Staff at Brooksby Village Complete English as a Second Language Program offered to Employees

Peabody, MA - Twenty one employees at Brooksby Village completed the English as a Second Language program offered to employees and attended a graduation to celebrate their achievement. The ESOL program was provided by North Shore Community College and classes were held twice a week for two hours each. "We have been offering English as a Second Language classes to our employees for years," said Mary Naughton, Director of Human Resources at Brooksby Village.  "Every year it is so exciting to see the progress our employees have made.  We are very proud of this year's class." The employees who participated in the program were: Estebania Almonte, Edison Bencosme, Carmen Brito, Xiomara Bruno, Vanessa Garcia DeDuran, Deysi Disla, Angela Duran,  Edy Duran, Jenny Hernandez,  Carlos Jimenez,  Beatrice LaFortune,Yuderca Luna, Jeffy Morgan, Ana Naranjo, Victor Navas, Denia Ortiz,  Rolando Ramos, Agustina Siri, Rosa Siri, Jose Toribio, and Angel Zamorano. 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, visitwww.ericksonliving.com.