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Healthy Aging | 04/3/19
By now, we all know eating a healthy, well-balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables is essential for our overall health and well-being. This was true when we were younger, and it’s especially important now in our 70s and beyond. During a workshop addressing food safety and nutrition concerns for older adults by the Institute of Medicine’s Food Forum, it was stated that, “Years of research have demonstrated that diet quality has a huge effect on physical condition, cognitive condition, bone health, eye health, vascular function, and the immune system.”
At the Oaks at Denville, our culinary team understands the importance of eating a healthy diet as well as anyone. This is why you’ll always find a variety of dining options that are as delicious and visually appealing as they are nutritious. Keep reading to learn more about our dedication to supporting a healthy diet for older adults.
At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC), we offer on-site health and wellness education through our holistic LivWell program. We believe you can grow stronger and healthier as you age by learning what nutrition is right for you. Although we give you the tools you need to make healthy food choices for yourself at home, dining with us is just as nutritious. Our skilled chef ensures each masterfully prepared dish is fortified with vitamins, nutrients, and flavors to satisfy both your dietary requirements and discerning tastes.
Chef Joe Pane, a graduate of the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America and a former food stylist for The Food Network, is known for using the best seasonal ingredients, infusing foods with fresh herbs, making soups with homemade stock and offering a culturally diverse menu focused on nutrition for seniors. Whether it be a meal of sautéed tenderloins of chicken simmered in a mushroom and Burgundy sauce or penne pasta with fresh vegetables and shrimp, we’re sure your mouth will be watering the moment you breathe in the aroma from the kitchen.
As part of our commitment to supporting your dietary health, the dining area at The Oaks of Denville was recently upgraded to feature an exciting chef’s table complete with an open cooking area perfect for demonstrations. Ask our residents how much they enjoy the upgrades; Libby and Tom Vona share that, “The food in the newly refurbished dining room is outstanding.”
There are plenty of places to sit down and grab a meal with a friend. You have your choice between dining in the formal dining room or keeping casual in the dining lounge. For quick meals and lighter fare, enjoy our expanded bistro. Want to enjoy a meal in the comfort of your apartment? That’s an option too! We want to ensure you have choices when it comes to maintaining a perfect diet for older adults, so you’re able to enjoy delicious, nutritious food wherever is most comfortable for you.
Access to healthy, gourmet dining can be a key factor in choosing a CCRC. Come see for yourself and schedule a tour today; we’d love for you to join us for a meal in our beautifully upgraded dining area and get a taste of what life is like at The Oaks.