Sunrise Senior Living Announces Taste of Sunrise Events Sunrise communities will share delicacies from the Sunrise Signature Dining Program with the local public

MCLEAN, Va., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) announced today it will host a plethora of food and dining events May 20 to May 26 in nearly 300 of its communities. Entitled Taste of Sunrise, these communities invite the public to learn more about Sunrise's unparalleled dining experience and nutritional expertise, all while enjoying delicious home-made dishes. Event attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Sunrise's second annual Recipes from the Heart cookbook.

"Providing superior dining options and service is a priority at Sunrise," said Laura McDuffie, head of Operations at Sunrise. "Our culinary team talks regularly with residents to get their feedback on our dining program, engaging them in menu planning to make certain they feel at home in our communities. We look forward to sharing our expertise and raising awareness of the importance of creating senior-friendly meals during these events."

Taste of Sunrise events will celebrate Sunrise community chefs and highlight residents' favorites and regional fare through a variety of offerings, including community brunches, picnics, cooking demonstrations, farmers markets, dueling chef competitions, informational sessions and more.

The Taste of Sunrise campaign also features the release of the second annual Recipes from the Heart cookbook, which includes original recipes from Sunrise chefs and residents. In addition, Sunrise launched Senior Eats™, a food blog that can be found at www.SunriseSeniorEats.com and serves as an innovative resource for senior-friendly recipes and food news.

"At Sunrise we pride ourselves on serving fresh, delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals and fostering social interaction in our restaurant-style dining rooms," said Tim Whelan, vice president of Dining Services for Sunrise. "Taste of Sunrise is all about celebrating good food, family and friends in our communities."

To find Taste of Sunrise events at a community near you, visit http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/Taste.

About Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 31,600 people. As of March 31, 2012, Sunrise operated 308 communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a unit capacity of approximately 30,300 units. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

Contact:

Sara Abriatis

Corporate Communications

(703) 744-1829

SOURCE Sunrise Senior Living



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