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At Chartwell, we strive to source our vegetables, fruit, dairy, and meat from local farms through our suppliers. Recently, our Senior Director of Food & Beverage, John Curtis and Chartwell food purchasing specialist Patricia Page—along with Tammy and Brandon from our partner, Fresh Start—visited a farm in Ontario to hear their story and learn more about the ingredients that form the foundation of our meals.
Let’s explore how the delicious, nutritious and varied meals that define Chartwell’s dining experience can make your life better.
Now that I’ve reached my senior years, I want to live life on my terms—that’s a statement you’ll often hear from Canadians in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond
Canada’s new Food Guide differs from previous versions because of its emphasis on healthy eating behaviours, enjoying a wide variety of foods, and a shift towards consuming more plant-based foods. Healthy eating choices and habits can help older adults gain essential energy and nutrients, reduce the risks or slow progression of chronic illnesses, and enjoy better quality of life. Eating mindfully, along with friends, also makes meals more pleasurable.
Excerpt: One-third of older adults are at nutritional risk due to lack of appetite, reduced taste and smell, eating alone and medication si ...
Imagine living the first 16 years of your life being able to see colours, shapes and all of nature’s splendour, only to have your vision fad ...
Many older adults in North America get most of their protein during dinner and less at breakfast, says McGill University. However, older wom ...
As an older adult, you may find you’re in need of more support as you age— whether it be with activities of your daily routine, or with chor ...
Typically, when we talk about trying to eat more healthily, we focus on what we eat, taking into account taste, nutrition and cost; however, ...
March is National Nutrition Month, a great time to take a look at your eating habits. Seniors have unique nutritional requirements —and meet ...
Violet, Age 97, At Chartwell since 2009 When posed with the question, How would you describe your life at your retirement residence?, Violet ...
‘Tis the season of showing loved ones how much we care—including those companions that come with four legs, two wings or even a few scales. ...

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