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Brookdale University Park is Expanding!

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Coming Soon: Brookdale University Park Clare Bridge Crossings

Brookdale University Park Clare Bridge Crossings program is a stepping stone between home or Assisted Living and Clare Bridge Memory Care. It is designed to support those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our Clare Bridge Crossings program is based on a growing body of research that shows that a structured program of cognitive workouts, regular and varied physical exercise, and increased social interaction may help to slow the decline of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Innovative engagement provides an opportunity to “stretch to improve” cognitive skills, and a daily routine of programs, including a specially designed exercise program, helps residents stay socially connected, engaged and more confident in their abilities.

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Here is a look inside the progress happening at Brookdale.

Dining Options. Dining in our Clare Bridge Crossings unit encourages resident choice and participation to build self-esteem to help maintain autonomy. Healthy and delicious meals featuring optional Optimum Life brain-healthy foods help to increase our residents’ nutritional health and to decrease their risk for weight loss.

Purpose-built and Designed Environments. Intentionally designed living and activity spaces encourage continued learning and help our residents maintain connections with opportunities such as art and music workshops, live and active gardening spaces, fitness areas for mind and body, outings to places of local interest and culture.

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Take a look at the exciting progress happening now for Brookdale’s Clare Bridge Crossings living and activity spaces!

When should someone consider early-stage dementia care? When a loved one or someone in their care:

  • is needing a bit of help with planning day-to-day activities
  • is doing well with reminders, reassurance, and social interactions with others but may be struggling with initiation
  • is getting around without a lot of assistance
  • is managing bathroom needs and personal care with only occasional support

Brookdale is proud to be pioneers in person-centered Alzheimer’s and dementia care. For more information, please call Brookdale University Park at 205-870-0786.

You’re Invited: Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Seminar 

Join Brookdale as they celebrate the opening of the new Clare Bridge Crossings and hear from a speaker from Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama. Call Lee Cobb at 205-789-9408 for more information about the date and time.

Brookdale’s Signature Seasonings

If variety is the spice of life, we are exploring a spectrum of flavors with Brookdale Signature Seasonings. Developed especially for seniors, this exclusive collection of seven healthy blends enables residents to control the level of flavor added to their food. Our herbal blends revitalize their sense of taste while enhancing the flavor of their favorite dishes.

Our Signature Seasoning Blends are as broad in flavor as they are unique in their health qualities:

Beef & Barbecue. This combination of herbs and spices gives your beef dishes an incredible burst of flavor.

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Chicken & Pork. A hint of Parmesan adds the perfect touch to all your chicken and pork dishes.

Zesty Touch. Rich in color and aroma, this blend captures the unique flavors of the Southwest. 

Fish & Seafood. This salt-free citrus blend is excellent on fish, seafood, pasta and vegetable dishes.

Garlic & Herb. This salt-free blend of our finest herbs and spices is sure to be a favorite on all of your meals.

Savory Garden. This salt-free blend bursts with flavorful herbs and vegetables. It is the perfect complement to every meal.

Sodium & Potassium Free Salt Substitute. This sodium free salt substitute is a delicious alternative that will enhance the natural flavors of any food. 

You’re invited to Be Well by Brookdale: Experience a Community of Good Health on September 14 at 2 p.m. The event will be set up like the World’s Fair. Receive information on all areas of wellness including: staying active, healthy eating, navigating and managing healthcare, social connections, brain health, and self-care therapies. Tasty appetizers will be available at a variety of dining bars and/or stations throughout the event space. Learn more by calling 205-870-0786.

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Brookdale residents enjoy an engaging lifestyle with a selection of care options to meet changing needs. The community conveniently located off Lakeshore Drive offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Call 205-870-0786 to connect with one of our team members who would be delighted to help you plan your personal visit, †

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