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Brooksby Village employee the first graduate from the Erickson University School of Culinary Arts

Sep 1, 2020

‘The future is yours’

Peabody, MA -- School may look a little different this academic year for students across the nation. Online learning, adjusted days or hours, and physical distancing are all measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19.

New circumstances require creative learning opportunities. Well ahead of the coronavirus threat, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, has been offering innovative educational programs to support employee development.

Its newest program, the Erickson University School of Culinary Arts, launched in...

Why move now to Brooksby Village?

Aug 17, 2020

Enjoy retirement living today and in the future at Brooksby Village

Peabody, MA -- John and Nancy Tobey were in the midst of planning their move to Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in Peabody, Mass ., when the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country.

“My first thought was that we should wait a year until this passes,” says John, a retired college math professor and author of mathematics textbooks. “A lot of retirement communities and...

Lifestyle at Brooksby Village frees Winchester Couple to Embrace New Chapter

Jul 22, 2020

Better at Brooksby Village

Peabody, MA -- As Dr. Robert Wilson and his wife Kathy considered a potential move to Brooksby Village , the Erickson Living -managed community in Peabody, Mass., they began to think about the benefits of moving sooner rather than later.

Robert, an orthodontist who works at a family owned practice with his son in Winchester, Mass., puts in long hours when he’s at the office every Monday and Tuesday. On Fridays, Robert lectures and leads clinicals at the Tufts...

Brooksby Village TV-919 Keeps Residents Connected During Unpreceded Period

Jul 1, 2020

Creativity is the Key to Successful Community Engagement

Peabody, MA – For anyone who lives at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in Peabody, Mass., one of the best ways to keep abreast of important campus news is by tuning into Brooksby Village (BBV) TV-919, the community’s closed circuit internal TV channel. So, it has come as no surprise to the community that one key part of helping residents stay informed, active and engaged during the pandemic...

Residents, staff at Brooksby Village find new ways to carry on

Jun 16, 2020

In search of the silver lining

When Arleen Mednick moved to Brooksby Village with her husband Ralph in 2018, she didn’t waste any time exploring the clubs and activities at the Erickson Living developed and managed community in Peabody, Mass., had to offer.

“I jumped in with both feet and had a wonderful time,” says Arleen, co-chair of the Concerned Citizens group and a member of the Current Events group and the Diversity Committee. She also takes improvisation classes and serves as a floor captain...

Erickson Living’s Realty & Moving Services Adapting to Times, Helping New Residents Make Move to Brooksby Village

Jun 4, 2020

An interview with Erickson Living’s Sharon Baksa, national program manager

Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering with a trusted senior move...

Brooksby Village Activates Proactive Plan to Keep Residents Safe and Engaged

May 5, 2020

Peabody, MA -- When the COVID-19 crisis escalated into a global pandemic, it was only a matter of weeks before normal, everyday life was upended.

“Everybody’s world went a little topsy-turvy,” says Merle Sidell, who lives at Brooksby Village , developed and managed by Erickson Living , in Peabody, Mass.

Terms like “social distancing” and “personal protective equipment” became fixtures in our vernacular, as we battled a threat unlike any in recent history.

Erickson Living’s management team enacted preventative measures before the first...

5 Questions With Brooksby Village's Cheryl Whitter

Mar 4, 2020

Whittier Celebrating 20 Years at Brooksby Village

Peabody, MA – Cheryl Whittier has lived in Peabody for most of her life and is about to celebrate her 20 th anniversary at Brooksby Village , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , in Peabody, MA. Whittier shares some of her favorite memories of working at the Peabody Retirement Community.

1. You have worked at Brooksby Village for 20 years! My first day at Brooksby Village was on March 21, 2000. I was...

Social opportunities at Brooksby Village Boost Overall Wellness

Mar 2, 2020

Community members enjoy active and engaged lifestyle at Peabody community

Peabody, Mass. – When Stan and Judy Stephenson began to consider potential living arrangements for their retirement years, they realized they couldn't overlook the value of socialization.

The couple explored retirement communities across New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including Brooksby Village , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living .

"We liked the atmosphere at Brooksby Village," says Judy, a retired choral director and secondary music education teacher. "It's nice to have a warm feeling when you drive onto a...

Brooksby Village 2019 Winners Of the Year Announced

Feb 6, 2020

Peabody, MA -- More than 200 employees from Brooksby Village attended the annual Brooksby Village Winter Party at Danversport. At the event, the 2019 Winners Of The Year awards were given out to three employees.

"Every year at our Annual Holiday Party we come together to celebrate and thank all Brooksby Village employees for their outstanding contributions over the past year," said Tracie Bettano, Executive Director, Brooksby Village. "It's a wonderful night of great food, music, lots of dancing and most importantly, celebrating the great achievements of our dedicated and talented Brooksby Village employees."

This year's...