Food and the act of eating have transitioned from a bare necessity to a form of entertainment in recent years. Unlike the greatest generation or even some from the silent generation, today’s seniors have now developed an appetite for daring, out-of-the-box experiences that showcase the ability to color outside the lines and go against the norm. People are leading more dynamic lives focused on entertainment, and senior living communities are catering to a vibrant lifestyle through the design, amenities, décor and dining experiences. Dallas-based senior living and hospitality architecture firm three: living architecture is well-versed on trends in the industry, and has noticed a significant shift in the way communities approach dining. Rather than the cafeteria-style restaurants, three is incorporating restaurant-style venues, bistros, display cooking kitchens and environments that give chefs options to provide tremendous variety. Today’s seniors look at food as an experience, and they want unique presentations, unusual combinations in an atmosphere that provides entertainment.