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Join Us For A Taste Of Sunrise!

Many retirement and assisted living communities allow prospective residents and their families to tour their assisted living facilities all throughout the year, and Sunrise Senior Living is no different. But right now, you have the chance not only see the grounds, rooms and meet the staff - you can also literally "get a taste" of the Sunrise Signature Dining experience through our Taste of Sunrise events going on at your local community, March 10 - 16.

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Introducing Our New Spring And Summer Menu, Packed With Seasonal Flavor!

The spring and summer seasons evoke flavors like fresh basil, juicy strawberries and peaches, and sweet corn. Is your mouth watering yet? Good! That means you're ready for the new Spring and Summer 2013 sample dining menu that we're rolling out at our Sunrise Senior Living communities at the end of March.

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Eating For Our Heart

February is American Heart Month so it’s a great time to focus on heart health and food choices that can benefit your ticker. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which affects the heart and blood vessels, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While CVD can lead to heart attack and stroke, lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and exercising, can help improve the health of this vital organ and reduce your risk.

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Chef At Sunrise On Connecticut Avenue Creates A Seafood Classic

What goes into the making of an unforgettable seafood dish? Ask Ray Jaskolski, the chef at Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., to find out. This former member of the Coast Guard Reserve established an intimate relationship with the sea during his time in the service, and it certainly shows in his creative seafood dishes.

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Vibrant and Healthy Vegetable Medley Nourishes Residents At Sunrise of Wall, NJ

Every chef strives to find the balance between the taste and presentation of a dish, and for chef Jose Villanueva from Sunrise of Wall, NJ, nutritional value is also a critical factor in these creations. He struck the perfect balance with his Vegetable Medley, a vibrantly colored, flavorful and healthy side dish.

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Sunrise of Pacific Palisades Serves Up Shrimp Pad Thai

Love seafood and Asian flavors but sick of stir fry? This was the case for the seniors at Sunrise of Pacific Palisades, California, so chef Brent Hagel started looking for Thai recipes that would satisfy his residents' cravings for seafood and Asian cuisine. In doing so, he found this tasty dish - Shrimp Pad Thai.

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Sunrise of Edina Serves Up Cozy Comfort Food Roast Pork With Sweet Potato Onion Sauce

Pork and root vegetables have been combined into some of the most comforting dishes over the years, and this cozy flavor and warmth is exactly what chef David Donatelle of Sunrise of Edina, Minnesota, achieved with his recipe for Roast Pork with Sweet Potato Onion Sauce.

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Sunrise's The Quadrangle Serves Up Fresh Fish With A Fig Flair

The health benefits of fish are well known, which is why it's prominently featured on the menus of many Sunrise Senior Living communities. Research from Harvard Medical School found that fish are a great source of low-fat protein with heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The study determined that oily, dark-fleshed fish can even reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, mental decline in old age and prostate cancer.

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