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A Cold Home

My husband and I purchased an old home in Northern New York State from two elderly sisters.

Winter was fast approaching and I was concerned about the house's lack of insulation.

"If they could live here all those years, so can we!" my husband confidently declared.

One December night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find interior walls covered with frost.

My husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm.

After a rather brief conversation, he hung up.

"For the past 30 years," he muttered, "they've gone to Florida for the winter."


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kitchenShortcut Apple Kuchen

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December Celebrity Birthdays 50+:    
Donny Osmond, 60, Dec. 9
Teri Garr, 70, Dec. 11
Jamie Foxx, 50, Dec. 13
Steve Buscemi, 60, Dec. 13
Ray Romano, 60, Dec. 21
Jane Fonda, 80, Dec. 21
Ted Danson, 70, Dec. 29
Matt Lauer, Dec 30, 60
Anthony Hopkins, 80, Dec. 31

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Visiting Angels'  
Office Mascot, Max

December 2017

"'Tis the season for kindling
the fire of hospitality in the hall,
the genial fire of charity in the heart."  

All of us at Visiting Angels join together to send our best wishes and happiness to you and your family during this holiday season!
Thank you for reading this issue of "Home Care News by Angels"! We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions about our newsletter. Please email us at [email protected] or post on our Facebook page. 

trips10 Realistic Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress        
Caring for a loved one can be an overwhelming task resulting in stress, especially during the busy holiday season. The emotional and physical demands can lead to anxiety, depression, isolation and, unfortunately even resentment. Use these 10 tips to help you steer clear of caregiver stress, keep your loved one safe and protect (or restore) that loving relationship while keeping your peace of mind.

GadgetGadget Corner
O ur Gadget Corner features unique products which have extra benefits for the NJ senior care population.*

Snow Joe Shovelution Snow Shovel 
The Snow Joe Shovelution Snow Shovel has a spring-loaded second handle. This changes the mechanics of shoveling, creating a fulcrum, and reduces back strain. From Snow Joe: " this back-saving solution greatly reduces the effort, strain and potential injury involved in shoveling, using the powerful muscles of your upper body to do the lifting and throwing, and sending lifting leverage to the lower hand." Visit www.snowjoe.com for more information. 
PillPack Full-Service Pharmacy Delivered to Your Door 
Never sort your medication: PillPack sorts your medication by the dose into individual packets. Never wait in line at the pharmacy: PillPack delivers directly to your door, every month. Never chase down refills. PillPack works with your doctors to automatically manage your refills. Great for family caregivers. Contact www.PillPack.com for more information.

Click here to see featured gadgets from past issues.   
*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only. 

Have a helpful gadget you'd like us to feature in Home Care News by Angels? Let us know!

testimonialWe're Delighted to Hear from Families About Our Exceptional Care!

A Satisfied Client's Review:

"I have an aide named Fannie from Visiting Angels who is very good. She's here five hours a day. She makes my coffee and lunch, helps with a little bit of exercise, helps with the house when my wife is at work, and takes me outside in a wheelchair when the weather is nice because I'm unable to do a lot of walking.
    I'm on oxygen, so she also makes sure I'm okay on that. She is very kind and goes out of her way to check on me and leaves me little updates if anything she may be concerned about.
    Visiting Angels is very good. I have no complaints."
--Jack, Columbus, NJ

Visit our Testimonial page to read more terrific reviews!

yard5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Older Seniors      
It's difficult thinking of gifts to buy for an older loved one. These 5 gift ideas may help... 

angelsAngels Who Soar: Celebrating Our Hardworking Employees    

We are so proud of our wonderful, hard-working employees who go beyond the call of duty. Below is why our Angels are so special...

Susan R. has been a devoted Angel since 2016. Susan has historically been flexible and eager to take on more assignments, even in a pinch. In fact, she was recently willing to drive an hour from her home to do a fill-in! She has a great spirit and caring personality, even when given challenging assignments. Clients have always been impressed with how involved she is with their care and at how she continually looks out for them.  
Shandel A. is a newer Angel who has a big heart and humble spirit. He's very professional, on time, and consistently keeps the Care Management Team informed and updated about our clients. He treats each client as he would his own family member and ungrudgingly goes the extra mile for every client.
We appreciate and thank you for your care and hard work, Susan and Shandel!

trivia Holiday Trivia
  1. Every elf has this ornament on the tip of their shoes. Which ornament are we talking about?
  2. Everyone is familiar with the mistletoe tradition. What is the color of the berries of the plant?
  3. How many points does a snowflake traditionally have?
  4. Name the eight original reindeer.
  5. One of the most famous soft drink companies in the world has used advertisements featuring a happy, smiling Santa Claus. Name the company.
  6. Red and green are the two colors most associated with Christmas. Which are the two other colors, according to Christmas holiday trivia, that are also extremely popular in this season?
  7. Two of the reindeer are named after weather phenomenona. Name the reindeer.
  8. What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge's partner, from the play, A Christmas Carol?
  9. What two phrases will you almost always find on holiday gift tags?
  10. Which country can be credited with the creation of the holiday beverage, eggnog?
  11. Which was the first state in the United States to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
  12. Which was the last state in the United States that declared Christmas a legal holiday?
  13. Hanukkah is also commonly known as the festival of what?
  14. Potato pancakes are a traditional food eaten during Hanukkah. What are they called in Yiddish?
1) Bells; 2) White; 3) Six; 4) Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen; 5) Coca Cola; 6) Silver and Gold; 7) Donner, which means thunder in German, and Blitzen, which means lightning; 8) Jacob Marley; 9) To and From; 10) England; 11) Alabama; 12) Oklahoma; 13) Lights; 14) Latkes

happeningWhat's Happening at Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels is happy to announce Sharon Mejias' promotion to Assistant Director, Sales & Marketing. Sharon has been with Visiting Angels since October 2016. Sharon is Co-Owner Rudy Tervooren's "right-hand person" in helping to continually service the strong relationships with Client Referral Sources such as hospitals, rehabs, acute care facilities, senior living communities, and many others. In addition, an exciting part of Sharon's new role is to increase our pool of Client Referral Sources in other forums throughout the community. Join us in congratulating Sharon!

This month's Community Resource Bulletin focuses on DECEMBER: Stress-Free Holidays. To download a printable copy of our current month's bulletin, click here. You will also find back issues of our Community Resource Bulletin from previous months on our website's resource page.  


Visiting Angels proudly services the following NJ cities and surrounding areas:

Beverly, Birmingham, Bordentown, Bridgeboro, Browns Mills, Burlington, Chesterfield, Cinnaminson, Cookstown, Columbus, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Evesboro, Evesham, Eastampton, Fieldsboro, Hainesport, Jacobstown, Jobstown, Juliustown, Kresson, Lenola, Lumberton, Mansfield, Marlton, Masonville, Mount Laurel, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Holly, New Lisbon, North Hanover, Palmyra, Pemberton, Pine Grove, Rancocas, Riverside, Riverton, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Vincentown, Westampton, Willingboro, Wrightstown

Allentown, Ewing, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hamilton Square, Hopewell, Hopewell Township, Lawrence Township, Lawrenceville, Lambertville, Princeton, Princeton Township, Princeton Junction, Robbinsville, Skillman, Titusville, Trenton, Upper Freehold Township, West Windsor, West Windsor Township, Windsor, Yardville
AboutOurCareAbout Our Care

Visiting Angels is a New Jersey-licensed, non-medical home care company committed to going beyond the "industry standard" to provide an exceptional level of security, comfort and peace of mind to our clients and their families. Our "Angels", all certified home health professionals , are ready to provide assistance with the activities of daily living to seniors, the disabled, those recovering from surgery, and to those who are simply frail. Our services include tasks such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, and shopping, to more personal tasks such as hygiene assistance, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
Visiting Angels ' in-home care helps make it possible for seniors and other adults to continue living at home safely. We understand how challenging the home care selection process can be. We're experienced in working with families, with loved ones resistant to receiving care, and with third-parties payors (such as insurance companies and the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs).

Visiting Angels' services help families spend more mutually-rewarding and meaningful time with their loved ones and also helps provide comfort and peace of mind to those who face the challenges of long-distance caregiving.  
For more information, please call us at 609-883-8188, visit our website NJSeniorCare.com or contact us by email at [email protected].