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Autumn Leaves of Carrollton memory care community will debut an innovative new culinary program, entitled “So Much More to Savor,” at a special preview event on Thursday, December 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees at this festive evening will sample a variety of culinary delights and will enjoy a first taste of Autumn Leaves’ new research-based approach to customizing and enhancing the dining experiences of residents as well as their families.

 

“Research suggests that enjoyable, daily dining experiences can help keep people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia healthier and more engaged.” said Ronald Lewis, Executive Director of Autumn Leaves of Carrollton. “In short, for those with dementia, food represents quality of life.”

 

“So Much More to Savor” will add an entire menu of tasty new features to the community’s current culinary program. The debut event will feature a delicious dinner and other special treats, all previewing the four components of “So Much More to Savor.”

 

At the event, attendees will sample delicious cookies, brownies, and other sweet treats prepared by the community’s chef using the “secret” recipes of some of the community’s residents.  As part of the Family Recipe Showcase, Autumn Leaves’ culinary team will incorporate residents’ favorite foods into the community’s menus, prepared using the residents’ own recipes. According to the National Institute on Aging, customized meals and personalized menu choices improve eating behaviors among people with dementia.    

 

“Favorite foods, prepared the way the resident likes them, can help recall happy memories,” he said. “‘So Much More to Savor’ is just one of many ways that we customize each resident’s experience at Autumn Leaves, according to his or her needs and preferences.”

 

The preview also kicks off a new series of special social gatherings, centered on freshly prepared meals, for residents and their families at the community. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a positive social environment promotes residents’ ability to eat and drink, helping prevent weight loss and related health problems that can affect people with dementia. 

 

Autumn Leaves of Carrollton is one of two communities selected to debut the program, which will be rolled out in January at all 36 Autumn Leaves memory care communities.

 

“Each of these new research-based additions highlights Autumn Leaves’ customized approach to memory care,” said Joe Jasmon, Chief Operating Officer of Autumn Leaves. “More importantly, they demonstrate how residents living with Alzheimer’s can continue to enjoy the tastes they love.”

 

Autumn Leaves of Carrollton is located at 1800 King Arthur Boulevard in Carrollton, Texas. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested.  Please call Nancy Crosby at 214-845-4437 or email ncrosby@lasallegroup.com

 

ABOUT AUTUMN LEAVES

Family owned and operated memory care assisted living communities, Autumn Leaves® is dedicated to serving those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.   Autumn Leaves communities are committed to providing exceptionally high-quality care and research-based programs that allow for safe, secure, and active environments for its residents.  An acknowledged leader in memory care, Autumn Leaves combines clinical expertise, knowledge of dementia, and heartfelt compassion to create the best possible care environment.  Autumn Leaves currently operates 36 communities in 4 states with the ability to serve more than 1,800 residents. For more information, visit AutumnLeaves.com or call 888-662-8886.

 

ABOUT THE LASALLE GROUP

Family owned and operated since 1990, The LaSalle Group, Inc. designs, develops, builds, manages, and owns 36 Autumn Leaves® memory care assisted living communities designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as other specialized real estate and businesses throughout the United States.  For more information about our business lines, services, current projects, and investment opportunities, please visit LaSalleGroup.com or call Kristin Dupont, Director of Marketing, at 800-452-7255.