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The Afghan Group at Brooksby Village Celebrates 5 Years

Feb 23, 2012
Afghan group has made over 300 afghans for various local abused women shelters Peabody, MA -After September 11, 2001, Beverly Kenworthy knew she had to do something to help others.  She looked in her local paper and read about how the Acton library was looking for people to sew afghans together for local abused women and their children. 10 years later she is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Afghan Group at Brooksby Village and she continues her goodwill with the help of 50 other women who also live at Brooksby Village. Currently the group has made over 300 afghans...

Brooksby Village has promoted Helen Lanagan to Associate Executive Director

Feb 21, 2012
Brooksby Village has promoted Helen Lanagan of Burlington, MA to the position of Associate Executive Director at Brooksby Village. Lanagan has been at Brooksby Village since March of 2005 when she was hired to open Brooksby Village's visiting nurse services.  In May of 2007 she was promoted to Director of Resident Life and in June of 2011 she was promoted to Director of Operations. Lanagan will continue to have responsibilities overseeing General Services and Resident Life along with the Associate Executive Director's responsibilities which include assisting the Executive Director in managing the community, working with the Executive Director to instill ...

People who live at Brooksby Village Raise over $14,000 for the Families who Lost Their Home in the Peabody December Fire

Feb 6, 2012
Two Families Stayed at Brooksby Village Peabody, MA  -- People who live at Brooksby Village came together and raised more than $14,000 for the families who lost their homes in the December fire in Peabody.  Two of the displaced families stayed at Brooksby Village while they looked for new places to live. "More than 1700 people call Brooksby Village and the City of Peabody their home," said Jim Wingardner, Executive Director, Brooksby Village.  "When we first heard about the fire, we immediately contacted the Mayor's office to see if we could offer any of our guest rooms to the displaced...

Local Brooksby Village Chefs Share Recipes for Patriots Superbowl Parties!

Jan 18, 2012
Peabody, MA -- Chefs at Brooksby Village in Peabody are sharing recipes for people having Patriots Superbowl Parties. Below are recipes from Michael A. Ayers, Executive Chef at Brooksby Village and Sean Wiles, Jeffrey Terilli and Scott Fabri, Chef De Cuisines, Brooksby Village. New England "Championship" Chowder Yield: 8 servings 2 quarts littleneck clams 2 quarts manila clams 1 head of garlic, cut in half 1 onion, skin on, cut in quarters 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 bunch fresh parsley 2 cups water 2 ounces pancetta, finely diced 6 ounces butter 1 cup white onion, finely minced 1 cup red...

Dog Tag's Returned to its Owner at Brooksby Village After 60 Years

Jan 10, 2012
Marine's dog tag was found in Saipan Peabody, MA  -- Richard Urie a U.S. Marine Corps had his identification tag, which was lost during World War II and found in Saipan, returned to him where he lives at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA after 60 years.  U.S. attorney Timothy E. Moran returned the dog tags to Urie at his Brooksby Village retirement community home. "This is the most amazing thing to happen to me," said Urie.  "When you reach my age, you don't expect any surprises. It bring back many memories and I am glad my daughters and grandchildren were able...

Brooksby Village to Raise Hundreds of Dollars for Haven from Hunger

Dec 15, 2011
Thursday, November 17 at 12pm with Haven from Hunger 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 Thursday, November 17 at 12pm. 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 11:45am.  Then, at 12pm  walkers will walk a mile around the campus to help raise money for the purchase of turkeys for Haven From Hunger. "This is an annual event so it's...

"Terezin, Children of the Holocaust" Earns 5 Star Award at Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland

Oct 17, 2011
Production Written By Anna Smulowitz, Chaplain at Brooksby Village Peabody, MA - For over 30 years, Anna Smulowitz has worked with most of the local theater companies. Currently, she is a Chaplain at Renaissance Gardens at Brooksby Village and she runs Smulowitz Productions which presents dramas and musicals in the Newburyport area. Recently, "Terezin, Children of the Holocaust" written by Smulowitz, was performed for two weeks at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  A half a million people attended those first weeks of the 2011 festival.  There were 2,000 productions of theatre, dance and music.  Twenty eight received a 5...

Erickson Living Names Todd DeLaney Administrator of Extended Care of Renaissance Gardens at Brooksby Village

Sep 21, 2011
Peabody, MA - Todd DeLaney has been named by Erickson Living as the new Administrator of Extended Care of Renaissance Gardens at Brooksby Village. DeLaney has been Erickson Living for over 6 years working at several different communities and the corporate office. He received his undergraduate education from Springfield College in MA where he majored in Health Care Administration and Business Management.  DeLaney completed his MBA from Seton Hall University in NJ in 2009.  He has been a Certified Assisted Living Administrator since 2006 and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2010. Renaissance Gardens offers private assisted care apartments and...

People at Brooksby Village Working Out ...By Laughing!

Sep 20, 2011
Group Meeting with Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor Peabody, MA - People who live at Brooksby Village have discovered a way to laugh through their exercise regimen...by practicing laughter yoga. "People think when you hear it that you're just going to go and tell jokes, but that's not it at all," says Janet (Jan) Stoffregen, who lives at Brooksby Village and organized the club there.  "After an hour you've really spent yourself, and it's all good breathing and you really feel great," she adds. Stoffregen had participated in laughter yoga with her daughter in nearby Wakefield, Mass. After Stoffregen moved to...

Brooksby Village Will Have Booth at Boomers & Seniors Expo

Sep 15, 2011
Oct. 29-30, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston Boston, MA - The largest regional event for baby boomers and seniors will be held on Oct. 29-30, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston and Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds will be there. The New England Boomers & Seniors EXPO is a social event and an opportunity for mature New Englanders to gather information on travel, financial planning, hobbies, health and wellness, housing, home care assistance, home and garden, dining, entertainment and much more. The EXPO will feature an estimated 300 exhibitors and include an e-lounge,...