Residents Get a Taste of 12 Cultures Through “A Meal In The Life”

Serving more than 350 senior living communities across the country, we offer an annual themed dining program to create culinary experiences for residents. Our 2015-16 fiscal year dining program, A Meal In The Life (AMITL), took residents on a year-long journey visiting 12 different cultures. From authentic cuisines to songs, dances and customs, AMITL celebrated diversity and the backgrounds of many of our residents and associates.

“The majority of our residents enjoyed the different menus and the education we provided them,” said Steve Scranton, Director of Dining Services for Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina. “One of our residents served a mission in India and he was really excited. He purchased some spices and candy from an Indian store and brought them to me three months prior to the scheduled month for that culture.”

AMITL also garnered national media attention, including being featured in the FoodService Director Magazine and the Memphis Business Journal.

To get a better picture of this dining event series, we created a fun video (see above) highlighting some of the cultural celebrations that took place in our communities throughout the year.

Overall, AMITL brought to life our purpose of enriching the lives of seniors every day. It also showed that at any age you can have new experiences. We are grateful to all of the communities who took part in AMITL and we are looking forward to the next dining event series, Heirloom. Stay tuned!

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