Nothing says ‘love’ quite like lobster

Nutritional care team treats Streamway Villa residents to a lobster lunch on Valentine’s Day

The Streamway Villa nutritional care team delivered a special Valentine’s Day lunch to residents Feb. 14 that featured lobster tails as the main course.

Valentine’s Day is always a big event at long-term care homes, so Garth Derry, Streamway Villa’s nutritional care manager, says he wanted to serve a memorable meal to mark the occasion.

Residents tucked into a lunchtime meal that featured large lobster tails served on a bed of rice accompanied by drawn butter, lemon slices, bell pepper rings and asparagus spears.

Residents of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home had requested lobster for lunch, and Garth and the nutritional care team went all out to ensure they got the meal they wanted.

Garth is happy to report residents enjoyed their meal as much as he and the nutritional care team enjoyed preparing it for them.

“(It was) a rare treat that they loved,” he tells The OMNIway.

Of course, not everyone is a seafood fan, so residents who wished to opt-out of the lobster lunch were treated to pizza.

“Valentine’s wouldn’t be complete without treating our loved ones who don’t like lobster! Why not treat them to some PIZZA!” the Streamway Villa team wrote on the home’s Facebook page.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured at left, Streamway Villa resident Debra Belliveau is seen here enjoying the lobster lunch residents were served on Valentine’s Day. Right, a plate that was served to residents for their Valentine’s lunch, featuring a lobster tail, rice, bell pepper and asparagus.