Category: Dining

May 5, 2017

Cinco de Mayo

Many know that the 5th of May is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. On this day many organizations host celebratory festivals, parades and socials that feature Mexican cuisine, culture and music! At Rockland Place we put our own spin on the holiday by offering a Make […]

April 20, 2017

Dining Display of Excellence!

Bon Appetite - It was yet another action packed day during our afternoon meal! Dining Service Director Chef Justin, and Chef Bobby put on a culinary display preparing Cavatappi Marinara with Meatballs for our community! “Wow that looks great,” “Can’t wait to try it” and “Mmm... Mmm... good” were just a few of the many sentiments […]

April 13, 2017

Culinary Service in Action!

Wow! The aroma at Rockland Place today from our omelet station was absolutely indescribable. In our community we strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for all, therefore we are excited to feature our Action Cooking every Thursday!!! With the launch of our new Spring menu, we will be adding a new program guaranteed to […]

January 11, 2017

Associate of the Month

Our most recent associate of the month honor went to our very own Tyhisha C. Ty is one of our stellar dining team members in our community. She has worked for Rockland for 2 ½ years and said her favorite part of working at Rockland is helping the residents and helping in any way possible.  Tyhisha is currently our […]

November 23, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

August 22, 2016

Wine Goes Mediterranean

Recently our Dining Service Director, Dante, and our Dining Service team member, Stephen, took our community on an adventure to the Mediterranean.  The program started off by learning about food traditions and customs that are typically found in the Mediterranean. Of course when learning about food traditions, having a sample is a must! During the class we […]

July 22, 2016

Associate of the Month!

Our most recent associate of the month was Stephanie T. from dining service. Stephanie has been with our community for 4 years and in that time period she has been a true team player, always going above and beyond! Stephanie said her favorite thing about working at Rockland is that she is able to bring […]

April 28, 2016

Chef’s Table Dinner

Our Chef's Table Dinner was an exclusive 5 course dinner paired with wine for a party of 10. Chef Dante featured his culinary talents pulling recipes from his family and specialty dishes he has made for private parties. Our guests were an amazing group who shared fabulous life stories in between courses and embraced our THRIVE mentality. One guest had just been to Paris for […]

December 14, 2015

Happy Holidays from Rockland Place

Rockland Place is stunning this time of year. Staff and residents gather to decorate 7 trees including a beautiful 20 foot tall tree in the lobby. The mantle, staircase, tabletops, and community spaces all have been trimmed with decorations. The residents were host to friends and family during our annual holiday party. Highlights of the night include Wayne Zimmerman performing in the Brandywine […]

November 20, 2015


Thursday the 19th of November Rockland Place hosted residents, families and friends of the community for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. To recognize how fortunate we all are each guest brought a canned good for our local food pantry to support seniors who are in need. Gallup poll statistics in 2012 ranked Delaware #3 in the U.S. with […]

November 12, 2015

Rockland Place and Bayada Celebrate 4 Year Anniversary

On November 11th, 2011, Rockland Place and Bayada Senior Living Office partnered to create the most unique program known in the state of Delaware for rehabilitation services. Marketing Director Patrick Gray says, "We saw all the competition offering the same therapy we were doing and said how can we offer something different to our residents to promote a better quality of […]

October 22, 2015

Dining Services Month Celebrated

The Rockland Place Dining Services Team deserves huge kudos for all they do each and every day for the residents. We honored them this week during Dining Services Month by serving them and giving them a break. The team enjoyed a celebration filled with music, great food, a pie eating contest, raffle baskets filled with goodies, and gift bags. When […]

September 9, 2015

Corn Shucking

What’s for dinner?!? Several residents participated in helping to prepare the side dish for the evening’s meal. It is that time of the year when many are hosting summer BBQ’s with all of the traditional fixing, and Rockland is no exception as we were busy shucking corn recently! During this prep session we chatted about […]