Nate Kennedy is the custom interiors coordinator at Brooksby Village.

The path from dreaming about your ideal space to making it a reality isn’t always smooth. The task of finding a contractor, negotiating a price, supervising the work, and troubleshooting any problems can deter even the most eager home renovation enthusiast.

Ahead of his move to Brooksby Village, Dave Lopes sketched a design for every room in the new apartment, tweaking the details until he achieved just the right look.

Before Dave Lopes sees a project in real life, he sees it in his mind’s eye.

“I’ve always been a visual guy,” says Dave, a graphic designer. “I’ll sit and sketch out a project and then tweak it as the concept takes shape.”

Dave used the same approach when he and his partner moved to Brooksby Village in June 2019. 

Larry Fulwider and Georgean Jones enjoy cake at their wedding reception on June 8, 2019, at Brooksby Village.

When Georgean Jones moved to Brooksby Village in January 2017 from Dallas, Texas, she found herself adjusting to a new way of life.

Vernon MacPhee is the new executive chef overseeing the Windsor Restaurant and Greentree Café at Brooksby Village, in Peabody, Mass.

When Vernon MacPhee learned of an executive chef opening at Brooksby Village, he knew he’d found the perfect combination of culinary excellence, on-the-job creativity, and social engagement.

Brooksby residents with New Hampshire ties serve as ambassadors at a sales luncheon at the Galley Hatch restaurant, Hampton, N.H. Beth Seaverns, Ron D’Addario, Maureen D’Addario, Brenda Crawford, Anne Marchand, Judi Palleschi, Barbara Drake.

As the northernmost Erickson Living community on the East Coast, Brooksby’s popularity extends well beyond the Massachusetts state line.

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.