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November 2011

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Taking the First Steps Toward Better Health   

 

Gadget Corner

 

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

It's Time to Stop Diabetes

What's Happening At Visiting Angels

     

Senior Humor    

 

Now Hiring CNAs & CHHAs  

 

 Visiting Kitchens: Turkey Sandwich with Spicy Avocado Spread        


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A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.
     She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.
     After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.
     She repeats this gesture about five more times. When she is about to hand him another batch again he asks the little old lady, 'Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself?'
     'We can't chew them because we've no teeth', she replied.
      The puzzled driver asks, 'Why do you buy them then?'
      The old lady replied, 'We just love the chocolate around them.'

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chickenTurkey Sandwich with Spicy Avocado Spread    

   This holiday season, what better way to use your turkey leftovers than in a healthy, delicious sandwich? Try this recipe for a turkey sandwich with spicy avocado spread. For more recipes and ideas on how to incorporate avocados into your diet, visit www.theamazingavocado.com.

 

Makes: Four servings (1 cup of avocado spread)    

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 fully ripened avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp chipotle hot sauce
  • 8 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 8 ounces sliced cooked turkey
  • 1 large ripe tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts

 

Directions:

In large bowl, mash together avocados, lime juice, salt and chipotle sauce. Spread on each bread slice. Top four of the bread slices with turkey, tomato and sprouts, dividing equally; cover with remaining bread slices. Garnish with sliced avocado, if desired.

 

Per serving: 355 calories, 22 grams protein, 16 grams fat, 36 grams carbohydrate

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In November, we are happy to count our many blessings! It's also a time for shorter days (don't forget to turn your clock back on November 6th), pumpkin pies, and Thanksgiving Day gatherings with family and friends.
     In our November issue, you'll find relevant and useful information. Thank you for
taking the time to read this issue of the Angel Home Care News.

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Loved Ones! 

  

veggies HEALTHYTaking the First Steps Toward Better Health    

   Taking the first step toward a healthier lifestyle can seem overwhelming. The American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that one way to start might be with small changes that can lead to big health benefits.
   "Improving eating habits, increasing exercise and reducing or eliminating unhealthy behaviors can seem like daunting tasks if you try to tackle everything at once," says Dr. J. James Rohack, president-elect of the AMA. "By incorporating small changes into your daily life, the process of getting healthier can be more manageable."
   To better help patients adopt a healthier lifestyle, the AMA recently launched the AMA Healthier Life Steps program. At www.ama-assn.org/go/healthierlifesteps, you'll find free tools and tip sheets to help you partner with your physician to improve the key health behaviors that have been linked to an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other conditions. The program also includes resources for physicians so they can easily incorporate healthy lifestyle counseling into patient visits.
   The program tool kit includes a patient self-assessment questionnaire, action plans and tips to get started and progress tracking calendars. The site also provides links to additional resources, and offers other helpful information, like healthy recipe options, a BMI calculator and a frequently asked question section where you can read answers to the most commonly asked questions about diet, exercise and unhealthy behaviors.

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gadgetGadget Corner

Our Gadget Corner features unique products which have extra benefits for the older population.*   

 

cell phone sanitizer VIOLight Cell Phone Sanitizer:

Think about all you touch everyday--all those germs from your hands end up on your cell phone. VIOLight's unique UV sanitizer safely eliminates those germs on your phone, and also can be used for your other devices such as iPods, earbuds, and Bluetooth headsets. Visit cellphone.violight.com to learn more.

Brag Bag Digital Slide Show Brag Bags:

Want to show off the latest snapshots of your grandkids, your latest vacation pics, or photos of Fido--without taking out your photo album? This purse is for you! This bag is both stylish and practical as well. Go to www.elderluxe.com for details.   

 

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

 ALZAFA logo November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Get your free memory screening on National Memory Screening Day

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

National Memory Screening Day November 15, 2010

 

National Memory Screening Day is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America to promote early detection of Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to encourage appropriate intervention.

   AFA carries out this event in collaboration with organizations and healthcare professionals across the U.S.-bringing them together for care. Participating sites offer free confidential memory screenings, as well as follow up resources and educational materials to those concerned about memory loss. Together, we hope to improve quality of life.

   National Memory Screening Day is an annual event held each November. Visit www.afascreenings.org or call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 to locate a site in your community.

 

 DIABIt's Time To 'Stop Diabetes'
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   November is American Diabetes Month, a time to recognize the deadly disease that nearly 24 million children and adults are living with today. Diabetes has become an epidemic; in fact, if current trends continue, one in three children born today will face a future with diabetes.

   The American Diabetes Association is launching a movement called Stop Diabetes to confront, fight and eventually end this devastating disease.

     In addition to joining the national movement, here are a few ways you can help Stop Diabetes on a local level:

 

Share. Visit stopdiabetes.com and join the American Diabetes Association on Facebook and Twitter.

Act. Whether you want to run, walk, bike or simply tell a friend, there are many ways to help build momentum for the Stop Diabetes movement. Visit stopdiabetes.com or call (800) 342-2383 to get involved in your area.

Learn. If you or a loved one, already have diabetes or are at risk for type 2, the Association can provide lifestyle and motivational information to prevent this disease from taking control of your life.

Give. The drive to Stop Diabetes cannot succeed without individuals dedicating time, effort and funds to support mission-critical activities in your neighborhood.

 

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HAPPENWhat's Happening at Visiting Angels

hands with heart COMMUNITY OUTREACH
October was a busy month once again for Rudy Tervooren, Visiting Angels' Managing Director and Co-owner. He has been giving eldercare presentations throughout the community and visiting clients. He recently gave presentations at Hamilton Neighborhood Senior Center and Fellowship Baptist Church. We were recently also an exhibitor at the Robbinsville Senior Center Health Fair.
     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 rudy@njseniorcare.com.

NJSeniorcare.com HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR WEBSITE/BLOG?
We post new information weekly on our company website, NJSeniorCare.com (and almost daily on Facebook and Twitter)! We are excited about connecting with clients, employees, referral sources, internet searchers, and our fan base. We do our best to help make our website/blog your "Go To" resource for Senior and In-Home Care. Check it out today by clicking www.njseniorcare.com!

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER COMMUNITY RESOURCE BULLETIN 

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month--our focus of this month's Community Resource Bulletin. Press here to download a printable copy of our November bulletin. 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 info@njseniorcare.com .

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