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. 

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.