Marcee’s Corner

Each year as we finish our annual survey, I like to share some of the results with you, so here they are. As you can see we get a variety of comments, and we will review them carefully. Thank you to all of you who took the time to complete and submit your surveys.
From our Senior Dining centers participants:                                                                                                                                  *  Do the meals help you eat healthier and more balance meals? 98% yes                                                                                    *  Do the meals help you eat healthier and more balance meals? 98% yes
*  Do the meals tasted good? 98% yes
*  Do the meals look appetizing? 98% yes
*  Do the meals help you remain in your own home? 89% yes
*  Are the staff and volunteers polite and respectful? 99% yes
*  Are the portions the right size? 89% yes. Of clients who said no, 1/2 said portions too large and 1/2 said too small.

From our Home Delivery participants:
*  Does receiving meals help you to continue to live in your own home? 89% yes—6% no—5% unsure
*  Do the meals help you eat healthier and more balanced meals? 94% yes—2% no—4% unsure
*  Do the meals taste good? 97% yes—1% no—2% unsure
*  Are the hot food hot and the cold food cold? 98% yes—2% unsure
*  Do you feel more socially connected due to the driver visit each day? 91% yes—9% no
*  Does having the meals delivered give you peace of mind? 98% yes—2% no
*  In the last month, did you have to choose between buying food, utilities or medication? 17% yes

Favorite menu items:                       Least favorite menu items:                 Items you’d like to see added to menu:
Meatloaf                                           Pork (because it tends to be dry)       More Salads
Fish                                                  Spinach Fritatta                                  Lasagna
Chicken                                            Rice                                                    Prime Rib with Lobster Tails
Roast Beef                                       Chicken breasts                                 Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
Chef Salad                                       Mac and Cheese                                More Fish
Pork Roast                                       Fish                                                    Spaghetti

Marcee Woffinden
Nutrition Services Director