For me, exceptional food is almost as good for my soul as being with my best friends. I recently had the chance to spend time with two people whom I love dearly, and are truly special and loyal adopted family; I was also able to share a meal with one of them.
It’s not often one meets someone by chance, who becomes a lifelong friend. I feel truly blessed to have more than my share of amazing friends, as well as regular opportunities to spend time with them, either in person, or online.
Friends and food are such an important part of life and well being.
It’s definitely something most of the aged care sector are yet to take on board!
Visiting people who live home alone or in residential care is also something that the families and friends of so many people with and without dementia are yet to take on board.
Loneliness and lousy food almost destroy a persons happiness and wellbeing.
As an ex chef and past foodie, eating is almost as important as my family and friends!
Putting the two together is bliss!
Author: Kate Swaffer 2019