Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Arts and Crafts at Two Palms in Pasadena

For an exciting treat, a few of our A-1 Home Care/ A-1 Domestic Professional Services family got to go visit the seniors at Two Palms Nursing Center for a rare day of fun and games. We came with the intent of hosting a holiday themed arts and crafts workshop for the elderly, but left with stories, and new friends on our minds.

We started with a short Christmas video, then got to work making glittery Christmas ornaments. Lot of people got really into it:

This is Jackie demonstrating the finer points of using glitter glue to adorn frosted glass:

We made tons of new friends. To our surprise, there were lots of people who spoke another language, or were originally from other countries. When we asked about their countries of origin, we heard: Cuba, Russia, China, Mexico, and Great Britain among them!

We had a blast hanging out and chattering with the residents at Two Palms Nursing Home. We hope you have a lovely holiday season, and wish we will see you again!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Folk remedies for cold and flu season/ 24 Hour Care in Arcadia

Americans love it, takeout is mostly comprised of it, but who knew that asian food is such a 

powerful cold buster? Asian foods have anti-inflammatory capacities, and include ingredients that can help elders reduce congention, stir appetite, and improve health after a cold. A-1 Home Care investigates:

Spicy foods may help reduce congestion associated with the common cold or influenza. If you have an appetite for them once cold or flu symptoms have set in, incorporate spicy foods such as hot peppers, hot mustard, miso, horse radish and Indian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese or Mexican dishes into your diet. Indian food also contains curcumin, a natural herb that, like ginger, has anti-inflammatory properties. 

Curcumin is found in mustard, and ginger is a popular ingredient in Asian cooking. If your appetite is dampened by cold or flu, eat smaller, simple meals or snacks that are spicy. Try miso soup or toast topped with spicy mustard as a means of relieving congestion.

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