Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith believes today’s unprecedented advances in technology, coupled with the growing fight against ageism, means it is a promising time to transform the aging experience. As Brookdale’s director of innovation and strategy, this millennial supports the organization’s strategic planning, partnership and innovative efforts. Long interested in how complex programs are designed and measured, he worked as a data analyst and strategist before joining Brookdale in 2009. Andrew serves on the executive board for Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee and along with his wife Jessica, helped raise over $20,000 to rebuild a public school playground for special needs children. A youth wrestler who was a four-time Tennessee state championship finalist, Andrew received a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He and Jessica reside in Nashville with their daughter Eloise.

Why Technology Matters in Senior Living

Category: Technology & Innovation November 30, 2017

Whether you are looking for employment or an assisted living apartment, there are many things to consider when touring senior living communities. Most folks are concerned with location, services, dining, ... Read more

Six Tech Gadgets to Help Seniors Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Category: Technology & Innovation October 30, 2017

Winter can be rough on everyone, but it’s often especially difficult for seniors. When temperatures drop, seniors can find it challenging to navigate icy roads and snow-covered walkways, stay warm ... Read more

Testing New Technology at Brookdale

Category: Technology & Innovation October 04, 2017

“Alexa, what is the distance from the earth to the moon?”  “The distance from the earth to the moon is 229,929 miles.” Remember when you had to go to a ... Read more

NAO Takes a Bow: Meet the Robot Engaging Seniors in the Arts

Category: Technology & Innovation August 28, 2017

Meet NAO (pronounced “now”), an adorable two-foot-tall robot who captured the hearts of residents at Brookdale Arlington in Texas. These residents met NAO when they participated in an innovative study ... Read more

New Technology Trends - What Really Matters to Seniors?

Category: Technology & Innovation July 31, 2017

I stood in an expansive hotel foyer behind a table with a little white sign that said Technology and Innovation, setting out various gadgets, robotic pets and flyers. A woman ... Read more

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