The Afghan Group at Brooksby Village Celebrates 5 Years

Afghan group has made over 300 afghans for various local abused women shelters

Peabody, MA -After September 11, 2001, Beverly Kenworthy knew she had to do something to help others.  She looked in her local paper and read about how the Acton library was looking for people to sew afghans together for local abused women and their children. 10 years later she is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Afghan Group at Brooksby Village and she continues her goodwill with the help of 50 other women who also live at Brooksby Village. Currently the group has made over 300 afghans for various local abused women shelters. "We're glad they are able to use our afghans and we're able to help as many women as possible," said Kenworthy.  "We use bright colors so it brightens the lives of these women and their children.  I particularly wanted to help the children who are so vulnerable and part of our future.  The warm colorful afghans we hope bring a little joy to their lives." When the afghans are complete, Kenworthy delivers them to various shelters including Our Father's House and HAWC. Brooksby Village has three large clubhouses featuring an on-site medical center, staffed by full-time doctors, five restaurants, two convenience stores, two beauty parlors, a TV studio, a swimming pool, activity rooms, classrooms, game rooms and even two branches of a bank.  Residents also have the opportunity to take part in hundreds of different clubs and activities.  The community also has its own Interfaith Chapel on campus that serves as the physical foundation for a strong faith-based community. About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living develops and manages full-service retirement communities including Brooksby Village that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.  For more information, visit www.ericksonliving.com.