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What’s Cooking in Today’s Retirement Communities?

October 3, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being issued by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:

WHAT: The days of pureed peas and lukewarm meatloaf are long gone. Today’s retirement communities offer menu options that make them dining destinations for visitors young and old.

Don’t believe us? Taste for yourself at American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging’s (AAHSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Each day, executive chefs from local retirement communities will race against the clock to create delicious dishes using a secret ingredient on the exhibit hall floor. Area chefs will judge their culinary creations and ultimately decide who will reign supreme as AAHSA’s “Iron Chef.”

   WHERE: Pennsylvania Convention Center   Exhibit Hall BC   1101 Arch Street   Philadelphia, Pa.19107    WHEN:  Exhibition Hours:  Monday, Oct. 13, noon to 4 p.m.   Tuesday, Oct. 14, noon to 3:30 p.m.   Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon to 3:30 p.m.    WHO:   Participating chefs include:    Richard Hoschar Executive Chef   Muncy Valley Long Term Care at Susquehanna Health   Muncy, Pa.    Fred Lee   Executive Chef   The Lafayette - Redeemer   Philadelphia, Pa.    William Hockenberry   Executive Chef   Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care   New Wilmington, Pa.    Joseph Baj   Executive Chef   Twining Village Retirement Community   Holland, Pa.    Kathleen Whiley   Executive Chef   Friends Village   Woodstown, N.J.    Adam Grafton   Director, Dining Services   Dock Woods Community   Lansdale, Pa.    Evaristo Gustines   Executive Chef   Asbury Methodist Village   Gaithersburg, Md.    Jonathan Long   Executive Chef   Wellington at Hershey's Mill   Chester, Pa.    

Local sponsors include ARAMARK Senior Living Services, Cura Hospitality, Sodexo Senior Services and Morrison Senior Dining.

To attend or for more information, contact Lauren Shaham, (202) 508-1219 or lshaham@aahsa.org, or Sarah Mashburn, +1-202-508-9492, smashburn@aahsa.org.

About AAHSA

The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (http://www.aahsa.org/) help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,300 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA’s commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

CONTACT: Lauren Shaham, +1-202-508-1219, lshaham@aahsa.org, or SarahMashburn, +1-202-508-9492, smashburn@aahsa.org, both of American Associationof Homes and Services for the Aging

Web Site: http://www.aahsa.org/




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