Cedar Creek will showcase its culinary talents at Boomer Guide Senior Expo


Jason Rodriguez, Cedar Creek’s executive director, brings love of family to the assisted living community.

Walter Kiley

Jason Rodriguez, executive director of Cedar Creek Life Center, has a special place in his heart for family. “I grew up helping family,” Rodriguez said. “I have five children. Family has always come first for me.”

Rodriguez, who has been with Cedar Creek the past few years, brings that love of family to the folks who call Cedar Creek home. Everyone, he says, deserves a special place to live out their golden years.

“We have a gorgeous community at Cedar Creek,” Rodriguez said. “Our residents don’t live at our employment, we work in their homes.”

Located in the center of Brevard County on Merritt Island, Cedar Creek is the ideal setting for families to visit their loved ones.

“We have had a lot of amazing people who have lived here,” Rodriguez said. “Our residents were inspirational during their careers, their lives.”

Also noteworthy is that Cedar Creek is veteran owned and operated. Rodriguez himself is a fifth-generation military veteran.

Activities at Cedar Creek are planned around residents’ individual lifestyle ability and choice. A full-time activity program director ensures that residents have a range of stimulating pursuits to choose from.

The emphasis is on keeping the body, mind and soul as healthy as possible. And the food at Cedar Creek strives to be five-star fare, thanks to the talents on the culinary team.

“This is not hospital or institutional food, here we cook from our hearts” Rodriguez said proudly.

Interestingly, when he left the military, Rodriguez followed another passion, that of cooking. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Rodriguez and Executive Chef Jay Bailey create daily cuisine delights for Cedar Creek residents. The chefs take pride in the unique and creative menu selections offered at Cedar Creek.

Rodriguez and Bailey will showcase their culinary skills with a bite sizes of barbecue during the Boomer Guide Senior Expo on March 1.

Cedar Creek will be one of two presenting sponsors at the Boomer Guide Senior Expo to be held at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa.

Cedar Creek, a Veritas Senior Living Community, is located at 4279 Judith Ave.
on Merritt Island. For information, call 321-454-7768.