Creating "Cooking at Casey's" - Casey's Pond

Creating “Cooking at Casey’s”

Health & Wellness
Casey's Pond Continuing Care Community

Posted: April 19, 2024

Cooking at Casey’s: The Impact of Nutrition for Seniors

As we journey through life, the significance of nutrition becomes increasingly apparent, especially as we age. In the pursuit of optimal health and wellness, the role of one’s diet cannot be overstated.

At Casey’s Pond, the executive chef and registered dietician, provide culinary creations packed with flavor and nutrition. They are going the extra mile to help residents reach a higher level of wellness by empowering them with knowledge and guidance towards making informed dietary choices.

SuperFoods & Cooking with Casey’s 

Casey's Pond Continuing Care Community DiningOur Duet Dining team has a “Superfood of the Month”, featuring recipes with highly nutritious foods like carrots, berries, melons and avocados. Everyday residents enjoy the variety and creativity of easy and adaptable recipes, along with the fantastic health benefits.

The culinary team decided to share the healthy recipes and nutritional foods with the greater Casey’s Pond community which started  the “Cooking at Casey’s” show. You can still find the episodes on Casey’s Pond YouTube channel, which gives residents, family members the step-by-step instructions for preparing these fabulous superfood infused recipes.

The Impacts of Sharing Nutritional Tips with Seniors

The broader intention behind the Cooking with Casey’s Show and other nutrition health initiatives stems back to the importance of seniors having healthy relationships with food as they age. Sharing nutrition tips and recipes tailored specifically for seniors is paramount in promoting their overall health and well-being. As individuals age, their nutritional needs may evolve, requiring adjustments to their dietary habits to maintain optimal health.

By providing seniors with accessible and practical guidance, they can make informed choices that support their unique nutritional requirements. Additionally, sharing recipes that are both nutritious and delicious not only encourages healthy eating but also fosters a sense of community and enjoyment around food. Whether the featured recipe is a colorful salad with berry vinaigrette or a savory avocado and egg dish, the Duet team provides easy-to-follow steps along with informational tidbits, such as the history of the avocado.

Through the exchange of nutrition tips and recipes, seniors can enhance their quality of life and embrace a lifestyle that promotes vitality and longevity. For example, as we age, our gut health becomes of utmost importance and consuming foods that have pre- and probiotics becomes much more important. 

Further, Casey’s Pond has a monthly dining newsletter that allow residents to be fully immersed in what is going on with their nutrition and dining options.

See What Our Residents Have to Say about Life at Casey's Pond

Learn more about our residents and their experiences at our senior living community. You’ll find stories and reviews about the joys and comforts of retirement living.

Duet Dining at Caseys PondCasey’s Pond is passionate about helping older adults thrive in all areas of life and we are thankful for partners like Morrison Living-Duet Dining and the educated team of culinary professionals at Casey’s Pond, who create healthy and satisfying dining experiences for residents to enjoy!

“Good food is so important right now because it is something to look forward to,” explained Melissa Lahay, Director of Sales and Marketing at Casey’s Pond. In order to offer viewers several options for watching the show, episodes are available on 


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Casey's Pond Senior Living Community is managed by Cappella Living Solutions and is a non-profit organization. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, as well as Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Casey's Pond Senior Living Community is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and services the areas in and around Milner, Hayden, Walden, Craig, Pagoda, Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Bear Mountain, Coalmont, and Elk Mountain. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80487, 80477, 80488, 80480, 81639, 80428, 80469, 80467, 80459, 80480, and 80434.

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