[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.


On Sunday mornings while the Catholic service is underway, behind the scenes the Brooksby Protestant Faith Choir cherishes its last moments of practice, working diligently toward perfect harmony. [caption id="attachment_8813" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Ted Good directs the Brooksby Protestant


[caption id="attachment_8698" align="alignleft" width="182" caption="Vivian Barone and Bob Boylan dazzle audiences with the cha-cha at "Dancing with the Brooksby Stars.""][/caption] On a classy cruise ship touring the world, dancers showcased the fancy footwork native