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.



08 September 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Be Aware of Signs of Aging

Be Aware of Signs of Aging


17 August 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being


06 July 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Tips for Multigenerational Vacations

Tips for Multigenerational Vacations


08 June 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Being Grateful

Being Grateful