The residents of Arbor Terrace Fulton decided to end a challenging year by focusing on cooking up a heaping helping of love, tradition and comfort food this holiday season. The staff recently helped residents put their holiday cheer into publishing a “2020 Resident and Family Recipe Book.”
When Executive Director Amanda Gill included a call to residents and family members for recipes in the community newsletter, more than 50 were submitted for inclusion in the community’s first resident and family recipe book. The request included, but was not limited to, holiday favorites.
For those who could not get home to easily access their original family favorite recipes, they were given various cookbooks to look through and pick new favorites. These contributions are acknowledged in the book as “chosen by” rather than “created or submitted by.”
The recipe books are being sold for $20, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association for the care, support and research benefiting patients and families in the fight against the disease.
“Our residents have had a fun time coordinating and categorizing the submitted recipes,” said Tracy Clark, engagement director. “It’s a great way to share family recipes and to have different options during these times when we are all encouraged to stay at home more.”