Dine well, live well at Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence

A maître d’ warmly greets you and guides you to your white-linen table with upholstered dining chairs. The daily changing menu features fresh ingredients, and the buzz of conversation around the room hums. This isn’t the hot new restaurant in town, it’s the vision being planned for the dining room at Chartwell’s new Waterford Retirement Residence.

“Meals are one of the most important features of retirement living,” according to Kenny Goldman, Director of Food and Beverages for Chartwell Retirement Residences.  “Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our residents on a daily basis for not only delicious and appetizing meals, but also exceptional service standards.” Chartwell’s dining rooms change up their menu selections daily, in addition to a varied offering of á la carte items, and it infuses meals with fresh and healthy ingredients—though never at the sacrifice of hearty, delicious food.

It, however, is not the only dining option planned for the new residence. The inviting bistro will be equipped with a fireplace and pool table, perfect for occasion eating as well as socializing with new friends. In addition, Chartwell Waterford’s private dining room and demonstration kitchen also allow residents to host their family and friends for a meal that they can prep and cook themselves, or relax as their family members prepare a favourite recipe.

Dine 2Poor nutrition can put seniors at risk for a number of health issues that could interfere with a happy retirement and up to one third of seniors are at risk of having poor nutrition. A poor diet increases the chance of developing hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, according to McMaster Optimal Aging. Additionally, a nutrient deficiency can affect mobility, by weakening bones and muscles, and can contribute to cognitive issues.

The community’s focus on food is truly a focus on health, specifically designed for seniors. “We want our residents to be excited about their dining experience,” adds Kenny.  In fact, one of the things you’ll notice first in a Chartwell kitchen is fresh, seasonal ingredients.  By collaborating with the best providers as well as locally sourced items, Chartwell Food Service Managers ensure residents enjoy savory, homemade meals that are flavourful, delicious and reflect local preferences.  “If it is fall, you’ll see apples, squash and roast meats featured prominently. If it is summer, it’s time to experiment with more salads, farm-fresh fruit pies and, of course, we’ll fire up the BBQ. We love to embrace not only the season, but the local offerings,” enthuses Kenny.

Make the step toward better overall health by keeping healthy and diversified dining options in mind when considering retirement living. This choice is simple at the new Chartwell Waterford residence in Oakville. To learn more, visit chartwell.com