The Alzheimer’s Association says that 1 in every 10 people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. At that rate, one could assume that there are over 14,500 people in the Lehigh Valley with dementia (the US Census Bureau estimate in 2016 put the County’s 65+ population at over 145,000).
What makes a meal more appealing to older people with decreased appetites?
Dining is a multisensory experience; the sights, sounds, and smells create an inviting atmosphere of welcoming comfort. What our residents long for is a taste of the familiar, a dining experience with new friends who become family, all enjoying pleasant conversation and a good home cooked meal.
What are your all-time favorite main dish, sides and desserts to make for residents and why?
Broiled flank steak with Sauce Robert
Sautéed zucchini in garlic wine butter
Duchess sweet potatoes piped on a pineapple ring
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
532 Main St., Bethlehem, 18018 celticfest.org. This dedicated group continues to preserve and promote the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Watch top athletes from around the world display feats of strength, speed, and skill as they compete for the title of U.S. Champion. Sept 22 – 24, 2017.
How did you get into the senior industry?
Entering the senior industry has been a natural evolution. Initially, and for over 25 years, I worked in the field of medical genetics providing care to younger “at risk” families.