Dining is more than just a meal, it is a social activity enjoyed by all. This is especially true in retirement communities where a meal might be the highlight of ones’ day. Providers are looking to enhance the dining experience to meet their residents’ active lifestyles and varied palates, expectations and needs as they grow older.
Senior communities are offering their residents numerous meal options in more welcoming and attractive environments, encouraging the feeling of family, while not removing the residents’ feeling of independence. From country kitchens, grab-and-go options, room service to in-house bistros and cafés, gone are the days of buffet-style meals. Replicating the restaurant experience, table service meals make dining more convenient for residents with limited mobility and promotes a true dining experience.
Dining is one of the most important aspects of the senior living experience, and it has become a major differentiator for providers in marketing to prospective residents and their family members. Improving the dining experience enhances residents’ quality of life and translates ultimately to the bottom line for owners.