Chef Willie Photos courtesy of Harbor's Edge
Harbor's Edge's Executive Chef Willie Moats is known for fine-dining versions of New Orleans food and steakhouse cuisine.

Changing senior tastes, dining preferences at heart of expansion project

Harbor’s Edge, a CCRC in Norfolk, Va., is building up into a 27-story tower as the dining program evolves into the kind of engaging venues and versatile back-of-the-house needed for tomorrow’s senior population.

The change in seniors’ dining preferences is coming, and faster than you might think. At Harbor’s Edge, an upscale CCRC in Norfolk, Va., with 210 residents on the independent living side, a major expansion is underway, with plans that reflect the demographic changes to come.

Currently, many seniors there are still part of the pot roast-meatloaf-mashed potatoes era, but the change is coming, says Richard Russo, director of foodservice.

“The demographic is shif

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