LTC community launches food blog

Food blog will offer healthy and tasty recipes designed for seniors.

April 19—McLean, Va.-based Sunrise Senior Living has launched a blog called Senior Eats that will serve as a source for senior-friendly recipes and food news.

The blog will be updated several times a week by Sunrise community chefs and Tim Whelan, vice president of Dining Services for the company. Content will reflect the company¹s healthful eating philosophies and offer seasonal recipes designed with seniors' health, taste and dietary needs in mind. Recipes will incorporate local and natural ingredients to create well-balanced meals.

"Delicious and healthy dining is an important part of living at Sunrise, and we have learned a lot from serving seniors quality home-cooked meals for the last 30 years," Whelan said in a press release. "We know everyone looks forward to really good food and companionship, and this blog will be a place to find the latest information on all facets of senior dining."

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