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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|0 Comments

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: • Boosted efficiencies • Improved Resident safety • Enhanced mealtime experience ... And the ability to adapt [...]

2023-01-20T15:02:30-05:00January 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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. Let’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

📌 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. 👉 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 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 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. 🌐 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 – 26 for OLTCA’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 seniors’ 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 ™ (CMAW) campaign from October 3 to 7, 2022. This year's theme is “Malnutrition 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 seniors’ 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 ½ cup water 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup packed brown sugar ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ½ 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. Alzheimer’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 you’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, we’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!

It’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 – 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!

𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫!!! 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 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒔 𝑷𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝑪𝒐𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒓 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!

It’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. Let’s take a look at how we can minimize the risk of dehydration during these hot summer months. Let’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 body’s immune system to a specific protein in food, in which it is mistakenly identified as being harmful. Risks & Symptoms Skin – 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. That’s why this year’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!

    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 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 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.𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭? 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 year’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 year’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 𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 is now live! Check out the Culinary & Nutrition Sessions sponsored by 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞, 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 it’s great to see the shift in how we’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 2 cups Brown Sugar, firmly packed 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 2 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 for #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!   Check out the 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: 2 cups 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 the 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 ‘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 [...]

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

We’re Eating Vegetarian Tonight – Try Our Saag Paneer!

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 [...]

2021-03-18T16:40:05-04:00March 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’re Eating Vegetarian Tonight – Try Our Saag Paneer!

2020 Value Award Winners Announced!

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. [...]

2021-02-22T16:31:33-05:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Value Award Winners Announced!

Happy Valentine’s 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 [...]

2021-02-14T14:43:41-05:00February 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dietitians of Canada 2021 Board of Directors- Cast Your Votes!

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 [...]

2021-01-27T19:47:31-05:00January 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dietitians of Canada 2021 Board of Directors- Cast Your Votes!

Connecting with Others Through Food During the Holidays!

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 [...]

2020-12-21T17:58:24-05:00December 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Connecting with Others Through Food During the Holidays!

Holiday Reindeer Chow

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 [...]

2020-12-08T02:21:39-05:00December 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Reindeer Chow

Safe Feeding at Mealtimes- Article by Twinkle Patel RD in Caressant Care Connections

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 [...]

2020-11-30T17:25:44-05:00November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Safe Feeding at Mealtimes- Article by Twinkle Patel RD in Caressant Care Connections

Adjusting to New Dining Environments- Nourish Magazine Fall 2020

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 [...]

2020-11-28T16:37:34-05:00November 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adjusting to New Dining Environments- Nourish Magazine Fall 2020

Seasoned- Fall 2020

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!  

2020-11-05T17:13:34-05:00November 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasoned- Fall 2020

Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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:                                                      [...]

2020-10-22T23:58:33-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Thanksgiving During COVID-19

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, [...]

2020-10-08T22:08:26-04:00October 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Food Safety Tips for Summer Barbecuing

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 [...]

2020-08-26T18:12:22-04:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food Safety Tips for Summer Barbecuing

Physical Distancing and Pleasurable Dining during Covid-19.

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 [...]

2020-07-17T19:51:44-04:00July 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Physical Distancing and Pleasurable Dining during Covid-19.

Practical Advice for Food Service during COVID-19 – Webinar for ORCA

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 [...]

2020-04-22T14:16:16-04:00April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Practical Advice for Food Service during COVID-19 – Webinar for ORCA

Dietitian On Your Doorstep – New for 2020

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 [...]

2020-02-11T18:18:26-05:00February 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dietitian On Your Doorstep – New for 2020

Food First – Article by Twinkle Patel RD in Caressant Care Connections

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 [...]

2020-02-10T16:16:25-05:00February 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food First – Article by Twinkle Patel RD in Caressant Care Connections

2019 Value Award Winners Announced!

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 [...]

2020-01-30T22:17:32-05:00January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2019 Value Award Winners Announced!

Irresistible Saltine Toffee Treats

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 [...]

2019-12-14T18:10:31-05:00December 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Irresistible Saltine Toffee Treats

Gerontology Network – Fall Workshop – October 23rd 2019

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 [...]

2019-10-08T12:24:30-04:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gerontology Network – Fall Workshop – October 23rd 2019

Together We Care 2020 – Call for Content now open

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 [...]

2019-10-03T23:13:43-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Together We Care 2020 – Call for Content now open

Protein Packs – Keeping lunch easy and fun!

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, [...]

2021-04-16T14:55:38-04:00September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protein Packs – Keeping lunch easy and fun!

A BIG CONGRATS

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 [...]

2019-08-08T00:16:25-04:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A BIG CONGRATS

Putting Food First and Making a Difference – Article by Kyle Donovan

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!

2019-04-29T13:16:36-04:00April 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Putting Food First and Making a Difference – Article by Kyle Donovan

Canada’s NEW Food Guide

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 [...]

2019-03-22T18:42:09-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canada’s NEW Food Guide

Nutrition Month … the most wonderful time of the year!

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:44:43-04:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nutrition Month … the most wonderful time of the year!

2018 Value Award Winners Announced!

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, [...]

2019-01-16T16:22:28-05:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|9 Comments

4 Tips For Preparing and Sharing Holiday Meals With Someone Who Has Dysphagia

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 [...]

2018-12-22T02:39:19-05:00December 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Tips For Preparing and Sharing Holiday Meals With Someone Who Has Dysphagia

MistletoeVocado Toast

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. [...]

2018-12-06T16:37:48-05:00December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MistletoeVocado Toast

Lesson: Blazes.

"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 [...]

2018-07-22T20:50:03-04:00July 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lesson: Blazes.
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