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New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

* Read less
* Gain weight...at least 30 pounds
* Start buying lottery tickets at a luckier store
* Stop exercising
* Watch more TV...you have been missing some good stuff
* Watch more movie remakes
* Start washing hands after using the restroom
* Procrastinate more
* Do less laundry and use more deodorant
* No longer waste time reliving the past, instead spend it worrying about the future
* Drink. Drink some more.
* Start being superstitious


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kitchenAloha Chicken Salad

A taste of the islands in the cold of winter!

January Celebrity Birthdays 50+:    
Frank Langella, 80, Jan. 1
Kenny Loggins, 70, Jan. 7
LL Cool J, 50, Jan. 14
Steven Soderberg, 55, Jan. 14
Mary Lou Retton, 50, Jan. 24
Ellen DeGeneres, 60, Jan. 26
Anita Baker, 60, Jan. 26

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Visiting Angels'  
Office Mascot, Max

January 2018

"Cheers to a new year and another
chance for us to get it right."  

Happy new year to you and yours! It's our hope that you have a happy, healthy, and successful year!
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. 

awardFor Second Year In A Row...Visiting Angels Honored Among Top Home Care Agencies in the Nation--Named "Caring Star of 2018"       
Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from Caring.com
Visiting Angels of Mercer and Burlington Counties is pleased to announce it has been selected as a "Caring Star of 2018" for in-home care service excellence--for the second year in a row. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and cognitively healthy older adults, Visiting Angels earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor.  
We are proud to be the only Caring Star 2018 agency in Mercer County, and one of only 2 in Burlington County. Nationwide, we're among only 151 home care agencies across the U.S. who earned the Caring Star 2018 distinction.
Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. The majority of our clients do not submit reviews directly onto Caring.com, but rather are contacted and interviewed by Caring.com as an independent unbiased party. This helps ensure the consumer reviews are sincere and a true reflection of our clients' experiences with us. It is a great honor to receive such exceptional feedback from the families we serve.
Visiting Angels is committed to providing the highest level of care to each of our clients. We're also devoted to our employees--Visiting Angels has been voted "Best Place to Work" by caregivers nationwide and we take pride in treating our caregiver employees with respect and gratitude. 
Read our 5-Star Reviews on Caring.com: 

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

Sunbeam Heat Wraps 
Heated wraps provide relaxing therapeutic heat directly to the area of stress and strain for maximum relief, soothing away neck, back and shoulder tension. Luxurious fabric with several heat settings. Visit www.sunbeam.com for more information.  
Call Blocker  
Are you tired of those telemarketers and scammers who call all the time? With the Call Blocker, simply press the "BLOCK NOW" button and they will never call you again.
The Call Blocker puts you back in control of your privacy with the latest in Call Blocking technology. Comes with 5000 pre-programmed nuisance numbers. Caller ID is required. Go to www.CallBlockerUSA.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:

"We had Visiting Angels for my wife so that someone was there to assist her when she needed it. They provided us with an in-home person to try to communicate with her, and there was also a nurse who came one time. They were both very good even when my wife wasn't very cooperative."
--Louis, NJ

Visit our Testimonial page to read more terrific reviews!

tips4 Tips to Help Seniors Keep A Clean House 
It's a new year-a perfect time to get the home cleaned and organized! But seniors who experience a lack of mobility or are ill can find it especially hard to stay on top of housekeeping tasks. Many family members chip in and help seniors as needed. If you are helping a loved one with household tasks, we've compiled these four tips which can 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...
Peter B. is one of our longtime Angels, having been with us since 2013. Peter's dedication is extraordinary-he currently drives over 1.5 hours from his home to our client's home every day! Our client's family member has commented on how he takes pride in his profession of providing care, and shows much patience while doing so. We appreciate your loyalty and kind-spirit, Peter!
Shennel C. is an amazing Angel team player! She strives for excellence when taking care of our clients and has always been willing to lend a helping hand with fill-in assignments. Shennel shows wisdom when working with an array of client types, and doesn't shy away from new and different situations. 
We are grateful for you and thank you for your hard work, Peter and Shennel!

trivia New Year's Trivia
1.)  What is the first country to celebrate New Year's Eve each year? Hint: Where is the International Date Line?
2.)  January is named after what Roman god who had two faces so he could look ahead to the future and back at the past at the same time? Is it Jupiter, Janus, or Jason?
3.)  Up until 1750, what day was New Year's Day?  January 1, February 15 or March 21?
4.)  "Toasting" began in what country? England, France or America?
5.)  On New Year's Day, what is the name of the parade held in Pasadena, CA?
6.)  Auld Lang Syne is language from what country?  Wales, Scotland or Ireland?
7.)  What do the words "Auld Lang Syne" mean? "Old long ago", "Long long ago" or "In olden days."
8.)  The song is sung in a famous scene at the end of what 1946 movie?
9.)  What is the overall meaning of the song Auld Lang Syne?
10.)  From 1929 to 1976, what band leader led his Royal Canadians from the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom? Les Brown, Guy Lombardo or Count Basie?
11.)  How long does it take for the ball to drop in Times Square? 5 minutes, 1 minute or 10 seconds?
12.)  What year did the ball begin dropping in Times Square? 1907, 1935 or 1950?
13.)  In London on New Year's Eve, they wait for what clock to strike midnight?
1. New Zealand, which is just west of the International Date Line. Australia is second; 2) Janus, the two-faced Roman god of gates, doors, beginnings, and endings; 3) March 21. Up until 1750, spring was considered the beginning of the year which is March 21. But in 1750, the new Gregorian calendar was adopted and January 1 became the beginning of the year; 4) England. During the reign of Elizabeth I, it became the custom to spice a piece of toasted bread by dipping the toast in one's wine. They would then drink the wine and eat the toast; thus, the custom became known as "toasting"; 5) Tournament of Roses Parade; 6) Scotland; 7) All of them.  8) It's a Wonderful Life; 9) Just forget about the past and look ahead to the New Year with hope; 10) Guy Lombardo; 11) 1 minute; 12) 1907, it went down a flag pole; 13) Big Ben

happeningWhat's Happening at Visiting Angels

Each month, Rudy Tervooren (Co-Owner and Executive Director) and Sharon Mejias ( Assistant Director, Sales & Marketing) travel throughout the community visiting referral sources and attending client meetings. 
   Rudy frequently gives presentations at senior centers, churches, and in offices throughout Mercer and Burlington counties in New Jersey.
  We're passionate to share how our State-certified home care employees can help seniors with all their daily living needs, making it possible for them to continue living at home safely and less expensively than in a facility.
    If you would like to schedule an eldercare presentation, please call 609-883-8188 or email [email protected].
This month's Community Resource Bulletin focuses on JANUARY: Emergency Preparedness. 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].