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!

How Virtual Assistants and Voice Technology Are Revolutionizing Aging

Brookdale Senior Living March 23, 2018

With recent advancements in speech recognition and big-data storage, the world is moving beyond smartphones. Virtual assistants are animating homes and cars, the workplace and even senior living. Read more

12 Common Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them

Brookdale Senior Living March 15, 2018

Unfortunately, senior citizens are one of the most targeted groups for scams, identity theft and fraud. One study estimated that scammers steal $2.9 billion per year from seniors. That’s enough ... Read more

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

Engagement Matters! Just ask Brookdale

Jack York May 24, 2017

The word dementia has a powerful connotation. It’s a connotation that implies loss on every level: loss of independence, loss of connections, loss of awareness. There is no denying the ... Read more

How to Create a Secure Password You Can Remember

Christopher Leech May 02, 2017

The first digital password I created was to an AOL account that was primarily used for instant messaging. When I made the switch to Gmail, I entered my trusty password ... Read more

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