Brookdale Blogs

Beauty is Ageless at Brookdale

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN June 05, 2017

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature; beautiful old people are works of art.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Not everyone loves getting their picture taken, especially as we age. Wrinkles replace freckles and light reflects off graying hair, but smil... Read more

I'm Loved

Virginia Wylie June 03, 2017

This morning I felt dejected To say nothing of disconnected Then my two cats meowed they were hungry. Today I went to see a new doctor A remarkably familiar chore This doctor said I didn’t have what The last doctor said he thought So stop taking meds... Read more

Three Common Dementia Symptoms: Tips for Understanding Your Loved One's Actions

Juliet Holt Klinger June 01, 2017

As dementia progresses, many things a loved one does and says can be frustrating and hard to fathom. I hear stories from resident families all the time – their sweet mom now gets angry and swears or their   dad wanders out into the street in the midd... Read more

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

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