Mark Your Calendars for Food Day

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Organize a Food Day event or special meal at your community on Thursday, October 24, 2013! Don’t forget to share some pics of the occasion on our Facebook page; we love hearing from you! … Continue reading

National Men’s Health Week Starts June 10th

  National Men’s Health Week starts June 10th and ends Father’s Day, June 16th. What will your senior community do to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage encourage early detection and treatment of disease among older men? One way to foster healthy choices is to build relationships in the dining room. When men enjoy coming to meals and … Continue reading

What are You Doing for National Nursing Home Week?

    It’s AHCA’s National Nursing Home Week. What are your plans? One thing you should definitely plan to do is send your best photos and videos to AHCA for a chance to be featured in their 2014 Planning Guide. This is a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on your senior community. Head over to the AHCA website for … Continue reading

May is Older Americans Month

This month, the Administration on Aging is celebrating Older Americans Month and challenging us all to “Unleash the Power of Age.” As a culture, we often forget the contributions older citizens make to our communities, but check out these facts from the Older Americans Month website: … Continue reading

It’s National Nutrition Month!

Let’s celebrate with an intentional focus on healthy food choices. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” Choose healthy options that please your palette and work with your lifestyle and you’ll be more likely to achieve nutrition goals without feeling deprived. Likewise, helping residents choose healthy options that please their palettes and work with their lifestyle will … Continue reading

March is National Nutrition Month®

Once again the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is sponsoring a month-long campaign of nutrition education and information. Visit for free resources, handouts and tip sheets to download and print. (Non-members are welcome.) Subscribe to Kind Dining® Connection for future event alerts—it’s free! … Continue reading

Start Planning for ANFP Pride in Food Service Week Now

ANFP Pride in Food Service Week is Feb. 4 – 8 Celebrate creatively; then tell ANFP your story. You could win free registration to ANFP’s First National Leadership Conference (NLC)! In the meantime, print the 2013 Pride in Foodservice Week mini poster to hang throughout your department and facility. While you are at the ANFP site, check out the January … Continue reading

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day by Serving Others

  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. The federal holiday celebrating his birthday is the third Monday of January, which makes it the 21st this year. Consider celebrating in his honor with a gift of service to others. You can … Continue reading