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.

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


Virginia Wylie October 22, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Seventy, eighty, ninety…fine years accumulate Alverda dances on to stimulate To share the joy that’s in her heart She is herself a work of art  But, oh, Alverda fell and bumped her nose It had to happen, I suppose We must beware the pe... Read more


Betty Ago October 21, 2016

To repeat a quote from my last blog; “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”                                             Henry Adams    That quote came to mind as I finished reading a most inspirational book: “Dr. M... Read more

Mickey's Calling

Bernie Block October 19, 2016

The phone rang. It was seven in the morning. I wondered who would be calling me so early. The sun was just rising so the room wasn't that dark. I could see the phone easily. I picked it up. "Hello." "This, Mr. Orlove, is Mr. Latimore, from Walt Disne... Read more

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