Optimum Life

Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s senior director of Optimum Life Engagement and Innovation, covers a wide range of topics affecting seniors and their families. She encourages you to “be well” on purpose!

Selling Your Home Is Hard: Advice on When to Downsize and What to Consider

Brookdale Senior Living October 10, 2017

If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you’re at least starting to think about downsizing and moving to a smaller living space. And that’s doubly true if you’re considering a ... Read more

The Magic of Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN October 09, 2017

Awe and Gratitude are the words that keep settling on me as I reflect on the events surrounding the Inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival. We truly took a huge step ... Read more

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 Assisted Living Communities Help Seniors Stay More Active

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN September 02, 2017

Senior living advertises a relaxing image of the golden years. All your needs are met – you barely have to lift a finger! But could all this inactivity actually be ... Read more

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

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