Dogwood Forest recognizes that nutritious, tasty, and attractive meals can do as much to nurture the spirit as they do the body. It’s part of what makes an ideal living environment for seniors. That’s why diet is a major focus area of our overall wellness program.
Each Dogwood Forest community employs a full-time Dining Service Director who works in conjunction with our corporate Consulting Certified Executive Chef to prepare well balanced, appealing, and varied menus. As needed, these valuable members of our team work with individual residents to design special menus and recipes that address individual health or religious dietary concerns. All of our meals are low salt and decaffeinated tea and coffee are encouraged.
A full-time Life Enrichment Director coordinates activities designed to meet the specific interests, purpose, and passions of our residents. A great deal of emphasis is placed on discovering the talents of each our residents and developing interests – including volunteer opportunities – in the local community. Each day is dedicated to ensuring that the life enrichment programs meet our mission for Inspiring the Mind, Body and Spirit of our residents.
Below is an example of what activities might be scheduled during a typical day at Dogwood Forest. As members of the Dogwood Forest extended family, the family members and friends of our residents are always welcome to join us.
|3:00||–||Games and Crafts|