Barbecue helps make a perfect Country Terrace afternoon

Good weather, great food and relaxing conversation mark the home’s first outdoor luncheon this summer

The first Country Terrace barbecue of 2022 had everything the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s residents and team members could have asked for: good weather, great food and relaxing conversation.

Even though Country Terrace does not have an actual barbecue – nutritional care manager Alex Achillini prepared all the food in the kitchen – the same ambiance one would expect to find at any outdoor cookout was still there, says Lora Blackett, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator.

“The food was just as good,” Lora tells The OMNIway.

Alex put together “a lovely spread,” Lora adds, noting the lunchtime offerings included hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken burgers.

Country Terrace is currently undergoing a redevelopment project to add 50,518 square feet and eight beds to the home.

Due to construction at the back of the home, residents and team members went to the deck at the front to have lunch and enjoy the summer day, Lora says.

She says the meal was a hit with everyone.

“The residents enjoyed lunch,” Lora says. “We also served them some pop and coffee and juice, and they got to enjoy a nice burger outside on the deck.”

Lora commends Alex for his work in the kitchen to ensure the residents’ meals were top-notch.

“It was really good and the residents really enjoyed it, and Alex, of course, did a really amazing job just as he always does with the food,” she says.

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