February 12, 2024
When it comes to senior living, there are a few factors to consider always. One of the main considerations should be food and the overall dining experience. With that comes the delicate balance of culinary creativity and nutritional precision, the nuanced dance that unfolds within our dining rooms. We are committed to the vitality, happiness, and longevity of those we serve at Vitalia North Olmsted. Join us where the aroma of carefully prepared dishes mingles with the laughter of shared stories as we explore the significance of nutrition while unveiling some of the secrets behind our thoughtfully curated menus.
I am always careful with the amount of salt used in my dishes. I’ve found flavor can be added by utilizing a variety of spices instead of salt. One thing I always keep in mind when cooking for my residents is keeping the salt level low.
If a health-conscious resident were to ask me to suggest an entrée, it would be a nice seasonal salad with grilled chicken or fish. It seems to be a crowd-pleaser. An item I’ve added to my menu that focuses on nutrition is salmon. Our residents enjoy this. For residents needing to gain weight, I would suggest a flat-iron steak. We work with the residents and Wellness to come up with a plan.
I don’t dine out often, but when I do, I like to try anything interesting. Healthy snacking is important, and a healthy snack option is fresh fruit. My one guilty pleasure snack is cashews.
What we’ve uncovered is more than a celebration of diverse flavors and textures. It’s a testament to the commitment to prioritize the nutritional well-being of our residents. The kitchen remains the heart of our senior living experiences, and we hope the flavors shared resonate and linger in your thoughts. The creative spark in our kitchen isn’t just about pushing culinary boundaries. It’s about crafting delicious meals and a source of nourishment for our residents. I hope this inspires continued conversations about the importance of nutrition, creativity in culinary arts, and the everlasting impact they have on the lives of our older adults.
VITALIA® North Olmsted in North Olmsted, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near St. John West Shore with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Crusher’s Stadium, Crocker Park, North Olmsted Senior Center, North Olmsted Library, Bradley Woods Park (Cleveland Metro Parks), and Cleveland Zoo.
February 24, 2024
As the global population ages, it will bring both opportunities and challenges for senior living. The projected number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. It will be the first time in history the number of older adults outnumbers children under age five. […]
February 16, 2024
On Arrow Nicely News for February 16, 2024: -Communities celebrate Valentine’s Day! -Arrow premieres a video about love in our communities, “Love Struck.” View here: https://youtu.be/rnHuLiH3Hs0 -Communities celebrate Chinese New Year! -Residents celebrate a Kansas City Super Bowl win! -Lenny’s short film, “Paradiso,” is going to be featured in a film festival in Cleveland, Ohio […]