Latest Country Terrace Diners Club meal has unexpected positive result

One resident who has not been eating much lately ‘cleaned her entire plate’ when served a special meal of ribs and chicken

The Country Terrace Diners Club always proves to be a big hit with the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s residents, but the latest special meal prepared by the nutritional care team garnered an unexpected result.

One resident who was on the guest list at the April 23 dinner had not had much of an appetite recently and was not finishing her meals.

But when the resident was served the meal of pork ribs, chicken wings, onion rings, fries, coleslaw and pineapple upside-down cake “she cleaned her entire plate,” says nutritional care manager Alex Achillini.

“It was very nice to see her eating everything,” Alex tells The OMNIway, adding results like this underscore the value the Diners Club has for residents.

The Diners Club is being hosted for small groups of residents in a rotation. Alex and the nutritional care team members create a menu featuring foods residents enjoy. Residents are served the meals in a way one would expect from a top-notch restaurant.

Due to restrictions in place to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently no large-group programming. To ensure all residents can enjoy a Diners Club meal, the program is offered in one area of the home every two weeks, with no more than six residents participating at a time.

As with every Diners Club meal, the food Alex and the nutritional care team served was prepared from scratch, just the way residents like it.

Alex says for the next Diners Club meal, residents will have the choice of beef tenderloin or seafood pasta.

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