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.

Looking Back to Move Forward: Why Life Stories Should Guide Dementia Care

Brookdale Senior Living November 08, 2017

Jay Newton-Small is cofounder of MemoryWell, a national network of more than 350 journalists who tell the life stories of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in order to improve ... Read more

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

The Magic of Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN October 09, 2017

Awe and Gratitude are the words that keep settling on me as I reflect on the events surrounding the Inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival. We truly took a huge step ... 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

Three Tips for Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

Lori Hill August 31, 2017

An old adage says, “You can’t take care of others if you can’t take care of yourself.”  We’ve all heard variations on this longstanding quote but the meaning is still ... Read more

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