You Choose How to Spend Your Day

Every day at a Brookdale independent living community is a new adventure. All of our communities have many interesting activities available to you throughout the day. The hardest part will be deciding what to do! To help you gain some insight, here’s a snapshot of a typical day as an independent living resident:*

7:00 a.m. — Wake Up
Some days you sleep in later, but today you are up bright and early because you have a full day planned.

8:00 a.m. — Eat Breakfast 
Instead of preparing breakfast in your own kitchenette, you’ve opted to eat in the dining room because you don’t want to miss out on the red pepper and goat cheese frittata.    

9:00 a.m. — Technology Time
After breakfast, you quickly pop into the internet café. You originally intended to catch up on your email but instead you listen in on an info session about iPads.

10:00 a.m. — Fitness/Exercise
For your workout, you decide on a relaxing yoga class. On days when you want to get your heart rate up you go to water aerobics or a Zumba class.

11:00 a.m. — Garden
To enjoy the gorgeous weather you head to the garden with your friends and neighbors to plant cherry tomatoes, basil and zucchini, which the kitchen will use in their Italian recipes. 

12:00 Noon — Eat Lunch
Although it was hard to pass on the southwestern salad being served in the dining room, you drive to a local Tex-Mex restaurant so you can catch up with an old neighbor. 

1:30 p.m. — Go Shopping
While you’re out, you stop downtown to shop for a dress for your niece’s wedding. You make the shopping trip brief because there’s lots you want to do at home.

3:30 p.m. — Attend a Book Club
You make it back just in time for your book club, where you get into a lively discussion about the motives of a main character.

5:30 p.m. — Eat Dinner
In the elegant dining room, you grab a seat with some friends and happily chat away while waiting for your first course: a tasty herbed tomato and cucumber salad. It’s followed by grilled breast of chicken served with fresh garden salsa and roasted Peruvian potatoes. For dessert you splurge on cherry cobbler chocolate sheet cake.

6:30 p.m. — Play Scrabble
After dinner, you head to the games room and join a rousing game of Scrabble, even managing a win!

8:30 p.m. — Watch Netflix
You had so much fun at Scrabble that you missed the 7:30 movie. To make up for it, you invite a couple of your friends to come over and watch The Good Wife.

10:00 p.m. — Get Ready for Bed
Time to unwind. After a quick shower, you hop into bed with the latest book on the Book Club’s list. You don’t stay up too late because you want to get plenty of rest to enjoy the new set of activities planned for tomorrow!

* Activities and events vary between Brookdale locations. To see what’s happening at each community, check the Events calendar on the community’s webpage.