Optimum Life

Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s senior director of Optimum Life Engagement and Innovation, covers a wide range of topics affecting seniors and their families. She encourages you to “be well” on purpose!

Ask the Expert: The Benefits of Meaningful Relationships in Seniors

Brookdale Senior Living November 01, 2018

Charles Richardson explains how staying connected to friends, family and the community can have a positive impact on seniors — and how being isolated can be detrimental to their health! Read more

Social Butterflies Live Longer Than Hermits

Brookdale Senior Living October 01, 2018

Social butterflies live longer than hermits. That’s what scientists, researchers and any person over age 90 will tell you. Read more

Furry Friends Help Seniors Flourish

Brookdale Senior Living September 13, 2018

Most don’t need a research study to know that pets are good for them, but the evidence is certainly piling up. Pets can literally add years to your life. And ... Read more

The Art of Downsizing: 5 Ways to Personalize Your New Apartment

Brookdale Senior Living September 11, 2018

Great interior design makes for a better atmosphere and a higher quality of life. It can shift your entire perspective and change the alien into something familiar, something that has ... Read more

Fearless Falling: Tips for Learning to Fall Safely

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN January 10, 2018

We’ve all experienced the horror and embarrassment of a nasty fall. Steps, pets and our own two feet can get the better of us when it comes to walking. Luckily, ... Read more

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