Archive for September, 2012

Ladies, are you taking care of yourselves? 9/26 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day…

September 26th, 2012 1 Comment

Ladies, are you taking care of yourselves? Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day–perfect timing for Healthy Aging Month. Older women can experience more health-related issues than younger women. Osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer tend to afflict more women over 50 than those under 50. By exercising as you age, you can help to maintain and improve your overall health.

How can you help your body stay healthy?

  • Try weight training. This will increase your strength in muscles, tendons and ligaments. It will also help increase bone density. Your balance will improve, which means less chance of falling. Strength training (lifting weights or exercising with resistance) can help decrease arthritis pain.
  • Try running or swimming to increase your heart rate. This may reduce hardening of the arteries, helping to ward off stroke and heart disease.
  • Whatever you do, stay active! Read more elder care New Jersey ideas about keeping active through everyday activities.

 

Go ahead and have that 2nd cup of coffee–it may prevent Alzheimer’s Disease…

September 25th, 2012 No Comments

A study led by Chuanhai Cao, PhD (University of South Florida College of Pharmacy), has suggested that adults over the age of 65 who drank 3-4 cups of caffeinated coffee per day were more likely to delay or prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This is great news for those of us who can’t go without our frequent cups of Joe! For those in elder care NJ, always check with your care recipient’s physician before brewing up a fresh pot for them to drink.

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Have you checked out our Pinterest page yet?

September 20th, 2012 No Comments

Have you checked out our Pinterest page yet? We’ve been gathering all kinds of informative, interesting, and cool stuff related to seniors, home care NJ, aging-in-place, senior humor, and more on our boards!

Go to pinterest.com/njseniorcare/ or search for “Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care” on the Pinterest site.

We strive to be one of the best home care agencies in NJ!

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. 3 ways to raise awareness…

September 12th, 2012 No Comments

In the world today, there are 35 million people and their families affected by dementia. In September, let’s help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease. In New Jersey elder care, there are approximately 150,000 people over 65 who are affected with Alzheimer’s. Below are three ways you can help raise awareness.

  • 1. On September 21st (Alzheimer’s Action Day), wear purple. Change your profile photo in your social media accounts to the “End Alz” icon from the Alzheimer’s Awareness website.
  • 2. Be inspired by reading stories of those with Alzheimer’s and their families/caregivers.
  • 3. Spread awareness by telling your story or of those of a loved one.

To learn more, go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website: http://bit.ly/NSyZWI

Check out the all new issue of our e-newsletter!

September 11th, 2012 No Comments

The all new issue of our “Home Care News by Angels” is ready for you to enjoy!

In this must-read issue:

  • Celebrating Grandparents…on Grandparents Day and all month long!
  • Helpful information on Fall Prevention
  • This month’s amazing gadgets: OXO’s new no-spill ice cube tray and emPower!’s electronic-adjusting eye wear
  • Senior humor: A Florida woman called 911 to report her car had been broken into…
  • Delicious recipe: roasted squash and eggplant casserole with chicken
  • Now hiring exceptional CNAs and CHHAs

Read the September issue complementing elder care New Jersey!

Celebrate your grandparents today!

September 9th, 2012 No Comments

Happy Grandparents Day from Visiting Angels!

Grandparents Day — read more about this special day in which we honor our elders.

Don’t do a ‘Call Me Maybe’ to your grandparents this Sunday, Grandparents Day–call them, period!

September 7th, 2012 No Comments

This Sunday, September 9, is Grandparents Day. Check out AARP’s video version of the Carly Rae Jepsen song, “Call Me Maybe.” It’s a fun capture of grandparents and grandchildren, encouraging strong relationships–all while lip syncing to the catchy song.

Go to AARP’s YouTube channel and click on http://bit.ly/CallMeMaybeAARP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this pretty ‘thank you’ surprise for Nora!

September 6th, 2012 No Comments

A Beautiful Thank You Surprise

Co-Owner and Managing Director Nora de Cárdenas received a wonderful surprise this week from the daughter of one of our NJ elder care clients. The note that came with the flowers was filled with thanks for Nora’s “patience, support, and friendship.” The flowers are gorgeous (and the box of chocolates were scrumptious), but the best thanks is knowing that Visiting Angels is making a real difference in the lives of both our clients and their families!

Take responsibility for your health! September is Healthy Aging Month…

September 4th, 2012 1 Comment

Regardless of our age, we’re all aging. But if you’re 50 or older, take some time out now to make your whole life healthier. September is Healthy Aging Month–a time for all of us in elder care NJ or elsewhere to encourage each other to improve in 4 areas of aging:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Social
  • Financial

Go to our Healthy Aging Page to read more!

Happy Labor Day from Visiting Angels

September 3rd, 2012 No Comments

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Happy Labor Day

from Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care

Have Fun! 😆  Be Safe!