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.

Virginia's Poetry Corner

Virginia Wylie March 04, 2017

I encourage participants to write their own poems. A few make a stab at it. A lady new to Brookdale Orange City and our poetry group wrote this one. Marilyn is also hoping to start a Book Club for us.  I look forward to the Poetry Corner And am grate... Read more

Faces

Betty Ago March 03, 2017

The residents of our CCRC each have a copy of a book containing the names, location, phone#, e-mail and photo of all the other residents. This same information is also available on our resident website. The book is updated with inserts about every si... Read more

Healthy Eating: Three Diet Debates

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN March 02, 2017

There is no question that food can have a powerful impact on well-being. The question is: which foods should we avoid and which should we embrace? The answer is not always as easy as it seems, and often it depends on who you ask. I have learned that ... Read more

All is Well That Ends Well

Bernie Block March 01, 2017

Sorry I had to miss writing a column for the past week. Here's what happened. My second daughter's cancer thyroid & lymph operation was held and seemed to have been caught before more of the cancer spread; now on the way to recovery. The divorce of m... Read more

Taking Safety and Security in Senior Living Seriously

Andrew Smith February 27, 2017

For those of us who have the privilege of caring for aging loved ones, we understand your Mom or Dad may be vulnerable. Sometimes they are vulnerable because of their physical limitations, sometimes it’s because of cognitive decline, and sometimes it... Read more

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