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Residents Teaching and Learning at Brooksby Village's Life and Learn Program

May 15, 2013
Peabody, MA - Who says you have to be in college to learn French or American history?  People who live at Brooksby Village are eager to learn and have now started their second semester of Live and Learn courses at Brooksby Village.     "A group of residents and staff came together to talk about ways to increase the number of educational opportunities offered at Brooksby Village," said Fran Gerrior, Community Resources Lead Coordinator, Brooksby Village.  "Residents expressed how interested they are in continuing their life-long learning, most especially from the comfort of their Brooksby Village home.  From these meetings, Live...

Brooksby Village Names Winners of the 2012 Employee Awards

Apr 22, 2013
 Peabody, MA - Brooksby Village announced the Winners of the 2012 Employee Awards. There were five awards presented at the Brooksby Village Employee Party.  "The party was originally scheduled back in February during the weekend of the Blizzard so we have been very anxious to announce the winners this year," said Mary Naughton, Director of Human Resources, Brooksby Village.  "With over 930 employees here at Brooksby Village, to be nominated as a finalist for one of these awards is truly remarkable"   Employee of the Year Winner - Tami Howard, Peabody, Unit Secretary Commitment to Excellence Award Winner - Alison...

$1700 Raised for Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund At Family Feud Event

Apr 10, 2013
Peabody, MA -- People who live at Brooksby Village teamed up with students who work there to play Family Feud to help raise money for the Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund. More than 240 people attended the event and $1700 was raised. Eighteen residents and 22 of the 39 Brooksby Village scholars were mixed into eight teams of five people each. John and Sue Evans, Andrew Zucco, Leah Bolduc and Kim Jones were named Brooksby Village Family Feud Champions! [caption id="attachment_47918" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Brooksby Village Family Feud Champions; John and Sue Evans, Andrew Zucco, Leah Bolduc and Kim...

Erickson Living Names Laurie Phillips, Personal Moving Consultant, Brooksby Village

Apr 1, 2013
Erickson Living has named Laurie Phillips, Georgetown, MA, Personal Moving Consultant, Brooksby Village.  Phillips, a licensed MA Realtor since 2005, currently holds a license with RE/MAX Prestige.  In this role Phillips will help future residents sell their homes quicker by referring local, successful realtors in their area; providing resources to them for various vendors such as painters, carpenters, and home staging companies to help them sell their home and maximize the money netted from the sale.   She will offer home services when she visits clients in their homes and offer downsizing tips, resources to donate, sell, or auction the things...

Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds Named a 2013 National Top Workplace

Feb 6, 2013
Ranked 85 nationwide in largest survey of American workers of its kind


Brooksby Village in Peabody and Linden Ponds in Hingham announced they have been named one of America's Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. Both were ranked #85 nationwide among 872 organizations with more than 1,000 employees that participated in regional top workplaces programs. The National Top Workplaces list was determined solely by feedback gathered through an objective employee survey . The survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, the leading on-demand employee survey provider, in conjunction with 30 leading regional newspapers.  Brooksby Village...

Stan Yeakel of Boxford Promoted to Director of General Services at Brooksby Village

Feb 1, 2013
Brooksby Village has promoted Stan Yeakel of Boxford, MA to the position of Director of General Services at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA.  Prior to this promotion, he was Sr. Facilities Manager at Brooksby Village overseeing the Maintenance & Engineering Department.  For 16 years Yeakel was also a Development Director where his responsibilities included regional development, design, construction, and budgets, contract and staff management at communities including Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA. Brooksby Village has three large clubhouses featuring an on-site medical center, staffed by full-time doctors, five restaurants, two convenience stores, two beauty parlors, a...

Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Swimming; People Who Live at Brooksby Village are Getting in Shape

Jan 25, 2013
Peabody, MA - It's the beginning of another year and people are starting new workout routines or continuing what they are already do for exercise.   At Brooksby Village, hundreds of residents are attending the more than 13 different types of classes at the retirement community or they are working out in the Brooksby Village fitness center which doubled in size from 904 square feet to 1971 square feet. "We offer all types of classes including yoga, tai chi, zumba,  aquatic classes and we have our new fitness center," said Stefanie Fuller,  Fitness Specialist, Brooksby Village.  "We doubled in size, added new equipment, a personal training/physical therapy room and significantly...


Dec 12, 2012
   People who live and work at Brooksby Village donated hundreds of toys to Haven From Hunger.  The toy drive kicked off at Brooksby Village right after the food drive ended for  Haven from Hunger.  "We have been working with Haven from Hunger for years and everyone who lives and works here enjoys helping them out year after year," said Fran Gerrior, Community Resources Lead Coordinator, Brooksby Village.  More  than 225  people who live at Brooksby Village also attended the Jingle and Mingle event where residents enjoyed a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Entertainment by the Brooksby Village Gentleman, The...

Local Chefs Share Holiday Recipes

Dec 12, 2012
Hingham, MA -Chef de Cuisine at Linden Ponds in Hingham, Natale Umbro and Michael A. Ayers, Executive Chef at Brooksby Village in Peabody share some holiday recipes. Cioppino soup ( 8 to 10 people), Natale Umbro, Chef de Cuisine at Linden Ponds  Olive oil- ½ a pint Saffon powder or threads- 1 pinch Celery ¼" chop-1/2 of a cup White onion ¼" chop-1/2 of a cup Green bell pepper-1/2 of a cup Garlic Minced-1/4 of a cup Fresh thyme Minced-14 of a cup Fresh parsley Fine Chop- ½ a cup Dry Oreagno- 1 oz Green Onions-1 cup  Crushed tomato -1 can...

Executive Chef at Brooksby Village Shares Holiday Recipes.

Dec 11, 2012
 Peabody, MA -- Michael A. Ayers, Executive Chef at Brooksby Village for the last 4 1/2 years, shares some holiday recipes.   Stuffed Calamari W/ Fennel & Tomato sauce For the stuffed calamari  20 each large Calamari Tubes  1 tbs olive oil tsp chopped yellow onion 10 each large shrimp  Chopped 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 tsp fresh parsley ½ tsp fresh chopped tarragon ½ tsp fresh chopped thyme 1 cup seasoned dried bread crumbs 3 oz melted unsalted butter Salt & Pepper to taste 1 oz toasted Pine nuts (optional) 20 tooth picks For the Sauce 3 tbsp olive oil Two...