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Our Community

Our perfect hilltop, country setting is in a quiet neighborhood nestled between both Minnechaug Golf Course and Manchester Country Club and we’re only minutes away from Manchester Memorial Hospital. The warm, relaxed family atmosphere encourages both you and your loved one to call our community home.

Located in welcoming rural Glastonbury and minutes from I-84 and Route 2 in the heart of Connecticut, we offer an ideal senior living community. From its relaxing, town atmosphere to themed events and day trips to local landmarks such as the Glastonbury Ferry, Rose’s Berry Farm and Bolton Lake. Brookdale Buckingham is a truly well-rounded community of care and life enrichment.

A Wonderful Selection

We understand that every senior has a unique journey. We work to get to know every resident in both our assisted living and memory care communities to ensure they have the care they need to live a healthy, happy life.

Our campus includes the following accommodations and levels of care:

  • For those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, our memory care community provides specialized care from a staff that is continuously trained in handling the unique needs of seniors with memory-related issues. Residents with Alzheimer’s or related memory challenges reside in a supportive environment with familiar surroundings. By helping seniors achieve daily moments of achievement, residents find new meaning and purpose in their daily lives.

At Brookdale Buckingham, you will find forty spacious, sun-filled private senior apartments that remind you and your loved one of the comforts of home and six unique, L- shaped “friendship suites” that allow each resident to have privacy while offering the security of knowing that they are not alone.

Apartments can come furnished if you prefer and all rooms are equipped with emergency call buttons conveniently located by the bed and in the bathrooms. All bathrooms are handicap-accessible with built-in shower chairs to promote self-care and independence for as long as possible, as well as heat lamps to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Brookdale Buckingham was designed architecturally from the ground up with memory care in mind. Reminiscent of a small town, our two wings with 26 residents in each are mirror images of one another with nostalgic themes throughout.

Each wing has comfortable common areas for families to visit with their loved one including a living room with fireplace, dining room, TV area, country kitchen and two enclosed outdoor patios for both families and residents to enjoy.

Our walking path allows our residents to get daily exercise and appreciate nature’s wonders while being provided with a safe perimeter for independence by our staff. Everything is done for a reason but most especially to give residents a sense of freedom and independence, all within a safe environment over which our staff keeps careful watch.

Our memory care community is truly a home and we are one big happy family. So whether you want to relax in your private apartment or socialize in one of our many common areas, we have a space to fill your needs.

We are dedicated to serving the special care needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. From our building design to our carefully selected staff and specialized programming and management, we focus on the individual needs of each resident and family we serve.

Optimum Life

Brookdale’s unique Optimum Life approach to resident activities balances six key dimensions of wellness – purposeful, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual. Intended as a journey of self-examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.

Partnering with the Local Community

We believe that it is important to keep our residents plugged in with the “greater community” and it is best for the greater community to create space for seniors as well.  Our residents eagerly participate in numerous fund-raising and volunteer efforts.

Our Staff

Our staff at Brookdale Buckingham is chosen for their caregiving skills and their caring attitudes. They are carefully selected and trained to manage the challenges associated with dementia, which can sometimes be difficult. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides a gentle structure to each day that targets specific needs of those with Alzheimer’s and various types and levels of dementia. It features:

  • Morning Mental Workout — Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
  • Daily Physical Activity — A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
  • Daily Life Skills — Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
  • Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming – Activities are designed using the resident’s own social history information as a foundation.

Our staff is trained to understand and manage unpredictable behaviors and the need for an individualized approach for every resident, depending on the progression of the disease. We understand that creative problem solving is needed when providing dignity and quality of life to individuals with memory loss. For this we have dedicated dementia care specialists on staff to support our staff, residents and families.


  • Concierge Service
  • Library
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Walking Paths
  • Putting Green/Outdoor Sports Activities
  • Community Kitchen
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Parking - Surface
  • Private Dining Room
  • Special Dietary Menus
  • Piano
  • Postal Services
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Screened Lanai
  • Porch
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Keypad Entry
  • Landscaped Grounds

Levels of Care

Brookdale Buckingham provides a full continuum of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care services for seniors. We truly value you as an individual and our associates are dedicated to providing tailored Levels of Care to meet all of your or your loved ones needs.

Compassionate Approach to Memory Care

We understand your concerns for your loved one’s safety and well-being, and we understand the weight of the responsibility of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Let us help you and your loved one with our compassionate, specialized care.

Our community offers programs and safe environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe no matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.

Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, also called the Clare Bridge program, focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging, purpose and safety while seeking to preserve a sense of self. The Clare Bridge concept has evolved over the last 25 years through research and innovations in quality dementia care.  Our experienced teams have cared for thousands of individuals with dementia and their families.

Dining Program

Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts in Dementia Care and registered dieticians, our unique dining program promotes a positive and successful dining experience with the following features:

  • Dementia-friendly menus with selections that are easy to manage and familiar with dishes that promote balanced nutrition and well-being.
  • Individualized dining assistance includes evaluating residents to determine the level of assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible.
  • The supportive dining environment encourages familiarity and socialization and offers personalized assistance during meals.

Brookdale is the nation’s largest provider of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. Through our unique memory care programs, we offer comfort from the struggles of dementia for you and your loved one with customized care to meet your loved one’s specific needs. Our skilled associates provide compassionate and attentive dementia care, and enable residents to experience daily moments of success.

Health and Wellness

Brookdale promotes the health and wellness of our residents by bringing together systems to assess, plan, deliver and follow-up on their needs. By individually customizing care offerings we help ease residents through life transitions. Plus, Brookdale’s more than 30 years of experience allows us to develop unique clinical capabilities in each element of our continuum of care that identify and respond to resident needs.

Come Experience Our Community

Learn more about unique senior living and our exceptional programs and services at Brookdale Buckingham. Call us today or submit the form for more information.