No, not the iconic 80s film, our daily get together here at Glenvale. Many of you will all be familiar with the luxury of hotel stays, you get up when you want to, you head downstairs to be greeted by a cooked breakfast, a choice of cereal, pastries, fresh coffee. You take your seat and flick through the paper, sipping fresh juice whilst chatting with friends, discussing the news, and making leisurely plans for the day. This is a treat that everyone seeks to enjoy from time to time.
Unless, like us you are fortunate enough to enjoy the experience every day. Every morning we come down to our beautiful dining room and gather around the table, the team greet up with beaming smiles and bring us our morning teas and coffees. The atmosphere is relaxed, the conversation flows, and it is the perfect way to start the day.
When looking for a care home there is a lot of information online to wade through, lots about the care, the facilities, the lifestyle, there is so much to consider. One of my priorities was the food, I needed to know that my dietary requirements would be met, that there would be plenty of choice available, flexibility over mealtimes, flexibility over where we took our meals. Food is a big part of life and for me the standard was non-negotiable.
My requirements have been exceeded here at Glenvale Park, my concerns regarding lack of choice, inflexible mealtimes and bland food were put to rest on day 1. I have tried new foods, dined in great company, and can honestly say have never been disappointed, there are a lot of benefits to living here and the food is one of them. Great food and no washing up. It’s perfect.