Quick Ways to Perk Up Your Day
(Family Features) Let’s face it, between work deadlines, shuttling the kids back and forth to school and activities, and household chores, sometimes those to-do lists can be overwhelming. Here are a few quick tips to keep you moving throughout the day.
Take time for a snack. A good assortment of snacks can help keep you going between meals. Keep a stash of easy, on-the-go items on hand so you don’t need to hit the vending machine or fast food drive through. Some ideas include whole fruits like bananas, apples, oranges or blueberries; yogurt; whole grain crackers and your favorite peanut butter; veggie sticks and hummus.
Enjoy a cup of coffee. A short coffee break is a great way to help break up the day. Quick and convenient coffees, such as Folgers® Instant Coffee Crystals, in a newly redesigned ergonomic jar with an easy to open flip-top lid, make it even easier for coffee lovers to enjoy the rich, flavorful taste and aroma of Folgers Coffee no matter what the occasion. If you have a little more time during your coffee break, you can also enjoy an Iced Mocha Latte or Triple Berry Café Mocha – these recipes let you make a cool treat in just minutes.
Take a breather. Whether you work at an office or are busy at home, plan a 5- or 10-minute break a few times a day. Put down what you’re doing and stretch, or take a stroll around the house or office. You’ll be able to clear your head and reprioritize – which will make it easier for you to conquer the next thing on your list.
To learn more about creating instant coffee to your liking, visit www.Folgers.com.
Iced Mocha Latte
Yield: 5 cups
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons Folgers Classic Roast® Instant Coffee Crystals
1 14-ounce can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, chilled
2 tablespoons Smucker’s® Sundae Syrup™ Chocolate Flavored Syrup, chilled
COMBINE water, coffee crystals, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate flavored syrup in blender container until crystals are dissolved. Process until smooth.
POUR over ice in tall glasses. Serve immediately.
Triple Berry Café Mocha
Yield: 1 serving
1 1-ounce package hot chocolate mix
1 tablespoon Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Crystals
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons Smucker’s Triple Berry Syrup
COMBINE hot chocolate mix and instant coffee in large mug. Carefully pour boiling water into mug and stir until dissolved. Stir in fruit syrup.
GARNISH with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.
©/® The Folger Coffee Company. Smucker’s, Sundae Syrup and Eagle Brand are trademarks of The J.M. Smucker Company.
SERVING SENIORS in SOUTHERN NEVADA
No Cost Services Assist Seniors to Remain Independent
Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living.
Our services include:
- Food Pantry
- Respite Care Vouchers
Volunteer at your convenience!
We are a community agency providing the following free services to seniors 60 and over in the Las Vegas Valley.
HHOVV has two Para transit buses that can accommodate wheelchair clients. Rides are provided for medical appointments, grocery store shopping and other errands.
HHOVV volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping trips and errands. All volunteers receive orientation training and a background check.
New clients meet with HHOVV’s intake coordinator for an assessment and must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and display a need for assistance. Individuals needing services are typically alone and frail, chronically ill, homebound, and/or dependent on a primary caregiver. Reassessments are completed on an annual basis. HHOVV does not charge for these services. Volunteers and staff do not accept tips, gifts, fees, loans or anything of value from clients.
Respite Care Vouchers
The HHOVV respite voucher program is funded by the state Aging and Disabled Services Division and provides temporary relief for caregivers. Individuals who do not take time off while caring for a loved one may compromise their physical and mental well-being. Utilizing respite services is one way to reduce stress, allowing individuals to be more effective caregivers. Also, using respite services may delay early institutionalization
HHOVV also keeps a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and delivers a free bag once a month to clients who meet eligibility requirements. Clients must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and proof that their annual income is at or below 150% of current poverty guidelines. To become a pantry recipient a senior may call 702-633-7264 x22 and leave their name and phone number.
The organization accepts donations of non-perishable food items at a warehouse office in North Las Vegas. Donations are always appreciated!
If you are interested in holding a food drive for HHOVV please contact Lorri Highet at 702-633-7264 x30.
An organization serving the Seniors of Las Vegas.
2320 Paseo Del Prado #B112
Las Vegas, NV 89102