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.

z_redirect_decom_03072018_Beauty is Ageless at Brookdale

Category: Health & Wellness June 05, 2017

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature; beautiful old people are works of art.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Not everyone loves getting their picture taken, especially as we age. Wrinkles replace ... Read more

Dealing with Aging Parents: How to be an Advocate

Category: Health & Wellness May 01, 2017

Most of us who have the good fortune of seeing our parents live in to their older years will at some point find ourselves in the role of caregiver. Caregiving ... Read more

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie

Category: Health & Wellness April 03, 2017

During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be ... Read more

Kindness is Ageless

Category: Brookdale Stories February 17, 2017

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. To celebrate, Brookdale residents from across the country are participating ... Read more

Three Gifts Grandparents Bring to the Family

Category: Optimum Life 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

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