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9 ways senior living dining operations are keeping spirits up

From wine and cheese to ice cream treats, senior dining facilities are taking coronavirus twists and turns in stride and offering new services for residents.

Senior dining communities have made great strides in the past decade to become more dynamic, offer elevated services and serve some seriously good food. I’ve often referred to it as the college-ization of senior dining operations. Like every other onsite segment, the space has been severely impacted by the coronavirus.

Facilities have been closed to visitors and families, and residents are being asked to shelter in place, leaving operators with the challenge of keeping ups the spirits of residents without the benefit of communal activities.

From special delivery—including sweets and cocktails—food service directors at senior living facilities across the country are finding ways to keep residents engaged—and well fed—during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a look at different social media posts showing the great ideas. If you have a story to share, email me at [email protected].

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