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.

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

What are Advance Care Directives? Planning for the Future

Kim Estes April 17, 2017

Most people are exceedingly uncomfortable talking about the end of life and it’s understandable, of course. Our society emphasizes youth and anti-aging, which further discourages thinking about later life, let alone planning for it. However, it is cr... Read more

Easter Thought

Virginia Wylie April 15, 2017

Come be my Easter Bunny, honey I want you to be near This glad, sad Time of year Let us wonder, ponder The reason for this season Long was the night The sun will rise Day dawns light Life springs, sings We’ll be together, ever In truth, joy lies. Vir... Read more

Butterflies and Straws, Continued

Betty Ago April 14, 2017

Strangely enough, my husband had a life defining experience in elementary school at about the same time I did.  Different school, one grade up. The teacher had devised an economics lesson. She created many pieces of paper money that were evenly distr... Read more

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