The Grove Assisted Living at Otterbein Cridersville Offers Unique Dining Experience

Posted on: July 7, 2022

From open meal times to made-to-order dishes, dining at The Grove Assisted Living at Otterbein Cridersville is a unique experience. Residents enjoy the family-style dining room where they can gather for nutritious meals and participate in activities together.

In this blog, learn more about assisted living at Otterbein Cridersville, get additional details on the interactive dining experiences, and see sample menu options.

Assisted Living at Otterbein Cridersville

Residents in assisted living at Otterbein Cridersville have varying needs but typically require a helping hand with some of their daily activities, such as grooming, bathing, or medication management. A caring team of dedicated partners (staff), available around-the-clock, encourages an independent, active lifestyle while providing care when necessary.

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Kitchen and bar seating at The Grove Assisted Living at Otterbein Cridersville.

Interactive Assisted Living Dining Experience

Assisted living residents at Otterbein Cridersville can relax and unwind in their own private suites but can also find a sense of community in their shared gathering rooms. And assisted living dining is a perfect example of this! 

The large, open-concept kitchen and dining room promote a shared experience where residents and partners can prepare meals, share their likes and dislikes, and dine together at long, farm-style tables. It’s often comforting to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a home-cooked meal. And it’s even better enjoyed among friends.  

The life enrichment team also utilizes the dining space for a variety of activities, including cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, and arts and crafts. One popular choice among residents is Supper and a Show, where entertainment and dinner are combined.

Related: Family Testimonial: Culture of Caring at Otterbein SeniorLife Cridersville >>

Resident and partner cooking together at Otterbein Cridersville.

Sample Assisted Living Menus

Director of Culinary Services Shannon Weldon has spent several years perfecting her recipes for the Otterbein Cridersville residents. She especially loves creating themed meals enhanced by special food presentation techniques.

During open meal times, assisted living residents can choose from a menu of made-to-order options, including omelets, waffles, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more. Here’s an example of a sample entreé menu:

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Meatloaf
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Philly Cheesesteak

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Residents coloring at a table together at Otterbein Cridersville.

Additional Information about Otterbein Cridersville

Would you like additional information about Otterbein Cridersville? The 120-acre campus, located on I-75 in northwest Ohio, blends urban and rural life. The continuing care retirement community offers many amenities and services to meet the interests and needs of older adults. Visit our website to view virtual tours, explore floor plans, read testimonials, and more. 


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