“There can be no joy without food and drink.”
– from The Talmud, Mo’ed Katan
Residents and families are always pleasantly surprised by meals at Berman Commons. We pay close attention to every aspect of our dining program, from presentation and taste to resident preference and dietary needs. Residents actively participate in the monthly Food Forum meetings to make requests and provide feedback on the daily fare. Life at Berman Commons includes three daily, chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style by friendly servers. The backdrop: our bright, beautifully appointed dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking our terrace garden.
Socialization and Choice
Socialization is one of the biggest benefits of assisted living, and our restaurant-style dining provides a great opportunity for interaction and choice. Residents choose where and who they dine with, and our Resident Ambassadors make sure new residents find neighbors with similar interests, so conversations flow naturally. We provide manageable choices at every meal, helping residents along by presenting sample entrées for visual assistance. We also offer everyday alternatives for those who prefer simpler fare.
Our dining rooms and kitchens are fully kosher, under the supervision of our Director of Jewish Life. Residents at any level of observance, or no observance at all, enjoy our chef’s wide variety of gourmet dishes, classic comfort foods and traditional favorites.
Our Engagement Coordinators partner with our dining team to present festive and delicious theme dinners to go along with different seasons or holidays. Resident favorites include a Taste of Italy, Winterfest and Patriotic Picnics. Families are always encouraged to join us. In addition to Shabbat dinner every Friday, steak nights and live action stations such as Waffle Wednesdays are other examples of the interactive dining experiences our residents love.
Wellness and Clinical Support
Our clinical and dining teams work in close partnership, providing oversight and guidance to ensure residents get the nutritional support they need. We anticipate changes in ability, preference or behavior and provide assistance as needed. In addition, we accommodate a number of medically prescribed diets. In our Ackerman Neighborhood, caregivers eat with residents. It’s part of our I’m Still Here® approach to memory care. Dining with residents supports independence and engages them in conversation.