SOURCE: “The Balloon Lady Lifts Spirits for Jefferson Hospital’s Change for Change Program.” CBS Pittsburgh, August 7, 2019
Jefferson Hospital dining team member“Sandy” Cassandra Anderson – who delivers smiles with just a balloon, a simple innovation that demonstrates EVERYONE is a caregiver! The Cura team rallied around Sandy’s “just do it improvement” by placing containers in the café and gift shop labeled “Change for Change” so hospital guests and staff can place their loose change in the containers for the purchase of the balloons!
Source: “Nutritionists to Put on Culinary Demo.”Indiana Gazette, June 18, 2019
Fresh and local vegetables will take center stage at the Indiana County Farmers’ Market where Cura nutritional and dietary specialists from Indiana Regional Medical Center will create culinary masterpieces that are healthy, inexpensive and delicious.
Source: “A Hospital’s Fight Against Hunger.”FoodService Director Magazine, April 2019 Issue
As patients recover from surgery or illness in the hospital, they get medical attention and meals on a regular basis. But upon discharge, “Some patients comment that they are worried they won’t have enough food to last until the next month or until they get more funds for food,” says Lynette Taylor, Cura Hospitality patient services manager for Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, Del.
Source: “Nourishing and Flourishing.” Celebrate Gettysburg, March 2019 Issue.
The Cura dining teams at SpiriTrust Lutheran and Menno Haven senior living communities receive accolades for innovative and nourishing culinary programming to promote their National Nutrition Month dining activities!
Source: “Celebrating National Doctor’s Day with Dr. Pepper’s Pulled Pork and Apple Slaw.” Food Management Magazine, March 14, 2019
Cura also makes it easy for their healthcare providers to dine healthy on the run! Read more on how Cura celebrates National Doctor’s Day in the March issue of FoodService Director Magazine.
Source: “Event Helps New Senior Community Put its Best ‘Food’ Forward.” Food Management Magazine. February 4, 2019.
When senior living operator Phoebe Ministries put on an open house to promote its planned new Chestnut Ridge at Rodale community to prospective residents, dining services provider Cura stepped up with a custom, themed menu.
Source: “A senior dining chef’s resolutions for the new year.” Food Management. January 3, 2019.
From embracing plant-based menu items to mastering high-tech equipment and learning to love baking, Chef Bryan Lucas of Pennsylvania’s Menno Haven senior living community plots a new culinary course as 2019 begins.
The annual Harvest Fest at St. Anne’s Retirement Community proved to be another successful fundraiser for the Columbia, PA, continuing care retirement community! Cura was proud to be a part of the festivities preparing a stellar menu with support from other Cura culinary teams at Messiah and Homestead Villages.
The menu featured carved tenderloin and turkey; a mash teeny bar, a fancy mashed potato bar served in martini glasses; a dip bar including crab dip, shrimp dip, artichoke dip, buffalo chicken dip, olive tapenade, fresh crostini and breadsticks; and shooters for dessert featured caramel, lemon crunch and chocolate peanut butter!
In addition to a wonderful feast, attendees were able to purchase from exciting live “holiday” auction items, including a dinner prepared for six in their home by Cura chefs! All proceeds from Harvest Fest benefit the residents of St. Anne’s!