[caption id="attachment_13908" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Grace Ittleman stands beside the countertop she had custom-built in her Brighton-style apartment home at Brooksby Village.


[caption id="attachment_13904" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Loretta Tenaglia holds up the magazine in which she appeared as one of the North Shore s 100 most influential people. (Photo by Setarreh Massihzadegan)"][/caption] She is a familiar face at Brooksby Village, but one rarely seen sitting still.


[caption id="attachment_13172" align="alignright" width="280" caption="In addition to teaching lifelong learning courses at Brooksby Village, Elaine Antonakes finds time to practice her piano skills.


Long before Retha Clark first laid eyes on her current home at Brooksby Village, she tried the community s food. [caption id="attachment_12895" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Retha Clark enjoys the brightness of her Brighton-style apartment home at Brooksby Village.


The line to see the dress rehearsal of the third Brooksby Follies variety show snaked around the corner as audience members eagerly awaited entertainment by their Brooksby Village peers.


[caption id="attachment_12146" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Today, Brooksby boasts 3 clubhouses, 7 restaurants, 10 residence buildings, and more than 1,700 residents."]


[caption id="attachment_12150" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Roberta and Lafayette Gosselin made use of Internet shopping and classifieds websites when downsizing their home before their move to Brooksby Village. "]


[caption id="attachment_11698" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Harriet Blizzard uses her second bedroom at Brooksby Village as a playroom, where she edits her photos with computer software."]


The story of Carolyn Payne s recent trip to India actually begins in September 1965, when she and her husband welcomed an Indian student into their Boston-area home.