Dished: How Dining Can Be Senior Living’s Biggest Asset

From celebrity chefs and restaurant-caliber meals to upscale venues and unique programming, the senior living dining experience is anything but average. And while providers are increasingly using their dining programs as a marketing tool to entice prospective residents, they’re also using them as a way to attract top talent and rethink the staff training process. […]

Senior Living Dining Survey: Please Take Our Poll

No one disputes the importance of dining in senior living. Many operators are making strides in improving their dining programs, including the addition of new options and more variety for new and existing residents. In its coverage of senior living dining news and trends, Senior Housing News would like to know just how important dining […]

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 […]