Edible East Bay Magazine Explores the Benefits of Thrive Dining™

Lakeside Park was recently featured in Edible East Bay Magazine with the article What is Thrive Dining?, written by Rachel Trachten, published on February 15th, 2018. To view the article, please click here. Photo Credit: Aaron Draper

Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks, grilled cheese and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. As new dining trends for memory care residents pop up around the county, Watermark Retirement Communities has sought to overhaul their memory care dining with its innovative Thrive Dining™ concept.

Thrive Dining™ seeks to restore the joy of dining for individuals living with physical and cognitive changes by serving tasty, nutritionally balanced and protein packed bite sized hors d’oeuvres. Now, favorite foods can be enjoyed without assistance, without utensils and without distractions from the task at hand: enjoying a meal with family or friends.

“Being able to manage your own meal brings back independence,” says Bayside staff member Karley Simmons.

Menu items might include a hearty casserole of eggs, ham and cheese served with fresh fruit, pot roast dinner wrapped in a flaky pastry served with julienne vegetables, or even chef salad bites with a dipping sauce. “The beauty of this program is we’re taking our fresh food that we’re providing daily [in other parts of the community] and giving access to our memory care residents,” says Rob Bobbitt, Watermark’s National Director of Dining Services.

Curious about Thrive Dining? Please join us for a Thrive Dining™ Lunch Tasting and Chef Demonstration. To inquire about tasting days and times, please call 1-510-230-0339.

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