October 14, 2022

Arrow Senior Living Culinary Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Category: Senior Living

Author: Josh Beauchamp, Regional Director of Culinary Programming

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a week-long celebration of the contributions and influences Hispanic Americans have made on the culture and history of the United States. This observance was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, to begin on September 15th, which recognizes the start of the Mexican War for Independence. All US presidents since 1988 have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark this historic date.

Today, there are roughly 63 million Hispanics living in the United States, that make up 19% of the population. They come from diverse countries and bring with them unique and different cultures and cuisines.

Our Arrow Senior Living communities will recognize those culinary contributions by celebrating the food from various Hispanic countries and territories by preparing selected items for their menu. Each community’s Culinary Director was tasked with selecting Hispanic locations to represent.

From there, it was the Culinary Director’s responsibility to both research and make dishes from the selected countries. It was my hope they would not only learn new resident-pleasing recipes, but also better appreciate the culinary culture of those countries.

We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy some Hispanic cuisine during Hispanic Heritage Month!

Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a portfolio of communities that offer varying levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each and every senior living community supports residents by focusing on dignity, respect, and quality of life. The programs and amenities offered are selected to provide only the highest standard of quality and comfort.

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