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Be An Angel Day is August 22. Check out 16 easy ways to Be An Angel everyday!

August 22nd, 2016 1 Comment

Be An Angel Day

August 22 is Be An Angel Day

At Visiting Angels, every day is “Be An Angel” day. For everyone else, August 22nd has been designated as a special day to encourage doing nice things for a fellow person, to act like an angel! Be a blessing to someone else–you will be blessed in return!

Easy ways you can Be An Angel:

  • Be polite to everyone (including family members)
  • Visit a senior at their home or nursing facility
  • Drive courteously
  • Tip your server over 20%
  • Pick up random litter wherever you see it
  • Be friendly to people
  • Wave and/or say hello to your neighbors
  • Send a note to someone just to say hello
  • Let someone else go first
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Give a hug to someone you know
  • Put change in someone else’s parking meter
  • Return a shopping cart in a parking lot
  • Say thank you for little things
  • Bring in Angel food cake to work for co-workers
  • Call, text, or email someone you haven’t talked to in awhile

 

Not getting enough vitamin D may make your bones age faster…

July 15th, 2013 No Comments

NJ elder caregivers: low levels of vitamin D not healthy for bones

A new study at the University of California Berkeley recently published a study which shows a vitamin D deficiency can increase premature bone aging. Aging, brittle bones increase fall risks. The risk of having bone fractures greatly increase the older one becomes, especially for women. According to a researcher at UC Berkeley, 50% of women and 25% of men over the age of 50 will have one or more fractures in their lives after the age of 50. A person receives vitamin D naturally in the sun. To get an appropriate amount, you’ll need to be in the sun about 30 minutes two times per week, without sunscreen. Be cautious about the dangers of skin cancer, however. Other sources are in fortified milk or yogurt, fatty fish, cheese, and egg yolks. Perhaps the easiest way to get the proper amount is through a vitamin D supplement. To read more about the study, go to http://bit.ly/12QdEVp.