Resident Blogs

Resident Blogs are written by real residents - writers, bloggers and poets - who live in Brookdale communities. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.

First Impressions

Virginia Wylie June 17, 2017

This is the first of three poems about Audrey. We had a great poetry corner discussion about our health services providers and out gratitude for them. Audrey and several other caregivers attended the meeting. They were appreciative of the recognition... Read more

Our Sherry

Virginia Wylie June 10, 2017

Sherry smiles the prettiest smile At me, and you and you and you Sherry has been kind awhile To me, and you and you and you Life to her has not been fair Of sadness she is still aware Yet we see her going everywhere Her hand outstretched to care Or o... Read more

I'm Loved

Virginia Wylie June 03, 2017

This morning I felt dejected To say nothing of disconnected Then my two cats meowed they were hungry. Today I went to see a new doctor A remarkably familiar chore This doctor said I didn’t have what The last doctor said he thought So stop taking meds... Read more

Old and Cold

Virginia Wylie May 27, 2017

I’m old and I’m cold Brrr, I’m freezing This is not at all pleasing Shouldn’t it be warm in Orange City? But when I leave my nest so cozy In the hall a north wind makes me zoom And I shiver through meals in the dining room Is the activities room alwa... Read more

The Hillbilly Stomper

Virginia Wylie May 20, 2017

Velma, a small, pert, 79-year-old newcomer At Brookdale Orange City Introduced herself by hillbilly stomp dancing Across the lobby floor, winning our hearts Letting us know she’d bring stomping, Romping, and a ton of fun to these parts. Her dress of ... Read more

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