Technology & Innovation

Brookdale is dedicated to improving the aging experience and shifting how society views senior living. Andrew Smith, Brookdale’s director of strategy and innovation, explores creative solutions and discusses the latest technology designed with seniors in mind.

Christopher Leech, Brookdale’s manager of resident technology and innovation, provides useful tips, tutorials and explanations for using your computer, tablet and phone. He figures it all out, so you don’t have to!

Why Technology Matters in Senior Living

Andrew Smith November 30, 2017

Whether you are looking for employment or an assisted living apartment, there are many things to consider when touring senior living communities. Most folks are concerned with location, services, dining, ... Read more

Tech Tips: Two Apps for Reminiscence

Christopher Leech November 16, 2017

When I managed a Brookdale Clare Bridge community, one of my favorite things to do with my residents living with dementia was to look through old pictures and mementos. Reliving ... Read more

Six Tech Gadgets to Help Seniors Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Andrew Smith October 30, 2017

Winter can be rough on everyone, but it’s often especially difficult for seniors. When temperatures drop, seniors can find it challenging to navigate icy roads and snow-covered walkways, stay warm ... Read more

Tech Tips: Facebook Etiquette

Christopher Leech October 11, 2017

Now more than ever, seniors are using Facebook to reconnect with old friends and keep in touch with loved ones who live far away. In fact, people over 65 are ... Read more

Testing New Technology at Brookdale

Andrew Smith October 04, 2017

“Alexa, what is the distance from the earth to the moon?”  “The distance from the earth to the moon is 229,929 miles.” Remember when you had to go to a ... Read more

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