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.

Are You at Risk for Social Isolation?

Brookdale Senior Living November 18, 2017

Did you know one in six seniors faces physical, cultural or geographic barriers that isolate them from their peers and communities? Take our helpful quiz to see if you are ... Read more

Six Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Dementia Care

Juliet Holt Klinger September 18, 2017

You’ve thought about it, talked about it, and very likely, worried about it. Now the day is drawing near for your spouse, parent or other loved one to move into ... 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

Five Tips for Making Friends in Senior Living

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN September 04, 2017

I recently learned of four 91 year old women who have been friends for 74 years. The friends formed a “sorority” in their high school days and have shared life’s ... 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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