Ethel Leonard, a longtime Girl Scout troop leader and volunteer, was instrumental in bringing together Girl Scouts who live at Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

Paul and Barbara Blandford developed ties to Brooksby even before they moved to the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community in December 2015.

By the time Paul and Barbara Blandford moved to Brooksby Village in December 2015, the Beverly, Mass., couple was well informed about their new home.

“I felt like we became part of the community even before we moved in,” says Barbara.

Norine Grant (left) and Geraldine Tasco represent Brooksby’s chess club at the community’s annual activities fair.

Brooksby Village’s annual activities fair gives residents the opportunity to learn about the community’s more than 100 clubs and activities.

Bill Hartwig built a piecrust table, an anniversary gift for his daughter and son-in-law, in the woodshop at Brooksby Village.

Bill Hartwig was determined to give his daughter Judy and her husband Carl a meaningful gift for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. He just couldn’t imagine what it might be.

“What do you give two people who’ve been married 50 years?” says Bill. “They already have everything they need.”

Veterans and their guardians observe the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a day trip to Washington, D.C., aboard Honor Flight New England.

In September 2016, 17 veterans who live at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass., traveled to Washington, D.C., courtesy of Honor Flight New England.

Derek Burdon (left) and Earl Efinger, wood carvers.

The first time Derek Burdon entered his miniature carving of a house wren in the 2006 Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition, he did so with trepidation.

“I looked around at the competition—so many intricately carved birds—and suddenly I wanted to take my bird home and burn it,” says Derek.

Beth and Roger Lessard, (left), and Nancy Baker (right) take advantage of Brooksby’s fitness center.

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

If you’re like many Americans, losing weight and getting in shape will be high on your list.

Sales Counselor Jane Kiegel can help you take the next step toward your new life at Brooksby, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

Bill and Joan Phelan describe themselves as planners. 

“We look toward the future and anticipate what we might need,” says Bill, a retired manager for the U.S. Department of the Navy. 

The Brooksby Singers perform in the chapel at Brooksby under the direction of Trey Pratt. The group’s holiday concert is scheduled for December 14.

Thelma Tisdale’s love of music forms a strand that can be traced throughout her life. Piano and song are high on her list of favorites.