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100+ residents come together to run Brooksby Village’s Television Studio

Jan 25, 2017

Peabody, MA -- They come from all different backgrounds; school secretaries, office workers, but now, more than 100 Brooksby Village residents all work together to produce more than 50 original shows at the retirement community’s internal TV studio.

“Our goal is to be the source of all information for people who live at Brooksby Village,” said Chris DeThomas, Brooksby Village TV/AV Manager. “This is possible thanks to the more than 100 residents who work with us every day to act as hosts for both live and pre-taped shows, man the cameras, work in the control room and film in...

Brooksby Village Employees Getting in Shape at Work

Jan 17, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Employees are getting in shape and working out here…at Brooksby Village. Employees are using the fitness center, working with personal trainers who work at Brooksby Village and / or are taking exercise classes.

“I have been doing personal training here at Brooksby Village for the past 5+ years,” said Kristen Desmarais, Occupational Therapist, Brooksby Village. “I work on strength, flexibility, endurance and overall health and wellness. Brooksby Village offers the use of its fitness center free of charge and personal training at an affordable cost. Why would I pay more at an outside gym when we...

Brooksby Village residents built 15 ft long North Pole Village

Jan 10, 2017

Peabody, MA - Joan Pappalardo began creating her Dept. 56, North Pole Village years ago with just a few pieces. Some houses were purchased, and some were gifts, but each year her village grew a little larger.

Now, 13 years later, she and her companion, John Murphy, both live at Brooksby Village retirement community in Peabody, unveiled their North Pole Village at 15 feet long and 6 and 8 feet deep.

"John starting putting together the village in September", said Pappalardo. “We have collected more pieces over the years. It was bigger and better than in years past!"...

Two Brooksby Village residents build 15 ft long North Pole Village

Jan 4, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Joan Pappalardo began creating her Dept. 56, North Pole Village years ago with just a few pieces . Some houses were purchased, and some were gifts, but each year her village grew a little larger.

Now, 13 years later, she and her companion, John Murphy, both live at Brooksby Village retirement community in Peabody, will unveil their North Pole Village at 15 feet long and 6 and 8 feet deep.

"John has been putting this together since September", said Pappalardo. “We have collected more pieces over the years. It's even bigger and better than in...

Brooksby Village Resident Donates 1200+ Ties To Students Working at Brooksby Village

Feb 9, 2016

Peabody, MA – When Sandy Kozlen moved to Brooksby Village with his wife Phyllis from CA, he realized he had dozens of ties he wasn’t wearing anymore. After spending years working in the computer industry he had collected quite a few. Once he noticed the over 200 students wearing ties in the many restaurants at Brooksby Village, he thought why not donate them to the student employees. “I moved here with 30+ ties and really didn’t need them anymore,” said Kozlen. “Back in CA I was involved with the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael in California and worked with many teen...

Brooksby Village Employees Getting in Shape at Work

Feb 9, 2016

Hingham, MA -- It’s the New Year and almost everyone wants to get in shape.

At Brooksby Village people who work here are working out here too!

“I try to go at least a couple of times of week to the Fitness Center at Brooksby Village, in the morning before heading into my office for the day,” said Rev. Jessica McArdle, Protestant Pastoral Associate, Brooksby Village. “When I am done exercising, I feel energized and refreshed, ready for a good, productive work day

The Fitness Center at Brooksby Village is free for all employees and classes are...

Candidates Running For State Rep Speak at Brooksby Village

Jan 15, 2016

Peabody, MA -- People who live at Brooksby Village filled the Chapel to meet all six candidates running for State Representative.

Each candidate had 5 minutes to talk about themselves and then it was opened up to many questions from Brooksby Village residents.

People who live at Brooksby Village will have the opportunity to vote on site at Brooksby Village at the Primary elections on Feb 2.

From left to right; Jaclyn Corriveau, Chris Gallaghe r, James Moutsoulas, Stephanie Peach, Tom Walsh and Craig Welton.

Brooksby Village is a continuing care retirement communities developed...

Brooksby Village Donated 150+ Winter Items to Citizens of Adequate Housing

Jan 6, 2016

Peabody, MA -- Brooksby Village donated 150+ winter items to Citizens of Adequate Housing. The mitten drive took place at Brooksby Village and both residents and staff made donations.

From left to right; Katherine Hayes, Social Worker, Brooksby Village and Renee Giard, Social Worker, Brooksby Village.

200+ attend Frank Sinatra Event at Brooksby Village

Jan 6, 2016

Peabody, MA -- In recognition of what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday this Saturday December 12, Brooksby Village celebrated his birthday with “An Afternoon with Frank.”

More than 200 people attended the event led by Brooksby Village residents Joan Pappalardo and John Murphy.

People who live and work at the Peabody Retirement Community performed many of Frank Sinatra’s hits at the very special karaoke event.

“So many of us living here at Brooksby Village love Frank Sinatra,” said Pappalardo. “We all grew up listening to his music so what better way to celebrate and...

Brooksby Village Gives Back to Haven From Hunger

Jan 6, 2016

Peabody, MA -- People who live and work at Brooksby Village have been donating canned goods and other food donations for Haven From Hunger. Brooksby Village presented Haven From Hunger with three containers filled with food.

From left to right; Diane Alexander, Senior Human Resources Manager, Brooksby Village; Lynn Hughes, Human Resources Manager, Brooksby Village ; Sasha Roman, Human Resources Coordinator. , Brooksby Village and Teresa Battaglioli, Human Resources Coordinator, Brooksby Village.

Brooksby Village in Peabody is a continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 90 acre campus is...