Brookdale Blogs

At Brookdale, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of senior care. We also love to talk about the ways that we engage with our seniors. On our blog you’ll find lots of great reads — from snapshots of health advice to a peek behind the curtain at what makes our company tick.

Betty Ago: Ghosts

Betty Ago July 29, 2016

1) In the middle of the night, my grandson called out, “Grandma, there’s a ghost in here”. After calming him and explaining that the light flickers he saw were from passing cars, I made a big mistake. “There are no ghosts”, I said. “PROVE IT”, said m... Read more

Bernie Block: No Drought About It

Bernie Block July 27, 2016

Researchers have gone back to the Mayan civilization to find that the weather and climate change was responsible for its disintegration. What they found was famine, war and collapse as a long-term wet weather pattern shifted to drought. Read more

What Does a 70 Something Person Look Like?

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN July 25, 2016

What do you picture when you think of a person in their mid-seventies? Chances are that many people when asked that question will picture someone who has mental and physical limitations. And in some cases that would be correct. I would be willing to ... Read more

Virginia Wylie: Fairy Angels

Virginia Wiley July 23, 2016

I have had many caretakers and this poem is a tribute to all of them. Read more

Betty Ago: Marriages

Betty Ago July 22, 2016

We just celebrated our 55th anniversary. This is a ‘young’ marriage according to many residents here. I tend to agree. The years have flashed by so fast, that the number is unreal. When I think about our relationship, a ladder comes to mind. Read more

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