Carol Cummings, BSN, RN

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN is a nationally recognized expert on senior health and well-being. For the past 15 years she has worked for Brookdale as a wellness professional at the community and corporate levels. In her current role as the senior director of Optimum Life® engagement and innovation for Brookdale, Carol is responsible for the creation of programs and services designed to integrate whole person wellness into Brookdale’s culture. Carol earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.

How to Reduce Holiday Loneliness for Seniors

Category: Optimum Life December 05, 2017

It’s the holiday season, and for most of us that means we are busy traveling, attending parties and shopping. But for many seniors, this time of year is isolating and ... Read more

Seven Gift Ideas for the Seniors on Your Holiday Shopping List

Category: Optimum Life November 20, 2017

Few things are more gratifying than finding the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. I love shopping for my friends and family, wrapping up their gifts and watching their ... Read more

The Magic of Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival

Category: Optimum Life October 09, 2017

Awe and Gratitude are the words that keep settling on me as I reflect on the events surrounding the Inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival. We truly took a huge step ... Read more

Five Tips for Making Friends in Senior Living

Category: Optimum Life September 04, 2017

I recently learned of four 91 year old women who have been friends for 74 years. The friends formed a “sorority” in their high school days and have shared life’s ... Read more

How Assisted Living Communities Help Seniors Stay More Active

Category: Optimum Life September 02, 2017

Senior living advertises a relaxing image of the golden years. All your needs are met – you barely have to lift a finger! But could all this inactivity actually be ... Read more

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