The Easter Bunny makes an early appearance this year, which seem fitting, given the cold wintery March we’ve had! Hopefully, we’ll have some typical spring weather in April to help those blossoms & daffodils pop into action.
Our next special meal will be Easter Dinner, Sunday, April 1st, which will feature Roast Lamb, with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for dessert. Of course, we will be serving Hot Crossed Buns on Good Friday, as well as for Easter Sunday Breakfast for all of you who enjoy those traditional Easter goodies.
We would like to remind everyone that there is a fridge located on each floor, both in the Lodge & Manor. They are stocked daily with juice & hi-cal drink, etc. These items are available to all residents; just ask one of the staff to assist you if required.
These fridges can also be used to store resident’s personal food items that need refrigeration. All food stored for personal use should be labeled with the resident’s name and the date it was first put in the fridge. Weekly checks will be made to ensure that food is properly labeled. Any outdated food (dairy products, etc.) or items not dated will be thrown out if there is any doubt as to its safety.
The same applies for those Residents who have fridges in their rooms. Please ensure that items are stored safely and dated. Items found in Resident fridges will be discarded, if there is any doubt as to its safety (ie: out-dated or undated items)
As a final note, we would like to reassure our residents & families that we have an emergency plan in place for the Food Service Department, which includes an adequate supply of food & water for a minimum 5 day period. The main kitchen coolers & freezer are on emergency backup power as well, which will also help greatly to ensure an adequate supply of food. We also have BBQ’s and separate outdoor gas burners, which we have actually used on a couple of occasions in power outages. As power outages do occur from time to time, they provide great opportunities for us to test our emergency plan and make changes based on experience.
The Food Service Staff wish you all a Very Happy Easter!