To contact Skilled Nursing at Balfour Retirement Community, please call
303-926-1000 or send us an email.
Our menus were created with the idea that good food is also good therapy.
Even healthy people experience changes to their eating habits as they age. Food may not smell or taste the same. It may become more difficult to chew and the body may not be able to use the energy from food as efficiently. Meals need to be served at consistent times.
Those challenges can be even more pronounced for people who need Skilled Nursing or are experiencing memory loss and Alzheimer’s. That’s why it’s so important that the three meals a day our residents receive at Balfour are well balanced, nutritionally rich and incredibly tasty.
Because it’s been shown in studies by the Health Science Institute that proper nutrition greatly improves people’s quality of life. For example, Alzheimer patients were found to have consistently low levels of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
So our culinary team strives to prepare menus that fill the gap with lots of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In addition, special attention is given to serve meals served at consistent times every day – this contributes to our patients feeling of security and well being.
ABOUT OUR EXECUTIVE CHEF
JEFF WINGFIELD, CULINARY DIRECTOR, BALFOUR RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES
Jeff epitomizes the new breed of young, creative and energetic culinary directors that make Balfour meals so spectacular. A lifelong Coloradan from nearby Broomfield, he graduated from the Culinary School at The Colorado Institute of Art. Prior to joining Balfour he spent more than seven years as manager in the highly regarded culinary programs at the Westin Hotels and Marriott organizations.
His decision to join Balfour was very personal. Jeff had grandparents that he was very close with. They had lived in four different retirement communities, and as a frequent visitor, he became a keen observer of the importance that food played in the daily lives of residents. He was determined to seek a job as a Culinary Director for a retirement community to make meals and events exciting for those unable to dine out every night. Balfour is pleased that Jeff found his calling with Balfour in 2005.