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Brooksby Village offers resources and support to enhance residents’ experience with technology

Sep 10, 2019

Seniors Digitally Connected More Than Ever

Peabody, Mass. – Larry Denis, who lives at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA, remembers the first time he saw an iPad.

“I was visiting my daughter in Seattle in 2010,” he says. “She’d just purchased an iPad, and I started playing around with it. I thought it was kind of interesting.”

Denis’ daughter and son-in-law joked he’d buy one as soon as he got home, but...

Brooksby Village Resident Has Traveled the World and Shares Tips to Make Traveling Easier

Aug 2, 2019

Peabody, MA— Dick Richmond who lives at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA has lived and worked for 50 years in Europe, the Middle East, Asia along with the Unites States. This means he has done a lot of traveling!

Currently, Richmond is packing for a trip to Rwanda and Uganda to climb in the Virunga Mountains where he will sit in the jungle among one of 12 Gorilla families that have been habituated to carefully controlled one-hour visits by a few...

Charleen Archambault Named Director of General Services at Brooksby Village

Jul 10, 2019

Archambault has worked at Brooksby Village for 15 years

Peabody, Mass. – Charleen Archambault of Chelmsford, MA has been named the Director of General Services at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA.

“Charleen has been a respected leader of our community for 15 years and has served the last 11 as Director of Dining Services,” said Tracie Bettano, Brooksby Village Executive Director. “Charleen has demonstrated the skills needed to lead a large scale team and those same...

Pamela Simpson Named Director of Resident Life at Brooksby Village

Jun 18, 2019

Peabody, Mass. – Pamela Simpson of Georgetown, MA has been named the Director of Resident Life at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA.

In this role, Simpson will oversee a variety of departments, including fitness, community resources, volunteer programs, philanthropy, Brooksby Village TV, resident services, certified home health, pastoral ministries and home support.

Prior to joining Brooksby Village, Simpson worked with Bayada Home Health in their Leadership Development Program as a director for multiple locations. For the...

Planning for a secure, stable retirement at Brooksby Village

Jun 11, 2019

Traditional concerns of home ownership replaced with maintenance-free living

Peabody, Mass. – Margaret Raymond is all too familiar with the escalating costs of home ownership.

“I had to buy a pool cover for $2,000,” says Raymond. “That’s when I realized I didn’t want to keep paying for unexpected expenses.”

Raymond’s home of 35 years in Malden, MA, was set on a 10,000 square foot lot with a gunite pool in the backyard.

“The home was special because my mom and I had it built,” says Raymond, a former nun and retired teacher. “Selling...

32 Local Students Receive Brooksby Village Scholarship

May 9, 2019

Students Were Recognized at a Scholarship Ceremony at Brooksby Village

Peabody, MA -- This fall local students working at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA 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, 32 students from the North Shore will receive the $10,000 Brooksby Village Student Scholarship.

"We have awarded scholarships to over 500 students since the program started in 2002," said Elizabeth Macomber, philanthropy manager, Brooksby Village....

Brooksby Village Of the Year Award Winners Announced

Apr 30, 2019

Peabody, MA -- More than 200 employees from Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA attended the annual Brooksby Village Spring Fling Party at Danversport. At the event, the 2018 Of The Year awards were given out to four employees.

“The Spring Fling is a night to celebrate and thank all Brooksby Village employees for the outstanding contributions they have made over this last 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...

50+ Residents Participate in 18th Annual Brooksby Village Marathon

Apr 22, 2019

Peabody, MA -- More than 50 people who live at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA participated in the 18th annual Brooksby Village Marathon.

“The rain held off for us and we once again had another great event,” said Rokia Paone, Fitness Manager, Brooksby Village. “So many came out to run and walk the one mile course. We also had people along the route cheering on the participants. It’s always a very popular event with both residents and staff.”

Brooksby Village residents also filmed the marathon to...

Elizabeth Macomber Named Leader of the Year at Brooksby Village

Mar 18, 2019

Peabody, MA— Elizabeth Macomber, Philanthropy Manager at Brooksby Village , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA, was named the retirement community’s Leader of the Year for 2018.

Macomber was one of 20 employees selected by their respective communities or corporate departments and recognized nationally among her peers during the Erickson Living Annual Meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland on March 4.

The recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and inspires, motivates and empowers his or her team members to commit to excellence in...

It's Diversity Month at Brooksby Village

Mar 8, 2019

Peabody, MA -- Residents and Staff at Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Peabody, MA will be celebrating Diversity Month throughout the entire month of March with a number of fun and educational events.

"We are 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...