Brookdale residents eating together

Upcoming Events & More at Brookdale

Senior Scene


You’re Invited to Spectrum of Sound!

There’s nothing like good music, food and friends for a great time, so join us for a food and music pairing experience on Thursday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Music is a part of our lives from our earliest memories, and it connects us with places, times and experiences like nothing else does. It may even change how you taste and enjoy your food!

Screen Shot 2023 02 27 at 11.43.14 AMSo, no matter your favorite song or your favorite genre, grab a music-loving pal and join us as we celebrate the colorful world of music with an orchestrated food and music paring experience conducted by our community’s culinary team. This special event features speaker Sarah Martin McConnell, founder of Music for Seniors. RSVP for this complimentary admission celebration of music, food and friends by call- ing 205-870-0786. Seating is limited so please make reservations early.

May be subject to certain safety precautions in accordance with the authority having jurisdiction over the community. Please contact us for details.

Come Tour Brookdale University Park

Brookdale resident exercisingEach second Thursday of the month, we offer an interesting program about senior living at Brookdale University Park. One of our team members will take you on a tour of our beautiful community and show you the different apartment floor plans available. We will share in- formation and a delicious meal prepared by our Culinary Services team! Call 205-870-0786 for more details.

Optimum Life 2023 Continuing Education Series

Join us for our upcoming Optimum Life Continuing Education (CE) Series for health-
care professionals. For more than 10 years, our monthly CE series has been committed to sharing and educating health professionals with the latest knowledge in senior care and well-being. This recorded webcast series provides 1.0 CE credit (one hour) per session for nurses, social workers and case managers. Participants can also have their questions answered by our content experts. Here are a few upcoming topics:
Screen Shot 2023 02 27 at 11.45.38 AMMarch. Nutrition Strategies for Dysphagia in Older Adults with Sara Casey, RD, LDN- Director of Nutrition at Brookdale
April. Cultural Differences and Health Disparities within the Older Adult Population with Leigh-Anne Royster, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Di- versity, Equity and Inclusion at Duke University
May. Powers of Attorney: What’s New and How it Affects Healthcare Pro- fessionals with Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner of Peck Ritchey, LLC and Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law.

The events are by reservation only. To RSVP or for more information, con- tact Lee Cobb at 205-789-9408 or email

Celebrating Brookdale Ambassador Council Members

Ms RivaAmbassador Council Members like Ms. Riva, seen here, are familiar faces for Brookdale community residents. When someone new moves in, they are assigned to one of the Ambassadors to learn about all there is to do at Brookdale. They show them where things are, introduce them to other residents, invite them to resident events, and play a role in helping them to feel welcomed and get settled in.

Ms ShirleyAnother Ambassador Council Member, Ms. Shirley, seen on right, walking with Ms. Sally and Biscuit. Each ambassador helps new residents get settled and discover the many activities to enjoy at Brookdale.

Clare Bridge Crossings: Opening in March

The Clare Bridge Crossings program is a stepping stone between home and Assisted Living and Clare Bridge to support those living with early-stage dementia. This new program officially opens this month. To learn more about the Clare Bridge Crossings program, visit or call 205-870-0786. †

Clare Bridge Crossings

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