November/December 2023

Home Care News by Angels


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.


November/December Dates to Note:

  • Sunday, November 5: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • Saturday, November 11: Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, December 8—Hanukkah Begins
  • Thursday, December 21—First Day of Winter
  • Monday, December 25—Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 26—Kwanzaa Begins
  • Sunday, December 31—New Year's Eve

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10 Tips for Becoming More Grateful Each and Every Day

As we enter the holiday season, most people find a bit of a tug at their hearts, but after the holidays are over, it’s back to our normal ungrateful selves where we may easily become overwhelmed by the problems of everyday life. Here are 10 tips for keeping that grateful feeling today and every day.


10 Holiday Activities Older Adults Will Enjoy

For many families, the holiday season is a time to meet and celebrate together. However, these holidays can be a difficult time for some older adults, particularly for those living alone. Seniors with cognitive and mobility limitations or other forms of physical challenges can feel isolated when others are getting together for holiday celebrations. These 10 activities can spruce up a senior’s holiday season!


Gadget Corner

Our Gadget Corner features unique products which have extra benefits for the senior population.*

Birdie Personal Safety Alarm: Having the Birdie alarm is a stylish way to feel safe while you're out and about. Simply pull the pin and a flashing strobe light and loud 115 decibel alarm will sound, alerting those around you. The attractive brass ring will attach to a purse, leash, belt loop, key ring, and more. Perfect for grandparents and grandkids alike. Visit to learn more.

Sharper Image LED Hand Pain Relief Mitten: The LED Hand Pain Relief Mitten uses infrared and red light to relax muscles and improve circulation. Perfect for those who have arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other hand-related pain. The infrared light therapy goes deeper into the skin, resulting in increased circulation. One size to fit all hands. For more information, visit

*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only.

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We’re Delighted to Hear from Families About Our Exceptional Care!

A 5-Star Review:

"Our caregiver Paule truly is a visiting angel! She is so patient, kind, and compassionate. My father has dementia, and we know when she’s there, he is safe. It allows us peace of mind."

—Kristin J, Burlington, NJ

Visit our Client Reviews page to read more terrific testimonials!

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...

Paula M: Paula is one of our newer Angels, having started with us in August 2023. She is a very hard worker who is eager and willing to accept shifts whenever possible. She is currently assisting several clients; clients comment on how friendly and kind she is. Procedurally, she routinely submits duty sheets and includes client observations and regularly clocks in/out.

Jennifer A: Jennifer has been with Visiting Angels since June 2023. Jennifer is a wonderful caregiver who gives enjoys giving 100% to our clients every day. Friendly and personable, she goes about her job in a professional manner. Jennifer has worked challenging overnight shifts as well as day shifts, always with a positive attitude. She cooperates with required office procedure by completing duty sheets and clocking in/out.

We appreciate and thank you, Paula and Jennifer!

Read about our past Angels Who Soar...

Senior Humor


  • What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes.
  • What is it called when a snowman has a temper tantrum? A meltdown.
  • What do you get when you cross vampires and snowmen? Frostbite.
  • What do you call a snowman party? A snowball.
  • What is a mountain's favorite type of candy? Snow caps.
  • What do you call an old snowman? Water.
  • Why does everyone love Frosty the Snowman? He's cool.
  • Where does Santa keep all his money? At the local snow bank.
  • What falls but never gets hurt? Snow.
  • How does the snow globe feel this year? A little shaken.

Angel Recipes

Awesome and Easy Corn Casserole

This delicious side dish is perfect for any holiday gathering! Read the recipe here.


Celebrity Birthdays

Joni Mitchell, 80, November 7

Yunjin Kim, 50, November 7

Nick Lachey, 50, November 9

Wallace Shawn, 80, November 12

Lauren Hutton, 80, November 17

Billie Jean King, 80, November 22

Randy Newman, 80, November 28

Tyra Banks, 50, December 4

Kim Basinger, 70, December 8

John Malkovich, 70, December 9

Bill Pullman, 70, December 17

Brad Pitt, 60, December 18

Keith Richards, 80, December 18

Wilson Cruz, 50, December 27

Ben Kingsley, 80, December 31

What’s Happening At Visiting Angels


As we approach the end of the year, we at Visiting Angels would like to take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our essential referral sources, and to our valued clients and their families who have entrusted us with providing compassionate care.

We are also incredibly thankful for our dedicated team of home health aides who have worked tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the support they need.

We send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyful holiday season!

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Visiting Angels is a New Jersey-licensed, non-medical in-home care company committed to providing an exceptional level of security, comfort, and peace of mind to our clients and their families.

Our certified home health professionals are ready to provide assistance with activities of daily living to seniors, adults with disabilities, those recovering from surgery, and to those who have memory issues. Visiting Angels' services help families spend more mutually-rewarding and meaningful time with their loved ones and also helps provides peace of mind to those who face the challenges of long-distance caregiving.

Our services include tasks such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, shopping, hygiene assistance, bathing, dressing, and grooming care. Visiting Angels' in-home care helps make it possible for seniors and other adults to continue living at home safely. License HP0107200.