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15 Dogs To Participate in Brooksby Village's Dog Derby

Jun 5, 2014
WHICH DOG MOST RESEMBLES THEIR OWNER? WHICH DOG IS THE MOST TALENTED? WHICH DOG IS THE BEST KISSER?   Peabody, MA - More than 15 dogs, owned by people who live and work at Brooksby Village, will compete in Brooksby Village's Dog Derby Saturday, June 7 at 9:30am.   Dogs will compete in the following categories: Agility (reigning champ returning for another shot at the crown!) Best Costume Dog Most Resembles Owner Most Talented Pie Eating Best Kisser Waggiest Tail  Prizes will be awarded for each category along with Best in Show and Runner Up. WHERE:               Kingsbury Clubhouse Courtyard Brooksby...

60 Brooksby Village Residents Visit Peabody City Hall

May 28, 2014
Peabody, MA -- More than 60 people who live at Brooksby Village traveled to City Hall to learn more about the City of Peabody.  A number of people including Mayor of Peabody, Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., people who work at City Hall and people who work for the City of Peabody spoke to the crowd from Brooksby Village and then all the residents had lunch with Mayor Bettencourt.  Julius Schiller, who has lived at Brooksby Village for 9 years and is Chair of Know Your Government, came up with the idea months ago and met with Mayor Bettencourt to make this...

44 Local Students Head to College With Brooksby Village Scholarship

May 14, 2014
  Previous Brooksby Village Student Scholarship Recipient Works at Brooksby Village Full-Time Peabody, MA - This fall 44 local students working at Brooksby Village will head to college and for some, continuing on with their college/trade school education with financial help thanks to the over 1900 people who live at Brooksby Village.  Forty four students from the North Shore will receive the Brooksby Village Student Scholarship. "We have 78 high school seniors graduating this year and 44 are receiving the Brooksby Village Student Scholarship," said John Daly, Staff Development Manager, Brooksby Village.  "We have awarded the Brooksby Village student scholarship to 324 students...

The Afghan Group at Brooksby Village Knitting for Local Charities All Year Round

May 5, 2014
Peabody, MA - The Afghan Group at Brooksby Village knit all year round to help local shelters.  Most recently they have been working with Transitions at Devens and HAWC in Salem. "We make afghans all year round, said Roberta Gosselin, Brooksby Village resident.  "The two shelters we are working with right now are shelters for abused women and children." Last year, the Afghan Group donated 52 afghans to local charities.  "As a rule, the shelters don't want or need afghans during the summer, so we build up our 'reserves' so we can deliver them in groups of 20 during the...

Taste of Brooksby Village with Special Guest Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.

Mar 12, 2014
WHAT:  People will have the chance to enjoy small plate menu selections prepared by Brooksby Village's Chefs De Cuisine and meet the Mayor of Peabody, Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., on Monday, March 31 at 12pm at the Taste of Brooksby Village. Those who attend will have the opportunity to try different dishes and visit some model units.  Brooksby Village is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living.   The scenic 90 acre campus is located in Peabody, MA and is home to more than 1,900 residents.  WHEN:          Monday, March 31, 2014                      12pm-2pm WHERE:      ...

Michael DeVito Promoted to Senior Facility Manager at Brooksby Village

Mar 11, 2014

Peabody, MA --  Michael DeVito, of Saugus, has been promoted to Senior Facility Manager at Brooksby Village.  He will be in charge of Maintenance and Engineering at Brooksby Village.

DeVito has been with Brooksby Village for five years working in the Maintenance Department.  A year ago, DeVito earned his Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Certification from the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE).  [caption id="attachment_107573" align="aligncenter" width="222"] Mike DeVito[/caption] About Brooksby Village: Brooksby Village is one of 16 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living.   The scenic 90 acre campus is located...

Residents at Brooksby Village Enjoyed Foods From Different Countries During Olympics

Feb 24, 2014
Peabody, MA -- People who live at Brooksby Village enjoyed different cuisines from around the world every night during the Olympics. "To celebrate the Olympics, we offered a special meal every evening in all of our restaurants highlighting a different country," said Charleen Archambault, Director of Dining Services, Brooksby Village.  "We offered cuisine from Canada, Mexico, France and China. We also featured  Iceland with a monkfish stew, Portugal with a Portuguese stew with calamari and chorizo sausage, Serbia where we featured a dessert called Tulambe, a sweet dough that is traditionally fried and soaked in a simple syrup overnight and...

Seniors Going Back to School at Brooksby Village

Feb 24, 2014
Peabody, MA -- People who live at Brooksby Village are eager to learn and have just started their third 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 and Learn was created and all of the classes offered are taught by people who...

Tracie Bettano Named Director of Continuing Care at Brooksby Village

Feb 10, 2014
Peabody, MA -- Tracie Bettano of Topsfield, MA has been promoted to Director of Continuing Care at Brooksby Village. Bettano has over 20 years of healthcare experience in the rehabilitation area both as a speech-language pathologist and departmental leader.  She joined Brooksby Village ten years ago as part of the team who opened the Continuing Care building at Brooksby Village.  In 2005, she was promoted to a corporate role as a Director of Rehabilitation Operations.  In 2009, Bettano returned to Brooksby Village to oversee inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and wellness.  Bettano received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology after attending...

Beth McNelis Promoted to Resident Life Director at Brooksby Village

Jan 28, 2014
Peabody, MA -- Brooksby Village has promoted Beth McNelis of Melrose, MA to the position of Resident Life Director at Brooksby Village. McNelis has been at Brooksby Village since 2007 when she was hired as the Director of Philanthropy and then named Director of Philanthropy and Communications. In this role, McNelis will oversee Community Resources, Volunteer Programs, Special Trips, TV/AV, Pastoral Ministries, Rehabilitation, Wellness Services, and more. McNelis has a degree in Chinese Studies from Denison University and is pursuing her Masters in Healthcare Management from UMass. About Brooksby Village: Brooksby Village is one of 16 continuing...