When Miriam Lasher first visited Brooksby in November 2005, she didn’t have any sense of the community’s natural beauty.

“It was winter, so I didn’t get a good look at the grounds,” says Miriam. “My first impression of Brooksby was its size. It’s a sprawling campus.”

Brooksby resident Dorothy Stephens (right) and her daughter Laurie discovered a shared passion for long-distance cycling.

For longtime Massachusetts resident Dorothy Stephens, retirement has been one adventure after another.

“I’ve started to do more and more exciting things as I’ve gotten older,” says Dorothy, who recently published her first novel at age 90.

Fire and Ice, the young adult imprint of Melange Books released A Door Just Opened in September 2014.

High school sweethearts John and Sue Evans moved to

The copper bowl in Connee Turcotte’s apartment at Brooksby is the same one that Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips’ father remembers as a child in Lewiston, Maine.

For Connee Turcotte, the decision to move to Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., from her house of 55 years in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, didn’t come lightly.

Helen Adams works on her painting Under the Red Tree during a recent Paint Nite event at Brooksby, in Peabody, Mass.

Social painting, which combines an artistic experience with an evening out with friends, is spilling over from art studios, clubs, and restaurants.

Paint-and-sip events are cropping up all over the country as a way to unwind with a glass of wine in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. And senior adults are the most recent demographic to unleash their inner artists.

Sue Davis, sales director at Erickson Living’s Brooksby, encourages prospective residents to schedule a visit to the Peabody, Mass., community.

is the premier address for vibrant, maintenance-free senior living on Boston’s North Shore. The Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., offers an active independent lifestyle with the added peace of mind of having a full continuum of care available right on campus. 

Brooksby resident Audrey Hale, chair of the community’s Protestant Council, and Rev. Chad Kidd, pastoral ministries manager, say the chapel is a gathering place for the interfaith community.

Audrey Hale was raised a Methodist, but she feels free to worship alongside believers from a number of faith traditions at Brooksby, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., where she lives.

Residents and staff created a new set for Brooksby’s TV studio. (From left) Chris DeThomas, TV/AV manager; Emile Beauchamp, studio volunteer; Lauren Alicandro, CTV coordinator; and Patrick Gordon, lead CTV coordinator.

The television studio at is sporting a new look, thanks to a makeover from residents and staff.

“Our old set was four years old and dated,” says Chris DeThomas, TV/AV manager at the Peabody, Mass.,Erickson Living community. “It needed a fresh look.”

John Murphy and Joan Pappalardo display a miniature North Pole village in Joan’s apartment at Brooksby during the holiday season.

It’s been two years since John Murphy and Joan Pappalardo set up their Christmas village inside Joan’s apartment home at