Re-thinking "Welcome." Redefining "Inviting!"
Have you ever gone into a restaurant and absolutely loved the food, but never felt moved to go back to that restaurant ever again? Think about it. Can you put your finger on why?
It may have been those uncomfortable chairs; the color scheme; perhaps the lighting was a bit too bright or too dark. Maybe the acoustics were poor making conversation difficult.
The Bistro at MorningStar at Arcadia
Frequently, when in an uninviting environment, we aren’t even consciously aware of why we are uncomfortable.
Is it any wonder that senior communities have finally begun to make changes to the dining experience for their residents?
Think Differently. Think Imaginatively!
Can you imagine eating at the same restaurant every day – three times a day – for possibly the remainder of your life? No wonder residents complain about the food, the service, and the overall experience.
The Wine Cellar at Generations at Agritopia
The Bistro at MorningStar Mountain Shadows
So come on, senior housing - Liven it up!!!
Add alternative dining experiences for your residents. Change that menu and change it often. Allow those chefs to show how they make that soufflé. Let the residents be entertained, engaged and included.
Predictable = Passé
We are creating a wide variety of alternative dining venues. Display kitchens, demonstration kitchens, wine cellars, high-tea lounges, grab-and-go displays, chocolate shops, farm-to-table freshness, and cold slabs to name but a few. These are not just appropriate for independent living; but essential elements for assisted and specialty care.
The Tea Room at Generations at Agritopia
The Dining Room at Maison Senior Living
Joie de vivre
1. a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.
literally, joy of living