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.

Taking Safety and Security in Senior Living Seriously

Andrew Smith February 27, 2017

For those of us who have the privilege of caring for aging loved ones, we understand your Mom or Dad may be vulnerable. Sometimes they are vulnerable because of their physical limitations, sometimes it’s because of cognitive decline, and sometimes it... Read more

I Wonder To Him

Virginia Wylie February 25, 2017

  Barbara led a session about our marriages, wedding pictures, and obits.  I wrote this poem about my husband Wayne who died of leukemia.  A couple of women asked if they could change the name and use the poem in honor of their own dear ones.  I agre... Read more

Not So Hot

Betty Ago February 24, 2017

Dear readers, by now some of you must be grumbling, “OK, so she volunteers a lot, is good at math and reads a lot of books. That is just a bit too much goody-two-shoes “. So, I’ll tell you what I can’t do. I am a total klutz at all sports and cannot ... Read more

Downsizing 101: 7 Tips for Scaling Back

Brookdale Senior Living February 22, 2017

If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you’re at least starting to think about downsizing and moving to a smaller living space. And that’s doubly true if you’re considering a move to senior living, where the options are generally less spacious than mos... Read more

David Cassidy Dementia Diagnoses: Overcoming your Fear of Alzheimer's Disease

Juliet Holt Klinger February 21, 2017

Like many women my age, I spent my elementary school years fawning over David Cassidy—my Partridge Family lunchbox was a prized possession. His talents and songs are timeless, which makes the news of his dementia diagnoses even more heartbreaking. Ca... Read more

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