Brookdale Blogs

Resident Blog - Four High School Best Friends Living in Same Senior Living Community

Brookdale Senior Living August 22, 2017

“National Friendship Day” is celebrated in August, and for four special friends at Brookdale Niles, that meant celebrating more than seven decades of friendship. The 91-year old friends – Rochelle Schpak, Florence Burgher, Phyllis Dubowand Eileen Kri... Read more

Brookdale Salutes our Veterans: WWII Vet: "I Thought They Would Throw the Grenade at Me"

Brookdale Senior Living August 21, 2017

More than seven decades after he last heard German sniper fire, Jim Harrison still remembers how it sounded: “Snap, crackle and pop, like Rice Krispies when you pour the milk in.” Wounded by machine gun fire, nearly blown up and then struck by a hail... Read more

Tech Tips: Choosing the Right Social Media Platform

Christopher Leech August 16, 2017

Social media may seem like a fad for younger generations, but Pew Research shows that 69 percent of adults are active online. In fact, 34 percent of people 65 and older use at least one form of social media. In addition, a European study found that s... 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 bad, as in anti-war or anti-fungal. They back up their statement... Read more

Understanding the Fall Risks that Come with Aging

Kim Estes August 14, 2017

As a mom, I vividly remember watching my kids take many falls. From their first shaky steps to rambunctious high school basketball games, I was always impressed when they got back up and kept going, even with a few bumps or bruises. As we age though,... Read more

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