|Inside Sodexo: Today's Savvy Seniors Expect High-End Service at Senior Living Facilities
With an increased life expectancy, the senior population is growing. At Sodexo, we oversee the Quality of Life for seniors in retirement communities or in their homes, providing customized services and attentive care every day – which means multiple career opportunities for you.
Whether you are a dietitian, chef, housekeeping or facility manager (among other opportunities), your career can have a direct impact on the residents at Sodexo's Senior Living client locations. It's about creating a home. It's a place where people are active and engaged, a place with a sense of community that's inviting to friends and family. It‘s a place marked by the peace of mind that comes with cleanliness, order and an attractive environment that includes desirable food service options.
While all of Sodexo's integrated services create this environment, our new Bistro 464 concept is leading the way for food service at these locations. Designed with Baby Boomers in mind – those who have travelled more, encountered more and want their dining to be more – Bistro 464 is a flexible concept that allows for a locally-focused restaurant option to supplement the traditional dining service in the senior living communities we serve.
The bistro-style service option offers a dining spot that feels like a special occasion thanks to its attractive design and a specially created menu that includes casual as well as more upscale meal selections.
"We always create new concepts backed by consumer research, and Bistro 464 is no exception. As a generation, Baby Boomers eat out more than any previous generations, and their menu preferences are more varied and adventurous. We wanted to capture those preferences as well as place an emphasis on the dining room as the heart of the community, where social bonds are created," said Shelley Kalfas, Vice President of Marketing for the Sodexo Seniors segment. "The feedback we received during the pilot phase for Bistro 464 was overwhelmingly positive. Residents shared that they liked the menu, the ambience and the casual and friendly setting Bistro 464 created."
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