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Signature Recipes to Enjoy this Father's Day

June 18, 2021

In celebration of Father's Day, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with your family! The delicious recipes include a Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken, Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad, Chopped Salad with Steak, Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and a Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Salad. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.


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Our Signature Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken


Our Signature Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad


Our Signature Chopped Salad with Steak


Our Signature Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette


Our Signature Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Salad

 

Preparing for the 2021 Hurricane Season

May 21, 2021

This year, the hurricane season begins June 1 and will last through November 30. Be sure to check your emergency kit for anything you need this season, including water and non perishable food. Starting May 28 and continuing through June 6, you can buy items tax free in Florida.

Read our Hurricane Preparedness Guide below for more info and an emergency supply kit checklist.

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

 

Signature Recipes To Enjoy With Family this Mother's Day

May 7, 2021

In celebration of Mother's Day, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with your family! The delicious recipes include an asparagus and zucchini frittata, avocado panzanella with sunny egg, cinnamon roll casserole, fresh fruit salad and hashbrown casserole. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.


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Our Signature Asparagus and Zucchini Frittata


Our Signature Avocado Panzanella with Sunny Egg


Our Signature Cinnamon Roll Casserole


Our Signature Fresh Fruit Salad


Our Signature Hashbrown Casserole

 

On the Fence? How to Choose Between Assisted Living and Independent Living in Bradenton Florida

April 30, 2021

Often, the search for effective senior living can leave older adults and their families questioning what type of community best suits their needs. Independent living facilities typically offer a wide variety of life enrichment programs and freedom from typical household maintenance while assisted living provides extra support and care for seniors needing more medical supervision.

At Westminster Manor, we are proud to offer both kinds of communities to older adults in Bradenton, Florida. Before deciding which one is the right pick for you or a loved one, dive in with us to better understand the similarities and differences between them.

Getting to know independent living communities

Independent living communities are a great option for 55+ seniors seeking freedom from the menial chores of homeownership. Our staff handle lawn care, appliance repair, trash removal, and more so that each resident is free to enjoy their most beloved hobbies and activities. We nurture all interests through a plethora of life-enrichment activities, including painting, swimming, and playing. In addition to this, here are some other reasons to choose independent living!

  • We believe that in order to be well, you must consider your body, mind, and spirit. We take this approach to heart and it manifests as our My W Life well-being program! By offering a plethora of activities focused on eight dimensions – physical, lifelong learning, nutritional, social, emotional, spiritual, vocational, and community – our residents can maximize their well-being.
  • Older adults often expand on their circle of friends at independent living communities thanks to abundant opportunities to meet new people and embark on group outings to local attractions with their new friends.
  • We offer scheduled transportation and coordinate with residents to help them get wherever they need to go in a timely and safe manner.

Understanding assisted living facilities

In addition to all the benefits available in independent living, assisted living facilities are equipped to lend a hand with activities of daily living, such as grooming and bathing, to ensure the health and safety of each resident. Though these communities help with personal care and daily tasks, they are still different from nursing homes where residents usually have more complex medical needs. Here are some of the services generally found in assisted living facilities:

  • Support for personal care, including getting dressed.
  • Housekeeping, waste disposal, laundry, and maintenance.
  • Accommodating special diets with nutritious meals and healthy snacks.

In addition to these benefits, our assisted living communities also include extensive outpatient therapy services for physical, occupational, and speech needs. Residents of our assisted living facilities enjoy convenient treatments so that they can get back to their favorite household activities or outdoor recreation in no time. When combined with our My W Life program, premier care is never far away.

No matter which community you choose, Westminster Manor in Bradenton, Florida is the ideal location for older adults to thrive! A full array of services and healthcare options lay a strong foundation for your future here, where we offer something to support you through all of life’s many transitions – from active, independent living to assisted living, therapy, and more. Find out how life at Westminster Manor can benefit you by contacting us today!

 

4 Delicious Spring Recipes for Seniors in Bradenton FL Independent Living

March 31, 2021

Now that spring has sprung, there is no time like the present to do a little spring cleaning and healthier eating! Though it can be challenging, small dietary changes make a big difference in health. Maintaining a diet of healthy foods throughout all phases of life is crucial to maintain weight, manage and prevent diabetes, and even encourage brain health. With warmer weather and fresh food coming into season, spring is the ideal time to swap our processed foods for fruits and veggies! Read on to learn how to best enjoy some fresh foods this spring!

Visit a Local Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are more than just a place to find the freshest produce, they are also a hub of people who are the most knowledgeable and care the most about foods. Produce that grows on trees or vines, like apples, pears, and grapes, may be too involved or too inaccessible for those who grow some of their own fruits and veggies at home, but they can be found ripe and ready at a farmer’s market. While you’re there shopping, you can also pick the farmers’ minds for valuable information about their produce.

Pick Your Own Adventure

What can be even more fun than stopping by your local farmer’s market is going straight to the source! Plan a day trip to learn more about the process behind cultivating these plants, plus you may get some oranges or apples fresh off the tree to bring home with you. With all these options for fresh ingredients available, here are some incredible springtime recipes to try out!

  • Spring Green Frittata: Frittatas are a versatile dish that can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, or dinner but we recommend starting your spring day with this fulfilling dish! Fresh tomatoes and parmesan cheese accent green spring vegetables in an easy dish that can be on your plate in just 25 minutes.
  • Creamy Chicken Apple Salad: Fresh spring apples find their way right from the tree to your plate in this dreamy salad. Easy to prepare but packed full of good nutrition, this dish has plenty of protein from chicken, fiber from apple, and healthy fat from walnuts. Consider whipping this together if you have extra chicken!
  • Lemon Grilled Fish on Grilled Asparagus: Looking for a perfect weeknight spring dish? A few healthy and fresh ingredients come together in this bright, fulfilling dinner! There is nothing quite like flaky fish and a quick sear with some simple seasoning and lemon juice is sure to pack a punch of flavor.
  • Classic Tangy Lemon Bars: This seasonal favorite is the perfect sweet note to end a springtime meal on. The zesty, smooth lemon filling pairs excellently with a crumbly crust that will leave you wanting more! This puckery perfection is a great way to put some fresh spring ingredients to use for an unforgettable dessert.

At Westminster Manor, we recognize the importance of gourmet dining and healthy eating which is why our residents enjoy delightful dining among friends! Indulge in restaurant-style table services offered for all three meals of the day. You are sure to love our delectable, fresh, and healthy selections guided by the philosophy of our exclusive My W Life wellness program. Enjoy life with a strong foundation for your future at Westminster Manor – simply contact us to learn more!

 

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