Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

As Brookdale’s Senior Director of Optimum Life and Engagement, Carol believes senior living should empower residents to make choices that bring meaning and purpose to their lives. 

Early in her nursing career, Carol developed a passion for working with older adults. After 15 years in hospital and home health settings, Carol took a position as the wellness director for a Brookdale community, a role she describes as her dream job. Her work in the community led to her current role where she supports the well-being of residents through program and service design and education related to Optimum Life, the foundation of how Brookdale approaches whole-person wellness.

Carol has been with Brookdale for 18 years, and during that time, she’s earned multiple awards for her programs, including the International Council on Active Aging Innovator Award and the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Best of the Best. As a Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Wellness Practitioner, Carol is an avid student and engaging teacher with a passion for challenging aging stereotypes and helping older adults continue to grow and live life with dignity and respect.



19 September 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Keep a Good Attitude for Healthy Aging

Keep a Good Attitude for Healthy Aging


04 September 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Honor Those Laboring for our Residents

Honor Those Laboring for our Residents


29 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

To Floss or Not to Floss

To Floss or Not to Floss


22 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Falls in Older Adults - Part 2

Falls in Older Adults - Part 2


15 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Falls in Older Adults

Falls in Older Adults


08 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Immunizations for Older Adults

Immunizations for Older Adults


25 July 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

What Does a 70 Something Person Look Like?

What Does a 70 Something Person Look Like?


11 July 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Health Benefits of Pets

Health Benefits of Pets


30 June 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Independence Day - The Pinnacle of Summer

Independence Day - The Pinnacle of Summer


27 June 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Social Wellness and the Brain

Social Wellness and the Brain