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Highlighting Jessica M.’s article in Nourishing News!

Prepare your senses for the latest release of Nourishing News, where the spotlight is on Seasons Care's own Jessica M. and her compelling article promoting a "Food-First" approach in Long Term Care ๐ŸŒŸ In this collaboration, Jessica M. has provided insightful perspectives on prioritizing nutrition through a food-centric lens. Her expertise has added a [...]

2024-01-30T09:02:28-05:00January 30th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feed Ontario Donation 2023!

We are thrilled to share the heartwarming news that our recent donation has made a significant impact by providing 500 meals for Feed Ontario. This contribution, made on behalf of our valued Partners, reflects our commitment to making a positive difference in our community, particularly during the holiday season. It brings us [...]

2024-01-24T16:55:05-05:00January 24th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feed Ontario Donation 2023!

Seasoned – Winter 2023 Newsletter

The Winter edition of our Seasoned Newsletter has been released and we have some great winter tips to share with you! Click here as we keep you well fed with what Canada's Largest Dietitian Network is up to. Be sure to take a look at the delicious Holiday Bark recipe which can be ready [...]

2023-12-22T13:32:35-05:00December 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Winter 2023 Newsletter

Holiday Bark Recipe

A quick and easy treat to bring to the holiday get-togethers when you forget you said you would bring something! Ingredients: 1 Package of White Candy Coating (use as much as you want, the whole package makes quite a bit) +/- 3 cups of your mixings (chopped nuts, dried fruit, candy, broken pretzels.) wax [...]

2023-12-13T12:03:24-05:00December 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Bark Recipe

Chocolate Turtle Recipe

Nothing tastes more like the Holidays than a yummy gooey Chocolate Turtle! Run out to the store to get any ingredients you need to try these turtles. Whether youโ€™re entertaining or just looking for a snack to enjoy at home, this recipe will not disappoint! Ingredients: 8 ounces pecan halves (used roasted, lightly salted) [...]

2023-12-13T10:29:50-05:00December 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chocolate Turtle Recipe

Seasoned – Fall 2023 Newsletter

The Fall edition of our Seasoned Newsletter has been released and we have some great summer tips to share with you! Click here as we keep you well fed with what Canada's Largest Dietitian Network is up to. Be sure to take a look at the delicious Strawberry Shortcake recipe which can be ready [...]

2023-10-10T13:17:30-04:00October 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Fall 2023 Newsletter

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Nothing tastes like fall more than a freshly baked Apple Pie! Run out to the store or maybe the apple orchard to pick some fresh apples for this tasty Apple Pie recipe. Whether youโ€™re entertaining or just looking for a dessert to enjoy at home, this recipe will not disappoint! Ingredients: Crust 1 cup [...]

2023-10-02T11:55:54-04:00October 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

It’s Time to Brush Up on Food & BBQ Safety!

With the summer season upon us, letโ€™s talk BBQ! One of the best things about summer is being able to grill delicious meals all summer long. Less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors, perfection! This makes it the perfect time to refresh on a few safety tips. Let's start with... Food Safety [...]

2023-07-10T13:49:53-04:00July 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s Time to Brush Up on Food & BBQ Safety!

Seasoned – Summer 2023 Newsletter

The Summer edition of our Seasoned Newsletter has been released and we have some great summer tips to share with you! Click here as we keep you well fed with what Canada's Largest Dietitian Network is up to. Be sure to take a look at the delicious Strawberry Shortcake recipe which can be ready [...]

2023-07-05T14:48:51-04:00July 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Summer 2023 Newsletter

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Nothing tastes like summer more than a fresh fruit dessert! Run out to the store or to your garden and pick some fresh strawberries for this tasty Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Whether youโ€™re entertaining or just looking for a dessert to enjoy at home, this recipe can be ready to enjoy in just one hour. Ingredients: [...]

2023-06-30T11:09:50-04:00June 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Dysphagia Awareness Month

June is Dysphagia Awareness Month! Dysphagia refers to difficulty swallowing and is common among older adults, something that our Dietitians see firsthand in their Homes. Nutritional strategies in managing dysphagia include modifying food texture and fluid consistency to promote a safe swallow and prevent complications. Want to learn more about dysphagia? Dietitians of Canada have [...]

2023-06-16T11:54:04-04:00June 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dysphagia Awareness Month

“Food and Living Well in Long-Term Care” – Written by Stacey Scaman

Stacey wrote an interesting article about Food and Living Well in LTC for The Jarlette Journal and it is a must read! Stacey talks about the excellent efforts put forth by their dietary team in ensuring Residents are provided with delicious and tasty meals that bring them joy. She also discusses Jarlette's investment in [...]

2023-06-12T11:06:26-04:00June 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Food and Living Well in Long-Term Care” – Written by Stacey Scaman

Seasoned – Spring 2023 Newsletter

The Spring edition of our Seasoned Newsletter has been released and we have some great content to share with you! Click here as we keep you well fed with what Canada's Largest Dietitian Network is up to. We're proud to showcase our Dietitians who celebrated 5, 10 and 15 year anniversaries during the first quarter [...]

2023-05-16T15:13:53-04:00May 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Spring 2023 Newsletter

Nutrition Month Recap

Nutrition Month is always near and dear to our hearts. We are proud of all Seasons Care Dietitians who work hard every day to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Throughout the month of March, Seasons Care Dietitians and their colleagues developed resources, tools, informational displays, fun contests, activities, shared [...]

2023-05-12T11:20:34-04:00May 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nutrition Month Recap

Whipped Ricotta Board Recipe โ€“ A Must Try!

With beautiful weather comes many gatherings with family and friends. Whether you're hosting at your home or looking to bring a dish with you to a gathering elsewhere, we have the perfect appetizer that everyone will love and you'll be able to quickly whip it together before heading out the door! Procedure: Using stand [...]

2023-05-12T11:23:03-04:00May 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Whipped Ricotta Board Recipe โ€“ A Must Try!

OSNAC FNAT Dietary Orientation Survey

OSNAC FNAT has released a survey on Dietary Education for LTC. Everyone working in LTC is encouraged to complete this survey by May 19th.The MLTC recently announced changes to certification requirements for food service workers and cooks in LTC. The changes now allow LTC homes to hire staff without academic certification if they have [...]

2023-05-11T10:22:54-04:00May 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSNAC FNAT Dietary Orientation Survey

Mental Health Week – May 1 – 7, 2023

ย  Collectively and individually, we have multiple layers and stories that make us who we are. While each year 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or mental health issue, 5 in 5 of us โ€“ thatโ€™s all people โ€“ have mental health. Learn more about #mentalhealth and different ways to support yourself [...]

2023-05-01T11:51:12-04:00May 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Health Week – May 1 – 7, 2023

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and we wanted to share the fantastic resources available through Parkinson Canada - https://www.parkinson.ca/resources/. They offer a wide range of educational webinars, articles, exercise and wellness resources and more. Whether you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's or know someone who has, there are endless resources out there to help. [...]

2023-04-11T10:29:44-04:00April 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parkinson’s Awareness Month

2023 AdvantAge Ontario Convention Coming Up Soon!

We are proud to share that Seasons Care is one of the sponsors at the 2023 AdvantAge Ontario Convention coming up this month. We're also one of the exhibitors and we canโ€™t wait to see you there! Registration is open at https://www.advancingseniorcare.ca/website/49474/home/ Register today and stay tuned as we share more info about the [...]

2023-04-05T13:22:59-04:00April 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2023 AdvantAge Ontario Convention Coming Up Soon!

Marie Taylor Award for Excellence 2022

Each year, the Gerontology Network of Dietitians of Canada recognizes gerontology network members for theย Marie Taylor Award for Excellence in Long Term Care, Seniors Nutrition and Dietetic Practice. The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in Dietitians working in the Long-Term Care and Seniors Health Field in the provincial regions across Canada. [...]

2023-03-30T11:14:21-04:00March 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marie Taylor Award for Excellence 2022

TWC 2023 Session Insight: How to Create a Culinary Hospitality Experience within a Clinical Environment

Dan Levitt, CEO of KinVillage will describe firsthand how an increased focus on hospitality brought an increase in Resident satisfaction and increase in employee retention. This learning session will allow attendees to realize how easy it is to implement at their own communities. A number of the Culinary & Nutrition sessions at the conference have [...]

2023-03-24T11:35:00-04:00March 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: How to Create a Culinary Hospitality Experience within a Clinical Environment

TWC 2023 Session Insight: Best Practices in Dining Technologies: A Panel Discussion

Join Julie Cavaliere from MealSuite, Julie Park from Sysco, Lauren Emrich from Schlegel Villages and our own Stacey Scaman as they provide insight on best practice in using technology in dining and how it can promote optimal nutrition and dining experiences that are person centered and ultimately improves client satisfaction. Click here for more [...]

2023-03-22T15:16:51-04:00March 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: Best Practices in Dining Technologies: A Panel Discussion

2022 Value Award Winners Announced!

The Value Awards seek to recognize Seasons Care team members who embody one of the 7 company values โ€“ 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 [...]

2023-03-22T12:53:35-04:00March 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|1 Comment

TWC 2023 Session Insight: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Palliative and End of Life Care in Long-Term Care

Heather Toll, RD and Stephanie Breurkes, NP with Regional Municipality of Durham will review how to enhance your palliative and end of life care program within LTC. Be sure to attend this session as they share tools to assist with early identification & goals of care conversations. Click here for more info and to [...]

2023-03-20T11:08:31-04:00March 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Palliative and End of Life Care in Long-Term Care

TWC 2023 Session Insight: Dietitians and the Continuous Quality Improvement Team – Not Just Another Meeting

Join this session as Julie, Sarah and Amanda from VIDA Dietetics give practical examples of how relevant information can be shared by the Dietitian to the CQI team and how it can be pulled together in a meaningful report so that the data is relevant in the multi-disciplinary setting. The delegates will share how [...]

2023-03-17T12:43:28-04:00March 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: Dietitians and the Continuous Quality Improvement Team – Not Just Another Meeting

TWC 2023 Session Insight: An Hour with OSNAC: Implementing the new FLTCA in the Dietary Department

This session will introduce the new and revised Best Practices around Clinical Nutrition & Food Service for Seniors Care, especially those living in Long-Term Care in Ontario. Julie will explore the best practices, tools and resources that are available from OSNAC. There will also be a panel of experts that can provide lessons learned [...]

2023-03-16T10:49:28-04:00March 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: An Hour with OSNAC: Implementing the new FLTCA in the Dietary Department

Happy #DietitianDay!

Happy #DietitianDay to all Dietitians out there! A special shout out to all Seasons Care Dietitians, we see firsthand how much dedication, passion and love goes into your work everyday. Thank you for always serving the Residents with the best of care and always putting the human first. #thankyou #dietitianapproved #dietitiansofcanada #rd2be #yourhealthmatters #registereddietitian [...]

2023-03-15T10:43:00-04:00March 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy #DietitianDay!

TWC 2023 Session Insight: Like, Share & Connect! Using Social Media to Amplify Culture Change

Dominique Williams, Culture Change Manager with RIA, will be speaking about how social media is being used to provide team members in Long Term Care and Retirement with short, relevant and timely information about how to implement the CHOICE+ Principles.Register to this exciting event today!

2023-03-13T10:31:34-04:00March 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: Like, Share & Connect! Using Social Media to Amplify Culture Change

International Women’s Day!

๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง'๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ - a day to recognize and celebrate women's and girl's social, economic, cultural and political achievements. It's also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the remaining work to be done. At Seasons Care, we have the pleasure of working along side so [...]

2023-03-07T09:22:14-05:00March 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on International Women’s Day!

TWC 2023 Session Insight: Team Effort – Upskill Your Way to Stronger, Happier Food and Nutrition Staff

Finding workers is hard. So is keeping them. This session brought to you by Letitia Rowley with Gordon Food Service will explore strategies to improve and retain your valuable employees which ultimately means a more pleasurable dining experience for your guests. Click here to checkout this informative video shared by Gordan Food Service Canada. [...]

2023-03-06T12:09:10-05:00March 6th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: Team Effort – Upskill Your Way to Stronger, Happier Food and Nutrition Staff

Free Webinar – Feed Your Brain, Nourish Your Mind!

Be sure to check out this great and FREE webinar! Join Doug Cook for this one hour webinar to learn: Brain basics: How nutrition impacts brain structure and function Latest evidence: Nutrients for optimal brain and mental health Practical advice: Nutrient-rich foods to nourish the brain Register here to join them live (or get [...]

2023-03-03T15:33:30-05:00March 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Webinar – Feed Your Brain, Nourish Your Mind!

TWC 2023 Session Insight: Rethinking Food Service Production in the Healthcare Industry

Are you looking for culinary innovation within healthcare? Join Chef Daryl Neamtu of DN Hospitality at Together We Care on March 29th at 11 am.ย  Daryl will walk you through a Scratch Cooking Healthcare System that can reduce food waste by 50%, increase Resident satisfaction, and provide insight on reallocating precious skilled labour. Register [...]

2023-03-02T11:12:27-05:00March 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TWC 2023 Session Insight: Rethinking Food Service Production in the Healthcare Industry

It’s Nutrition Month!

At Seasons Care, we LOVE celebrating Nutrition Month! This year, the theme is Find a Dietitian and we are lucky to have so many Dietitians joining our team regularly. We find that there are many folks out there arenโ€™t 100% sure on what a Dietitian does or how to go about taking this career [...]

2023-03-01T13:53:16-05:00March 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s Nutrition Month!

Together We Care 2023 – Stay Tuned for More!

As the sponsors of the Culinary & Nutrition sessions at this yearsโ€™ Together We Care Convention & Trade Show, we are so excited to start sharing more about all the great speakers and sessions! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we share a little sneak peek into each session [...]

2023-02-21T13:34:58-05:00February 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Together We Care 2023 – Stay Tuned for More!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Looking for a treat to share with your valentine? Don't miss out on this quick and easy recipe - you are only 3 steps away from enjoying chocolate truffle cookies! Click here to try this delicious recipe!

2023-02-14T12:06:21-05:00February 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!

Best Practices in Foodservice Technology

If you didn't get to catch Alex speaking about best practices in Foodservice Technology for Seniors Care, now is your chance! Watch this great panel discussion to learn more about how to leverage technology to provide efficiencies in foodservices and improve the overall dining experience. Watch it here!

2023-02-02T15:14:58-05:00February 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Best Practices in Foodservice Technology

Alert: Upcoming Event – Don’t Miss Out!

Mark your calendars and be sure to join Alex on Tuesday, January 24th at 3:00pm EST. Alex will join along with Julie Cavaliere, MHA, RD and Melanie Veldman LIVE for a panel discussion around using technology for: โ€ข Boosted efficiencies โ€ข Improved Resident safety โ€ข Enhanced mealtime experience ... And the ability to adapt [...]

2023-01-20T15:02:30-05:00January 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alert: Upcoming Event – Don’t Miss Out!

Menu Planning…One Bite at a Time

Change can be scary, especially when we see regulatory changes being made. Carol has provided an explanation of each change related to menu planning and meal service and how Homes can adapt them. Wondering if you have to make these changes? Carol has answered your question on page 36, along with providing some tips [...]

2023-01-16T15:52:23-05:00January 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Menu Planning…One Bite at a Time

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Resources

It's Alzheimer's Awareness Month! By the 2040s, more than 20,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with dementia every month. The Alzheimer Society is your first step, your First Link to access expertise, support and knowledge. Click here for more information. #alzheimersawarenessmonth #dementiacanada #alzheimersociety #alzheimercanada #firstlink #endalz

2023-01-03T18:22:02-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Resources

Seasoned – Winter 2022 Newsletter

We're wrapping up for the holiday season with the final 2022 edition of our Seasoned Newsletter. Read through right here as we keep you well fed with what Canada's Largest Dietitian Network is up to. Are you looking for a last-minute gift idea? Be sure to check out the Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bombs recipe we [...]

2022-12-22T19:47:02-05:00December 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Winter 2022 Newsletter

Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bombs

Looking for a last-minute gift idea or perhaps just wanting a tasty treat to warm up with this chilly season? This is the recipe for you! Ingredients: 16-24 ounces melted and tempered pure milk chocolate or melted compound chocolate (candy melts, almond bark, melting wafers) - you'll need the larger amount if you use [...]

2022-12-21T15:23:09-05:00December 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bombs

Giving Tuesday 2022

#GivingTuesdayCa is a global movement that showcases the impact we can have when we all work together in the name of social good. Letโ€™s show the world how generous Canada is! Find out more about how you can get involved at www.givingtuesday.ca It's never too late - be sure to check out their blog [...]

2022-11-29T15:20:59-05:00November 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Giving Tuesday 2022

Finger Foods: A Hands-On Approach

๐Ÿ“Œ Have you read the article on Finger Foods in this month's issue of Sysco Nourishing News? It features Corporate RD Breanne as co-author and has great info and solutions in supporting Residents and their changing needs. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Check it out here on page 6!

2022-11-25T14:38:05-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finger Foods: A Hands-On Approach

Together We Care 2023 Update

Seasons Care is proud to present the Culinary Stream at TWC 2023! We are thrilled to announce that yet again this year Seasons Care is the proud presenter of the Culinary Stream of content at Together We Care 2023. Making this announcement even more exciting is that Together We Care will be held in [...]

2022-11-16T16:10:14-05:00November 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Together We Care 2023 Update

World Diabetes Day!

It's ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐š๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ which aims to promote the importance of coordinated and united action in confronting diabetes as a critical global health issue. Today we are displaying the global symbol for diabetes - the blue circle which signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the rising number of people [...]

2022-11-14T17:40:47-05:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World Diabetes Day!

Together We Care 2023 – Call for Content

Do you have something to say about a nutrition or food service related topic pertinent to Seniors living? The Call for Content is now open for #TWC2023, and Seasons Care is again the proud sponsor of the Culinary stream. We are hoping to jam pack the agenda with great speakers, to learn more visit: [...]

2022-11-07T16:27:16-05:00November 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Together We Care 2023 – Call for Content

Canadian Celic Association Survey

The Canadian Celiac Association have shared a voluntary survey that will help them to learn more about the potential challenges in providing gluten-free meals in health care facilities and explore creative solutions to these challenges. The survey closes November 2nd and participants will be entered to win a prize. ๐ŸŒ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BC7KW57 [...]

2022-10-24T16:17:37-04:00October 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Celic Association Survey

This is Long Term Care Conference 2022

Join change-makers and leaders in LTC virtually Oct 24 โ€“ 26 for OLTCAโ€™s fall conference, This is Long Term Care 2022. This conference aims to highlight emerging research, quality improvement initiatives, innovations and expertise that can educate and inspire others in seniorsโ€™ care and provide practical strategies that improve quality of care and quality [...]

2022-10-06T14:34:45-04:00October 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This is Long Term Care Conference 2022

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is an annual national public education campaign designed to help Canadians learn more about mental illness and share their experiences with it. This year's theme is 'there is no health, without mental health.' There are many difference types of mental illnesses that affect people in different ways. Learn more about [...]

2022-10-04T16:46:18-04:00October 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Illness Awareness Week

Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week

The Canadian Malnutrition TaskForce (CMTF) and the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) are hosting their annual Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week โ„ข (CMAW) campaign from October 3 to 7, 2022. This year's theme is โ€œMalnutrition Care for All". #CMAW22. The CMAW 2022 is offering a weeklong line-up of free webinars featuring experienced nutrition research, clinician, and [...]

2022-10-03T14:23:45-04:00October 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week

OSNAC & FNAT Updates

Did you know that Ontario Seniors Nutrition & Advocacy Committee (OSNAC) and Food & Nutrition Advisory Team (FNAT) are voluntary groups of Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Managers, focused on advocacy initiatives for seniorsโ€™ nutrition living in Long-Term Care in Ontario? They are committed to their advocacy efforts and have developed a website to keep [...]

2022-09-29T15:05:55-04:00September 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSNAC & FNAT Updates

Seasoned – Fall 2022 Newsletter

Have a peek at our Seasoned - Fall 2022 Newsletter right here as we keep you well fed with Fall tips, recipes, and what Canada's Largest Dietitian Network has been up to! If you would like to receive our Quarterly Newsletter, please scroll down below to Subscribe to Our Mailing List. [...]

2022-09-28T17:43:24-04:00September 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Fall 2022 Newsletter

A ‘Must Try’ Apple Crisp Recipe

Ingredients: 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 cup white sugar 1 tbsp all purpose flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon ยฝ cup water 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup packed brown sugar ยผ tsp baking powder ยผ tsp baking soda ยฝ cup butter, melted Directions: Preheat [...]

2022-09-27T19:03:20-04:00September 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A ‘Must Try’ Apple Crisp Recipe

National White Chocolate Day

#NationalWhiteChocolateDay is not a day that Seasons Care can just pass over. We may be the BIGGEST lovers of chocolate out there! We know you are busy, especially this month with all the back-to-school festivities, so we wanted to share a quick and simple recipe. With only 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of your [...]

2022-09-22T15:29:47-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National White Chocolate Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

It's #WorldAlzheimersDay. A day to raise awareness on this progressive disease as it impacts so many of our loved ones and Residents. Alzheimerโ€™s is the most common form of dementia with memory loss and loss of other essential cognitive abilities that greatly impact an individuals daily life. It's important to learn more about Alzheimer's, [...]

2022-09-21T14:26:51-04:00September 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World Alzheimer’s Day

#InternationalLiteracyDay

It's #InternationalLiteracyDay! This special day takes place to raise awareness and concern for existing literacy problems around the world and in our own communities. Have you heard of Open Library? Visit https://openlibrary.org/ for a free opportunity to read any book youโ€™d like. Reading is great for brain health, learning how to effectively communicate and [...]

2022-09-08T14:59:01-04:00September 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on #InternationalLiteracyDay

#NationalFajitaDay

It's no secret that we LOVE food over at Seasons Care! With it being National Fajita Day, you better believe that will be on the menu for supper tonight! How about you, will you be making fajitas for supper tonight? We promise you it is one easy meal that will be a hit at [...]

2022-08-18T16:16:21-04:00August 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on #NationalFajitaDay

The Importance of Active Listening

As part of our internal goals, our Leadership team is currently reading an excellent book regarding different management techniques in leading your team. In part of our discussions, weโ€™ve been reviewing the importance of active listening, not only in your professional relationships but your personal ones as well. Listening is an important skill that [...]

2022-08-17T14:08:03-04:00August 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Active Listening

#NationalPaniniDay

Chicken Panini anyone? As part of #NationalPaniniDay, we just had to share this video from AllRecipes on how to make a chicken panini. Warning - This video will make you hungry! Enjoy https://youtu.be/c21Y_pi3-Gg

2022-08-11T16:53:45-04:00August 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on #NationalPaniniDay

Seasoned – Summer 2022 Newsletter

Our Seasoned Newsletter - Summer edition is available today! We'll keep you well fed with stories, news and info about what we're up to through our Summer edition of Seasoned here! If you would like to receive our Quarterly Newsletter, please scroll down below to Subscribe to Our Mailing List.

2022-07-21T14:41:57-04:00July 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Summer 2022 Newsletter

Let’s Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

Itโ€™s National Ice Cream Month and in the Senior Living sector ice cream is one of the most popular dessert items we offer on our menus. It is a tried and true comforting food! From classic flavours like vanilla and chocolate, to fun variations like ice cream bars and sandwiches โ€“ ice cream always [...]

2022-07-06T13:31:46-04:00July 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Let’s Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

Your Mental Health & Staying Safe

#SeniorsMonth is also about staying safe and we've seen firsthand the measures being taken in the Homes to keep safety precautions at the forefront. Part of staying safe is taking care of our mental health, and there are a ton of resources out there to help when struggling with mental health. For help connecting with [...]

2022-06-23T13:19:47-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Mental Health & Staying Safe

National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! On this special day, we wanted the share the Indigenous Ally Toolkit, which was created to foster alliances and educate on how we can listen better, shift power dynamics and take concrete steps towards reconciliACTION. Be sure to check out this great resource today! Ally_email (segalcentre.org)

2022-06-21T16:31:02-04:00June 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Indigenous Peoples Day!

First Day of Summer – Citrus Peach Cooler Recipe!

๐ˆ๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ!!! Nice weather, beaches and quality time with family and friends are on the horizon. Let's kick off the summer season with this delicious looking ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’” ๐‘ท๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’“ that we just came across. This recipe is so easy and only takes 10 minutes of prep time! The ingredients needed [...]

2022-06-21T14:03:56-04:00June 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Day of Summer – Citrus Peach Cooler Recipe!

Staying Hydrated in this Hot Weather!

Itโ€™s always essential to ensure you stay hydrated, this becomes even more important as we approach the summer months. An increase in heat can increase the risk of dehydration. Letโ€™s take a look at how we can minimize the risk of dehydration during these hot summer months. Letโ€™s Be Prepared! Signs and symptoms of dehydration [...]

2022-06-15T19:14:20-04:00June 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Staying Hydrated in this Hot Weather!

OSNAC & FNAT Launches a New Website!

Exciting news!! OSNAC & FNAT have developed a new website with the latest updates on the advocacy initiatives they have been working. This website will also include a variety of great resources including the newly revised Best Practices for Menu Planning in LTC. Be sure to visit them at https://www.osnac-fnat.com/ and follow them on Facebook [...]

2022-06-13T13:35:08-04:00June 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSNAC & FNAT Launches a New Website!

Menu Planning for Long-Term Care Homes Article by Misha, RD in Caressant Care Connections

There are so many factors that go into menu planning, along with cooking meals that you enjoy while ensuring they have the right amount of nutrients, fiber and energy to keep you healthy. At Seasons Care, we believe it's important that we still eat the foods that we love and enjoy. In this Article, Misha [...]

2022-06-08T13:29:57-04:00June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Menu Planning for Long-Term Care Homes Article by Misha, RD in Caressant Care Connections

Food Allergies & Intolerances

Having an understanding of food allergies and intolerances can help keep us, and others, safe from adverse reactions. What is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is a reaction of the bodyโ€™s immune system to a specific protein in food, in which it is mistakenly identified as being harmful. Risks & Symptoms Skin โ€“ hives, [...]

2022-05-17T13:43:56-04:00May 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food Allergies & Intolerances

#MentalHealthWeek

It's #MentalHealthWeek! One of the best way to help is to make others feel seen and heard. Thatโ€™s why this yearโ€™s #MentalHealthWeek is all about empathy. Learn how you can #GetReal about how to help at www.mentalhealthweek.ca

2022-05-04T15:15:08-04:00May 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on #MentalHealthWeek

Seasoned – Spring 2022 Newsletter

Have a peek at our Seasoned - Spring 2022 Newsletter and learn more about our Nutrition & Food Service Division! Check out the Spring 2022 Edition of Seasoned here! If you would like to receive our Quarterly Newsletter, please scroll down below to Subscribe to Our Mailing List.

2022-04-29T14:14:07-04:00April 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned – Spring 2022 Newsletter

Nutrition Month Festivities

As you know, March was Nutrition Month and this year's theme involved Dietitians exploring the key "ingredients" needed to change our food systems for a healthier tomorrow. Our Team had a lot of fun & spent the month engaging Residents & Staff in the Homes through various activities. Some of which included: Guessing games such [...]

2022-04-25T13:33:58-04:00April 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nutrition Month Festivities

Spring Cleaning for Your Guts!

ย  ย  Have you seen Misha's article on Spring Cleaning for Your Guts in the April edition of Caressant Care Connections? Learn more about the importance of fibre in your diet and how it can make a difference in lowering your cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels and maintaining a healthy body weight. Can you pass [...]

2022-04-14T13:29:09-04:00April 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning for Your Guts!

Easter Dessert Alert: A Delicious Carrot Cake Recipe

There is no more classic Easter dessert than a moist carrot cake; we have scoured the internet for the best recipe! This silky cream cheese frosting is optional - it makes a sweet and decadent dessert with the frosting, but without makes for a great snack or breakfast loaf option. Ingredients: Cake: 2 cups whole-wheat [...]

2022-04-13T14:18:33-04:00April 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Easter Dessert Alert: A Delicious Carrot Cake Recipe

Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies

We ๐‹๐Ž๐•๐„ chocolate over at Seasons Care! Have you seen the Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip cookie recipe in the #NutritionMonth 2022 Recipe e-book? For the full recipe and to find more information about Nutrition Month click here!

2022-03-25T13:20:48-04:00March 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day Festive Shakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Let's celebrate with a festive shake! 6 ingredients and 5 minutes later you could be enjoying this tasty St. Patrick's Day Mint Shake! Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla ice cream 1/4 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 or 4 drops of green food colouring [...]

2022-03-17T13:39:06-04:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day Festive Shakes

Nutrition Month Recipe Ideas!

Celebrate #NutritionMonth by trying a new recipe from the Nutrition Month 2022 Recipe e-book available at https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/nutritionmonth.๐–๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ? The Perfect Pumpkin Granola? Lentil Sloppy Joes? Baked Eggplant Sticks? Dig into the recipes in the link above and find your favourite ones! #YourFutureIsHealthy

2022-03-10T14:43:19-05:00March 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nutrition Month Recipe Ideas!

Did You Know It’s Nutrition Month?

Every March, Canadians celebrate Nutrition Month! This yearโ€™s theme focuses on how Dietitians can use their expertise and skills to help create a more sustainable food system. Dietitians have been major influencers in leading change towards creating a more sustainable food system. There are a ton of ways that we can make a difference [...]

2022-03-03T17:53:28-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Did You Know It’s Nutrition Month?

March is Nutrition Month!

This is the 40th #NutritionMonth! This yearโ€™s theme considers how the food choices we make today influence our future health, the health of our communities and the planet. Follow along as we celebrate Nutrition Month and share what our Dietitians are up to! Learn more: NutritionMonth - Unlock Food #YourFutureIsHealthy

2022-03-01T17:11:19-05:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on March is Nutrition Month!

Together We Care 2022 – Register Today!

The amazing program for ๐“๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐–๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ is now live! Check out the Culinary & Nutrition Sessions sponsored by ๐’๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž, and more great topics to be posted in the coming days. Visit https://together-we-care.com/program-2022/ to see the program now! #TWC2022

2022-02-15T15:09:28-05:00February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Together We Care 2022 – Register Today!

Food & Romance

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Have you seen the article on" Food & Romance" in the latest issue of Caressant Care Connections? Follow the link below to checkout some great Valentine's Day meals planned for their Homes on February 14th. There are some great ideas there to share with your special someone as [...]

2022-02-08T16:23:07-05:00February 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food & Romance

10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Mental Health matters and itโ€™s great to see the shift in how weโ€™re becoming more vocal about it today but we still have a long way to go. Finding help, solutions and strategies to build strength and resilience is vital. This pandemic has increased the struggles with mental health for so many. The constant changes, [...]

2022-01-25T16:36:18-05:00January 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Fanshawe College Confirms 20 Spots for Institutional Cook 415D Apprenticeship

Do you have a staff member that deserves your support to grow in their role? Would you like to be able to provide a professional development opportunity for this staff member? GREAT NEWS! Fanshawe College has confirmed 20 spots for Institutional Cook 415D apprenticeship. To learn more click here.

2022-01-25T14:48:07-05:00January 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fanshawe College Confirms 20 Spots for Institutional Cook 415D Apprenticeship

Holiday Blondies

These festive Blondies are soft and chewy.... and a delicious holiday treat everyone will love! This easy recipe is made with simple ingredients, and is perfect for snacking on any time over the holidays! Holiday Blondies 8 oz. Unsalted Butter, melted 2ย cups Brown Sugar, firmly packed 3ย teaspoons Vanilla Extract 2ย large Eggs plus one Egg Yolk [...]

2021-12-16T14:53:53-05:00December 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Blondies

Holiday Food Safety- Article by Twinkle RD and Misha RD in Caressant Care Connections

Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations, and it is crucial to pay attention to food safety to reduce the risk of foodborne illness for you and your family and friends. Did you know December is also known forย #FoodServiceSafetyMonth? Seasons Care Corporate RD, Twinkle and Corporate Consulting Manager of Dietary Operations and RD, [...]

2021-12-15T20:48:13-05:00December 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Food Safety- Article by Twinkle RD and Misha RD in Caressant Care Connections

Seasoned- Fall 2021

Have a peek at our Seasoned-Fall 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! ย  Check out theย Fall 2021 edition of Seasoned!

2021-11-04T22:04:14-04:00November 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned- Fall 2021

Sweet Potato Pie with Maple Pecan Topping

To all the Pumpkin Pie lovers out there, have you tried Sweet Potato Pie? This Sweet Potato Pie recipe is packed full of flavour, perfect for Fall and provides a bit of a twist to the holiday classic - Pumpkin Pie!! Sweet Potato Pie with Maple Pecan Topping Ingredients: Pie Filling: 2ย cupsย of cooked mashed sweet [...]

2021-10-07T14:01:16-04:00October 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sweet Potato Pie with Maple Pecan Topping

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, September 30th, marks the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to recognize and honour the lost children and Survivors of Residential Schools in Canada. The SC Corporate Team is wearing Orange to show their support. We encourage all Canadians to take time today to reflect and learn how we can [...]

2021-09-30T17:08:36-04:00September 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Marie Taylor Award for Excellence 2020

Each year, the Gerontology Network of Dietitians of Canada recognizes gerontology network members for the Marie Taylor Award for Excellence in Long Term Care, Seniors Nutrition and Dietetic Practice. The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in Dietitians working in the Long-Term Care and Seniors Health Field in the provincial regions across Canada. [...]

2021-09-27T21:04:00-04:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marie Taylor Award for Excellence 2020

Seasoned- Summer 2021

Have a peek at our Seasoned- Summer 2021 Newsletter which includes a delicious summer recipe that is perfect for any BBQ and will keep you cool and refreshed! Check out the Summer 2021 edition of Seasoned! If you would like to receive our Quarterly Newsletter, please visit our website, and subscribe to our mailing list [...]

2021-07-15T21:02:08-04:00July 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned- Summer 2021

Happy Pride Month!

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 [...]

2021-06-14T20:44:08-04:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Pride Month!

Liberalizing Therapeutic Diets for Diabetes and Renal Disease

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 [...]

2021-06-07T15:27:18-04:00June 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Liberalizing Therapeutic Diets for Diabetes and Renal Disease

Hot Weather & Hydration

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 [...]

2021-05-27T21:54:59-04:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hot Weather & Hydration

Seasoned- Spring 2021

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 theย Spring 2021 edition of Seasoned!

2021-04-21T20:53:08-04:00April 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned- Spring 2021

We’re Celebrating 25 Years!

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 [...]

2021-04-21T21:01:22-04:00April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’re Celebrating 25 Years!

Lemon Curd Meringue Nests

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 [...]

2021-03-29T19:12:15-04:00March 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lemon Curd Meringue Nests

March is Nutrition Month!

March is Nutrition Month! This year, dietitians want you to know that there is no โ€˜one-size-fits-allโ€™ approach to healthy eating - let us help YOU find YOUR healthy! Nutrition Month 2021 focuses on the idea that what is โ€œgood for youโ€ is not the same for everyone. Dietitians can help Canadians reach their health goals [...]

2021-03-25T21:52:59-04:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on March is Nutrition Month!

Dietitians Day- March 17 2021

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 [...]

2021-03-17T20:30:58-04:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dietitians Day- March 17 2021
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