May 20, 2022
May is Asian American Pacific Islander month, or AAPI for short, a time to celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and their contributions to the history of this country. By recognizing the culture, history, and achievements of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, we can broaden the understanding of their countries and cultures, as well as enhance the appreciation for all that they have given to make this country great.
As is the case with many commemorative months, AAPI originated with Congress. In 1978, Congress passed, and President Jimmy Carter signed into law, a joint resolution declaring a week in May as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.” This was later expanded to a month, and in 1992, May was designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
At VITALIA Active Adult Community® – North Royalton North Royalton, OH, we will be celebrating by honoring the countries China, Japan, and India and the state of Hawaii.
These are the dishes I will be making. From China it will be egg rolls, crab Rangoon, pot stickers, and sesame cucumber salad. The menu from Japan will offer sushi, gyoza, marinated edamame, and spring rolls. Chicken tikka kabobs, samosas, lentils, and some curries will be my dishes from India. And from Hawaii residents will enjoy luau pork, Spam musubi, ahi poke, and fruit kabobs.
I chose these dishes because, honestly, these were the most flavor-inducing countries to me. I eat these foods biweekly if not weekly and I think the residents will enjoy trying some new foods.
As a culinary director, I feel we should celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As a human, I feel we should celebrate all cultures. Every group has their own rich history that should be honored and respected.
We are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate these countries, their contributions, and their foods this month! And we would be even more honored if you would join us. Give us a call to learn more about how you can get a seat at the table this month!
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August 5, 2022
At Vitalia Active Adult Community – North Royalton, we are always excited to celebrate the Back-to-School season! Partnering with local is typically a year-long effort, but there is a special focus on the time when most students are heading back to the classroom- whether in person or virtually. Our residents find it easy to relate […]
July 27, 2022
residents often identify as life-long learners, so we have teamed up with Baldwin Wallace University (BW) to offer programming in support of our residents’ intellectual endeavors. This past week, residents visited BW, where they went on golf cart tours, learned about class offerings and special events, and even had a cookout with DW’s mascot, ‘Stinger’. […]