Dining

Sharing a home-cooked meal with friends and family is one of the simple pleasures of life. Which is why we offer all-day, restaurant-style dining and serve a variety of delicious dishes using only the freshest ingredients.

Our Executive Chef carefully plans and prepares our menu. You can even share your thoughts, ideas and recipes at our Food Service Review each month. It is our pleasure to add our residents' favorite dishes to the menu or to try something new, like one of our Executive Chefs who shared this recent cooking demonstration*.

* Video demonstration only. Actual resident meal preparation is performed in accordance with all required COVID safety regulations, including the use of personal protective equipment.
Crab Cake Recipe

Half cup mayo
1 egg
1 tbs Dijon
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp hot sauce
1 pound jumbo lump crab
20 saltine crackers finely crushed
Garnish: Cajun remoulade, roasted red pepper coulis, microgreens and lemon wedge

*Form patties and sear on all sides. Once sides are browned, bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Join us for a delicious meal in our main dining rooms or reserve a special room or area for visiting family and friends.

Sample Menus

Resident-inspired Menu

  • Comfort food with a flair
  • A taste of home: residents are invited to share their recipes
  • Cultural and historical food influences
  • Monthly Culinary Chat with residents

Naturally Healthy Food

  • Market fresh fruits and vegetables available daily
  • Seasonal ingredients
  • Emphasis on herbs and spices over salt and fat
  • Nutritional assessments available from registered dietician
  • 'Let food be thy medicine' philosophy

Excellence in Service

  • Classically trained chef
  • Restaurant-style dining and amenities
  • Daily specials
  • Breakfast served all day
  • Casual/formal dining
  • Upscale table settings
  • Professionally trained servers
  • Delivery service available

FOOD PHOTOS

These are the ‘best of the best’ food photos from around our 25 Traditions communities. Thanks to our Culinary Directors, and their teams, that are #CookingWithLove for our residents. Great job Chefs!

Cooking with Love



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1703 W. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Traditions at North Willow is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Villas in our senior retirement community. Nursing care and support, along with gracious amenities and lifestyle options are provided to our residents. We are an active adult community, within the Traditions Management family, that can help seniors with aging, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia care.
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