These Concepts Are Taking Senior Living Dining in New Directions

Senior living providers are reworking their dining programs to include wellness-focused menus, cost-efficient kitchen methods and even food trucks. And these are just a few of the recent forward-thinking ideas providers have shared with Senior Housing News. With half of this year behind us, we thought it would be worthwhile to revisit some of these […]

Beyond Meat Co-Founder Eyes Senior Living Market for Drink Brand Perennial

Beyond Meat co-founder Brent Taylor has a new beverage brand for older adults — and he hopes the senior living world takes notice. The new brand, Perennial, is a dairy-free drink formulated for older adults’ gut, bone, brain and muscle health. It’s made from pea, rice, almond and soy proteins, with added vitamins, minerals, and […]

Grace Management Rolls Out Resort-Style, All-Inclusive Dining

Grace Management has started to revamp its dining operations, introducing all-inclusive pricing and creating multiple venues throughout its 53-property portfolio. Minneapolis-based Grace is the operating company affiliated with CPF Living, the senior housing arm of private equity firm Chicago Pacific Founders. The Grace portfolio has been built up through a series of acquisitions, so one […]

Profits or Pushback: Opening Senior Living Restaurants to the Public

Senior living providers looking to make their dining venues viable revenue streams are finding themselves walking a tightrope between fostering intergenerational mingling and residents who prefer their restaurants remain an exclusive amenity. The growing pains behind this trend were discussed at Senior Housing News’ DISHED event in Chicago last month. All told, opening dining venues […]

Lessons Learned from 3 Decades of Memory Care Dining at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

Everyone wants to be catered to. Memory care residents don’t just want it – they need it. For close to 30 years, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, has been developing its person-centered care model. In many regards, these person-centred practices reach their peak in memory care dining. “Presbyterian SeniorCare Network lives a person-centered culture […]

Brookdale Seeks Cost-Efficient Ways to Deliver Local Flavors in Dining

A company with the scale of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) must pay close attention to its dining programs. Culinary offerings are a huge driver of resident satisfaction but also a cost center for communities, and so dining leaders must strike a delicate balance to please palates at the local level without breaking the bank. […]

How Senior Living Dining is Adapting for Next-Generation Residents

As the oldest baby boomers begin their transition to senior living, they are bringing with them a greater education about food and drink. As a result, senior housing operators are adding flexibility to their dining programs to accommodate these changes. This flexibility was the focus of “New Dining Formats for the Next Generation of Senior […]