More plant-forward options have been hitting plates at Ohio Living, a senior-living community with several locations throughout the Midwestern state. The dining team at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village in Willoughby recently unveiled a new pub and bistro, where healthier items such as quinoa and noodle bowls are appearing alongside standard pub fare like burgers.
Ohio Living has also worked to boost residents’ access to fresh produce during the pandemic. At Ohio Living Rockynol in Akron, foodservice staff set up a standalone farmers market as well as a mobile version for residents. The mobile market travels to residents’ rooms and other areas of the building, while the standalone version in the lobby uses scheduled visiting times to maintain social distancing and safety. Residents at both markets can grab produce such as apples, bananas, pears, strawberries, watermelon and blueberries.