One of the most important places in our residence is our beautiful dining room. It is a gathering place. A place to spend time with new friends. A place to eat nutritious, home-cooked meals. A place to celebrate the holidays, birthdays and other special occasions.
All of our residents receive three balanced meals each day served to them by Morrison Community Living, a member of Compass Group. Morrison is the nation’s leading concern exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and wellness to the older adult community. They oversee all aspects of our dining services.
Each day, a continental breakfast is served from 8 am to 9:30 am, lunch is served from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm and dinner is served from 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm. Sunday brunch is served from 8:00 am to 10 am, which includes a selection of rotating items, such as traditional pancakes, fruit waffles, and a made-to-order egg station.
The food preferences of our residents are an important factor in creating our menus. Monthly meetings are held in which residents provide important feedback to the food services management team. All of our menus are reviewed by registered dieticians to ensure they are nutritionally balanced. Our daily menu selections utilize local and farm fresh produce and sustainable seafood. The daily specials feature delicious comfort classics, ethnic offerings and a fresh, healthy take on some all-time favorites. To ensure flexibility and options for the more discerning palate, we also feature an “Always Available Menu,” which includes daily, fresh made, standard items such as omelets, deli sandwiches, poached or baked fish and chicken breast, plus a variety of vegetables and salads. Our meals include no added salt to assist residents in controlling high blood pressure. The large selection of tempting desserts is prepared with no sugar added. In addition, many sugar-free dessert options are available.
Holidays are an important and festive time at Carnegie East House. Special committees are formed to help our food services team carefully plan our holiday menus and related activities.
Our Morrison partners take great pride in ensuring that our residents feel at home, welcomed, and celebrated at every meal, every day.