Happy #PrideMonth! Many 2SLGBTQI+ older adults in Canada have faced discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. In honour of Pride Month, the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care share some great 2SLGBTQI+ resources on their website to empower long-term care homes to create a culture and [...]
Liberalizing Diets is not a new concept to us here at Seasons Care. With our 'food first' approach to eating for Seniors, we pride ourselves on offering well balanced, nutrient packed and delicious menus that are suitable for most Residents in our partners Homes. If a Residents personal needs cannot be met by the standard [...]
As we approach the summer months, it is important to remember to stay hydrated. An increase in heat can increase the risk of dehydration, especially in older adults. In extreme heat, monitor for signs and symptoms of dehydration such as: Fruity beverages, smoothies, popsicles, jello-o, ice cream and fresh fruit high in fluid content, are [...]
Have a peek at our Seasoned-Spring 2021 Newsletter where we keep you well fed on what Seasons Care is up to! If you would like to receive our Newsletter, please subscribe to our Mailing List Here! Check out the Spring 2021 edition of Seasoned!
Seasons Care is celebrating 25 years! Throughout the year we will be sharing stories and posts on our social media pages about Seasons Care Dietitian Network and how we came to be. Those of you who know us, know we LOVE chocolate, and we believe in a food first approach that focuses on the enjoyment [...]
Spring is here.... the birds are singing, the weather is getting warmer and the flowers are starting to bloom! So, why not celebrate the change in season with this decadent dessert that is a beautiful mix of both sweet and tart. These Meringue Nests topped with Lemon Curd and Fresh Fruit are deliciously refreshing and [...]
March is Nutrition Month! This year, dietitians want you to know that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to healthy eating - let us help YOU find YOUR healthy! Nutrition Month 2021 focuses on the idea that what is “good for you” is not the same for everyone. Dietitians can help Canadians reach their health goals [...]
March is always a special time, celebrating Nutrition Month and taking the time to reflect on the critical work Registered Dietitians do across many sectors. Though Nutrition Month and how we celebrate looks different this year, it does not change the importance of what Nutrition Month stands for. Today, March 17 th 2021 is Dietitians [...]
Canada’s New Food Guide has stirred up a lot of great conversation around what Canadians should consider including in their menu planning for a healthy, balanced diet. Some of those items on the menu include plant-based proteins and more vegetarian entrées. You may have noticed that restaurants and cafés are including more vegetarian and vegan [...]
The Value Awards seek to recognize Seasons Care team members who embody one of the 7 company values - Caring, Integrity, Excellence, Commitment, Teamwork, Creativity and Accountability. At Seasons Care, it is our tremendously talented group of Registered Dietitians who are making a difference in the lives of those we serve each and every day. [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day! This Valentine's Day, the Huron Heights Community Association launched a 'Love Thy Senior Neighbour' campaign in London Ontario. The Association challenged members of the London community to donate Valentine's Day cards, hand-made crafts and pre-packaged candies or chocolates, which will be delivered to 3 Long-Term Care homes in the north end of [...]
Seasons Care is very proud to share that two of our Corporate Dietitians, Katrina Anciado and Twinkle Patel are candidates for Dietitians of Canada’s 2021 Board of Directors. We are honoured to share Katrina and Twinkle's stories as well as their passion and motivation for running. The deadline is fast approaching, the last day to [...]
Check out the Winter 2020 edition of Seasoned!
Although the holidays can bring great cheer, it can also contribute to the feeling of loneliness for some. This year more than ever, it’s especially important to connect with our Residents and our loved ones. A great way to connect with our Residents, and others in general, is using the power of FOOD! The power [...]
It is salty and sweet.... and we love everything about this holiday treat! This easy recipe is made with 6 simple ingredients, is ready in just 15 minutes and is perfect for snacking on any time over the holidays! Each batch makes about 13 Cups. Holiday Reindeer Chow 1 Box (12 ounces) Chex Cereal 2 [...]
Many Residents have difficulty with participating in mealtime activities. Providing assistance to Residents during meals ensures adequate intake of food and fluids and allows the Residents to connect with the staff one on one. Seasons Care Corporate RD, Twinkle Patel, provides a great article on safe feeding practices during mealtimes in the November Issue of [...]
Seasons Care Corporate RD, Michelle Chiarcos and Nutrition Manager Consultant, Samantha Bombardier are very grateful for the wonderful opportunity they had collaborating on the "Adjusting to New Dining Environments" article with Sysco Canada in their Nourish Magazine published this Fall. This article provides helpful suggestions for: Adjusting to new delivery methods Adapting the menu Determining [...]
Have a peek at our Seasoned-Fall 2020 Newsletter where we keep you well fed on what Seasons Care is up to! If you would like to receive our Newsletter, please subscribe to our Mailing List Here! Check out the Fall 2020 edition of Seasoned!
Pumpkin Spice… and Everything Nice! We love everything about this seasonal recipe - it is moist and packed full of flavour, perfect for Fall!! Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf: Dry Ingredients: [...]
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and will look a little different to most this year. The COVID-19 Pandemic has greatly impacted the way we do things, especially the way we are able to celebrate holidays with our families, friends and loved ones in Long Term Care or Retirement Homes! It is important to remember, [...]
It's Summer and the weather is HOT and perfect for barbecuing! As with all types of cooking, it is important to remember to follow proper food safety guidelines when providing BBQs for the Residents and our families at home this summer. Proper food handling will ensure harmful bacteria does not spread, causing foodborne illness. Here are some [...]
Check out the Summer 2020 edition of Seasoned!
During these unprecedented times, physical distancing in the Dining Rooms has become the "new normal" and during these difficult times, we continue to try to do our best to ensure we are keeping Residents and staff safe! Though guidelines are changing for the process of Family visits, it is very important to continue to follow [...]
Seasons Care President, Carol Donovan RD, presented a webinar for Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) filled with advice for how to handle Food Service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation is geared to Retirement Homes for ORCA, but is full of great advice for dietary departments in Long Term Care, Retirement and other Senior service [...]
Please read our statement to our Partners regarding COVID-19 as of March 13 2020: SC - Statement to Partners on COVID-19 - March 13 2020 Please take care of yourself. Thank you, Seasons Care Dieitian Network
As the landscape of Seniors Care evolves, so do Seniors’ nutritional needs, preferences and goals. At Seasons Care, we have studied and understood that evolution, which we refer to as the “New Senior”. 2020 marks the beginning of a transitional switch towards a more conscious and deliberate approach to Seniors Nutrition. The New Senior has a [...]
At Seasons Care, we pride ourselves in a Food First approach to nutrition. But what does Food First really mean? Well to us it means using food as the first line of defense to malnutrition or other health concerns. There is certainly a time and place for commercial supplementation, but as much as possible we [...]
At Seasons Care, it is our tremendously talented group of Registered Dietitians who are making a difference in lives of those we serve each and every day. We are so proud to announce the winners of our 2nd Annual Seasons Care Value Awards. After receiving over 40 nominations from our valued clients, a committee was formed [...]
Check out the Winter 2019 edition of Seasoned!
It’s salty, it’s sweet … and it's hard not to eat! We love everything about this go-to holiday treat. It is made with 4 staple ingredients, is ready in 20 minutes and is addicting, really REALLY addicting! Irresistible Saltine Toffee Treats Saltine Crackers, enough to fill your baking sheet 1 cup Butter, Unsalted 1 cup [...]