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.

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

Brookdale Salutes our Veterans: WWII Vet: "I Thought They Would Throw the Grenade at Me"

Brookdale Senior Living August 21, 2017

More than seven decades after he last heard German sniper fire, Jim Harrison still remembers how it sounded: “Snap, crackle and pop, like Rice Krispies when you pour the milk ... Read more

Brookdale Resident Shares Insight Into Community Life

Brookdale Senior Living August 16, 2017

Bette Kennedy had no idea what was in store for her when she joined Brookdale Blankenbaker, in Louisville, KY just one year ago. A former kindergarten teacher, Kennedy had spent ... Read more

Brookdale Salutes our Veterans: Veteran Fulfills Wish of a Lifetime to Fly P-51 Mustang

Brookdale Senior Living July 04, 2017

When Charlie Grace joined the Army Air Corps in 1944, all the recruits had dreams of flying the lighting fast P-51 Mustang, himself included. Despite enjoying a 28 year military ... Read more

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