Health & Wellness

Kim Estes, senior vice president of clinical services, writes about issues that affect men and women as they age. From planning for long-term care to getting more sleep, this is your one-stop-shop for all things aging.

Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health

Kim Estes October 16, 2017

Although loneliness may not seem like a significant issue, lack of social contact can have a serious detrimental effect on the emotional and physical health of older adults, who are ... Read more

Six Ways To Prevent Falls

Kim Estes September 22, 2017

One fall can be life changing for a senior. In fact, according to the National Institute on Aging, falling is the leading cause of loss of independence, hospital admittance for ... Read more

How to Make Every Moment Special When You Visit Loved Ones in Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living September 12, 2017

It’s not always easy to know what to do or say when you visit a senior loved one in a senior living community. You want to be as positive and ... Read more

Seniors and Suicide: Tips for Supporting Your Loved One

Kim Estes September 09, 2017

People often ask what’s been the biggest surprise in serving seniors, and I tell them it’s the number of seniors who commit suicide. When I think of my golden years, I ... Read more

How Your Creativity Could Be Getting Better with Age

Brookdale Senior Living August 23, 2017

Could a 72-year-old woman be more creative than her 22-year-old granddaughter? You betcha. Don’t believe it? Science has proven it.  In a recent blog, Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s Optimum Life Engagement ... Read more

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