Seniors respond to redesigns

November 2006
FoodService Director;11/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increase in the number of older people who eat at the Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home in North Carolina following the renovation of its dining room and improvement of menus. The food service staff added three entree per meal and beverages. The dining room has a buffet, plays music at meals and displays memorabilia. Residents enjoy eating in the dining area which increases their socialization.


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