Cooking and dining. Residents also enjoy access to a wide selection of cooking and dining options designed to save time and help them eat healthier foods. Independent senior houses feature full kitchens that include all of the appliances needed for making and storing meals at home. Some rooms and apartments have floor plans that feature low-hanging cabinets and wide floor traffic areas to take into account residents who use wheelchairs and canes. A community might also have an on-site/visiting nutritionists to help residents create nutritious meal plans and healthy grocery shopping lists. Communities designed to provide full amenities or assisted living options often have cafeterias, snack bars and restaurants. Most sites allow deliveries from local restaurants. Seniors can also use community or local paid transportation to visit area dining establishments.
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