Archive for July, 2016

Check out our latest TV Commercial: We’re a Team

July 26th, 2016 No Comments

Visiting Angels’ new TV commercial highlights reasons to become a professional caregiver

In our latest national commercial, a caregiver explains her reasons for becoming a Visiting Angel. She channeled her naturally caring and compassionate nature into a career in home care. She loves working with senior clients and appreciates the support the Visiting Angels office gives her.

Come learn why Visiting Angels has been voted #1 Best Place to Work by caregivers nation-wide! Apply with us today at www.njseniorcare.com/jobs.

Not certified in New Jersey? Check out our list of Certified Home Health Aide schools in Mercer-Burlington-Camden county area. In as little as 76 hours (60 hours of classroom instruction along with 16 hours of clinical instruction), you can become certified in New Jersey.

6 Places to Get a Senior Discount in New Jersey

July 20th, 2016 1 Comment

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Getting older qualifies New Jerseyans for senior discounts

60 is the new 50, and 50 is the new 40…or is it the other way around?  No matter what the new and old numbers mean, if you’re 55 or older, discounts await! You’ll probably be asked your age, and you may even have to prove it, but at least one benefit of growing older is qualifying for senior discounts at various restaurants, entertainment venues, and retail establishments. If you’re willing to confess your age, then you can take advantage of these discounts in Mercer County and Burlington County, New Jersey.

If you’re thinking the only way to get senior discounts is through membership with AARP, think again. Although AARP does offer some great memberships perks, it’s not necessary to get a good deal. Below is a list of places that offer discounts to all seniors, regardless of any membership status.

1. AMC Theatres

If you’re 60 or over, you can save on regular adult-priced ticket any day of the week, starting at noon. Just show a valid ID at the box office. Find AMC Theatres in Hamilton and Marlton.

2. International House of Pancakes (IHOP)

This popular breakfast restaurant offers diners aged 55 and up a special “senior menu” at discounted meal prices. Take advantage of this deal any day of the week. Check out your local IHOP in Mount Holly.

3. Goodwill

Goodwill of New Jersey offers shoppers 55 and up a 15% discount as part of their “Terrific Senior Tuesdays.”  Senior shoppers can take advantage of this discount by completing an application at any Goodwill location to receive their “Terrific Senior Tuesday” membership card on the spot. In our area, you can shop at a Goodwill Store in Trenton, Ewing, Bordentown Township, Willingboro, Lumberton, Maple Shade Township. If you’re looking for used medical equipment, visit the Goodwill Home Medical Store in Ewing.

4. Kohl’s

Kohl’s operates in over 49 states and offers low prices on clothing for the entire family. This clothing retailer also offers an in-store discount of 15% every Wednesday to customers aged 55 or better. To take advantage of this discount you’ll need to present your identification to verify your age at the register. Shop Kohl’s at the Hamilton Market Place in Trenton. You’ll also find one nearby in Cherry Hill and Voorhees.

5. New Jersey State Parks

New Jersey residents who are age 62 or older are eligible to obtain a New Jersey State Park Senior Citizen Pass, which grants free entrance to the parks and discounted camping rates. State Parks in Mercer/Burlington Counties: Princeton Battlefield in Princeton, Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, Rancocas State Park in New Lisbon, and Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park in Princeton.

6. Ross Dress for Less

Take advantage of a 10% discount on Tuesdays when shopping at Ross Dress for Less department stores. Just sign up at the customer service counter at your local store by providing an ID card with your age or date of birth. The store will issue you a Tuesday Club Discount card.  Find a Ross store in Lawrenceville, Hamilton Township, Cinnaminson, and Mount Laurel.

To find other senior discounts, ask the retailer you frequent if they offer one, or take a look at their website.

Note: Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any retailers, entertainment venue, park, or restaurant. The preceding list is for informational purposes only. Please check with each retailer first to be sure the discount is available. Visiting Angels is not responsible for expired or incorrect information.

Summit Achievement Award Presented to Visiting Angels’ Owners

July 18th, 2016 No Comments

Summit Achievement Award 2016 Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels Summit Achievement Award 2016

Visiting Angels of Mercer and Burlington Counties’ Co-Owners and Executive Directors, Nora de Cárdenas and Rudy Tervooren, were recently presented Visiting Angels Summit Achievement Award for growth by Visiting Angels’ CEO, Lawrence Meigs. Read more about the sought-after award:

Dear Nora and Rudolf,

I want to personally thank you for the outstanding service that you’ve provided to your local community. Please accept this Visiting Angels award marking your significant milestone not only as a franchisee, but also as a valued member of the community you serve.

Visiting Angels appreciates your contribution to our organization. I look forward to sharing with you continued success for years to come.

Congratulations,

Lawrence Meigs, CEO

We’re honored to provide our adult and elderly home care services to the central/south New Jersey community.

 

New Jersey Seniors, beware of UV and heat dangers this July!

July 9th, 2016 No Comments

New Jersey sun gives off UV rays and heat dangers for seniors

New Jerseyians of all ages love the Jersey Shore! People may think UV rays from the sun aren’t that strong here in the Mid-Atlantic. However, UV and heat dangers are prevalent for all seniors who live in our state. Seniors are more prone to dehydration, eye damage, skin cancer, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion. It’s important for older folks and those who care for them to be aware of these dangers. Our July Community Resource Bulletin goes into more detail of these dangers–but even more importantly–the steps one can take to avoid these dangers.

July’s ‘Home Care News by Angels’ is now available!

July 5th, 2016 No Comments

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July’s Home Care News by Angels

In this month’s issue: Visiting Angels Voted #1 Best Place to Work; Gadget Corner: Brella Bag Hands-Free Umbrella and Sarah Oliver Handbags; Angels Who Soar, Celebrating Our Hardworking Employees: Tori H & Mekee K; 5 Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents About Their End-of-Life Wishes; Client Testimonial: Gene, Cinnaminson; Angel Recipes: Marinated Tomatoes; Senior Humor: Senior Citizen Remixes; July Celebrity Birthdays; July Community Resource Bulletin: Sandwich Generation Month; Happy 4th of July from Max, our Office Mascot

Read the July newsletter today!