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.

Why Physicians and Families Don't Want to Talk About Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger October 31, 2016

Does talking about dementia make you uncomfortable? If so, you would not be alone. Not only do many families avoid talking about this disease, to a large degree doctors do too – 55 percent of Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers say their doctor... Read more

To Grow and Go

Virginia Wylie October 29, 2016

This poem was set in 1970 in Charleston, WV, the first year I was principal of Piedmont Elementary School.  I remained principal for six years.  The Halloween Parade was an annual treat for us all.  The staff dressed in costumes too, and the communit... Read more

Inspiration

Betty Ago October 28, 2016

I just got back from the history class we have at our CCRC. I just LOVE it.  Way back in my former life, history was such a bore. It was my least favorite subject in school. Now that I am older and I feel closer to past events, history has become mor... Read more

Happy Birthday To Me

Bernie Block October 26, 2016

I'm a Halloween kid, born on October 31, 1924. Yep, I'll be 92 in a week, and I really didn't expect to live that long. However, if this column is published on October 24, I still must be alive! I was born in Philadelphia, PA of parents Anna & Harry ... Read more

Cubs Baseball Traditions

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN October 24, 2016

I live in Chicago and have been a Cubs fan all my life. It’s a generational thing – passed on to me by my dad and brothers, and right on down to my kids and grandkids. This is quite common among Cub fans. But there is no one alive who can remember th... Read more

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