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 […]

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 the […]

HumanGood CEO Envisions Innovation at Every Price Point

HumanGood has gained industry attention for its plans to reinvent the continuing care retirement community (CCRC), but the large nonprofit provider has even grander ambitions when it comes to senior living innovation. This year, it plans to hire an executive to focus on its wide-ranging innovation efforts, which include creating a prototype offering for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dished: Homestyle Meets Healthy to Improve Senior Living Dining

Finding the balance between much-loved comfort foods and healthier options is one of the struggles faced by senior living chefs nationwide—even award-winning ones. After all, serving healthy grains instead of fried chicken to senior living residents in Birmingham, Alabama, is likely to be met with resistance and complaints, St. Vincent’s Birmingham Executive Chef Mike Coots […]

Editor’s Picks: Huge Changes at HCP

This week, Senior Housing News readers heard all about industry leaders, for one reason or another. News broke about HCP Inc.’s quest to find a new CEO, we sat down one-on-one with Brookdale Senior Living’s CEO Andy Smith, and Blue Harbor Senior Living found its first CEO in Tana Gall. Readers were also intrigued by […]

Dished: ‘Cutthroat’ Competition Hits Senior Living Dining

Cooking in a senior living community isn’t always straightforward. Chefs have to know their residents’ food preferences and dietary restrictions, and go on to prepare food that meets their needs and remains tasty, all while ensuring the staff gets plates on the table efficiently. Imagine, then, if the task were made even more complicated by […]

Senior Living Providers Stretch to Meet High Dining Expectations

Senior living residents increasingly expect a lot from dining programs, including more ambitious menus and a social component to meals. A program launching at hundreds of communities this month provides an example of how some operators are stretching to meet these expectations by trying to create an immersive experience that goes beyond the food on […]