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!

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

Seven Smart New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN January 01, 2018

The new year is a new opportunity to refocus on your goals. As an older adult, you have a lot that could make your resolution list. From health and wellness to family to-do's, ... Read more

Three Gifts Grandparents Bring to the Family

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN December 26, 2016

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year  – time between Christmas and New Year’s. It is sort of holiday and sort of not. It’s like the rest at ... Read more

Falls in Older Adults

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN August 15, 2016

  One of the greatest health concerns for older adults is that of falls. Each year in the United States, one in three people over the age of 65 has ... Read more