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Food and Nutrition

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Residents can expect to enjoy delicious, nutritious and attractive meals prepared in the Home's kitchen by certified cooks and food service staff.

Menus and Snacks

  • Menus rotate regularly to reflect the seasons and are based on Canada's Food Guide, a buy local initiative, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards and input from residents.
  • Residents are also provided with snacks between meals and in the evening (10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.).
  • A free afternoon tea service for residents and their families is available in the Garden View Café Monday to Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Family and friends are welcome to join residents for meals at a minimum fee of $8 per meal. Meal tickets can be purchase any day at the main reception or café.

Dietitian services

Sun Parlor Home offers registered dietitian services:

  • Each resident will have a nutritional assessment for an individualized nutritional care and hydration plan including counselling and quarterly reviews.
  • An enhanced weight-monitoring program allows all weight variances to be addressed immediately ensuring the resident's nutritional well-being.
  • Special diets, including texture modification and nutritional supplements prescribed by the Medical Director or registered dietitian, are provided within the regular cost of care. Any devices that assist or enable the resident to eat independently are also provided within the cost of care.
  • A registered dietitian is available to discuss individual diet needs and concerns with residents and their family members.

Special Occasions

  • The Garden View Café, Fireside Lounge, Craft Room and Auditorium are available for special family occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.
  • Families are welcome to bring in food items for special family occasions, with the exception of foods containing mushrooms, shrimp or shellfish. Staff have severe airborne allergies to these items.
  • The Home offers special occasion catering services for a fee. Costs for catering will be billed directly to the organizer. A catering menu is available on the resident information boards.

Fireside Lounge in Sun Parlor Home