Archive for May, 2012

Driverless Google Car–the future of transportation for seniors?

May 9th, 2012 No Comments

With the announcement recently that Nevada has approved a license for Google to drive its “autonomous vehicles,” we are wondering what will the future will bring for NJ elder care. The car uses video cameras, laser range finder, and radio sensors, allowing the car to literally drive itself, without human assistance. The computer-driven concept has already gone over 200,000 miles safely. 

As our bodies age, our driving abilities may lessen due to various health/physical issues, diminished eyesight, slower reaction time, decreased hearing, and/or memory issues. Seniors tend to either give up driving altogether, or drive only very limited amounts. They may rely on others to take them places or take public transportation to get them from point A to point B, or they just stay home. The self-driving car may be just the answer! A visually-impaired older man is shown driving the car in a YouTube video (go to http://bit.ly/KlxPUq to view the video and read the story on CNN.com). It’s exciting to think about the independence this will bring to so many older adults (Visiting Angels NJ can also help seniors maintain their independence!).

Check out this special “Mother’s Day gift” for our Co-Owner, Nora de Cárdenas…

May 9th, 2012 No Comments

Check out this special “Mother’s Day gift” for our home care NJ Managing Director and Co-Owner, Nora de Cárdenas. She writes:

“So proud of my son Paul. He is a Latino with the heart, dedication and Ivy League credentials (Yale Law School) to succeed in fulfilling his lifelong passion of giving back to, and being active in, his community … locally, nationally, internationally. Watch him explain it in his own words on this terrific promo video he was invited to do for ‘The Voice of Today’s Latinos'”.

I AM Changing The World – Paul Rodriguez. Paul describes what growing up a Cuban American meant to him, why…

“Home Care News By Angels”–our newsletter is now available…

May 4th, 2012 No Comments

The May issue of our “Home Care News by Angels” is now available. In this issue, you’ll learn of Alzheimer’s care tips, you’ll read about container gardening, see some cool gadgets, and more. We bring you NJ elder care news each month. Enjoy!

Read the May issue today!

Older Americans: never too old to play!

May 2nd, 2012 No Comments

This May, we’re celebrating Older Americans Month. The theme this year is “Never Too Old To Play!” We appreciate seniors in our community and know we can all benefit from their knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Read more about Older Americans Month. You’ll also be directed to a link to download fun activities (crossword puzzles and trivia).

Have you seen our TV spots? Check them out!

May 1st, 2012 No Comments

They say a picture tells a thousand words. If you’re interested in learning more about home care NJ, check out our TV commercials. These spots air primetime on Fox News and CNN. Go to our TV commercials page. You’ll see 4 short elder care videos there.