"No matter if you're the outgoing or shy type, your 2024 datebook will overflow," says Beth McCafferty, a resident of Brooksby Village, an Erickson Senior Living community in Peabody, Mass.
With maintenance-free apartment homes that create more time for pursuing hobbies and interests, it's no wonder why residents are going to be booked and busy in the new year!
Time to explore
Since moving to Brooksby in 2022, Beth has made the most of her worry-free lifestyle.
Thanks to the convenient and predictable monthly service package, which covers everything from appliance repairs and utilities to a meal plan at on-site restaurants, she's been able to explore the community's long list of activities.
When Beth's neighbor signed up for a TV production class, hosted at Brooksby's on-site TV station, she invited Beth and her dog Buddy to be guests on a pet show. Inspired by her experience with the class, Beth is now a regular on Good Day Brooksby--one of many shows that air on the community's in-house TV channel.
She also plays saxophone and sings with The Irregulars, a 10-member band that has been active at Brooksby for 17 years. "No autographs, please!" she says, with a smile.
"There's so much to do here. In many ways, Brooksby is like a big college campus. There are activities like book clubs, lectures, and religious services too," she says. "It's such a wonderful place to live. The biggest benefit about living here is the people--including residents and staff. There are many interesting people with different backgrounds for you to meet."
For nearly two decades, Patricia "Pat" King has been soaking up the free time that her maintenance-free apartment home affords her.
"It was getting to be too much for me, taking care of a big, seven-room cottage all alone. And my arthritis was starting to cause problems," Pat recalls. "When I visited Brooksby, I walked around and saw that I could take an elevator to get wherever I wanted to go. And all the apartment homes were one level! I quickly realized that this is the place for me."
Like Beth, Pat maintains a very busy schedule. Between running the 60-member trivia club and participating in the Catholic Council, she has lots to look forward to in 2024!
More on the horizon
In addition to their worry-free lifestyle, Beth and Pat cite another reason why their excitement for 2024 is shining so bright: planned upgrades across the community, inside and out.
"Behind Kingsbury Clubhouse, the grounds are transforming to include an outdoor performing area, a water feature, and a firepit," Beth says. "In chilly New England, firepits are nice in late autumn and early spring."
She continues, "Kingsbury itself is getting a face lift. The Cider House Restaurant is moving to a larger location, the Harvest Restaurant will be restructured, and there's a new game room for card players."
Sales Director Gina Fernandez is just as eager to see the new enhancements. "If I had to pick one word to describe 2024, it would be 'transformation,'" she says. "I'm looking forward to seeing how our community transforms over the next two years as we refresh current spaces and add new amenities!"
'Very happy here'
For many residents, Brooksby's connection to Erickson Senior Living's financial strength, expertise, and vibrant culture support their positive outlook on the new year.
"Erickson Senior Living has experience and a stellar reputation. I feel more secure, knowing that Brooksby Village is part of a greater network," says Beth.
That experience includes over 40 years of operational excellence, which isn't possible without the support of thousands of team members nationwide who go above and beyond in caring for residents.
"We strive to provide only the best services," notes Fernandez. "We're here to help meet the demand for active, engaging senior living!"
Active and engaged is just what Pat will be in 2024.
"This year, I'm looking forward to good health, being with my friends, doing trivia, and having lots of fun!" Pat says. "What a wonderful thing, to have so many friends in one place. I never would have met all these people who are now part of my life if I hadn't come to Brooksby. I'm very happy here."
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