Archive for August, 2013

Yum! Two cups of hot cocoa per day is good for seniors’ brains…

August 8th, 2013 No Comments

Help combat mental decline by drinking hot chocolate

A recent report showed that older people who consumed two cups of hot chocolate a day over a month’s time tested better on memory and thinking tests than seniors who didn’t drink the hot cocoa. What caused them to do better? Apparently, drinking cocoa increases blood flow in the brain, which can lead to improved cognitive skills. Chocolate has been shown to have other health benefits as well. Dark chocolate, especially, has been linked to lowering blood pressure, lowering stroke risk, and lowering cholesterol levels. While this chocolate study is encouraging, doctors warn people under NJ elder care to continue exercising, eating healthy diets, reading, and keeping socially and mentally active.


Check out our latest newsletter!

August 7th, 2013 No Comments

Visiting Angels of  Burlington & Mercer Counties NJ Home Care Newsletter

Our latest issue of the “Home Care News by Angels” is ready for reading!

In this issue:

  • Check out some local places to visit in New Jersey this summer
  • Learn why it’s important to have good oral hygiene
  • Angel Recipe: Cool Cucumber Salad
  • Investigate our Gadget Corner: Medication Reminder Alarm Clock and Magic Tap Automatic Drink Dispenser
  • Enjoy a laugh with Senior Humor: Will I Live To Be 80?

Read the issue today!


Are people over 65 using social media? Since 2009, the number has tripled!

August 6th, 2013 No Comments

Elder care news: 43% of adults over 65 who use the internet now use social media

A new report from Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that social media use among those over 65 has tripled since 2009. In 2009, only 13% of internet users over 65 reported using social media. The largest group to use social media is the 18-29 year-olds; 89% of this group uses social media. The older adults primarily use Facebook, in particular, to view photos of their families who live far away. It’s also a way to become reacquainted with old classmates and friends, and as a way to keep in touch with friends and family.

To see the report, go to

Quote of the day: keep a positive attitude!

August 2nd, 2013 No Comments

Spreading positive home care attitudes throughout Palmyra, NJ and surrounding areas!

We hope you enjoy our home care quote of the day. Have a great weekend!