The process of developing, reviewing, and implementing new menus at Arbor Springs involves many people and a good deal of time. The process begins with our food distributor, Martin Brothers, as their dieticians create recipes and template menus. Arbor Springs’ dietary manager and dietician then review the template menus and make adjustments, taking into consideration resident preferences as well as how dementia affects the dining process. Recognizable food that looks and smells pleasing, color contrast on the plate, and menu items that can be converted to finger foods are just some of the issues that Arbor Springs addresses with its dementia-specific dining program.
Arbor Springs is proud of its raised garden planters in the courtyards. Residents are not only able to participate in the planting and maintaining of the garden, but they also get to eat the “fruits” of their labor!