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Lifelong friends enjoy active, vibrant lifestyle at Brooksby Village

Nov 7, 2018

Peabody, MA – Peggy Ciampa and Nancy Innocenti’s friendship spans the better part of six decades.

“We met as nursing students at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, [Mass.],” says Ciampa. “Nancy and I had similar interests and connected on a lot of levels. It was almost like we were sisters.”

Now, through all of life’s twists and turns, the two friends find themselves back together, this time at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living community in Peabody, MA,

“Peggy and her husband Bob moved here first,” says Innocenti. “The concept of a retirement community...

Lights were shining bright at the Broadway to Brooksby Gala

Oct 22, 2018

Peabody, MA – It felt like Broadway at Brooksby Village on Friday night when hundreds of people who live and work at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living community in Peabody, MA, attended the Broadway to Brooksby Gala.

“This was our 18 th annual Charity Gala and it was a wonderful night,” said Elizabeth Macomber, Philanthropy Manager, Brooksby Village. “Each year the Gala brings together both people who live and work at Brooksby Village with our supporting vendors and local community members. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. Everyone looks forward to this...

Why wait? Younger retirees enjoy vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle at Brooksby Village

Aug 10, 2018

Peabody, MA – – When Ron and Maureen D’Addario began contemplating a move from their home of 44 years in Reading, Mass., they thought they might be too young for a retirement community.

Both in their early seventies, the D’Addarios initially considered moving to a condo for those over 55.

“It didn’t take us long to figure out that would require two moves,” says Ron, who taught auto mechanics at Winchester High School. “We didn’t want to move once to a condo, and, a few years later, move again to a retirement community.”

The couple decided to...

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...