Brookdale Blogs

Engagement Matters! Just ask Brookdale

Jack York May 24, 2017

The word dementia has a powerful connotation. It’s a connotation that implies loss on every level: loss of independence, loss of connections, loss of awareness. There is no denying the reality of dementia and the pain it causes, both for the individu... Read more

Seniors and Loneliness: Tips for Staying Connected

Research shows that social connection improves quality of life. But as you age, life changes and you might experience longer periods alone, which can lead to social isolation and loneliness. Here are some tips on staying connected as you age.  Read more

The Hillbilly Stomper

Virginia Wylie May 20, 2017

Velma, a small, pert, 79-year-old newcomer At Brookdale Orange City Introduced herself by hillbilly stomp dancing Across the lobby floor, winning our hearts Letting us know she’d bring stomping, Romping, and a ton of fun to these parts. Her dress of ... Read more

The Truth About Osteoporosis

Kim Estes May 15, 2017

I’m happy to say that there is more hope on the horizon for managing osteoporosis, a disease that often stops seniors in their tracks if they fracture a bone after falling. I have even heard of some extreme cases where seniors have actually broken th... Read more

Remember Me Too

Sheila Uselton May 14, 2017

When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I was a healthcare professional working in Assisted Living. But I didn’t have much personal experience with dementia or first-hand knowledge of what it would be like to walk with someone on this ... Read more

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