Brookdale Stories

Brookdale is home to more than 100,000 residents and employs roughly 80,000 associates. This is a collection of their unique and inspiring stories.

Allure Takes a Stand Against Ageism, but We Still Have Far to Go

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN August 15, 2017

This week, Allure Magazine announced that they will no longer use the term “anti-aging” in their publication. Their motivation is valid; anything you have to preface with “anti” must be ... Read more

You're Never Too Old to Color

Brookdale Senior Living August 07, 2017

Coloring books aren’t just made for children any more. People of all ages have discovered the calming, relaxing and therapeutic benefits from coloring books. Especially, Vivian Barth. Otherwise known is ... Read more

Brookdale Salutes our Veterans: Veteran Fulfills Wish of a Lifetime to Fly P-51 Mustang

Brookdale Senior Living July 04, 2017

When Charlie Grace joined the Army Air Corps in 1944, all the recruits had dreams of flying the lighting fast P-51 Mustang, himself included. Despite enjoying a 28 year military ... Read more

Brookdale Salutes Our Vets: World War II Nurse Who Survived Plane Crash

Brookdale Senior Living June 21, 2017

In 1944, nursing degree fresh in hand, 21-year-old Ruth Heckinger volunteered for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Two months later, she was in India and flying the “Burma Hump,” helping ... Read more

Remember Me Too

Sheila Uselton May 14, 2017

When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I was a healthcare professional working in Assisted Living. But I didn’t have much personal experience with dementia or first-hand knowledge of ... Read more

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