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From Garden to Table to Delectable Meal: Activities for Seniors Houston Assisted Living

Posted by Lisa Witt on Jul 16, 2015 5:37:00 PM

From Garden to Table to Delectable Meal: Activities for Seniors Houston Assisted Living

Words sometimes cannot express the joy of the Treemont Activities for Seniors Houston program. This is a brief follow-up to the April 15 Houston Chronicle Senior Living story  story on the Gardening Angels Program. We also blogged about the Gardening Angels ProgramResidents started a garden using rolling planters built by Maintenance Director Don Ibanez's team.
Fast forward four months to see the photographic progression of our project. These activities-for-seniors-houston-assisted-living-1photos show the initial planting of our garden (see how small the plants were) and also herb seeds we sowed.   The other photo shows the plants in full glory, with activities-for-seniors-houston-assisted-living-2peppers and tomatoes.   Then the final stage - - yummy food.   Our Chef James Renshaw prepared Bruschetta with the tomatoes, parsley and sweet basil from our garden.   Then Chef James prepared pasta with the same mixture he used on the Bruschetta, added marinated chicken, heavy cream and cheese for a mouth-watering dish.   He sauteed the chicken in a basil-infused olive oil.  

activities-for-seniors-houston-assisted-living-3Picking the herbs and vegetables from the senior living garden was a gratifying experience.   The dishes prepared were delicious.   The "Gardening Angels" were so activities-for-seniors-houston-assisted-living-4proud as they enjoyed the home grown food during our mid-afternoon "Food Demonstration" on Wednesday, July 15th.  They all wished they hadn't eaten so much of their delicious lunch. Of course, everyone commented about  "home grown" herbs and vegetables being so much better than those you get from the grocery store" -  nothing compares.
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A good time was had by all and the food was delicious.   activities-for-seniors-houston-assisted-living-6Honestly, Activities Director Aimee said, "I must admit I experienced a few pangs of sadness harvesting the from the plants we have babied all spring and summer long.   But the end result was delicious."

Now for our fall garden - - - - - -

To learn more about other assisted living activities in Houston and other Treemont HappeningsCheck out this recently published assisted living Activities Calendar for March 2015.activities-for-seniors-houston-assisted-living-7

If you are looking for a retirement community in Houston, keep in mind the importance of choosing one that encourages a vibrant, active social calendar. Read more about how residents form lasting friendships in senior living Houston communities.  

Please call Activity Director Aimee Dubuisson to RSVP at 713-783-6820 or email her at Aimee@Treemont.com. To plan lunch and a tour, please call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820.

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