Just the facts

Answers to most frequently asked questions

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October 22nd, 2019
Sales Manager Gina Fernandez (left) and Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips are your resources to learn more about a vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle at Brooksby in Peabody, Mass.

Sales Manager Gina Fernandez (left) and Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips are your resources to learn more about a vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle at Brooksby in Peabody, Mass.

If you’ve been considering a move to a senior living community, chances are you have questions.

At Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., a dedicated team of sales professionals can walk you through every step of the process. 

“There are certain questions we hear often,” says Sales Manager Gina Fernandez. “Usually they relate to one or more of the following topics: financial structure, maintenance-free living, activities and socialization, and access to amenities including our medical center and continuing care neighborhood.”

“It’s important to ask questions and learn more about available options,” says Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips. “The Baby Boomers want to know what’s out there for them.”

Fernandez and Phillips recently sat down with the Tribune to offer answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Q: How old do you have to be to move to Brooksby?

A: The minimum age requirement is 62.

Q: How long is the waiting list to get in?

A: It depends on the style of apartment you want. It can take anywhere from three months to over a year. If you’re interested in a move to Brooksby, the best way to stay connected is to join our priority list. Priority list members put down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit, plus a $150-per-person nonrefundable processing fee, to reserve their place in line for the apartment home of their choice.

Q: What’s the fee structure?

A: Brooksby is a fee-for-service community, which means you only pay for advanced levels of care if and when you need them. Our financial structure has two main components: a onetime entrance deposit that’s 90% refundable to your or your heirs, and a monthly service package that covers almost all regular living expenses, including utilities, a flexible dining plan, and use of the community’s amenities.

Q: What levels of care are available in your continuing care neighborhood?

A: Our continuing care neighborhood offers assisted care, cognitive care, long-term nursing care, and both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services (physical, speech, and occupational therapy).

Q: What opportunities for socialization exist on campus?

A: We have more than 130 resident-run clubs and activities, everything from table tennis to the Brooksby Singers. Chances are you’ll find a club or activity to suit your interests and talents. If you have an idea for a new activity, go for it. Our resident life staff is available to support and encourage your initiative.

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