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.

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Betty Ago March 24, 2017

A very short blog for a very cold day. Outside the window, see the flock of black birds convening on the snow covered branches of their chosen meeting place. Watch the three ladies mincing along on the treacherous sidewalk holding their snow encased ... Read more

Robotic Pets Find Forever Home at Brookdale Senior Living

Andrew Smith March 23, 2017

I must admit that when I first unpacked Hasbro’s JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets, I was a little skeptical. The plush dog and cat are so lifelike, it was like unwrapping a puppy at Christmas. But once I turned on the animatronic pets, I was mesmerized. Th... Read more

Computers - Love Them or Hate Them Or I Really Don't Care!

Bernie Block March 22, 2017

With over 50 percent of seniors now using a computer, this market finally crossed that magic percentage mark. I've owned and used one since 1975, or for 42 years. When I bought-leased my first one, it was more than $10,000 for a keyboard, cpu, and pr... Read more

Caregiving Versus Care Partnering

Juliet Holt Klinger March 20, 2017

When either my husband or I get sick, we take care of each other. When you’re laid up with a nasty cold, it’s nice having someone making your decisions and coddling you – it enables you to think of nothing else, rest and heal. After all, that’s what ... Read more

My Kite

Virginia Wylie March 18, 2017

A child I was I dared to want But did not need That big red kite On the grocer’s wall. I wanted that kite With all my might But “money is tight” My parents’ said,  I bowed my head. “You’ll have no kite store-bought You’ll make one as you ought You ju... Read more

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