At Andalucia Senior Apartments in Panorama City and La Coruña Senior Apartments in Van Nuys, CA, the Cooking Class is held once a month and both properties attend together, switching locations month to month. Anne Apra, a professional caterer and their teacher, makes it a point to bring fresh, healthy recipes in for the residents to learn.
This month she taught them how them how to make Skillet Chicken and Zucchini Enchiladas with Tomatilla Sauce.
Anne goes to the closest market to buy her ingredients so that she can tell the residents exactly what the price is – she leaves nothing unexplained and brings nothing that they can’t afford and won’t be good for them.
It is the act of creating a meal and enjoying it together that makes the feeling of community and family at these properties.
~Elizabeth Sampson, Regional Program Director