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Heather Hill Care Communities Connects with Chardon Senior Center

March 8, 2021
2020 was a difficult, challenging year, but there is definitely something positive we celebrated at the Chardon Senior Center.

In September of 2020 we worked with Natalie and Magaly from the care center to orchestrate a virtual cooking demo and drive-thru format for the Chardon Seniors. Pre-Covid, Heather Hill's Culinary Director, Jason, and our Dietician at Heather Hill, would go to the center to prepare the meals and give a presentation to the seniors.

Natalie, Magaly, Jason and Heather Hill’s Rebecca Moore met and came up with a plan to duplicate a virtual cooking demo and then a way to interact and provide the seniors, we so missed, with a healthy delicious meal! 

We started with a few, 12 attending in September and in February, Jason prepared a prime rib meal for 80 seniors. The drive-thru events have also grown into holiday-based events in addition to our monthly drive-thru. The seniors actually dress up in festive attire, bring their dogs and chat with us as they pick up their meals. This has been an amazing way to get back in touch with our community and we are not the only ones who think so. Harry and Marge Bones shared,

"Love these demos! Not only is Jason a great cook, but he is also an entertaining presenter. The meals are always delicious, and we look forward to this every month."

Some residents even make gifts for us, paintings and gracious thank you notes.

A longtime resident of the center found a clean hill of snow and took the time to step out the words "Thank You" in the snow.

Chardon Senior Center is a very active Senior center. It services the seniors in many ways traditionally. When Covid hit, the seniors were longing for a way to interact and the drive-thru venue has been a God send. Their smiles, conversations and appreciation have warmed out hearts and given us new purpose.

Jason Drago, Heather Hill's Culinary Director is a rare find in the industry. He is extremely kind, talented, wonderful chef and adored by the Chardon Seniors. To say he cares a lot is an understatement. Natalie and Magaly have also been so essential and wonderful. They have an amazing communication system with the seniors and all the events have been expedited flawlessly. We very much value our working relationship and friendship.

We are so grateful and pleased that we have had a part in making a dark time a bit brighter for our community!

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