Health & Wellness

Kim Estes, senior vice president of clinical services, writes about issues that affect men and women as they age. From planning for long-term care to getting more sleep, this is your one-stop-shop for all things aging.

Five Tips for Making Friends in Senior Living

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN September 04, 2017

I recently learned of four 91 year old women who have been friends for 74 years. The friends formed a “sorority” in their high school days and have shared life’s ... Read more

How Your Creativity Could Be Getting Better with Age

Brookdale Senior Living August 23, 2017

Could a 72-year-old woman be more creative than her 22-year-old granddaughter? You betcha. Don’t believe it? Science has proven it.  In a recent blog, Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s Optimum Life Engagement ... Read more

Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living July 12, 2017

The fear of having to give up a beloved pet is among the top emotional reasons seniors resist moving into a senior living arrangement, according to an informal survey by ... Read more

Seniors and Loneliness: Tips for Staying Connected

Research shows that social connection improves quality of life. But as you age, life changes and you might experience longer periods alone, which can lead to social isolation and loneliness. ... Read more

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