Margaret Raymond laughs at home in her Brighton-style apartment at Brooksby Village.

Margaret Raymond knew a lifestyle change was on the horizon. She just wasn’t sure how it would play out.

“I was living alone in my house and recognized I couldn’t stay there forever,” says Margaret. “It was important to me to make my own decisions about the future.”

Still, the thought of selling her home and moving was overwhelming.

A woman wearing a green top with gold leaves smiles at the camera.

If you’ve ever wanted an insider’s peek into life at Brooksby Village, talk to Anne Weddleton. 

As a resident ambassador, Anne meets with guests interested in learning more about the Peabody, Mass., community.

The Retired Clergy group meets weekly at Brooksby Village. (Top row, from left) Ed Vaeni, Hal Fohlin, Richard Nystrom, Kerry Saravelas, and Rim Meirowitz. (Bottom row, from left) Ned Martin, Lelly Smith, and Bill Whiston. (Not pictured) Arlene Bodge.

Members of the Retired Clergy group at Brooksby Village have more in common than they initially realized.

George Mavridis enjoys the ease of planned excursions through Brooksby Village, where he can hop on the bus and go.

Each month, George Mavridis scans the calendar of day trips offered to those who live at Brooksby.

George, who’s lived at the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community for 15 years, says the trip options are among Brooksby’s best offerings. 

Brooksby Village launched the My Erickson app in August 2018 to help community members stay connected and informed.

People who live at Brooksby Village now have one more way to stay connected.

The Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., launched a new app, My Erickson, in August 2018.

Available for download on iTunes and Google Play, residents can access the free app on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, or personal computers.

Laurie Phillips (left), personal moving consultant at Brooksby Village, supported Martie Rose through every facet of her move to the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.

Martie Rose was happy living in the house in Peabody, Mass., she’d shared with her husband Alan for 54 years.

“We’d raised our sons in that house, and we’d talked about making a few modifications so we could age in place and stay there,” says Martie.

Martie Rose (left) and her son Kyle in Martie’s Oxford-style apartment at Brooksby Village.

As a child growing up in Peabody, Mass., Kyle Rose says the name Brooksby was a familiar one.

Jay Milnor was appointed a knight in the French Legion of Honor. He has the framed letter from the Consul General of France, along with the framed certificate from the ceremony, displayed in his apartment at Brooksby Village, where he lives in Peabody, Ma

In today’s world of email and text messages, getting a letter in the mail is a rare occurrence. Receiving a letter from the French Consulate in Boston is even more unusual.

“I was surprised to learn I was getting [this] award,” says Jay Milnor, a community member at Brooksby Village, in Peabody, Mass., where he’s lived since 2003.

Mim Willows (left) and Dorsy Von Rosenvinge sew and stuff colorful hearts to put up around Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

Step into the arts and crafts room in Brooksby Village’s McIntosh Clubhouse on a Friday morning, and you’ll find a group of ladies with sewing needles or crochet hooks in hand.

The Heart Ladies formed 12 years ago as an avenue for those who like to sew, quilt, and crochet to work collectively on projects.