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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Angela Meyer, Lifestyles Coordinator, 913.491.3681, ameyer2@brookdaleliving.com

Local Seniors Host "Knifty Knitters" Event to Benefit Low-Income Families

LEAWOOD, Kan., December 5, 2012 – Seniors living at Town Village Leawood, a Brookdale Senior Living independent living community, are hosting a gathering of "Knifty Knitters" on December 10 to benefit low-income families in the Kansas City area. The public is invited to join members of Town Village's Knifty Knitters as they donate knitted hats, scarves and ear warmers to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, a non-profit agency.

"It's our way of giving back to the community," said Eddie Vergara, executive director of Town Village Leawood. "We hope that these donated items will help make a positive difference for families in need this winter season."

The event is open to the public. Hot chocolate and holiday-themed snacks will be served. For more information, call Angela Meyer at 913.491.3681.

WHO: Residents of Town Village Leawood, local seniors and their families

WHAT: Seniors living at Town Village are hosting "Knifty Knitters" to benefit the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.

WHEN: Monday, December 10, 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: Town Village Leawood 4400 West 115th St. Leawood, Kan. 66211

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the company operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with 646 communities in 35 states and the ability to serve over 67,000 residents. Brookdale is committed to providing exceptional living experiences within properties that are purpose-built, designed and operated to help residents live well while achieving an Optimum Life®. Brookdale Senior Living communities provide a daily experience of programs, services and care that are unique as a result of the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and its associates – demonstrating Brookdale’s promise of “Our People Make the Difference.” Brookdale is a publicly-traded company (NYSE: BKD). For more information, visit http://www.brookdaleliving.com.

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