Willow Brook Christian Christian Village opened its doors to introduce the community to a new program and a newly-designed restaurant on Wednesday.
The open house, on the southern edge of Delaware, featured tours of Willow Brook by Day and breakfast foods prepared by Chef John Lindeboom and his staff. Offerings included quiche, brisket & leek hash, a spinach, mushroom and roasted tomato frittata, a Greek yogurt and fruit bar, and an assortment of breakfast pizzas made on a new wood-fired pizza oven.
Members of Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, city and county officials, and community representatives attended. The ribbon was cut by Willow Brook CEO Larry Harris, Chamber of Commerce president Holly Quaine, Willow Brook by Day manager Sally Gallant, Chef John Lindeboom, and catering manager/dining room supervisor Julie Bardelang.
The soaring ceilings and four-sided fireplace obelisk in the center of the restaurant provide a new majesty to the newly-expanded space, with copper ceilings just inside, etched glass dividers, banquettes, and graceful decor giving a feeling of elegance to the room, a news release states.
Willow Brook designed the lower level of the Centrum specifically for adult day services, with areas for action, rest, dining and even bathing are available as needed.
Willow Brook by Day makes it possible for participants in the program to continue living at home with their families and yet have the daytime support they need at a cost much lower than assisted living or nursing home care. Open 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, caregivers are freed to go to a job, run errands, or simply have a break, knowing their loved one is having an enriching experience close to home.
Daily fees are based on ability to pay, and the social worker helps to find financial assistance for those who need it.