A Supportive Independent and Assisted Living Residence in Johnston
By Jennifer Coates
There is nothing in the world quite like sharing a meal with friends and loved ones. Sitting around a table, filling your stomachs with nourishing food and filling your soul with the company of those you hold closest to your hearts. Eating together can be one of the most restorative and gratifying experiences in the day.
For the residents of The Preserve at Briarcliffe, gathering around the table at mealtimes is just this kind of culinary experience ~ restorative and gratifying ~ but one that actually holds a whole new level of importance. Those meals are not just an opportunity to be physically fed, indeed, they are equally as essential to the social-emotional wellbeing of these residents. Connecting with newfound neighbors when immediate family members can’t always be there. Staving off the loneliness and isolation that so many seniors often experience when living alone. Engaging in conversation and dialogue when so much time is spent by oneself.
The staff at this Supportive Independent and Assisted-Living residence in the city of Johnston have taken every measure to make mealtime at The Preserve a time to look forward to, to set the clock to, to plan for every day. These daily preparations may begin in the kitchen but they extend well beyond to the comfortable and inviting dining spaces. Bathed in natural light, the main dining area, “Benjamin’s”, is elegant but not stuffy; welcoming, refined and intentional.
In addition, there is a private dining room for intimate gatherings or “Jack’s Hideaway”, The Preserve’s Bistro Lounge. There is even time set aside every day for Happy Hour where residents can socialize before dinner.
Residents at The Preserve enjoy three freshly prepared, chef-inspired meals a day. The meals are nutritional and balanced as well as appetizing and delicious. The menu is curated to provide ample options that are both heart-healthy and “brain-healthy”. As an example, one weekend, the menu selections included Potato Leek Soup and a Garden Spring Salad followed by a Picnic Pork Sandwich, Chicken Parmesan or Wild Salmon (and this was just Saturday!) Sundays’ offerings included Vegetable Orzo Soup and Athens Salad along with Spring Chicken, Pork Schnitzel and Stuffed Sole. This is five-star fine dining at its best!
For those who are “creatures of habit”, the chef at The Preserve has created an “Always Available” menu which offers such classics as Chicken with vegetables, Salmon, Cod or Haddock, Eggs served any style, Crispy Salads, an assortment of sandwiches ~ and cheeseburgers! There is something for every discerning palate here at The Preserve.
If you or a loved one is seeking this level of care, now is a great time to schedule your in-person tour of The Preserve, located at 49 Old Pocasset Road in Johnston. Give them a call today at 401-944-2450 or visit their informative website at www.briarclifferi.com. You might even come at a mealtime to see first-hand how the residents enjoy life at The Preserve.