Food trucks and water activities: this is how the elderly spend the summer in the ORPEA homes

With the arrival of heat, the ORPEA home They begin more recreational and summer activities to continue to promote well-being, independence and participation of seniors. One of the most original is the initiative to The kitchen Food trucks which are implemented in the ORPEA residences of the Madrid Community.

The centers want make residents and families aware of this the trend of tourist food trucks, very typical in the United States and one of the most enjoyable ways Americans have to eat. Also in Spain and especially among young people it is a trend. For this reason, they at ORPEA want to involve residents and families in this innovation by inviting them to eat at authentic food trucks american.

During the month of July, many of the ORPEA residences in the Madrid region will welcome vans in their gardens. food trucks which they have grill, grill, sausage maker, etc.. With this initiative, all the elderly and their relatives who wish can enjoy the best American food in the residences in Sanchinarro, San Blas, Buenavista, Valdemarín, Las Rozas, Punta Galea, Torrelodones, Collado Villalba, El Escorial, Villanueva de la Cañada or I paint .

The ORPEA centers also offer other treatments and summer activities aimed at maintaining the residents’ quality of life. Among them are summer food and drink course, to prepare nourishing and refreshing dishes to lower the temperature and stay well hydrated; the gymkhanas and water balloon activities and activities in the water, such as the aquaculture, focused on well-being, leisure and psychomotor autonomy of the elderly. In the centers that have swimming pool or spatherapists design aquatic exercises that improve the mobility and physical condition of the elderly.

The importance of food for the elderly

For ORPEA, the nutrition of the elderly is a priority that contributes significantly to the health and quality of life of its residents. For this reason, the centers do not use catering, but have their own kitchens where customized menus are designed, prepared by nutritionists and nutritionists, under the supervision of the group’s medical board and the center’s medical team, and cooked by expert chefs.

Residents can choose between two main and first courses and, in the case of breakfast, have it delivered to bed. For the La Cocina initiative Food trucksthe ORPEA chefs transfer their culinary skills to vans equipped for the occasion.

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