Nutrition & Dining for Seniors: Options to Delight Every Palate

Everyone has a different reason for choosing to move into a senior living community. Some people like the amenities, while others like the companionship. Some people move into senior living for assistance with the tasks of daily living and others move there for the food!

High quality senior living communities, like St. Joseph of the Pines, pay special attention to the dining options available to residents. From chef-inspired meals to casual or formal dining options, there is something to please every palate.

Nutrition for Seniors: Making Healthy Choices

Nutrition is important at every age, but especially when it comes to seniors, food is fuel. Seniors need a wide variety of foods in their diet including fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. Recent studies have even shown that adding certain foods to a senior’s diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, dementia, and other illnesses.

Maintaining a healthy diet can become challenging as seniors age because cooking for one is difficult and making unhealthy choices is often more convenient. Reaching for processed foods and microwave meals is an easier and sometimes more affordable option than buying fresh foods and cooking each night.

Senior living communities make it easier to eat healthy by offering dining options that are based on the specific dietary needs of seniors. And this can make all the difference.

Dining Options for Seniors at St. Joseph of the Pines

At St. Joseph of the Pines cooking is optional. Some seniors enjoy spending time preparing meals and they can do it as often as they’d like at our senior living community.

But for seniors who would like to spend more time doing the things they truly love, they can leave the cooking to us. Both of our locations feature continental breakfast, fine and casual dining cafes, and a full-service bar. St. Joseph of the Pines offers unique and diverse dining options every single day so that residents can stay healthy while enjoying all the cuisine options their heart desires.

At our Belle Meade location dining services include:

  • Continental Breakfast in the Coffee Bar
  • Tally-Ho Pub for lunch and dinner
  • Rugby casual dining for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch
  • Ascot formal dining for dinner only

At our Pine Knoll location dining services include:

  • The Tudor Dining Room-breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Overlook Pub-breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sunday brunch in both dining venues

Seniors need diversity in their diets and when living alone, it’s easy to rely on the same tried and true meals day after day. Senior living communities like SJP offer nutritious meals that are prepared with the dietary needs of seniors in mind.

Enjoy All Life Has to Offer at St. Joseph of the Pines

Eating healthy is just one dimension of overall wellness. At St. Joseph of the Pines, we help residents explore all seven dimensions of wellness to work towards true happiness and health in their retirement years. Learn more about all of the unique offerings at our Pine Knoll and Belle Meade locations. Contact us today.

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