Kind Holiday Dining

Now is a good time to pay attention to particulars that may arise with the holidays coming up on the horizon. Seniors often prefer inviting family and friends to the community instead of breaking their routines by going out. This proved to be true when an informal poll taken in several communities in December 2016 was published in the Huffington … Continue reading

Holiday Truth

Kind Dining Six Truths are especially important during the end-of-the-year holidays beginning with Thanksgiving. Truth #3 teaches that residents will appreciate being served by positive thinking staff during this joyous season. This bringing warmth to the table® will greatly help to keep the blues at bay for many residents who are adjusting to this new pattern of life. Happiness is … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Cut out a little time this Valentine’s Day to show extra care and attention to those around you.  Whether it be a carefully crafted note, and specially planned visit, or a tastefully delivered meal let others feel the love of this upcoming holiday.   Photo Copyright: tanacha / 123RF Stock Photo … Continue reading

Happy July 4th – Whats on the BBQ in your Community?

I enjoy talking with residents and family members about their favorite summer time foods and especially love to share July 4th BBQ stories. Inevitably the discussion will circle back to conversations about grilled corn on the cob, and how much it is missed as many communities shy away from serving it. In this picture it is grilled and served with … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day – February 14

History of Valentine’s Day Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals … Continue reading

Glass containers filled with pine cones and twigs that have been spray painted white and artfully arranged.

Holiday Celebrations & Centerpieces

  Happy Holidays From Our Team To Yours Elegant, Frosty Centerpieces Create a stunning winter centerpiece this holiday season: Gather twigs, pine cones, and glass vases. Lightly spray paint the twigs and pine cones white. You’re not trying for full coverage, it is better if some of the natural coloring shows through. Let the paint dry completely. Fill each glass … Continue reading

Remembering Moments of Holidays Past

As we move in to the holiday season our senses become engaged as we encounter smells, tastes, and sounds that can instantly bring us back to memories of holidays past.   Movies are an example of how some people are able to relate back to past holiday moments. Read more about this in an article titled Seniors’ Holiday Movie Memories.  … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea

Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015 “Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” – Ruth Ann Schabacker In this season of Thanksgiving, share gratitude for what we have and the possibilities before us. Here is an idea for the table centerpiece, as you discover other options, share ideas on our Higher Standards facebook page. Nature’s Bounty Centerpiece Wish diners … Continue reading

Mark your calendar for Labor Day September 7th

I often think of Labor Day as the last BBQ event of the summer!!! Can you tell, I am all about the food!! No matter what is on your menu or grill, take time to praise all the workers in your community, which will probably be everyone you meet!  Work with a smile on your face and  celebrate the economic … Continue reading

June 15-21: Celebrate Fathers’ Day and National Men’s Health Week

What’s on the menu as you Celebrate Fathers’ Day and National Men’s Health Week, June 15-21, 2015? What will your senior community do to raise awareness of preventable health problems and 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 … Continue reading