Brooking Park Executive Director Honored for Memory Care Household Excellence

(JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri /September 1, 2015) -– Susan McClenahan, Executive Director at Brooking Park, a senior community in the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors family, received the 2015 Excellence in Service Award from LeadingAge Missouri. The award was presented during the organization’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

This award is presented to a LeadingAge Missouri member in recognition of innovative and exceptional programs and services for residents and families, management operations, and community members.

McClenahan was instrumental in the creation of the Memory Care Household in 2012 and has worked hard to ensure its continued success. Her staff has been hand-selected based on their level of Alzheimer’s Association credentials, and they have been specially trained in the care and services required for memory impaired residents.

“Our focus on individualized care helps residents retain a sense of independence and dignity,” McClenahan said. “We also make sure that family members are provided with emotional and educational support.”

She continually keeps up on best practices in the field and implements the latest evidence-based therapies, including a Snoezelen room and a Music and Memory program. Her efforts have earned Brooking Park a reputation for top-quality Memory Care in the St. Louis region, and the community has consistently garnered a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under her successful leadership.


LeadingAge Missouri is a voluntary statewide trade association representing the interest of mission-driven providers of healthcare and housing for Missouri’s elderly. Its headquarters is located in Jefferson City.

Brooking Park Employee Receives LeadingAge Employee of the Year

(JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri /September 1, 2015) – Dorothy Henke, Director of Environmental Services at Brooking Park, a senior community in the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System family, received the 2015 Employee of the Year Award from LeadingAge Missouri. The award was presented during the organization’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

This award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the mission and philosophy of a LeadingAge Missouri member and has demonstrated unusual commitment to preserve the dignity, well-being, and independence of older Missourians.

Since joining Brooking Park in 1997, Henke has implemented a variety of programs such as pet therapy, concierge services, and community safety fairs involving the local fire department.

She has also been instrumental in developing departmental protocols to help with Brooking Park’s growth, which has doubled in size since she first started. She implemented the universal worker concept in the Memory Care household, and she established a tiered schedule to accommodate individualized services.

“We are so grateful to have Dorothy as part of our team,” said Susan McClenahan, Executive Director of Brooking Park. “Our residents and administrators trust, rely, and appreciate the hard work, commitment, and dedication Dorothy gives to us.”

Henke looks forward to meeting future challenges as the community prepares for their upcoming expansion.


LeadingAge Missouri is a voluntary statewide trade association representing the interest of mission-driven providers of healthcare and housing for Missouri’s elderly. Its headquarters is located in Jefferson City.

Brooking Park Again Ranks Among Top Tier Nursing Homes in Missouri

Latest rankings released by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2015
(CHESTERFIELD, Missouri /February 14, 2015) – Brooking Park, a Continuing-Care Retirement Community in Chesterfield and part of the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, was recently rated one of the Best Nursing Homes in Missouri by U.S. News and World’s Report’s latest nursing home rankings. The rankings are based on health inspection results, adequacy of nursing staffing, and quality of care.

“At Brooking Park, caring service for our seniors and their families is a passion. Our uniquely caring staff and person-centered care approach contribute to a quality of life that puts those we serve at ease and allows them to ‘Worry Less’. Brooking Park’s ranking on the list of the Best Nursing Homes each year over the last 5 years reflects our commitment to first class care that the St. Louis community can count on,” said Susan McClenahan, Executive Director of Brooking Park.