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More than 100 Brookdale communities are joining ConnectedLiving’s secure, easy-to-use Web-based social network. Using the ConnectedLiving network, Brookdale residents can access a customized home page that allows them to surf the Web in a protected environment, and choose from activities like sending and receiving email, sharing and viewing photographs, listening to audio books and music, and shopping online. The network is also helpful sharing daily activity updates at the Brookdale communities.

Access to ConnectedLiving’s network comes with individualized computer skills training for seniors and on-going support from ConnectedLiving’s team of "ambassadors," who lead group activities and classes. Brookdale was the first senior living company to offer its residents and their family and friends access to ConnectedLiving. ConnectedLiving helps seniors live richer, more connected lives through training in the use of technology. Ultimately, the residents enjoy more frequent communication with family and friends, and increased social activity.

The ConnectedLiving Network is an award-winning social platform designed specifically for the senior living industry. Coupled with the company’s unique approach to training and support, it integrates social networking, distance learning, community menus and calendars, and an extensive administrator dashboard to help get entire communities online and connected. Founded in 2007, ConnectedLiving is transforming the experience of aging and connecting families across generations by combining simplified technology with high-touch personal support.

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"We pride ourselves on offering superior lifestyle options and cutting-edge services. ConnectedLiving at Brookdale has dramatically increased communication between our residents and their knowledge of each other’s lives. The personal support of an Ambassador is proving to be key for getting first time computer users online.”

Sara Terry, Senior Vice President for Optimum Life® at Brookdale


"Brookdale is clearly the thought leader and first mover in the senior living industry to embrace the importance of a "connected life" for both residents and family members. We have worked together to structure the right blend of simplified technology, support and programming to make the experience engaging and successful."

Sarah Hoit, CEO, ConnectedLiving

“The benefit of a connected life demonstrated through this project reflects what we want to see with all our residents. Combining the power of purpose and life-long learning through technology takes Senior Living to the next level.”

Scott Ranson, CIO, Brookdale Senior Living

“What I have seen develop from the residents who are involved in the Slate Project is that those residents have become more confident and appear to be happier. Because they are learning new skills, have shown more care in how they look and appear to others, they seem more engaged and interested in world events through their dialogue, Only 2 of the 25 residents in the Slate project have taken ill in the past 12 weeks, so it is safe to say they are healthier. The Slate Project has given them a different, and with many of them, a new outlook on life.”

John Jorgenson, Executive Director of The Heritage of Des Plaines

“The residents love the ConnectedLiving Program. It is interactive, and they get to learn something new... There is buzz about the program even outside of the class.” 

Tessa Silvestri, Director of Lifestyle Programs Hawthorn Lakes

"Of our 286 residents, more than 100 are currently actively engaged in the ConnectedLiving program. That’s up from almost zero technology use in this building six months ago.”

Geri Good, Vice President of Regional Operations, North Division


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In the News

See recent news releases about Brookdale Senior Living and ConnectedLiving:

Program keeps seniors connected to the wired generations, Herald-Tribune, May 5, 2013

Scotts Valley's Oak Tree Villa residents now have Internet access, Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 15, 2012

This week's Chicagoan: Howard Cort, septuagenarian and activist, Chicago Reader, November 1, 2012

ConnectedLiving Announces National Roll Out with Brookdale Senior Living, The New York Times, October 24, 2012

Seniors can learn a new trick -- social networking, Computer World, October 16, 2012

Brookdale Senior Living Introduces Connected Living in Colorado, TMCnet, October 15, 2012

Brookdale Senior Living sets up Internet café for residents, Colorado Springs Business Journal, September 7, 2012

Program helps connect seniors with today's technology, Colorado Springs Gazette, July 20, 2012

Senior Care Technology Review: Brookdale Implements New Wireless Solution & More, Senior Housing News, June 5, 2012

See Me, Hear Me, AARP, May 2, 2012

Seniors close digital divide, Long Term Living, April 10, 2012

Seniors Fair: "Back to the Future," TribLocal Des Plaines, March 6, 2012

Donation helps give Des Plaines seniors digital education, TribLocal Des Plaines, January 17, 2012

Touch Technology Helps Seniors Stay Connected, 367 Addison Avenue Blog, December 16, 2011

Residents Are Tuning into Health and Social Technology, Caring for the Ages, December 9, 2011

Seniors Collect Milestones in Keepsake Books, Des Plaines Patch, June 22, 2011

Stimulus program brings Internet to senior citizens, Chicago Sun-Times, April 2, 2011

ConnectedLiving Redefines “Assisted Living” With A Social Network,BostInno, March 15, 2011

<Seniors connect with technology, ABC 33/44, March 1, 2011

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From more information about Brookdale’s partnership with ConnectedLiving, contact Andrea Turner, or (615) 564-8629.


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