Technology & Innovation

Brookdale is dedicated to improving the aging experience and shifting how society views senior living. Andrew Smith, Brookdale’s director of strategy and innovation, explores creative solutions and discusses the latest technology designed with seniors in mind.

Christopher Leech, Brookdale’s manager of resident technology and innovation, provides useful tips, tutorials and explanations for using your computer, tablet and phone. He figures it all out, so you don’t have to!

Tech Tips: Facebook Etiquette

Christopher Leech October 11, 2017

Now more than ever, seniors are using Facebook to reconnect with old friends and keep in touch with loved ones who live far away. In fact, people over 65 are ... Read more

Testing New Technology at Brookdale

Andrew Smith October 04, 2017

“Alexa, what is the distance from the earth to the moon?”  “The distance from the earth to the moon is 229,929 miles.” Remember when you had to go to a ... Read more

NAO Takes a Bow: Meet the Robot Engaging Seniors in the Arts

Andrew Smith August 28, 2017

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

Tech Tips: Choosing the Right Social Media Platform

Christopher Leech August 16, 2017

Social media may seem like a fad for younger generations, but Pew Research shows that 69 percent of adults are active online. In fact, 34 percent of people 65 and ... Read more

New Technology Trends - What Really Matters to Seniors?

Andrew Smith July 31, 2017

I stood in an expansive hotel foyer behind a table with a little white sign that said Technology and Innovation, setting out various gadgets, robotic pets and flyers. A woman ... Read more

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