Summertime barbecues resume at Country Terrace

Residents are thrilled that one of their favourite meal programs has returned

With some restrictions in Ontario long-term care homes easing, Country Terrace is once again hosting outdoor summer barbecues for residents once a week.

Every Thursday the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s nutritional care team fires up the barbecue to grill hamburgers and cheeseburgers for up to 12 residents at a time, with social distancing in effect at all times to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The barbecues also include side dishes, such as potato salad and dill pickles, and there’s always cold pop and beer as well as ice cream for dessert.

Because there’s a limit of 12 residents at a time who can attend the barbecues, there is a rotating schedule to allow a different group of residents to the event each week.

Country Terrace nutritional care manager Alex Achillini says barbecues are a favourite summertime meal program for residents, so they have been well received.

“They love the barbecues and especially eating outside in such beautiful weather,” he says.

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