People who live at Brooksby Village Raise over $14,000 for the Families who Lost Their Home in the Peabody December Fire

Two Families Stayed at Brooksby Village

Peabody, MA  -- People who live at Brooksby Village came together and raised more than $14,000 for the families who lost their homes in the December fire in Peabody.  Two of the displaced families stayed at Brooksby Village while they looked for new places to live. "More than 1700 people call Brooksby Village and the City of Peabody their home," said Jim Wingardner, Executive Director, Brooksby Village.  "When we first heard about the fire, we immediately contacted the Mayor's office to see if we could offer any of our guest rooms to the displaced families.   When word spread throughout the campus that two moved in temporarily, we were bombarded with residents making donations.  People who live here were thrilled to be able to help out." The two families stayed at Brooksby Village for 30 days. "I can't thank Brooksby Village enough for their generosity during this difficult time," said Lisa Jaber, one of the families displaced in the fire.  "Not only did they provide a place for my children and me to stay but they bought me a new crib for when I came home from the hospital with my newborn.  I can't thank them enough." 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.