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 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

Transportation for Seniors: Brookdale and Lyft Partner up to Give Residents a Ride

Andrew Smith April 24, 2017

Pat King is a vibrant, 92 year old woman who loves to paint, sew and arrange flowers. When she speaks, her giggle seems to bubble up in between her Australian-accented ... Read more

Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Teaching Technology to Seniors

Christopher Leech April 04, 2017

“Can you teach my mom?” That’s the first thing people ask me after I tell them I develop programs that teach seniors technology at Brookdale Senior Living.  In today’s increasingly ... Read more

Robotic Pets Find Forever Home at Brookdale Senior Living

Andrew Smith March 23, 2017

I must admit that when I first unpacked Hasbro’s JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets, I was a little skeptical. The plush dog and cat are so lifelike, it was like ... Read more

Tech it to the Limit

Brookdale Senior Living March 01, 2017

Tech it to the limit: connecting with others and aging well with technology When researchers analyzed studies of 308,849 people who were followed for an average of 7.5 years, those ... Read more

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