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!

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

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

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