By: Jill Springer, Executive Director, and Rachel Garfunkel, Dining Experience Manager, Woodstone of Hutchinson
Take a minute to imagine the following scenario.
- You are getting older and living by yourself.
- You have noticed that it’s not as easy to do all the things you used to do.
- You are finally faced with the reality that you are no longer able to live in your own home.
- You need a little extra help with some of your activities of daily living and your family is getting concerned about your safety.
You and your loved ones start the difficult journey of looking for the next place to live. Lots of questions will be asked about room size, price, activities and services provided. But who will remember to ask about the food?
This is a generation of home-cooked meals. This generation did not get their meals at the drive through. This generation did not heat up microwave dinners. This generation peeled potatoes, gardened their own vegetables, and never let a thing go to waste.
They are used to real food made with real ingredients that is fresh and homemade. And that’s exactly what we serve!
As we age, it gets harder and harder to make those home-cooked meals. It’s hard to cook just for one person and fresh ingredients require more trips to the store. So a lot of the elderly population living alone don’t eat as healthy as they should.
Our amazing kitchen team takes the time and energy to cook 3 meals a day…from scratch. They offer a variety of home-cooked foods while still being able to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. We know that our residents appreciate the time and effort it takes to make good meals, and we are so thankful that each day we can give them a little taste of home.