Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Want to eat food that’s fresh, local and cooked from scratch? Consider a retirement home. Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of retirement communities around the nation now tout their restaurant-like dining experiences.

One of those is Bethlehem Woods in La Grange Park, Ill. Resident Marge Healy counts on having dinner with the same group of friends every evening.

“We’re almost like a family,” she says, as her friends nod in agreement.

They’ve all been living at Bethlehem Woods for several years. But in the past year, there’s been a big change. It’s the food. And it’s better, says Dolores Groch.

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