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.

Transportation for Seniors: Brookdale and Lyft Partner up to Give Residents a Ride

Andrew Smith April 24, 2017

Pat King is a vibrant, 92 year old woman who loves to paint, sew and arrange flowers. When she speaks, her giggle seems to bubble up in between her Australian-accented phrases. But as she’s grown older, she decided it wasn’t safe to drive. She told u... Read more

Drink More Water

Virginia Wylie April 22, 2017

Yesterday during a meeting, our resident council president, kept talking about why we should drink more water. This led to complaints about how many of us have to take water pills and the problems of getting to the bathroom in time. That's one reason... Read more

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Tips for Getting Your Loved One Outdoors

Juliet Holt Klinger April 21, 2017

The sun is shining today, and that alone puts me in a good mood. I always feel better when there are buds on the trees and a promise of warmer days ahead. The same is true for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The need to go outside and co... Read more

Another Month, Another Book Club Meeting

Betty Ago April 20, 2017

This morning, I went to the monthly meeting of our CCRC book club. We had about 12 attending – a relatively light crowd. Some residents do not attend when they did not like the book. I didn’t like the book (A shocker- I’ve learned that I don’t have t... Read more

Five Tips for Dealing with Senior Stress

Kim Estes April 18, 2017

Everyone experiences stress, but as we age, added pressure can take a serious toll on your physical and mental wellbeing. Seniors have a more difficult time coping with stress because the body’s natural stress response slows down. According to the Am... Read more

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