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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
The Dietitians of Canada Gerontology Network is a national network representing 500+ Registered Dietitians working with the elderly in long term care and health care settings across Canada. The Gerontology Network acts as a resource through the provision of education opportunities and evidenced based nutrition information to support Registered Dietitians as they strive for excellence [...]
Culinary and Nutrition Track at Together We Care 2020 Call for Content now open! Seasons Care Dietitian Network, in conjunction with OLTCA and ORCA, are pleased to be presenting the 5th Culinary and Nutrition Track at Together We Care 2020. This stream of education focuses on topics for Nutrition and Food Service professionals from both the long-term [...]
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Protein Packs are super trendy right now, and for good reason. A pick-and-mix approach to building them means everyone can have a fun and healthy meal on the go. How to build a powerful protein pack: Start off with a protein source or two *obviously* (cheese slices, low sodium deli meats, boiled egg, hummus, [...]
A BIG CONGRATS goes to our friends at peopleCare!! They’ve done it again! They’ve put together another amazing WW2G trek along Ontario’s stunning and tough Bruce Trail in support of MEDA’s Nigeria WAY project. We love to support such a fantastic event and are eager to take part in the upcoming golf tournament. We hope [...]
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Breanne Drury, one of our fantastic consulting RDs, recently wrote an article for CSNM's publication Food Service & Nutrition. Click here to read the full article 'Palliative Care for the Elderly: Seeking Quality and Meaning over Longevity'. Congrats Breanne!
Seasons Care Vice President, Kyle Donovan, recently got the opportunity to write an article about what it means to work in the Senior Care industry for CSNM's magazine. Read the full article here. Seasons Care is a proud commercial member of CSNM and embraces the opportunities for further education and networking with its members!
Check out our Spring 2019 newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/seasonscare/seasoned-spring-2019-newsletter
In January, after much anticipation and speculation, the government released the new Canada's Food Guide. The most notable difference is visual, moving from a detailed chart to a simple balanced plate as the face of the new food guide. We sure have come a long way from the food pyramid! At Seasons Care we [...]
It is March ... which in Canada means it is #NutritionMonth! And March 20th 2019 specifically marks the 10th annual Dietitians Day! As a network made up of almost 100 consulting dietitians - this is our big 'holiday' of the year! This special day is dedicated to dietitians across Canada – who are regulated health [...]
The first annual Seasons Care Value Awards have come to a close! After a whopping 47 nominations from our valued clients, a committee was formed to evaluate the nominations and winners were selected. The Value Awards seek to recognize Seasons Care team members who embody one of the 7 company values - Caring, Integrity, Excellence, [...]
The holidays are a joyous time spent with friends and family – but this can be an isolating time of year for someone who has difficulty swallowing, not to mention intimidating for someone hosting a loved one who has dysphagia. For these reasons, we put together 4 tips for preparing and sharing a meal with [...]
Well …it’s official. The Seasons Care team has jumped on the Avocado Toast trend just in time for the holidays. But of course we had to put our own (heavy on garlic) spin on things. This MistletoeVocado Toast will be a hit at the holidays, although you may not get many kisses after eating it. [...]
"The Bruce Trail is guided by the painted white "Blazes" that indicate which way to go on the trail. Keep straight, or veer left, or veer right. I thought this was kind of interesting as humans before us have cleared the path and showed us the WAY. What's neat is that with this @medadotorg Nigeria [...]
Seasons Care is excited to be participating, once again, alongside peopleCare raising money for MEDA's Nigeria Way. Our Vice President, Kyle Donovan, will be walking 100km's of the Bruce Trail. To donate to Kyle visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/meda/p2p/womenwalkingtogrow/page/please-help-kyle-walk-the-next-leg-to-grow-the-nigeria-way/ peopleCare Calls on the Sector to Support the ‘Next Leg’ peopleCare Communities is calling on the health care sector to [...]
Welcome to this weeks Session Spotlight, a series of posts where we highlight the Culinary & Nutrition Sessions of Together We Care 2018. Let’s face it … eating in long term care and retirement homes can be complicated. When ethical issues come in to play, situations involving residents rights regarding food and feeding become very [...]
Welcome to this weeks Session Spotlight, a series of posts where we highlight the Culinary & Nutrition Sessions of Together We Care 2018. This session will delve into the results of 2017 RQI results across the province, focusing on the outcomes related to Dietary and Nutrition. As part of her role on the Ontario Long [...]
In 2018 we launched a new Recognition Program to highlight the awesome Seasons Care Consultants for their hard work and dedication. Our three pronged approach to recognition involves social media shout outs, years of service acknowledgement and annual awards. Cherry on Top - is our informal shout out program. We will be sending a virtual [...]
Once a year, a special day is dedicated to dietitians across Canada, almost 100 of whom consult at Seasons Care. It celebrates dietitians as regulated health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills to translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand to unlock food’s potential and support healthy living [...]
Welcome to this weeks Session Spotlight, a series of posts where we highlight the Culinary & Nutrition Sessions of Together We Care 2018. “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.” – Grace Murray Hopper The taste of the Seniors we serve is changing, and it’s changing at a faster rate then ever before. [...]
Another Monday, another publication! Read our President Carol's most recent article she shared with Senior Care Connect. http://seniorcareconnect.ca/unlock-the-potential-of-food/ Senior Care Connect is a one-stop shop for senior care. They are an education and referral service for seniors and families looking to explore senior care options. Senior Care Connect provide seniors and their family members with assistance [...]
Session Spotlight – Relational and Person-Centered Culture Change by Dr. Heather Keller and Laura Garcia
Welcome to our third Session Spotlight, a series of posts where we highlight the Culinary & Nutrition Sessions of Together We Care 2018. For number three – we bring you two … wait, what? Two presenters that is! Join Dr.Heather Keller and Laura Garcia as they share their work on Culture Change. More specifically how [...]
Welcome to our second Session Spotlight, a series of posts where we will highlight the Culinary & Nutrition Session of Together We Care 2018. Second up to bat in the spotlight, is Chef Daryl Neamtu. Chef Daryl will bring his experiences from both the Long Term Care and Retirement Home sectors to the stage, sharing [...]
"Water is the only drink for a wise man." - Henry David Thoreau Welcome to our first Session Spotlight, a new series where we will highlight the Culinary & Nutrition Session of Together We Care 2018. Our very own Corporate RD Stacey Scaman is our first spotlight as she is set to present on the [...]
It's our favourite time of the year .... registration for Together We Care 2018 is in full swing! For the third year in a row Seasons Care is presenting the Culinary & Nutrition sessions alongside OLTCA and ORCA. Together We Care is the largest conference for the Long Term Care and Retirement sectors in Ontario [...]
It was an exciting day celebrating the end of a construction project - a full kitchen renovation at Grace Villa Nursing Home! Special shout out to Julie, Pam and the entire Dietary team for their hard work and dedication. Enjoy the pizza!
It is with great excitement, that we share the publication of our President's Carol newest article. If you have been following us for a while you know that Carol (and her writing and speaking) have been getting a lot of attention. Most recently, she has written an article on Food Trends in Sysco's Nourish Magazine, [...]
After 6 months of anticipation and planning, I was ecstatic to represent Seasons Care as we embarked on the journey to Ghana in order to support MEDA’s GROW project. GROW stands for Greater Rural Opportunities for Women. It is an initiative developed by the Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) with a goal of enhancing food [...]
This recipe is perfect for the holidays, it’s great after a rich dinner and makes a yummy brunch dish too. We serve it with fresh made whipped cream for the added creamy touch (and dramatic plating). It’s simple, elegant and flavourful, plus most of the ingredients are in your pantry already! Bonus! Keep it [...]
Well, it's official! Seasons Care consulting RD Di-Shen Manuel is off to Ghana for a few weeks. Di joins the MEDA team, along with some other partners from peopleCare homes, for this exciting opportunity. Through various fundraising efforts before the trip, over $120,000.00 was raised! Congrats to all! The group is travelling to northern Ghana [...]
We are thrilled to announce that Corporate RD Stacey Scaman has been selected as the newest member of the Ontario Long Term Care Action Group! The OLTCAG is a subcommittee of Dietitians of Canada, that works to promote RDs practice in Long Term Care and advocate for ministry support on various issues pertinent to practice [...]
We are thrilled to share to success of the Women Walking to Grow initiative. As of Tuesday, Elaine Schantz of peopleCare Communities and Miriam Turnbull of ProResp completed a 892km trek of the Bruce Trail - that is end to end! They were joined for the last 100km's by other members of their companies, as [...]
Di Shen-Manuel RD We are very excited to announce that Di Shen-Manuel RD will be travelling to Ghana as part of peopleCare’s and MEDA’s (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) GROW Project. We are equally excited to have her representing Seasons Care Dietitian Network on this amazing trip. Di has begun to raise funds and spread awareness [...]
Seasons Care Dietitian Network's President Carol Donovan, and Barbara Collins, Corporate Dietitian talk about "Measuring Quality" in Sysco's "nourish solutions for healthy living & hospitality" summer 2017 edition. The article outlines "strategies to enhance quality in your culinary department" with suggestions of ongoing systems that asses, monitor, and improve quality in administration, menu planning, food [...]
Seasons Care Dietitian Network would like to thank OLTCA, ORCA, Toronto Congress Center and everyone who attended #TWC2017 for another amazing Together We Care and Senior Living Culinary & Nutrition Summit . We arrived - in style! Project Manager Alex and Vice President Kyle Senior Living Culinary & Nutrition Summit Food Demo Stage! Janet Burnup [...]
Seasons Care Dietitian Network had a wonderful time at Advancing Senior Care 2017 event hosted by AdvantAge (formerly OANHSS) at the Westin Harbour Castle & Conference Center Corporate Dietitian Barb Collins & Vice President Kyle Donovan Corporate Dietitian Barb Collins, Project Manager Alex Donovan & Vice President Kyle Donovan Corporate Dietitian Barb Collins Corporate [...]
Browse through the wonderful displays and pictures of our Dietitian's during Nutrition Month 2017! We'll keep updating as more pictures come in. Great work team! Pictures were submitted by Villa Care Centre! Highlighting how awesome their Dietitian Kathryn is and just a bit of her hard work. Next, check out what Seasons Care's Dietitian [...]
Seniors in Ontario’s long-term care homes are older and more frail than any other cohort in the province’s history. There has been a shift in the health condition of these residents but we have only seen small changes in home design and service delivery. Big changes are needed. Ontario’s long-term care homes provide care and [...]
This Is Long Term Care 2016 is wrapping up today at 6 pm! The day started off with a healthy breakfast -sponsored by us -followed by some amazing presentations. Make sure you come say hi and even take a picture with our team! Our General Manager Kyle, and one of our amazing Corporate Dietitians Twinkle, [...]
Together We Care 2017 will be held on April 3rd and 4th at the Toronto Congress Centre, located downtown Toronto. Seasons Care Dietitian Network will be hosting the the Culinary and Nutrition Summit, for the second year in a row! The CALL FOR SPEAKERS is now open. If you are interested in presenting a Food Stage [...]
General Manager, Kyle Donovan, had a great turn out to his Breakout Session Presentation on "Building Outstanding Nutrition Manager and Register Dietitian Relationships" at the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Conference last week in Vancouver. We encourage you to check out CSNM 2016 conference website to see what else happened in Vancouver! Also, keep an eye the [...]
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@seasonscareinc will be attending #dcconf16 with our friends from @dietitianscan. Only a week away, we're excited to be take part and explore! Pictures of all the fun to follow. Don't forget to follow us on twitter @seasonscareinc #seasonscareinc and like/follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn
Have you read Sysco’s most recent “Ingenium” publication? Seasons Care President Carol Donovan's article "Food First Improving food and fluid Intake" has been published on pages 4-6. Tired Tuesday? Take a break from working so hard, click the link and read Carol's article. #seasonscareinc http://www.sysco.ca/healthcare/ingenium/vol5issue3en/#4
Thanks to all the support (and votes), Seasons Care Dietitian Network is proud to announce that our General Manager, Kyle Donovan has been voted as the newest member on ORCA's Commercial Committee! We are very proud and excited to work closely with ORCA and all registered members. Did you know that "ORCA represents more than [...]
Our General Manager, Kyle Donovan had a great time presenting at the Silver Group Purchasing Conference and Tradeshows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg from May 3rd - 6th. He presented on "Hospitality for Boomers" and the feedback has been fantastic. Kyle will be presenting one final time at the Silver Group Purchasing Conference and Tradeshow in Toronto on June 7th. [...]
Our amazing President, Carol Donovan enjoying Sysco National Healthcare & Hospitality Conference. The team was so excited to be there and support our partnership!
Flip to pg. 32 of Wound Care Canada Spring 2016, for the article "The Role of a Dietitian in Wound Care" by Seasons Care Corporate RD, Andrea Illyas! "Adequate nutrition and hydration also lower health-care costs because wound prevention is much less expensive than wound treatment. Further, expensive wound treatments are sometimes used unsuccessfully because [...]
OLTCA and ORCA's "Together We Care" Conference 2016 is under way! Yesterday our team had an amazing day - full of learning, sharing knowledge, and connecting with old and new faces. Please come check out our booth and enjoy some infused water from our Hydration Station. We encourage everyone to come say hi and let us know [...]
Come visit us at OLTCA and ORCA's "Together We Care" Conference April 5th and 6th. Meet our corporate team and learn about what Seasons Care does as a leading Expert in Seniors' Nutrition. This year we are presenting at "Senior Living Culinary and Nutrition Summit", make sure you drop in on one of our many [...]
We are thrilled to announce that Seasons Care Dietitian Network has been chosen to present 'Dehydration: A Proactive Approach' at the PointClickCare Summit 2015 in Palm Desert, California this November 2015. The program was created to address the challenges associated with achieving hydration success in Long Term Care and Retirement Homes. Nearly 75% of Residents [...]
Check out Seasons Care's May OANHSS article for info on what's new, what's trending, and the emerging challenges facing those working in LTC Food Services. SCI Article - April 2015 trending in Food Service
On June 5, Seasons Care President, Carol Donovan RD, will be participating in the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research's 11th Annual Fun Run/Walk in Quebec City. We need your help to reach Carol's goal of raising $500 for nutrition and dietetic practice research! Donations can be made at the link below. Thank you! http://www.cfdr.ca/Events/Fun-Run-Walk/Fun-Run-Participants.aspx?e=2
Seasons Care now offers Speech-Language Pathology services for patients suffering from swallowing difficulties. SLPs are specially trained in conducting swallowing assessments. Their addition to Seasons Care will reduce assessment wait times and greatly benefit our residents!
Come visit us at OLTCA and ORCA's "Together We Care" Conference March 30, 31, and April 1. Meet our corporate team and learn about what Seasons Care does as a leading Expert in Seniors' Nutrition.
Wishing all of our friends, families and business partners a safe and happy holidays season! All the best from the Seasons Care Family!
We are thrilled to launch our new website to reflect our commitment to our clients, our Dietitians and the residents we serve. Please take a moment to look through the site and give us some feedback on any likes or dislikes. We look forward to hearing from you!
In addition to the regular Long Term Care Clinical Dietitian services, many corporate clients are starting to choose our Enhanced Corporate Support Model. Under this model, corporations who own or manage multiple homes are provided with a Seasons Care Corporate RD to oversee the consistency and continuity of their programs. This model has proven to [...]
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