Dished: Top Food Trends Making Their Way to Senior Living Dining

The senior living industry has seen a veritable revolution in dining services over the last decade, and many of those trends started with restaurants and cafes across the country. It wasn’t long ago that convertible bistro/wine bars and fast-casual dining were relegated only to the world of consumer dining. But consumer trends change over time, […]

DISHED: Dining Redefined – Join Us This March

Elevate Your Dining Experience and Network With Culinary Pros Join us March 7, 2019 to network and learn from culinary experts as they share their strategies on redefining today’s dining experience in senior living. This event will sell out quickly, so act fast and request your invite today. Panel Preview: New Dining Formats for the Next Generation of Senior […]

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 […]

Dished: Senior Living Providers Feed a Growing Appetite for Farm-Fresh Fare

The senior living industry is increasingly looking to local farms to help feed residents, and while the practice isn’t always cheaper, many providers agree it is the wave of the future. Chicago-based senior living provider Pathway to Living launched a farm-to-table dining program in May to bring fresh produce to its residents. Similarly, Vero Beach, Florida-based […]

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 […]

Dished: HRA Launches Farm-to-Fork Menu Refresh

Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) is partnering with local farmers to add fresh fare to its communities’ menus. The Vero Beach, Florida-based operator recently announced a new “Farm-to-Fork” initiative that will bring seasonal menus with locally sourced veggies to all 30 of its communities. HRA is working with produce management, procurement and consulting company Produce Alliance to find local farms […]

3 Tips for Operating Multiple Senior Living Restaurants

As senior living providers grow their ownership or operational portfolios at a steady clip, many are suddenly finding themselves in charge of multiple dining venues across senior living communities scattered throughout the country. With so many moving parts, and many diverse older adults to please, operating those restaurants can be a newfound challenge. But there […]

Dished: Meatless Meals Gain Steam in Senior Living Dining Programs

As the baby boomer generation looms over the senior living industry, providers are starting to serve what they like to eat in preparation for the day they move in—and in some cases, that means trading a T-bone steak for a block of tofu. Fresh food and plant-based options have gained popularity amid the rise of other senior living trends […]

How a Craft Beer Program Helps a Frontier Community Stay 100% Occupied

In senior living, it’s no longer acceptable to take a lackluster approach to dining. That’s because a great food program can make or break a senior living community—especially when it comes to occupancy, Greg Roderick, president and CEO of Portland, Oregon-based senior housing provider Frontier Management, suggested during a panel session at Senior Housing News’ […]

Dished: Food Halls, Robot Chefs and the Future of Senior Living Dining

Older adults’ culinary preferences and tastes are changing rapidly, and senior living providers must adopt new techniques and technologies to keep up. Some of these trends, such as fast casual service or food hall-style venues, are already gaining ground in communities. Others, such as robotic chefs, might seem like science fiction, but providers need to […]