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February’s Featured Resident Recipe- Stan Greenlee

As part of Our Commitment to create new traditions, learn new things, break down walls that isolate our residents and build a stronger community, we are sharing a Resident Recipe monthly which will be demonstrated by our talented Yona culinary teams.

This month, we have the pleasure of introducing Stan Greenlee from Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Stan, who is 92 years old, was born in Frontier County, Nebraska, where he lived until moving to California in 1969. He was married to his beautiful wife, Lucille, who recently passed away, for 69 years. They have two adult children, Kevin and Cindy. 

Prior to retirement, Stan worked for the Bureau of Reclamation, focusing on flood control in the developing western United States by working on dams and irrigation systems to assist farmers. 

“I’ve been helping to feed America for almost 110 years,” exclaimed Stan!

Stan wanted to share his Reuben recipe because, “It is a unique sandwich, unlike any other. Before I moved to Park Place Senior Living, I used to go get a Reuben at least once a week!”



  • 8 slices rye bread
  • ½ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices of deli sliced corned beef
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Note: You can purchase all 6 ingredients from this recipe for approximately $15.45


Preheat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spread one side of bread slices evenly with Thousand Island dressing. On four bread slices, layer one slice Swiss cheese, 2 slices corned beef, 1/4 cup sauerkraut, and a second slice of Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, dressing side down. Butter the top of each sandwich.

Place sandwiches, butter-side down on the preheated griddle; butter the top of each sandwich with the remaining butter. Grill until both sides are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve hot.