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For a long time, the idea of nutritious, delicious and fresh senior dining seemed unlikely. But that was before the Baby Boomer generation began retiring – and changing the course of senior living and senior dining for good.

“Baby Boomers redefined society during their youths, and they’re bringing that revolutionary mindset to the senior living space,” says Mary Scott Russell, Director of Community Relations at East Ridge at Cutler Bay. “Today’s older adults want independence, choice, high-quality service and versatility in everything they do and get, including their dining options. In other words, they want the senior dining landscape to be more than just fuel for their bodies. They want it to be a delicious experience that entices the senses, tantalizes their palates and provides spectacular nutrition adapted to their individual diets and tastes.”

That idea of a remarkable dining experience using fresh, nutritious ingredients is what inspired the culinary landscape at East Ridge at Cutler Bay.

“Good nutrition is a key part of healthy aging, and at East Ridge at Cutler Bay, our goal is to make good nutrition the best you’ve ever tasted,” Mary Scott says. “At our community, you’ll find an ever-changing variety of dishes and cuisines, fresh and local ingredients, attentive associates and an amazing atmosphere.”

Residents at East Ridge at Cutler Bay can enjoy exactly what they want, whenever they want it. Whether that’s a sit-down social meal in the dining room or a grab-and-go option in the bistro, you’ll find ever-changing entrée and dessert options, plus everyday favorites. And our culinary team is always cheerfully willing to address specific dietary needs or accommodate personal preferences.

“We want you to love life at East Ridge at Cutler Bay, and dining plays a big part in that,” says Mary Scott.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, here is just a sampling of the ways nutritious, fresh and delicious live at our senior living community:

An experienced, friendly staff.

Our residents have had more exposure to different foods and cultures than any other seniors in our history. They’ve between exposed to different ingredients, preparation styles and meals that once may have seemed exotic but are now staples on their everyday menus. Plus, they believe that now is the time to truly enjoy the finer things in life, and being served delicious meals without ever having to lift a finger is exactly what they’re looking for. You’ll no longer have to plan and shop for your meals, or cook and clean up afterward – we’ll do it all for you.

Mealtimes as entertainment.

A dining experience is more than just food on a plate. Instead, it’s an event that tantalizes all the senses. Whether that’s the gorgeously presented plated meals, the white tablecloths and attentive servers or casual options that allow you to enjoy the finer things while on the go, we provide options that allow residents to experience dining any way they want.

Healthy and delicious ingredients.

We are what we eat, and when we eat food that’s good for our bodies, we boost our immune systems, keep our bodies in shape, improve our emotions and mood and help us live the best possible life. East Ridge at Cutler Bay has a holistic focus on health and wellness, and providing nutritious, fresh and delicious meals helps our residents enjoy their golden years to the fullest. We focus on made-from-scratch dishes, using locally sourced and in-season ingredients and constantly adapting our offerings based on nutritional best practices.

Anytime dining.

Forget adapting your eating habits to conform to strict times. Instead, East Ridge at Cutler Bay offers anytime dining so that you get to control when and what you eat. We provide a wide variety of options that allow you to eat in person when you want, as well as food service options, grab-and-go options and so much more. We’re also very flexible, so if you find yourself feeling peckish later at night, just let us know and we’ll do what we can to fill you up.

“Dining at East Ridge at Cutler Bay is like everything else at our community – it’s all about choice,” Mary Scott says. “Our goal is for you to have a vibrant, exciting retirement, and presenting an amazing dining experience is part of that.” 

About East Ridge at Cutler Bay

East Ridge at Cutler Bay is Miami-Dade County’s only true Life Plan Community. The nonprofit community draws from the neighborhood charm of suburban Cutler Bay and the vibrancy of Miami in a lush tropical setting of 76 acres, located at 19301 SW 87th Avenue. The community offers a continuum of care including independent living, assisted living and memory support residences in a neighborhood setting; respite care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are available within Three Palms Health Center.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 305-256-3564.