Does Your Community Dining Room Feel Like Home to Your Residents?

A Sense of Home

When I was growing up I was encouraged to invite a special friend to join us at lunch or dinner. This was a bonding factor in our friendship. It told her, without words, that she was special and belonged in the nucleus of our family.

It has long been held that the dining table is the heart of the home, whether it is in the kitchen, a sunny nook, or in a formal dining room. It’s where the family gathers to share their food and to share the events of the day. It’s where they blend as family whether they are related or not.

Kind Dining can show you how to create a community dining room that feels like home to your residents. Feeling at home is the deciding factor between being satisfied with where they live and feeling like they really belong there. When they feel they belong, they will settle in with permanence. They will encourage their family to come join them at mealtime. They will encourage their friends to move in next door.

B♥ Kind® Tip: Think about what life is like for your residents. How can you make mealtimes more satisfying for them?

And this is only the tip of the iceberg!  For more information on the opportunity of Kind Dining® training, click here.

About Cindy Heilman

Cindy Heilman MS, DTR: Cindy Heilman has over 25 years of experience in enhancing hospitality, and food service standards. She is the CEO of her own company, Higher Standards LLC, and creator of Kind Dining® Training. Her unique background in restaurant ownership, in hospitality and healthcare food service, in working as a Dietetic Technician Registered and Healthcare Specialist at SYSCO Foodservices, led her to the development of her exclusive program that improves relationships and lives of aging residents through the dining experience.

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