The Smithsons enjoying a Carriage Ride

Fun Times at Brookdale!

Senior Scene 


Senior Safety Checklist 

If your mom or dad lives alone, be proactive when you visit. Look for signs that their quality of life isn’t what it should be. If you see any of these signs, it could mean that they would benefit from a move to a senior living community.

  • Consistent weight loss with no underlying medical condition
  • When visiting, you find the stove on and unattended
  • Makes repeated errors with medication
  • EMS has been called to their homes no more than one occasion
  • Too confused to call for helpThere's a lot of love here
  • Increased instances of illness or recent hospitalizations
  • Diagnosis of dehydration or malnutrition
  • Unable to prepare themselves nutritious meals
  • Refuses visits from family members to conceal deterioration
  • Insufficient finances to cover full time private home care costs
  • Medicine cabinet contains many expired medications
  • While normally outgoing, has become socially withdrawn
  • Doesn’t recall how they arrived at destination
  • Automobile in disrepair
  • Neighbors report loved one wandering aimlessly
  • Thermostat set at extreme temperatures
  • Deterioration in hygiene
  • Bills left unpaid
  • Frequently loses items

Fun Times at Brookdale

The Smithsons enjoying a Carriage Ride(Left Picture) Tom and Jane Smithson enjoying a carriage ride at our Holiday Open House, December 2021.

The Hendons celebrate 70th anniversary(Right Picture) Vaughn and Nelda Hendon recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary at Brookdale University Park!




Brookdale Resident Playing the Piano

(Left Picture) A resident of Brookdale enjoying playing the piano.



National Championship Game Table at Brookdale(Right Picture) Every season is celebrated at Brookdale… even football season! Residents enjoyed a party for the National Championship Game, January 2022.

An Invitation to Experience Brookdale

Brookdale exteriorWe are excited and proud to say that Brookdale University Park is open to new residents! 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,

-Tara Bailey, Brookdale University Park

Contact Tara to participate in upcoming Brookdale educational offerings and to schedule a tour,, 205-874-5409

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