Sales Manager Gina Fernandez and Mike Warren, administrative assistant in resident life. Both began their careers as high school students.

Gina Fernandez was a freshman at Peabody High School when her mother saw a notice in the newspaper advertising student wait staff opportunities at Brooksby Village, the

Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

CTV Coordinator Jessica Rogers (standing) leads a workshop for volunteers interested in learning more about stage managing in Brooksby’s TV studio.

Not long after Kathryn Kirleis moved to Brooksby Village in July 2015, a listing on the Peabody community’s monthly calendar piqued her interest.

“It was a meeting for residents interested in volunteering in the TV studio,” says Kathryn, a retired social worker. “My curiosity about broadcasting came right back up to the surface.”

Cathy and Ted DiBlasi moved to Brooksby six years ago to be closer to their two daughters.

Ted and Cathy DiBlasi were high school sweethearts at Flushing High School in Queens, N. Y., before Ted enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent three years in the South Pacific during World War II.

“Ted didn’t come home at all during those three years, but we wrote letters back and forth,” says Cathy, who studied education at Queens College while he was away.

Marilyn Dillon (left) and Janet Franz participate in a handwashing activity during Brooksby’s two-day women’s retreat.

Reverend Judith Medeiros, Protestant chaplain at Brooksby Village, recently celebrated her one-year anniversary at the Peabody, Mass., community.

Sue Davis, sales director at Brooksby Village, leads an experienced sales team as they introduce prospective residents to the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.

Ask Sue Davis to describe her sales team at Brooksby Village, and you’ll see her face light up.

Harris and Sandra Gold traded condo living for the amenity-rich, maintenance-free lifestyle at Brooksby Village.

It’s been one year since Harris and Sandra Gold first visited Brooksby Village, and much has changed over the past 12 months.

The cast of the 2017 Brooksby Follies performed three sold-out shows at the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.

From the first chords of “This Land is Your Land” to the rousing finale of “Anchors Away” performed by the Senior Moments tap group, the 2017 Brooksby Follies provided a toe-tapping good time for its three sold-out performances.

The variety show at the Peabody, Mass., community takes place every few years under the direction of resident Joanne Averay.

Brooksby Village resident Jim Kusch (left) and his grandson Patrick Boufford at a book signing for Patrick’s book Puppy’s Kite, inspired by Jim’s kite-flying adventures.

When Jim Kusch and his wife Jackie downsized from their Saugus, Mass., home and moved in 2005 to Brooksby Village in Peabody, they brought along Jim’s kite, now a treasured family heirloom.

Eli and Carol Bortman used Erickson Realty and Moving Services to coordinate their move to Brooksby, an Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

After a luncheon at Brooksby Village in May 2017, Carol Bortman came away with the impression that the Peabody, Mass., community was a place she could call home.