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.
NAO Takes a Bow: Meet the Robot Engaging Seniors in the Arts
Meet NAO (pronounced “now”), an adorable two-foot-tall robot who captured the hearts of residents at Brookdale Arlington in Texas. These residents met NAO when they participated in an innovative study ... Read more
One Storyteller Shares Her Gift With Fellow Brookdale Residents
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
“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"
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
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