Luciano Cuevas (left) and Ashley Royer work in Windsor Restaurant at Brooksby Village and received collegiate scholarships thanks to the generosity of residents at the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.

School is back in session, and thanks to the generosity of people who live at Brooksby, 45 students are getting a hand with the costs of higher education.

Luciano Cuevas (left) and Ashley Royer work in Windsor Restaurant at Brooksby Village and received collegiate scholarships thanks to the generosity of residents at the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.

School is back in session, and thanks to the generosity of people who live at Brooksby, 45 students are getting a hand with the costs of higher education.

Monica McIntyre (left) and Karen Tormey met in a balance class at Brooksby, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass. They both overcame health obstacles to compete in the 2017 Brooksby Village Marathon.

When Monica McIntyre and Karen Tormey crossed the finish line at the sixteenth annual Brooksby Village Marathon, it was a moment they couldn’t have envisioned even six months earlier.

Le Cercle Français: (Clockwise, from left) Roger Deschenes, Jean Desrochers, Margot Holender, René Cormier, George Brawerman, Phyllis Toban, Emil Paige, Carolyn Payne, Georgette Labrie, Simone Howland, Louise Netten, and Ruth Brawerman.

At first glance, you might think the group gathered in the Towne Centre Clubhouse at Brooksby Village is one of the Peabody community’s resident-run clubs.

And you’d be right.

But lean in a little closer and you might be surprised to hear the group of residents conversing in French.

Anne DeStefano relaxes in her Brighton-style apartment at Brooksby, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

As soon as Anne DeStefano stepped into the Brooksby Village apartment she now calls home, the natural light streaming through the bay window made an immediate impression.

“The apartment is so light and bright,” says Anne. “It was the first feature I noticed.”

Brooksby’s trees and water features highlight the  Erickson Living community’s natural beauty.

Much has changed since Brooksby Village opened its doors 17 years ago, including the community’s physical landscape.

This group of Brooksby residents, who met at a follow-up breakfast hosted by the sales office, get together monthly for dinner. (From left) Betty Macaulay, Bill Macaulay, Beverly Shepard, Arthur Shepard, Mary Wolf, Bob Wolf, and Connee Turcotte.

When Laurie Phillips, personal moving consultant at Brooksby Village, sat down to plan her very first follow-up breakfast with the community’s newest residents, she began to see connections forming on the page.

Marjorie Snodgrass holds her book, Echoes in Retrospect, which tells the stories of students and teachers from Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., where Marjorie taught from 1950 to 1954.

Helen Keller passed away 49 years ago this month, yet her inspirational legacy lives on. The well-known author, speaker, and activist, whose illness at the age of 19 months left her deaf and blind, was born on June 27, 1880, and died on June 1, 1968.