Brookdale Stories

Brookdale is home to more than 100,000 residents and employs roughly 80,000 associates. This is a collection of their unique and inspiring stories.

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

Brookdale Hospice Thanks Volunteers

Toni Norman April 25, 2017

It takes a lot of courage to befriend someone who is at the end of life. It takes compassion to sit at their bedside and listen to their stories, fears and wishes. It takes devotion to do this simply out of the kindness of your heart. But that’s what... Read more

Celebrating National Sibling Day: A Brookdale Resident Reunites with her Brothers

Brookdale Senior Living April 10, 2017

Sibling relationships are often the longest friendships of our lives. For Rama McCarty, 87, that is true of her relationship with her brothers, Cordell and Duell. Neither distance nor the effects of early stage dementia could shake their loving bond.... Read more