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 Salutes our Veterans: Sacrificing Sport for Service

Brookdale Senior Living October 23, 2017

Some might say that Korean War veteran Ned Dewey, who resides at Brookdale Victoria in Texas, is a glutton for punishment when they learn that the 89-year-old played hockey until ... Read more

Brookdale Salutes our Veterans: Larry Chambers and the Last Days of the Vietnam War

Brookdale Senior Living October 01, 2017

Larry Chambers, 88, is a resident at Freedom Plaza Sun City Center in Florida who made historic achievements throughout his military career and broke down barriers for African Americans. Larry ... Read more

One Storyteller Shares Her Gift With Fellow Brookdale Residents

Brookdale Senior Living August 25, 2017

Storyteller Henrietta Smith has brought books to life for hundreds of children and adults across the United States, Mexico and even Africa. Since she first started her career as a ... Read more

Four High School Best Friends Living in Same Senior Living Community

Brookdale Senior Living August 22, 2017

“National Friendship Day” is celebrated in August, and for four special friends at Brookdale Niles, that meant celebrating more than seven decades of friendship. The 91-year old friends – Rochelle Schpak, Florence Burgher, Phyllis Dubowand Eileen ... Read more

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