There are many misconceptions surrounding senior housing and the senior living industry, and many of these myths focus on the food and dining options. There is still a preconceived notion that senior communities only offer cafeteria-style dining with unappetizing menu options. False!
Today’s senior living communities understand that enhanced dining is a must-have amenity for individuals and families. At Franklin Park® Senior Living, we aim to create a resort-style dining experience for our senior living residents, their families, and guests.
In the words of Franklin Park® Chef Deepesh, “cooking is love made visible. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” We believe in challenging ourselves to break these misconceptions around senior living dining, create beautiful and delicious meals, and elevate our residents’ dining experience.
Going Beyond Food to Create a Full Dining Experience
Humans are social beings, and part of leading a healthy lifestyle is connecting with those around us. That is why we believe the dining experience is about more than just food. Our Franklin Park® Senior Living communities throughout San Antonio use our dining experiences as an opportunity to build community and encourage engagement between our residents, guests, and team members.
“Our goal is to create an ‘at home’ sense of family when we get together to break bread with comfort foods, having good conversations with friends, and service with warm greetings and fond farewells from our caring staff.” – Franklin Park® Chef Anthony.
Each of our communities has a main, restaurant-style dining room for residents and guests. With an elevated yet casual atmosphere, individuals are made to feel welcome and enjoy great food together.
Our friendly team members are always waiting to serve you and set the tone for a meal worth savoring. In line with restaurant-style dining, most of our main dining rooms are open from morning until evening, offering flexible mealtimes.
In addition to the main dining room, Franklin Park® Alamo Heights and Franklin Park® Sonterra offer a bistro-style dining option, adding more variety for our residents to create the dining experience of their choice.
Creating Chef-Prepared Meals to Satisfy Every Craving
Nutrition plays a significant role in maintaining health and wellness, but many individuals nowadays opt for convenience over nutrition. In today’s world, it can be easier to use the drive-through at a fast-food restaurant than it is to cook a balanced and nutritious meal at home (not including the time it takes to buy, prep, and clean up after the meal).
Fortunately, our resort-style senior living communities offer the best of both worlds. We handle the shopping, prepping, preparing, and clean-up, so the only thing residents have to do is enjoy delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals.
We always make sure to offer lighter, healthy choices, homestyle favorites, and comfort food. Whether the dish is traditional Texas BBQ, a colorful fruit salad, or a mouth-watering slice carved from blackened prime rib, it’s our goal to make our culinary specialties a delight to the palate and the senses of each resident in our communities.
Franklin Park® Chef Sal shares, “We create a unique and flavorful menu with a variety of options and make everything from scratch.” Click here to look at a sample menu to get a feel for the variety of items residents and guests can enjoy!
Celebrating Special Occasions
In addition to making classic dishes and resident favorites, our chefs are also experts at taking things to the next level. Our dining experience offers spaces for private, customized celebrations that are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or any other celebrations that you and your family wish to spend together.
We also celebrate as a community, honoring local San Antonio traditions, resident birthdays, and more to make every day feel like a special occasion.
At Franklin Park® Senior Living, we take our dining experience very seriously. Our professional chefs create brilliant, appetizing meals that are tailored to the needs and wants of each resident. Family recipes, secret ingredients, and smiling faces are all specialties of the skilled chefs at our communities. We even encourage our residents to challenge them with creating their favorite meals.
Do not just take our word for it, though. Join us for a free meal to experience our exceptional dining services for yourself! Contact our team today to schedule your complimentary lunch and experience elevated dining at Franklin Park® Senior Living!