Judy and Stan Stephenson are at home in their lovely Glendale-style apartment at Brooksby Village.

When Stan and Judy Stephenson began exploring retirement living options, they asked themselves two questions.

“First we considered where we wanted to live,” says Stan. “Then we thought about where we needed to live.”

On the left, a white cat sports an American flag and a 4th of July headband. In the center, a cat dresses as a French artist and bears a French Flag. On the far right, a dog wears a chef's outfit next to an Italian flag.

Some people measure  a year’s milestones by the date on the calendar. Those who live at Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., need only stop by the apartment of sisters Jackie Amadeo and Corinne Krueger.

John Murphy (left) and Joan Pappalardo in costume for their recent performance in Brooksby Village’s Haunted Holiday Hotel.

For John Murphy and Joan Pappalardo, this season of life is infinitely sweeter than they could have imagined.

“Our relationship has enriched my life in countless ways,” says Joan. “It’s a gift to have someone who loves you and cares for you.”

(Left) Jim and Judi Palleschi, Anne Marchand, and Jeanne Salmon all moved to Brooksby from Hampton Meadows in Hampton, N. H. Pauline and Paul Wood (right) are on the priority list at Brooksby, waiting for their preferred floorplan to be available.

There’s been a steady trickle of New Hampshire residents moving to Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., over the past year, and they’re all neighbors trading one zip code for another.

Lifelong friends Ann Centrella (left) and Margaret Bonanno moved to Brooksby Village within two weeks of each other.

Life’s road map has been remarkably similar for Ann Centrella and Margaret Bonanno.

The two friends met during their junior year at Everett High School in Everett, Mass.

“We did everything together,” says Ann. “We went to the movies and to basketball games, we spent the night at each other’s houses, we knew each other’s families.”

Eva Madura works out in the fitness center at Brooksby Village.

For Eva Madura, proximity to the fitness center at Brooksby Village is great motivation to exercise regularly.

“I walk by the fitness center on my way to and from my apartment,” says Eva. “It’s a daily reminder to work out.”

Brooksby’s Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips (left) visited Grace Ferry in her Newburyport condo in May 2018 to develop a customized moving plan.

When Brooksby Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips visited Grace Ferry in her Newburyport, Mass., home last May, Grace had one consideration in mind.

Merle Sidell chose Brooksby Village for its abundant amenities and on-site social opportunities.

Merle Sidell has lived through enough New England winters to know what to expect.

“During especially tough winters, with all the snow and ice, there were weeks I couldn’t get out of the house,” she says. “I started spending winters in Florida to escape those tough months.”

In Florida, Merle rented an apartment at Kings Point, a 55-plus community in Delray Beach.

Brooksby Village resident Ray Gerke is the downhill skiing coordinator for New England’s Top of the Hill Gang.

Ray Gerke inherited his love of outdoor pursuits from his parents.

“My mother and father were extremely active,” he says. “As a family we were always on the go. My brother and I grew up skiing. We lived on Long Island so it was quite a distance to some of the bigger ski hills, but I remember skiing in the Catskills and Appalachian Mountains.”