A friendly maître d’ greets you, guiding you to your white-linen table complete with upholstered dining chairs as the hum of good conversation fills the room. One glance at the daily menu reflects a variety of choices and fresh ingredients. This isn’t the trendy new restaurant in town, but rather the vision being planned for the dining room at our new retirement residence, Chartwell Carlton.
“Meals are one of the most important features of retirement living,” says Kenny Goldman, Director of Food and Beverage at Chartwell Retirement Residences. “Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our residents on a daily basis—and that means not only serving delicious and appetizing meals, but also delivering exceptional service.”
Chartwell’s dining rooms change up their menu selections daily, while also offering a variety of á la carte items. The mouth-watering menus manage to infuse meals with fresh, healthy ingredients without sacrificing quality or flavour.
An attractive dining room isn’t the only modern amenity being planned for Chartwell Carlton. A beautiful bistro will also be on site, equipped with a comforting fireplace and pool table—the perfect spot for having a tea or coffee while you read the morning paper, or for socializing with friends. In addition, Chartwell Carlton’s private dining room allows you to host your family and friends for a meal or celebration, while the well-appointed demonstration kitchen is a place where you can cook or bake for pleasure, or perhaps even relax as a family member prepares a favourite recipe for you!
Studies suggest that poor nutrition can put older adults at risk for a number of health issues that could interfere with a happy retirement, and up to one third of retirees are at risk of having poor nutrition. In fact, a poor diet increases the chance of developing hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, according to McMaster Optimal Aging. Additionally, a nutrient deficiency can affect mobility by weakening bones and muscles, and can contribute to cognitive issues.
Chartwell Carlton’s focus on food is really a focus on health, specifically designed for seniors. “We want our residents to be excited about their dining experience,” adds Kenny. In fact, one of the things you’ll first notice in a Chartwell kitchen is fresh, seasonal ingredients. By collaborating with the best providers, as well as sourcing local ingredients, Chartwell Food Service Managers ensure you will enjoy savoury, homemade meals that are flavourful, delicious and reflect local preferences. “If it’s fall, you’ll see apples, squash and roast meats featured prominently. If it’s summer, it’s time to experiment with more salads, farm-fresh fruit pies and, of course, we’ll fire up the BBQ. We love to embrace not only the season, but the local offerings,” enthuses Kenny.
Keeping healthy and diversified dining options in mind when considering retirement living is a step toward better overall health. This choice is simple at Chartwell Carlton Retirement Residence in Burnaby, opening in 2018.
To learn more about our unique, boutique-style community, designed for independent individuals looking to remain engaged in their retirement years, visit Chartwell Carlton’s property page or call 778-300-2388 today.