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Brooksby Village Resident Turns 100 and goes Parasailing in Jamaica!

June 2, 2015

Peabody, MA -- Gert Schutz, who lives at Brooksby Village in Peabody, wanted to do something fun and adventurous for her 100th birthday.  The  party that was thrown for her was fun but she wanted to something more exciting. 

While in Jamaica celebrating her big day she decided to parasail!

"I have always wanted to try it for years!" said Schutz.  "I absolutely loved it and when I came back on land my first comment was "it wasn't long enough."  I have to say I was talk of the island while I was there!  People couldn't believe it!  But I have always had a sense of adventure."

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Schutz has always celebrated her birthdays in big ways!  In her 80's she went on a hot air balloon ride and another time went white water rafting.

"White Water Rafting is my absolute favorite," said Schutz.  "That is how I plan on celebrating my 101st birthday!"

Brooksby Village in Peabody is one of 18 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living.  The scenic 90 acre campus is located in Peabody, MA and is home to more than 1700 residents.