03 December 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

More Than a Calendar of Activities: Three Tips for Resident Engagement

What activities are best for senior living? It’s a question Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, is asked a lot. In her latest blog, Carol explains why that question doesn’t have a simple answer, and why she believes there are three key components to successful resident engagement.


25 September 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Surf the Net Safely: Six Tips for Avoiding Online Scams

It’s too easy to fall for internet scams, especially ones that target seniors. From fraudulent emails to sham websites, online scams can compromise your personal data or trick you into transferring funds for goods or services that you'll never receive. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers six tips for staying safe online.


19 August 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors: Three Red Flags to Watch For

Older adults lose an estimated $2.9 billion each year to financial scams, according to a report released by a Senate committee in January 2019. That’s why it’s important to know what red flags to watch out for. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers four tips for protecting yourself.


03 June 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Three Tips for Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Seniors

Carol Cummings, Brookdale's aging expert, explains what the senior living industry can do to better understand the unique needs of LGBT elders. 


08 May 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Are You Ageist? The Answer May Surprise You

The negative effects of ageism are well documented, but how do we change the behavior? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, lays out twelve habits that are surprisingly ageist and challenges us all to take a stand for National Older Americans Month.


01 April 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Three Tips for Supporting Emotional Well-Being

Being emotionally vulnerable and supportive sounds intimidating, but research shows that expressing emotions actually improves your health. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s wellness expert, looks at three ways you can support emotional engagement. Click the link to read more.


28 March 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Ageism is No Laughing Matter

Why is old age often the butt of a joke? Carol Cummings, Brookdale's expert on aging, examines the roots of ageism and how we can combat its negative effects. Click the link to read more.


07 March 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

What You Should Know About Older Adult Nutrition

Our relationship with food may change as we age, but it remains an important part of who we are and how we live. Brookdale experts offer tips to help ensure older adults are getting the calories and nutrients they need. 


11 January 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Healthy Aging: It’s Never Too Early, It’s Never Too Late

As the size of the senior population continues to increase, there is a new emphasis on healthy aging. But what exactly is healthy aging? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, explains why your genetics, environment and lifestyle are all factors. Click the link to read more.


14 December 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Six Tips to Help Prevent Falls: What to Look For When Visiting Senior Parents

Visiting with senior loved ones is what makes the holidays special, and it is often the only time of the year we spend extended time in their homes. This is a great opportunity to not only spend time with them but to look more closely at how they are doing in their environment and to make sure their home is safe and free from fall risks.