Brooksby residents placed pushpins on the map location they consider their homeland as part of the community’s Diversity Month celebration.

When Bob Vincent and his wife Fedela started looking at retirement communities, their search took them to three states.

“We lived in Rye, N.H., at the time,” says Bob. “Fedela and I spent the better part of a year visiting communities in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.”

Larry Baldwin has been caning chairs for nearly 40 years, including these chairs in his apartment home at Brooksby.

After spending five years in a condo on Florida’s east coast, Larry and Joanne Baldwin decided to return to their New England roots.

“Our children are in the area, so it made sense to return to the Northeast,” says Larry, who grew up in Hartford, Conn.

Brooksby residents and dance enthusiasts Claire and Rusty Farina celebrate their 60th anniversary this year.

Rusty and Claire Farina come from conspicuously different backgrounds.

She grew up in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood, home to a significant Irish-American population. He’s the son of an Italian immigrant who settled in Somerville.

Daniel Ottenheimer (left), president of Mill River Consulting and Brooksby Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips.

Decluttering? Check.

Home staging? Check.

Working with a professional real estate agent? Check.

There are a number of considerations when it comes to selling your home. For Massachusetts home owners who don’t have public sewer, there’s one important factor that can’t be overlooked.

Clayton Small enjoys an active lifestyle at Brooksby Village.

Larry and Naomi Rooney took a year to explore retirement communities once they decided the time was right to move from their home in Hampton Beach, N.H.

This on-the-go couple was looking for a place where they could maintain their active lifestyle.

Brooksby artist Jan Stoffregen enjoys painting boats and water, finding inspiration along the New England coastline.

Art has always been a love of mine,” says Jan Stoffregen. “Now I have the freedom and time to pursue it.”

A rendering shows the enclosed courtyard in the new expansion at Brooksby’s continuing care neighborhood.

The expansion of Brooksby Village’s continuing care neighborhood is nearing completion.

Arthur and Beverly Shepard used resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services to help them sell their home in Natick, Mass., and move to Brooksby Village.

Arthur and Beverly Shepard were acquainted with Brooksby Village long before they considered a move to the Peabody community.

“Bev’s aunt lives at Brooksby, so we visited her at the community many times before we actually thought about moving to Brooksby ourselves,” says Arthur. “We joined the priority list in November 2014, thinking it might be a good move in the future.”

Brooksby Village Executive Chef Michael Ayers

Guests at Brooksby’s three sit-down restaurants will notice some changes on the menu.

The Peabody community recently rolled out its Signature Dining program, an initiative designed to reimagine the culinary experience.