At Pleasant Valley, our residents love to participate in the selection and preparation of cooking activities to learn a new skill, grow the mind, and stimulate the senses. For many, the act of cooking brings back fond family memories from childhood, including recipes passed down for generations. Cooking With Sue invites residents to share their world-famous German, Irish, Greek, Italian or other native-dishes, teach other residents how to prepare the dish, and then cook and enjoy the meal together for a sense of connection.
Food and cooking signifies culture, family history, traditions, holidays, celebrations, and feelings of love and positivity. So naturally, all the “ingredients” that make up social cooking have many proven benefits for our residents: