Locally Grown Produce
What better way to know that the food we are serving the seniors is safe than by going local – whether from our own yard or from a local farmer? A study done in 2018 found that, “When growing your own food, your diet is more diverse and healthy, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.” Wherever possible, and in a safe way, our communities are growing their own produce to serve in our resident meals. If home grown is not an option, our dining teams work with local vendors to keep that organic and locally grown feel. Of course, we still wear all proper protective equipment when handling the produce and, just like any other time of year, always wash the produce thoroughly before cooking and serving it. The seniors love to taste the fresh and juicy produce on their plates every day.
Continuing to Offer a Fresh Selection of Choices Every Week
A lot of people have found that they are running out of ways to keep their diets exciting throughout the pandemic. Our seniors do not have that problem. We have continued to offer a fresh selection of choices that changes on a weekly basis to ensure that their meals are still as enjoyable as they were before the pandemic. It has been slightly updated and modified due to current restrictions placed on the world due to COVID-19, but we are proud to continue to offer choice to maintain their dignity while dining with us. Our Corporate Chef, Michael Ostros, discussed this further by saying, “We pride ourselves on our restaurant-style menu complete with farm-to-table ingredients and homemade cooking featuring a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages. We have continued to change our menu to offer new, fresh choices on a weekly basis to keep the residents’ breakfast, lunch and dinner exciting, even from the comfort and safety of their own rooms to help them stay strong and healthy.”