Seniors have quite a bit to worry about during the Coronavirus pandemic, but, for residents at The Hearth at Gardenside in Branford, food isn’t one of them. The Assisted Living and Memory Care community’s chef, Alberto Del Mastro, recently treated residents and their families to a series of multi-course, Italian-style meals, complete with homemade gnocchi vodka cream sauce, veal, and gelato, free of charge.
“There’s something comforting about sharing food with people you love around a table, and we could all use a little comfort right now” said Alberto Del Mastro. “As a proud Italian native, I love cooking, sharing fresh food, and watching how mealtime brings people together, so when I saw our residents missing their loved ones, I knew that I could help lift their spirits.”
The Hearth at Gardenside team hosted several outdoor meals throughout the month of October, serving 87 guests.
“It was amazing to see our residents’ faces light up when they saw their loved ones,” said Melissa Boyle, the community’s Executive Director. “Everything on the menu was delicious but being together was by far the best part of the experience.”
Del Mastro and his culinary team serve The Hearth at Gardenside’s residents meals prepared from scratch each day, complete with a traditional Italian Sunday dinner each weekend. If you’d like to try The Hearth at Gardenside’s food for yourself, call (203) 483-7260 to schedule a visit and enjoy a take-home meal.
About The Hearth
Hearth Management is a privately owned and operated management and development company based in Syracuse, NY. Founded in 1988, Hearth Management specializes in Independent Living, Assisted/Enriched Living, and Memory Care. Currently, Hearth Management’s operates 15 communities throughout New York, Connecticut, Indiana, and Tennessee.