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Everyone seems to advise a new angle on eating better foods to increase nutritional value. Of course, losing weight is also encouraged. All have good intentions, particularly those suggested by physicians to promote healthy eating habits.

When reviewing an assisted living community, an important consideration should be the dining room and its menu and services. Three meals a day and snacks are required to be provided to residents in any assisted living community but here are some key things to also consider:

  • Are tables quickly cleared, carpets cleaned?

  • Do service personnel appear cleanly dressed and have a nice attitude?

  • Can you meet the Chef?

  • What meal services are provided for those who don’t feel up to coming to the dining room?

  • Are kosher style food items offered?

  • Is dietary support offered for diabetics?

  • Are there accommodations for hosting guests?

  • Can birthdays or anniversary parties be arranged for residents?

Of course, every community should welcome a family to a lunch or dinner to sample both a meal and how well it is served…but we also would advise asking residents just how satisfied they are, as well.

Knowing that a good, nourishing meal awaits in the dining room every day is a large part of adapting to community living—and we place a premium on every meal every day at The Peninsula.

Come by for a visit…we’d love to host a lunch or dinner, at your convenience. As our grandmothers would say: “The proof is in the pudding.”

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