Brookdale Blogs

Old and Cold

Virginia Wylie May 27, 2017

I’m old and I’m cold Brrr, I’m freezing This is not at all pleasing Shouldn’t it be warm in Orange City? But when I leave my nest so cozy In the hall a north wind makes me zoom And I shiver through meals in the dining room Is the activities room alwa... Read more

Why Interdependence is the Key to Independent Living

Andrew Smith May 26, 2017

“How is life different compared to when you lived independently?” A very well respected innovator and human centered designer asked this question of a group of about six seniors in their 80s and 90s at a recent Aging 2.0 event. This struck me as an o... Read more

Engagement Matters! Just ask Brookdale

Jack York May 24, 2017

The word dementia has a powerful connotation. It’s a connotation that implies loss on every level: loss of independence, loss of connections, loss of awareness. There is no denying the reality of dementia and the pain it causes, both for the individu... Read more

Seniors and Loneliness: Tips for Staying Connected

Research shows that social connection improves quality of life. But as you age, life changes and you might experience longer periods alone, which can lead to social isolation and loneliness. Here are some tips on staying connected as you age.  Read more

The Hillbilly Stomper

Virginia Wylie May 20, 2017

Velma, a small, pert, 79-year-old newcomer At Brookdale Orange City Introduced herself by hillbilly stomp dancing Across the lobby floor, winning our hearts Letting us know she’d bring stomping, Romping, and a ton of fun to these parts. Her dress of ... Read more

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