November is COPD Awareness Month
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a long-term lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease affects millions of Americans and is the third leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable. Here you'll find information, resources and tools to help you understand COPD, manage treatment and lifestyle changes, find support and take action.

The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by COPD. We offer a variety of resources and information about the disease. Check out some of our key COPD support and education resources featured below. Or scroll down to explore our entire COPD section.

For more information, click here.
Know The Facts About COPD
Did You Get Your Flu Shot Yet?
Upcoming Flu Clinics

November 2: 11am – 1 pm 
at the Senior Expo, 18 Swan Lake Trail in Killingworth

November 7: 4 – 6pm               
at Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, 61 Main Street in Centerbrook
Can’t make it to a clinic? Stop by the office anytime, Monday thru Friday, 8am – 4pm!

Cost: $45. Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross & Aetna accepted.

Please bring your insurance card.
Ages 18 and older only.
Diabetes Awareness Month:
What You Need to Know
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Join us in celebrating this incredible community all month long — and especially on WDD. Explore the different ways to get involved: by inspiring others, educating peers, knowing your history and giving back.

For more information, click here.
It's Hurricane Season:
Do You Have your "Go Bag?"
Recent natural catastrophes, from hurricanes to western wildfires, are a fresh reminder that disaster can strike at any time. And no area of the country is immune, when you factor in the threat of tornadoes, earthquakes and human disasters like toxic spills. While the circumstances may differ, there’s one tip that every person needs to take from all these situations: how to pack a “go bag.”

A go bag is a packed case that you grab on your way out the door, and that will help keep you safe and comfortable in the coming hours and days. Stopping to hunt for your medications or other important needs can cost you critical seconds in an evacuation. Pack a separate go bag for yourself and every member of your household, and keep them stored in the same location.

To learn more, click here. Content Credit: AARP
ADA Approved Fall Recipe: Chicken Salad Sliders

  • chopped cooked chicken 2 cups
  • celery (finely diced) 1 stalk
  • red onion 2 tbsp
  • dried cranberries 1/3 cup
  • unsalted sliced almonds 2 tbsps
  • nonfat, plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup
  • light mayonnaise 1/4 cup
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • lemon (juiced) 1/2
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • whole-wheat slider buns 6
  • tomato (cut into 6 slices) 1

This lightened-up version version of chicken salad uses tangy Greek yogurt and light mayonnaise along with other healthy, flavorful ingredients!

For a lower carb meal, serve this chicken salad on lettuce leaves instead of slider buns.

  1.    Mix all ingredients except buns and tomato in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Serve 1/3 cup chicken salad on each slider bun topped with 1 tomato slice.

Content Credit: All Recipes
We're Hiring!
Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley is Hiring:
 Weekend On Call RN

Job Description:
Registered nurse to work every other weekend on-call Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Monday 8:00 a.m. Candidate to triage calls, and make scheduled and unscheduled visits.

Job Requirements:
BSN preferred. One year of med surg experience required; previous homecare experience and computerized documentation experience required. Please submit resume to

Please submit resume to: .
Let's Stay Connected!
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