Brookdale Blogs

Dealing with Aging Parents: How to be an Advocate

Most of us who have the good fortune of seeing our parents live in to their older years will at some point find ourselves in the role of caregiver. Caregiving for parents can take many forms, but will most always require us to be an advocate. This wa... Read more

Young at Heart

Virginia Wylie April 29, 2017

This one is from my "Diary of Poems"   Friends from childhood chanced to meet For one sought out the other “How have you been, dear Jodie?” “I’ve had my ups and downs How have you been, dear Jinny?” “I’ve had my laughs and frowns.” Friends, grown old... Read more

Aunt

Betty Ago April 28, 2017

My mother’s baby sister died this week and her funeral was today. She could not have chosen a more beautiful day to have her relatives and friends gather under the trees in the memorial park to celebrate her wonderful life. This beautiful woman was 8... Read more

Brookdale Hospice Volunteer Spotlight: Emily's Story

Brookdale Senior Living April 27, 2017

Emily admits she was nervous on her first day volunteering with Brookdale Hospice – signing up to spend time with people who are dying was scary. But she trusted “God to equip me however He felt best.” That day she met Pat, a 90 year old woman whose ... Read more

Brookdale Hospice Volunteer Spotlight: Maddie

Brookdale Senior Living April 26, 2017

You won’t find most teens spending time with senior citizens on a Friday afternoon, let alone seniors in hospice. But Maddie, from Brownsburg, Indiana, isn’t like other kids her age. On top of school work and a part-time job at the library, this high... Read more

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