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: Two Apps for Reminiscence

Christopher Leech November 16, 2017

When I managed a Brookdale Clare Bridge community, one of my favorite things to do with my residents living with dementia was to look through old pictures and mementos. Reliving ... Read more

Six Tech Gadgets to Help Seniors Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Andrew Smith October 30, 2017

Winter can be rough on everyone, but it’s often especially difficult for seniors. When temperatures drop, seniors can find it challenging to navigate icy roads and snow-covered walkways, stay warm ... 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

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

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