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What’s Happening at Brookdale in 2021!

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Continuing Education Series: Care Partnering versus Caregiving

Join us for a real-life examination of the difference between caregiving and care partnering. In this session we will not only hear from Brookdale’s dementia care expert, Juliet Holt Klinger, on the latest research on the caregiving role but we will hear directly from a person living with dementia and his care partner. We will explore the dynamics of a care partnership and how this relationship can be structured and nurtured to work for both. International Alzheimer’s Advocate, Brian LeBlanc, and his care partner will lead us through their daily journey and some of the “musts” to making this partnership a success. If you’d like to participate in this informative webcast, email Leanne Messer at for the registration link and list of days and times it will be shown. Continuing education credits will be offered for nurses, social workers, case managers and nursing home administrators.

Not So Secret Ingredients For Healthy Senior NutritionNot So Secret Ingredients for Senior Health Nutrition

Wanting to improve your health in 2021? Brookdale nutrition experts are ready to share with you some delicious ways to add some simple ingredients to your diet that can help improve your overall health. To join one of Brookdale’s virtual Chef’s Showcases, email Leanne Messer at

Age knows no bounds: Optimum Life Senior Couple Sitting Outdoors

Brookdale created Optimum Life, because we know your unique dreams and passions continue to grow regardless of age. This philosophy guides everything we do. Beyond physical support, it’s a socially connected community with opportunities to challenge the mind, lift the spirits, revitalize purpose and nurture the heart. Optimum Life balances six key dimensions of wellness research that have shown to positively impact health and well-being:

√ The Intellectual Dimension- Live well by challenging your mind.

√ The Social Dimension- Live well by connecting with others

√ The Spiritual Dimension- Live well by cultivating gratitude and mindfulness.

√ The Purposeful Dimension- Live well with a sense of purpose.

√ The Physical Dimension- Live well by staying active.

√ The Emotional Dimension- Live will with a positive outlook.

Senior Scene Brookdale building An Invitation to Experience Brookdale

Residents of Brookdale University Park 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. Brookdale offers virtual visits and tours, live video chats as well as in person visits in which safety measures are taken to protect you, residents and staff. Face covering required (if you don’t have one, one will be provided), six-foot social distance maintained during visits, hand sanitizing stations throughout areas, temperature and health screenings at entrance of the community, 205-870-0786,

-Leanne Messer, Brookdale University Park

Contact Leanne to participate in upcoming Brookdale educational offerings as well as to schedule a tour,, 205-613-0688.

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