Optimal nutrition is a necessity for everyone, but especially aging retirees who face several health risks. While young people can get away with eating junk for a time, those in the 65+ age range face conditions such as diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. This is why Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe takes its culinary program so seriously.
About Our Dining Experience
Our dining experience prioritizes gourmet dishes that are prepared with the freshest ingredients. We are strategically located in South Florida which means that residents will have access to crisp herbs and meats all year round, especially seafood which can be found just off the coast.
Benefits of Having a Dining Experience in Your Senior Living Community
Aside from our fresh ingredients, residents of Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe will eat a balanced diet that is rich in vegetables and fresh fruit, which aids in digestion due to their fibrous characteristics. This is especially beneficial to elders whose digestion systems work slower than younger people. All of the food we serve is packed with vitamins and minerals and our chef is professionally trained and can accommodate those that have specific requirements due to Crohn’s disease and diabetes.
Meals can also be planned individually, unlike standard retirement homes where every resident is often given the same food. Since many retirees are using various medications, our staff recognizes that some of these prescription drugs don’t mix well with food which means residents will be fed on a schedule that doesn’t conflict with their medication chart.
Additionally, there are some medicines that necessitate a diet that has low potassium. By joining our community elders will have access to meal planners who will ensure that the food they eat is free of ingredients that are too high in potassium or other ingredients.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe is ideal for retirees who want access to the best dietary program available. We do more than just cook mouthwatering food; our team consists of dietitians who understand culinary science and how it can be applied to elders.
For example, retirees who are taking antibiotic medication should avoid food that contains cheese and milk, since they can alter the manner in which the antibiotics function. However, only someone trained in food science would know this. We also assess the side effects of medications and how they alter one’s appetite.
Why Choose Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe?
One reason why traditional retirement homes have built a reputation for serving bland food is that their meals are prepared by healthcare workers rather than professional chefs. Instead of cafeteria food, Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe employs a chef who can cook delicious and savory meals and who understands the unique needs of retirees and how to prepare dishes that are in accordance with their requirements. The best way to experience our menu is to come and dine with us in person!
To learn more about living in Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe, contact us or call us at 941.584.3170 today.