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170 Guests Attend Annual Taste of Brooksby Village

Jun 11, 2018

Peabody, MA - - More than 170 people attended the Annual Taste of Brooksby Village. Brooksby Village’s classically trained chefs de cuisines highlighted delectable menu selections from appetizers to desserts at the event.

The guests, which included a mix of priority list members and new visitors, discovered the benefits of maintenance-free retirement. They toured the campus, explored available apartment homes, sampled fabulous cuisine, and met with a number of resident ambassadors.

“The success of this annual Open House event is attributed to the many staff members and residents who gave their time to help us out,” said Suzanne...

For Two Brooksby Village Residents, Continuing to Work Keeps Them Energized and Gives Them a Purpose

May 7, 2018

Peabody, MA – Five days a week, Felicia Wilczenski commutes into Boston from Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living retirement community in Peabody, MA, where she lives.

As associate dean and professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Wilczenski embraces the opportunity to pursue a career she loves.

“Every day is unique,” said Wilczenski. “I have interesting projects that come my way, and I like the purpose and collegiality that come from working.”

At 68, Wilczenski isn’t alone in her decision to work into her golden years.

According to...

60 Local Students Head to College with Scholarships Thanks to Friends at Brooksby Village

May 4, 2018

Peabody, MA -- This fall local students working at Brooksby Village retirement community will head to college and for some, continue on with their college/trade school education. Thanks to the over 1700 people who live at Brooksby Village, 60 students from the North Shore will receive the $8,000 Brooksby Village Student Scholarship.

“We have awarded scholarships to over 450 students since the program started in 2002 and this was our largest class ever with 60 students,” said Elizabeth Macomber, philanthropy manager, Brooksby Village. “The students become eligible for the Brooksby Village Scholarship by completing 1000 hours of work here...

Brooksby Village Celebrating Diversity Month

Mar 12, 2018

Peabody, MA – Brooksby Village residents and staff will be celebrating Diversity Month throughout the entire month of March with a number of fun and educational events at the retirement community.

“We were really excited about all the Diversity Month opportunities planned for our residents and staff this year,” said Rev. Chad William Kidd, Pastoral Ministries Manager, Brooksby Village. “One of our most popular events is “Tasting Brooksby Diversity.” At this event, residents enjoy cuisine from around the world thanks to the Brooksby Village Dining Services team. From guest speakers, to movies, films, music and more, a number of...

Brooksby Village Allows Employees to Grow and Try New Career Opportunities

Jan 30, 2018

Peabody, MA - January 30, 2018—In 2002, Gina (Archibald) Fernandez, was a student at Peabody High and applied to work on the wait staff at Brooksby Village. Now, 16 years later, she is a Sales Manager at Brooksby Village.

“Brooksby Village began for me as a job in high school and thanks to all of the exposure and connections, I was able to graduate from Salem State and get a job right away," said Fernandez. "I have been able to work in so many different departments here at Brooksby Village and it allowed me to figure out what I...

Justin Paradis named Associate Executive Director at Brooksby Village

Nov 20, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Erickson Living has named Justin Paradis Associate Executive Director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA, one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area. Paradis has been with Erickson Living since 2006, beginning his tenure as a Physical Therapist.

"Justin has held several key leadership positions at the community including Assistant Administrator and Director of Continuing Care,” said Tracie Bettano, Executive Director of Brooksby Village. “He has also held positions at Linden Ponds, our sister community located in Hingham, MA. All of these experiences, combined with his relationships here at the community...

Brooksby Village Employee Health and Wellness Center Helps Employees Focus on their Health and Well-being

Nov 3, 2017

Peabody, MA – Feeling under the weather? Want to get in shape? Think you have high blood pressure? If you work at Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living retirement community in Peabody, MA, get the answers to all these questions and much more at the Brooksby Village Employee Health and Wellness Center (EHWC).

The EHWC offers resources, benefits, and programs to help employees get in shape and stay healthy—physically and emotionally. One of those benefits includes access to the on-site Center where employees can see a Nurse Practitioner during work hours and schedule routine medical appointments. The Center plays a...

Seniors moving to Brooksby Village Selling Homes at Record Speed Thanks to Erickson Realty and Moving Services

Aug 8, 2017

Peabody, MA -- People moving to Brooksby Village, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, have been selling their homes at record speed with the help of the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program and their preferred realtors.

“The market is super-hot right now,” said Brooksby Village's Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips. “If anyone is on the fence this is the time to sell! We have had a number of people moving into Brooksby Village using the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program who have had multiple offers, including cash offers and over asking price...

Tracie Bettano Named Executive Director of Brooksby Village

Jul 18, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Erickson Living has named Tracie Bettano as the new Executive Director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. In her new leadership position, Bettano will oversee the overall operations of this retirement community; one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area.

"Tracie began her career at Brooksby Village in 2004 and has over 20 years of health care experience in the clinical, rehabilitation, and management areas," said Chris Emmett, Regional Vice President of Operations for Erickson Living. "Tracie’s outstanding operational experience and leadership skills will allow Brooksby Village to remain one of...

45 Local Students Head to College with Scholarships Thanks to Friends at Brooksby Village

May 19, 2017

Peabody, MA -- An exciting announcement was made at the Brooksby Village Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Due to the generosity of Brooksby Village residents, the scholarships have increased from $5,000 to $6,000.

Thanks to the over 1700 people who live at Brooksby Village, 45 students from the North Shore will receive the $6,000 Brooksby Village Student Scholarship.

“We have awarded scholarships to over 400 students since the program started in 2002,” said Elizabeth Macomber, philanthropy manager, Brooksby Village. “The students become eligible for the Brooksby Village Scholarship by completing 1000 hours of work here over a consecutive 2-year period....