Dished: Generational Divide Plays Out in Senior Living Dining

Staffing. It’s a major consideration for most operators, comprising a bulk of resources that go not only to hiring, but to training and retention of qualified senior living employees. Dining is no exception. Many providers have recently implemented programs to target and recruit the best and brightest chefs, dining management personnel and staff. And they’re […]

Kisco Shifts Dining to Align With Wellness Approach

Like many senior living organizations that are rethinking dining operations, Kisco Senior Living is adapting its dining model toward a restaurant-style approach. But that’s not all it’s doing. With the help of its new culinary services leader, Matt Perez, who brings a wealth of experience in restaurants from Hawaii to California and beyond, the company […]

Dished: From Ritz to Retirement Dining, A Chef’s Perspective

Senior living dining has taken a turn in recent years—for the better. Cafeterias are no longer cutting it for the sophisticated and well-traveled residents of today’s senior living communities, and they are making way for restaurant-style dining and highly trained professional chefs. One of those communities is Fox Hill, in Bethesda, Maryland. Showing its commitment […]

Will Liquor Laws OK Drinks in Mass. Assisted Living?

Happy hour in assisted living? In some places, it’s still a novelty — or simply not allowed.  Depending on liquor laws, which vary by state and local jurisdiction, some senior living communities cannot sell alcohol to residents. Others host regular happy hours and wine tastings, some offer a BYOB option, and still others operate full […]

Dished: Why Celebrity Chefs Are Here to Stay in Senior Living

Though they long ago laid their roots in the mainstream through the rise of Rachael Ray and Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chefs are still a relatively new phenomenon in senior living. But their presence begs the question as to whether the senior living population has subscribed to “foodie culture” to the extent that younger generations have, […]

Chicago Tribune: Farm-to-Table Makes Way to Senior Living

It’s not just the New York Times that is picking up on foodie trends in senior living. A report this week in the Chicago Tribune details one dining experience made available by local Presbyterian Homes continuing care retirement communities in the Chicagoland area; namely a farm-to-table approach to their menus.  Senior Housing News has written […]

Dished: Hospitality Meets Senior Living in CCRC Dining Evolution

Photo credit: James Kruml Not all senior living dining programs have the tall order of competing with some of the world’s most renown chefs and restauranteurs. But increasingly, that’s exactly what they are up against as new residents are younger at heart, and with stronger preferences when it comes to dining out. For Chicago’s The […]