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For 65 Years, Mickey Ratte has been a Huge Red Sox Fan...and She is Getting a Big Kick out of the Beards This Year!

Oct 15, 2013
Peabody, MA -- Mickey Ratte remembers listening to the Red Sox games on the radio with her parents in her home in Peabody at just 12 years of age.   For 65 years, Ratte has been a huge Red Sox Fan and continues to watch every game where she lives at Brooksby Village in Peabody.  She has also been involved with planning Red Sox Pep Rally's and other sporting events at the Retirement Community. "I loved watching Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr," said Ratte.  "These were great men who were not about the publicity but about their team.  They were...

Brooksby Village to Host Open House and Arts and Crafts Fair

Oct 11, 2013
WHAT:   People are invited to visit an Open House and Arts and Crafts Fair at Brooksby Village, in Peabody on Saturday, November 2 beginning at 9:30am.   People will have the opportunity to tour apartments and get an inside look at vibrant retirement living at Brooksby Village.  There will also be 30 crafters, some of who live and work at Brooksby Village, displaying and selling their handmade jewelry, paintings, holiday items, soaps, scarves, water colors, glass work, knitted items, and more.   Fifteen percent of the proceeds from the vendors will be donated to The Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund, a fund...

People Who Live and Work at Brooksby Village Participate in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" and Raise Over $2000

Oct 1, 2013
Peabody, MA - People who live and work at Brooksby Village came together to walk in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in Andover and raised over $2000. "A number of people who live and work here have participated in this event before so it was nice to walk and represent Brooksby Village together," said Michelle Savia, Executive Assistant, Brooksby Village.  "It was a wonderful day." [caption id="attachment_72805" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From left to right: Helen Lanagan, Executive Director, Brooksby Village; Michelle Savia; and Sue and John Evans, Brooksby Village residents, at the walk.[/caption] About Brooksby Village: Brooksby Village...

Local Students Working at Brooksby Village Learn Group Unity and Team Building at Local Ropes Course

Sep 23, 2013
Peabody, MA - A group of high school and college students who are employed as Service Coaches at Brooksby Village spent the day at Project Adventure's Outdoor Recreation Project. Thirty four Service Coaches worked together for the day on a number of outdoor projects and obstacles including a ropes course.  "This day long adventure encourages group unity, team building, communication and more," said John Daly, Staff Development Manager, Brooksby Village.  "We have taken this leadership team of students each summer for the past few years and it was a huge success.  The students had a great time and learned a lot about themselves...

Erickson Living Names Todd DeLaney Associate Executive Director for Brooksby Village

Sep 6, 2013

Peabody, MA - Erickson Living has named Todd DeLaney as the Associate Executive Director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA, one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area. 

Prior to being named Associate Executive Director, he was the Administrator of the Continuing Care Neighborhood at Brooksby Village, where he served in this position since 2011. 

DeLaney started with Erickson Living in 2005.  His past positions ranged from Assistant Administrator to several roles with the development side of the company.  DeLaney became a Licensed Nursing Home...

Erickson Living Names Helen Lanagan Executive Director for Brooksby Village

Aug 21, 2013
Peabody, MA - Erickson Living has named Helen Lanagan as the Executive Director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. In her new leadership position, Lanagan will oversee the overall operations of this retirement community; one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area. "Helen is a results-orientated leader with more than 20 years of experience in health, elder care and management, marketing, budget development, public relations, human resource management, program development and strategic planning, making her a perfect fit for this key role," said Christopher J. Emmett, regional vice president of operations. "Her expertise and dedication...

Brooksby Village Opens Health and Wellness Center for its 900 Employees

Jun 24, 2013
Peabody, MA - Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living retirement community,  is opening an Employee Health & Wellness Center (EHWC) for its 900 employees.  Employees at Brooksby Village may schedule routine medical appointments in the center and/or take advantage of new wellness initiatives to ensure good health.  It is for employees 18 and older.  "Regardless if any employee has insurance through Erickson Living or not, all employees can be seen at the center which is staffed with a Nurse Practitioner and a Medical Assistant," said Mary Naughton, Director of Human Resources, Brooksby Village. "We will offer a number of services and programs...

Brooksby Village Names Reverend Karen Maleri Manager of Pastoral Ministries

Jun 24, 2013
Brooksby Village has named Reverend Karen Maleri as the new Manager of Pastoral Ministries. Reverend Maleri comes to Brooksby Village with a wealth of experience in interfaith collaboration, management, and continuing care retirement community experience.   She was an ecumenical liaison for her church in the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association immediately prior to her coming to Brooksby Village.  Reverend Maleri helped to  establish, manage and staff a volunteer program known as the Compassionate Caregivers Group at Havenwood-Heritage Heights, a CCRC in Concord NH, where Reverend Maleri served for eight years. She has been involved with the pastoral counseling of individuals in...

Many Runners and Walkers Participated in 12th Annual Brooksby Village Marathon

Jun 4, 2013
Peabody, MA -- More than 75 people who live and work at Brooksby Village walked a mile wearing Boston Strong ribbons and raised money for the Benevolent Care Fund at the 12 th Annual Brooksby Village Marathon.  "Every year we have a number of people who live and work here participate in the Brooksby Village marathon," said Stefanie Fuller, Fitness Specialist,  Brooksby Village.  "This year we had a great turnout of both runners, walkers, cheerleaders and we also had a record number of employees participate.   The Brooksby Marathon is just another example of how active people are who live here."  Participants...

Sisters Receive Same Award at Brooksby Village

Jun 3, 2013
Peabody, MA --  Melissa, Vanessa, Alysia and Cassie Graves from Topsfield, have all worked at Brooksby Village and received a Student Scholarship Award.  Cassie is the latest sister to receive the award and her three sisters were present to watch her receive it this year.  All four sisters worked in the Harvest Grille Restaurant at Brooksby Village,  were promoted to the Student Leadership Program and received the Brooksby Village Scholarship Award at one time or another.    [caption id="attachment_57988" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Graves sisters from Topsfield, from the left to right are their names and when they received...