Dished 2019 Speakers Announced

Featuring some of the sector’s foremost dining program managers, culinary innovators, chefs and nutrition experts — Senior Housing News is thrilled to share DISHED 2019’s preliminary speaker roster. The conference’s keynote presentation will be delivered by Sister Madonna Buder, more commonly known as the Iron Nun. Sister Buder, who has been profiled by numerous news […]

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems. That generation is now aging into […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]

Join Senior Living Culinary Pros for DISHED 2019

Missed the 2018 DISHED event? Look at the video highlights from the event, then take this opportunity to ward off any impending feelings of FOMO by requesting an invite for the 2019 DISHED event hosted by Senior Housing News (SHN) on March 7, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Join over 100 culinary professionals in senior living next […]

Dished 2019 Agenda – Sneak Peek

Senior Housing News (SHN) is pleased to announce the sessions for the 2019 DISHED event on March 7, 2019. Join over 100 culinary professionals in senior living next spring to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Network with industry thought leaders and learn valuable information from operators who will be presenting […]

How to Create ‘Ratatouille Moments’ in Memory Care Dining

A surly restaurant critic takes a bite of the French vegetable dish called ratatouille and his heart melts, as he is transported back to eating his mother’s version in his childhood. This is a climactic moment of the animated film “Ratatouille,” and it’s the kind of dining experience that chefs around the world aspire to […]

Fast Casual Dining Could Be Senior Living’s Next Big Food Trend

To glimpse the future of dining in senior living communities, one might only need to step inside a Chipotle. More and more senior living providers are opening “fast casual” eateries with customized food orders, stylish menus, kitchens that are visible from the dining area and modern decor. The idea of incorporating fast casual dining a […]

Themed Dining Pairs Food with Resident Engagement in Senior Living

The old saying “variety is the spice of life” is being embraced by more and more senior living operators in the dining programs they offer residents. One Atlanta-based food service operator’s new dining program for senior living communities is serving dinner with a side of fine arts, as part of an effort to not only […]

From the Front Lines: Meet Brookdale’s Competitive Chef

From the Front Lines is a new Q&A series from Senior Housing News. Our aim is to get out of the C-suite from time to time to focus on some of the interesting and dynamic people who work at the forefront of the senior living industry. Have a colleague who does something cool and works in a senior […]