Carol Cummings, BSN, RN

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN is a nationally recognized expert on senior health and well-being. For the past 15 years she has worked for Brookdale as a wellness professional at the community and corporate levels. In her current role as the senior director of Optimum Life® engagement and innovation for Brookdale, Carol is responsible for the creation of programs and services designed to integrate whole person wellness into Brookdale’s culture. Carol earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.

The Magic of Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival

Category: Brookdale Stories 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

Category: Health & Wellness 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

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

Category: Brookdale Stories 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

Are Supplements Safe?

Category: Health & Wellness August 07, 2017

Americans spend more than 30 billion dollars a year on vitamins, supplements and herbal remedies, according to a report in The Journal of Nutrition. But research on the benefits of ... Read more

Are we Overprescribed? Four Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Category: Health & Wellness July 03, 2017

I recently visited a nurse practitioner about my bad case of bronchitis. I left with prescriptions for four medications, which I took as prescribed. Most visits to health care professionals ... Read more

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