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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...

Two Brooksby Village residents Unveil 16ft Long North Pole Village

Dec 4, 2012
 Joan Pappalardo has been Collecting Holiday Villages for 15 Years  Peabody, MA -- Joan Pappalardo has been creating Dept. 56, North Pole Villages for about 15 years. Some pieces were purchased, and some were gifts, but each year her village grew a little larger. Her companion, John Murphy, was so moved by the opportunity to help her create her villages, that he started collecting pieces of his own, and, combined with Pappalardo's, their village now measures 16 feet long, with ends of 7 feet and 4 feet, their largest village yet! "It has taken John six weeks to create this",...

Brooksby Village to Host AT&T Reconnect Tour to Educate Residents About Mobile Technology Through Interactive Workshops

Nov 19, 2012
Fifteen-City Tour Puts Mobile Technology in Hands of Seniors and Boomers, Teaches New Ways to Communicate with Loved Ones - Monday, November 15, 2012 at 10am Peabody, MA---The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't start and end with Generation Y. Brooksby Village retirement community will host the AT&T* Reconnect Tour, in alliance with Senior TechRALLY™, as part of a 15-city jaunt across the country offering tech savvy seniors and newcomers a fresh perspective on smartphones, tablets and wireless technology. The event will take place on Monday, November 19 from 10am-2pm. Now in its second year, the AT&T Reconnect Tour...

Brooksby Village Employees Complete Leadership Academy with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association

Nov 14, 2012

Peabody, MA - Amanda Parker of Lynn, Carla Pujols of Salem, and Stefanie Rogers of Peabody, employees at Brooksby Village in Peabody, completed the yearlong Leadership Academy with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.  All three attended their graduation ceremony at the Top of the Hub in the Prudential Building in Boston. 

 The Leadership Academy is a 36 week program focused on instruction in the areas of Hospitality and Restaurant Management, Managerial Accounting, Controlling Food Service Costs, Servsafe Food Certification and Customer Service.  The goal is to develop young talent into future management level positions and to...

Brooksby Village Collects Items for Haven From Hunger

Nov 14, 2012
    The Annual Turkey Trot will take Place On Friday, November 16 at 11am

Peabody, MA - Hundreds of people who live and work at Brooksby Village and one large turkey will participate in the annual Turkey Trot at Brooksby Village on Friday, November 16 at 11am.

Over the last few weeks, people donated canned goods and other food donations and both will be presented to Haven From Hunger before the walk at 11am.  Then walkers will walk a mile around the campus. 

 "This is an annual event so it's nice...

Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds,Erickson Living Retirement Communities, named to The Boston Globe List of Top Places to Work for 2012

Nov 6, 2012
Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds, Erickson Living retirement communities, were named to The Boston Globe List of Top Places to Work for 2012. Both are listed at #9 on the Largest Employers list. Boston Globe's 2012 Top Places to Work survey was conducted by WorkPlace Dynamics of Exton, Pa., specialists in employee engagement and retention. The Globe invited 1,586 employers to participate in the survey; 304 organizations employing a total of 210,000 people completed the process. Completed surveys were received from 81,907 individuals, who rated their employers based on workplace practices in compensation, leadership, appreciation, career opportunities and management. "In...

U.S. Senator Scott Brown Visits Brooksby Village

Oct 3, 2012
U.S Senator Scott Brown spoke to more than 200 people at Brooksby Village.   [caption id="attachment_18158" align="alignnone" width="300"] From left to right: Jim Wingardner, Executive Director, Brooksby Village; Loretta Tenaglia, Brooksby Village resident; U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his wife Gail.[/caption]


Oct 3, 2012

Peabody, MA -- A number of pet owners who live and work at Brooksby Village will participate in the Annual Interfaith Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, October 4 at 10am in the Chapel. 

 "We are expecting many pets and their owners," said Rich Byrne, Pastoral Ministries Manager, Brooksby Village.  "People bring dogs, cats, and photos of deceased pets, some pictures dating into the 1940s.  Each year it is a warm and memorable sharing of our love for our special friends."

Brooksby Village has three large clubhouses featuring an on-site medical center, staffed by...