Your Table is Ready – Using Reservations in Senior Dining

Posted in General on October 14, 2020

Senior Communities use Reservations in Return to Communal Dining It’s safe to call this the year of change for senior living communities, including for dining operations. For many months, senior living dining rooms that once stood as the bustling heart of community life have been closed or quiet, as communities have limited dining to resident rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only now are some communities starting to return to communal dining. As this reopening occurs, Read More »

Expanding eMenuCHOICE Beyond the Dining Room

Posted in General on July 14, 2020

As senior communities continue to reshape dining in response to external factors, many are also developing new services to meet resident needs, using eMenuCHOICE to both deliver and track these new offerings.  1. Mobile Delivery Cart A large Minnesota community is placing items from the deli and convenience store on a cart and rolling it through the community offering sodas, candy bars and ice cream treats for immediate purchase. Other communities have developed morning "coffee Read More »

Grab-n-Go Dining with eMenuCHOICE

Posted in General on June 1, 2020

It's a new world in senior dining today, with communities rolling out new social distancing and occupancy guidelines as many look to reopen communal dining. Other emerging trends are accelerating and taking hold. One such trend is the popularity of "Grab-n-Go" food in bistros, pubs, cafes, delis and convenience stores within communities. Grab-n-Go can include items such as individually wrapped pizzas, sandwiches or salads to cups of soup, snack items or even full meals prepared Read More »

eMenuCHOICE Featured in Senior Living Executive Magazine Dining Issue

Posted in News on May 1, 2020

eMenuCHOICE Co-Founder and CTO Matt Stenerson and The Plaza Assisted Living, a senior living organization using eMenuCHOICE that operates six communities in Hawaii, were both featured in the March/April issue of Senior Living Executive magazine, published by Argentum. In the magazine's annual "Dining Issue," Stenerson and Tricia Medeiros, COO of The Plaza, offer thoughts on trends and developments in senior dining in an article titled Suiting Every Taste: Communities find solutions to provide a rich Read More »

eMenuCHOICE Offers Fast-Track Implementation for Remote-Access Orders, Delivery and In-Room Dining

Posted in Announcements on April 7, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In response to customer requests, eMenuCHOICE has developed a fast-track implementation of its software to allow senior communities to replace communal dining with remote-access ordering, production kitchen service and in-room delivery to residents. Fast-Track Implementation streamlines orders while maintaining social distancing, maximizes kitchen productivity and seamlessly tracks service and delivery. Residents without access to communal dining rooms can continue on existing meal plans without interruption. Highlights: Administrative / Financial Fast-Track Implementation Read More »

COVID-19 Has Closed Communal Dining - What's Next?

Posted in General on March 18, 2020

Like so many companies in the senior living industry, eMenuCHOICE is keenly aware of the myriad challenges facing senior communities in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. Specifically, we are aware of the number of communities that are pausing, restricting or cancelling communal dining, along with other group activities. While the implementation of such policies remains a community-by-community and day-by-day issue dependent on the specific characteristics of each community, eMenuCHOICE offers the following ways in Read More »

eMenuCHOICE Live at Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Spring Conference

Posted in Events on March 11, 2020

eMenuCHOICE will be exhibiting at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA) Spring Conference on March 18-20 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Booth 111 on the conference's exhibit floor. The 25th Annual WALA Spring Conference has as its theme, "Resources that Deliver Results." eMenuCHOICE will show how its industry-leading, award winning senior dining software -- eMenuCHOICE -- delivers results to independent senior living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facility residents in the form of Read More »