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Brooksby Village Allows Employees to Grow and Try New Career Opportunities

Jan 30, 2018

Peabody, MA - January 30, 2018—In 2002, Gina (Archibald) Fernandez, was a student at Peabody High and applied to work on the wait staff at Brooksby Village. Now, 16 years later, she is a Sales Manager at Brooksby Village.

“Brooksby Village began for me as a job in high school and thanks to all of the exposure and connections, I was able to graduate from Salem State and get a job right away," said Fernandez. "I have been able to work in so many different departments here at Brooksby Village and it allowed me to figure out what I...

Justin Paradis named Associate Executive Director at Brooksby Village

Nov 20, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Erickson Living has named Justin Paradis Associate Executive Director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA, one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area. Paradis has been with Erickson Living since 2006, beginning his tenure as a Physical Therapist.

"Justin has held several key leadership positions at the community including Assistant Administrator and Director of Continuing Care,” said Tracie Bettano, Executive Director of Brooksby Village. “He has also held positions at Linden Ponds, our sister community located in Hingham, MA. All of these experiences, combined with his relationships here at the community...

Brooksby Village Employee Health and Wellness Center Helps Employees Focus on their Health and Well-being

Nov 3, 2017

Peabody, MA – Feeling under the weather? Want to get in shape? Think you have high blood pressure? If you work at Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living retirement community in Peabody, MA, get the answers to all these questions and much more at the Brooksby Village Employee Health and Wellness Center (EHWC).

The EHWC offers resources, benefits, and programs to help employees get in shape and stay healthy—physically and emotionally. One of those benefits includes access to the on-site Center where employees can see a Nurse Practitioner during work hours and schedule routine medical appointments. The Center plays a...

Seniors moving to Brooksby Village Selling Homes at Record Speed Thanks to Erickson Realty and Moving Services

Aug 8, 2017

Peabody, MA -- People moving to Brooksby Village, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, have been selling their homes at record speed with the help of the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program and their preferred realtors.

“The market is super-hot right now,” said Brooksby Village's Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips. “If anyone is on the fence this is the time to sell! We have had a number of people moving into Brooksby Village using the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program who have had multiple offers, including cash offers and over asking price...

Tracie Bettano Named Executive Director of Brooksby Village

Jul 18, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Erickson Living has named Tracie Bettano as the new Executive Director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. In her new leadership position, Bettano will oversee the overall operations of this retirement community; one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area.

"Tracie began her career at Brooksby Village in 2004 and has over 20 years of health care experience in the clinical, rehabilitation, and management areas," said Chris Emmett, Regional Vice President of Operations for Erickson Living. "Tracie’s outstanding operational experience and leadership skills will allow Brooksby Village to remain one of...

45 Local Students Head to College with Scholarships Thanks to Friends at Brooksby Village

May 19, 2017

Peabody, MA -- An exciting announcement was made at the Brooksby Village Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Due to the generosity of Brooksby Village residents, the scholarships have increased from $5,000 to $6,000.

Thanks to the over 1700 people who live at Brooksby Village, 45 students from the North Shore will receive the $6,000 Brooksby Village Student Scholarship.

“We have awarded scholarships to over 400 students since the program started in 2002,” said Elizabeth Macomber, philanthropy manager, Brooksby Village. “The students become eligible for the Brooksby Village Scholarship by completing 1000 hours of work here over a consecutive 2-year period....

Charleen Archambault Receives Brooksby Village’s Leadership Award

Apr 26, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Charleen Archambault, Director of Dining Services at Brooksby Village, was honored as Brooksby Village’s nominee for Erickson Living’s 2016 leadership award at its corporate meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Archambault was selected for her exceptional leadership qualities.

“Charleen oversees 372 employees in five restaurants in Independent Living and seven dining areas in continuing care here at Brooksby Village,” said Brooksby Village Executive Director Helen Lanagan. “She is a major contributor to our Executive Team, thinks outside of her department, shares ideas and always presents a high level of respect regardless of who she is speaking with. Charleen...

65 Residents and Staff Participate in 16th Annual Brooksby Village Marathon

Apr 23, 2017

Peabody, MA -- More than 65 people who live and work at Brooksby Village participated in the 16th annual Brooksby Village Marathon.

“What a great day we had this year,” said Rokia Paone, Fitness Manager, Brooksby Village. “The sun was shining and 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 air on Brooksby Village's internal TV station, TV 919. The crew filmed the marathon on...

2016 Brooksby Village Of the Year Award Winners Announced

Apr 14, 2017

Peabody, MA - More than 200 Brooksby Village employees attended the annual Brooksby Village Winter Party at Danversport Yacht Club. At the event, the 2016 Of The Year awards were given out to four employees.

“The Winter Party is a night to celebrate and thank all Brooksby Village employees for the outstanding contributions they have made over this last year,” said Helen Lanagan, Executive Director, Brooksby Village. “It’s a wonderful night of great food, music, lots of dancing and most importantly, celebrating the great achievements of Brooksby Village employees.”

This year’s winners were:

Leadership Award: Mike Imbriano,...

Brooksby Village Resident Makes 68x90 Quilt Featuring all 45 Presidents

Feb 17, 2017

Peabody, MA -- Flo Perkins, Brooksby Village resident, loves making quilts, but she wanted a challenge. After coming across an idea she saw in a book, she thought, why not make a quilt featuring all the U.S. Presidents.

“I have always enjoyed making quilts,” said Perkins. “Years ago before I made this one I wanted a new challenge and a quilt featuring all the United States Presidents was the answer! It took me more than a year to complete it!”

The quilt, which measures 68 x 90 (each square is 9x9 with a 1 1/2 border) is currently...