Dining in our community can be a fun and social experience. The options at assisted living in Florida range from formal meals served in a dining room to more relaxed alternatives where residents can enjoy the food they want to eat while still having some company. In our community, we offer exclusive dining services that include the following features:
Community dining is a great way to get out of your apartment and socialize with other residents. When you eat at the dining hall, you can meet new people and try out different kinds of food..
Community dining also gives you an opportunity to interact with team members and ask questions about how things work. If there’s something specific you want them to know or change about the service being provided for residents, now is a good time to get those concerns out in the open!
A Restaurant-style Dining Experience
In a restaurant-style environment, residents are greeted, seated, and offered menus simply like in a typical restaurant. The culinary team is committed to providing you with healthy, delicious choices every meal, every day while ensuring exceptional quality and freshness. With dishes inspired by regional cuisines and flavors from around the world, each dish is made from scratch each day by a team of highly trained chefs.
Meals Catered to Your Dietary Needs
Would you like to make a special request or have dietary restrictions? There’s no problem; our chefs will be happy to accommodate them. Furthermore, there are a variety of all-day dining options and everyday menu items to choose from, making dining the way you want, easier than ever before.
Participate in Social Events
You don’t have to eat alone all the time. There’s a whole world of social events at senior-friendly independent living communities, and you should get in on them!
- Come to meals with other residents at least once a week. The more you socialize with your fellow community members, the more likely they are to remember who you are if something happens in your life that changes how much time you spend there (like an accident or injury).
- Join a dining club! These are groups of aging adults who meet monthly for lunch or dinner together. They can be an excellent way for new residents to make friends—and keep their mental sharpness while they do it.
Be a Part of the Menu Planning
You’re a valuable member of the community, and you have an important role to play in helping your senior living dining services team create meals that everyone can enjoy. Your input is always welcome when it comes to menu planning and preparation. You can make suggestions for new dishes to be added to the menu (and even help develop them) or suggest dishes that are already on there to be removed if they aren’t your favorite.
We hope this article has given some insights into the types of services available at various retirement communities so that when the time comes for your parents or grandparents to move into assisted living care, you will have an easier time deciding what best fits their needs!