, add cold water to cover and let stand 5 minutes.
2. Carefully peel the shells from the eggs. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise; place the yolks in a mixing bowl and reserve the whites.
3. Shell, de-vein, and chop the shrimp finely, then add to the egg yolks.
4. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, capers, parsley and Tabasco and mash the mixture with a fork until smooth.
5. Fill the whites with equal amounts of the mixture and sprinkle dill over the tops.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
Total Time: 10 mins
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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September means the kids are back in school, the temperatures are getting cooler, and autumn is on its way. It also means the nasty flu season is coming; in this issue we remind you to get your flu shot. We also bring you a wonderful new client testimonial, cool gadgets, and some senior humor for your day. Also, take a quiz to test your knowledge of myths of the older adult population.
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All the best to you this September!
| "I appreciate the ethics this agency |
instills in their aides"
Great New Testimonial
We are all smiling, thanks to this client review by Dianne J. of Riverton, NJ. It warms our hearts to hear how we are making such a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families.
"Visiting Angels did everything possible to keep my dad comfortable during his final days. Your live in aide was absolutely wonderful, caring, gentle, and respectful. He was definitely the person I would want caring for me or my family. All of the other aides were also very good. I appreciate the ethics this agency instills in their aides and commend the owners, Rudy Tervooren and Nora de Cárdenas, for doing a great job! I also enjoyed meeting Rudy and speaking with Nora on the phone. Both are extremely caring and supportive! Their superior quality of care will definitely help ease your mind, especially during the stressful times created with the care for a sick or dying family member."
| Gadget Corner|
Our Gadget Corner features unique products designed for everyone, but also have extra benefits for the older population.*
Invisia Collection Grab Bars:Need the added safety of grab bars in your bathroom but don't like the utilitarian look and feel of traditional grab bars? The Invisia Collection is just for you! The collection features "a series of luxurious bathroom accessories that also happen to be grab bars hidden in plain sight," according to the Invisia Collection's website. Visit www.invisiacollection.com to see the entire collection.
StrideLite Lighted Safety Umbrella:
This isn't your ordinary umbrella! It not only keeps rain off your back, but also keeps your path lighted with high-intensity light, providing visibility at night for over a quarter mile away. Called a "Best Bet" from Seattle Business Magazine and featured on the Today show. Visit www.bright-night.com to learn more.
*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only.
Myths vs. Realities of Aging Test
Answer the following questions "True" or "False" to test your knowledge of the common myths of the elderly.
The majority of people past age 65...
- Are socially isolated and alone.
- Are living in institutions.
- Feel very happy with their lives.
- Usually perform their normal daily functions.
- Would like to be living with their children.
- Need a regular exercise program.
- Are set in their ways and unable to change.
- Are particularly sensitive to stress.
- Aren't capable of learning new tasks or information.
- Are likely to become progressively senile.
- Are showing a decline in their five senses.
- Are capable of having sexual relations.
- Are abandoned by their children, who see them rarely.
- Have medical practitioners who give low priority to their needs and prescribe too much medication.
- Have fewer accidents per person than drivers under age 65.
- Will spend some time in a health care facility.
- Have to deal with society's stereotypes of old age.
- Have more physiological changes taking place than any other age group.
- Have most of their services provided by social service or government agencies.
- Came from a background of three-generation families.
Source: Erdman Palmore. Facts on Aging--A Short Quiz.
The Gerontologist (14) 4: 315-320.
Answers: 1.F, 2.F, 3.T, 4.T, 5.F, 6.T, 7.F, 8.T, 9.F, 10.F, 11.T, 12.T, 13.F, 14.T, 15.T, 16.F, 17.T, 18.F, 19.F, 20.F
It's That Time Again: Yearly Flu Shots
The best way to protect against the flu, according to the CDC, is to get an annual flu shot. It's best to get vaccinated before December, allowing enough time to ensure the antibodies have taken place before flu activity is at its peak.
What's your "Flu IQ"? Find out at www.flu.gov. 10 easy questions will determine your knowledge of the flu--do you think you know all there is to know?
There is also a pneumonia vaccine available. Everyone age 65 and older should get one, as recommended by the CDC. They last about 10 years, but most people only need one in their lifetime. For more information, visit www.fbhc.org.
What's Happening at Visiting Angels
Visiting Angels' Co-owner Rudy Tervooren held an informational eldercare presentation at the Church of the Holy Eucharist
in Tabernacle, NJ, on September 1st. He spoke about our exceptional home care services and also about our unique program for Veterans. We are the experts on elder care.
If you would like to book an eldercare presentation, please call Rudy at 609-883-8188 or email him at email@example.com
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SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY RESOURCE BULLETIN Make September your month to help others in your community in tribute to 9/11 victims, survivors, and the many who served. 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.
|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 other adults to continue to live at home and maintain the independence of their daily routines and familiar surroundings, 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 NJSeniorCare.com or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .