Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments A fiddler for the John Chitwood Band performed at the Brookdale open house Tuesday (Schmitz photo).by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow â€”Â Sterling House of Wellington will now be known as Brookdale, as their company recently changed.Brookdale held a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday forÂ the public.“This is an exciting time in our community’s history, as we become clearly connected to our Brookdale senior living family for all the places life can go,” said Shelley Hansel, Brookdale Sales and Marketing Manager.There are 20 other facilities in Kansas â€” including Wichita, Derby, Hutchinson, Salina, Abilene and Great Bend which are also changing their names to Brookdale.“This means that when you see a sign that says Brookdale, you will know that the people who work there have a passion for finding solutions to seniors’ needs,” Hansel said.Hansel said the name change will connect them with their national brand and strengthen the ties within Kansas.“It will also make us more recognizable to those seniors and their family members in the Kansas market who are searching for solutions,” Hansel said.In their 30 plus years in the community, Sterling House of Wellington has provided tremendous and personalized assisted living care, Hansel said.Brookdale’s open house served a meal at its open house.“And this is thanks to our amazing associates, the same associates who have always worked at Sterling House will continue to care for our residents the same way they always have,” Hansel said.A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, followed by a community lunch with live entertainment.Hansel went on to thank all of the associates for the work they’ve done to make the renaming process a success.“Also, for caring for our residents, not because it’s their job,Â but because it’s their passion,” Hansel said. “Everyday we recite our mission statement and I believe all of us take this mission to heart….enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity everyday.”Follow us on Twitter.