Adrienne Maglio

When Adrienne Maglio moved to Brooksby Village in March 2012, she brought her extended family with her.

Adrienne’s collection of 30 porcelain dolls took up residence in her large one-bedroom, Ellicott-style apartment home.

Carol and Peter Seamans

“I’ve known about Brooksby Village for many years,” says Jeanne Weikert, who moved to the Peabody community from Lexington, Mass., in April 2015. “It’s home to a huge variety of people and activities, and it’s an attractive campus.”

As construction progresses on the expansion of Brooksby Village’s continuing care neighborhood, members of the community’s executive team are beginning to consider staffing needs once the new apartments are complete.

When Scott Hall began working as a fitness intern at Brooksby Village in early 2014, he noticed his coworkers teaching classes that tied into their own athletic interests and pursuits.

When Maureen Graham retired from her job as a computer programmer, she wanted to spend more time with family.

“I was living in South Carolina and didn’t have any family in the area,” says Maureen, whose husband passed away two years ago. “My son and his family live in Peabody, Mass., and my daughter lives in Denver [Colo.]. My mother and my sisters also live in Massachusetts.”

Brooksby Director of Resident Life shadows Maintenance Mechanic Darin Murphy

As director of sales at Brooksby Village, Sue Davis can easily list all the attributes that make Brooksby unique, but it wasn’t until she ventured beyond her normal day-to-day routine that she caught a glimpse of community life that gave her pause.

Rev Chad Kidd

When Virginia Shotwell and her husband, the late Rev. Dr. J. Ralph Shotwell, were considering a move to a retirement community in 2006, they looked at 11 communities throughout New England.

Jim Silva holds war memorial from his time in POW camp

Jim Silva has a special file tucked away in his Brooksby apartment home. The nondescript manila folder holds memories far removed from his life at the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community. But time and distance haven’t diminished the file’s significance. For Jim, it’s a reminder of his freedom.

Felicia Wilczenski initially thought she should be retired before moving to a retirement community.

As associate dean and professor in the College of Education and Human Development and School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Felicia maintains a robust work schedule.