For older adults throughout the country, as we watch the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a simple trip to the grocery store can induce anxiety. But at Westminster Communities of Florida, residents have lots of ways to make sure they get nutritious food and basic staples.
One way is our new dining delivery program, providing refrigerated, reheatable, nutritious and tasty meals delivered to residents’ doorstep. This special program helps minimize the risk to residents by bringing delicious and nutritious meals to them in their own home, and respects social distancing, as ordered by the state of Florida.
We rolled out this in-home dining program in March, and rave reviews have been coming in from residents ever since. We’re offering a special menu comprised of entrées that will chill and reheat well, from some of the favorite dishes off our regular seasonal menu. For each meal, residents receive an entrée, a vegetable side, a starch side, a salad and a dessert. Learn more about how we’re making dining fun!
We also know that sometimes, a person needs a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk or a roll of toilet paper — the most basic grocery needs. For those essential items, we’re opening up new “pop-up” grocery stores for residents to shop. These pop-up groceries are conveniently located in the community, just a trip down the elevator or around the corner, and limited to one resident at a time for safety. Groceries can be paid for using either credit card or charged to their monthly bill via key fob. Learn more about our pop-up grocery stores
We are continually adjusting what we’re offering. We recently also expanded the Pop-Up Grocery program to our team members, knowing that it’s important for them to feel safe when they bring home food and essentials for their families.