PETS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL INTERFAITH BLESSING OF THE PETS AT BROOKSBY VILLAGE

Peabody, MA -- A number of pet owners who live and work at Brooksby Village will participate in the Annual Interfaith Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, October 4 at 10am in the Chapel. 

 "We are expecting many pets and their owners," said Rich Byrne, Pastoral Ministries Manager, Brooksby Village.  "People bring dogs, cats, and photos of deceased pets, some pictures dating into the 1940s.  Each year it is a warm and memorable sharing of our love for our special friends."

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.