Larry Carnahan enjoys the variety of options to stay fit at Brooksby Village, including the on-site fitness and aquatics center, as well weekly group exercise classes.

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

If you’re like the majority of the population, chances are your goals include a renewed commitment to health and wellness.

But well-intentioned goals are often short lived. Clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani estimates that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.

Craig and Jan McLanahan brought their tandem bike with them to Brooksby Village. The couple rode the bike across the country in the spring of 2004.

Craig and Jan McLanahan’s search for their next home took them from one coast to another.

Stan Stephenson completes a 5K walk around Brooksby Village, in Peabody, Mass., to raise funds for the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that supports veterans and their families.

During his working years, Stan Stephenson became aware of charity rating systems. 

Linda Blake enjoys an active lifestyle at Brooksby Village, where she participates in several group fitness classes and swims every week.

As fall gives way to winter and the hours of sunlight shorten, it can feel like a long season to those who enjoy being active outdoors.

Pastoral ministries at Brooksby Village invited nine youth from the North Shore to speak at the community’s Kids & Climate: A Call to Action forum.

Pastoral ministries at Brooksby Village has a reach that extends beyond the local Peabody, Mass., community.

“We’re always trying to keep our finger on the pulse of needs in the world,” says Rev. Chad Kidd, pastoral ministries manager. “Then our response becomes, ‘How can people of faith speak to this issue?’”

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. 

Bill Dillon with the ark and animals he carved by hand.

When Brooksby’s woodworkers displayed a sampling of their projects in the community’s arts and crafts studios, neighbors and staff were astounded by their skill and creativity.

“The craftsmanship is incredible,” says community member Marie Wakefield. “Several of the pieces appear to be museum quality.”

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.