Are you searching for a retirement living option that offers a wide range of stylish apartment homes, abundant amenities, dynamic clubs, and delicious dining - all at an incredible value? Look no further than Brooksby Village, an Erickson Senior Living community in Peabody, Mass.
The attractive financial structure at Brooksby Village, which features a 90% refundable entrance deposit* and predictable monthly service package, delivers significant value to residents.
A family affair
When Ted Weinstein and his wife Judi began considering a move from their New Jersey home, they wanted to be close to their son, who lives in nearby Medford.
"Our son searched around and found several places," Ted says. "We looked at all of them and felt as though Brooksby Village was best suited for us. And it's close to him!"
The couple was pleased with the community's financial model and maintenance-free living, but the opportunities for social engagement stood out the most - not to mention the pet-friendly policy.
"That was a game changer for us," Ted says. "We wouldn't have come if we weren't able to bring our pets," echoing a statement many Brooksby residents express.
Ted and Judi moved into their two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath apartment home at Brooksby in September 2016. "When we moved here, Judi and I had a dog and two cats," says Ted. "We waited for a first-floor apartment home to open up because it would be very convenient to take the dog out."
For the Weinsteins, the unique, comprehensive combination of resources at Brooksby Village was a great benefit. "Not just financially, socially too," adds Ted.
At Brooksby Village, residents benefit from more than just a maintenance-free apartment home - they gain a community filled with amenities, activities, resident-run groups, and services.
"They have different clubs, social and musical events," Ted says. "About once a week, they have a band here called the Brooksby Irregulars. Judi used to sing in the band - she was quite good! They have a gym and a pool as well."
He appreciates the variety of things to do in and around the community. "I play poker a couple of nights a week. They have bus trips to the symphony; I go there once a month or so." And, he adds, "I go to the casino," speaking of convenient nearby attractions!
The convenient, predictable monthly service package also includes all costs that would be expected when maintaining a home: heating and air-conditioning; all utilities except telephone and internet; maintenance, including repair and replacement of appliances; professional landscaping; and regularly scheduled transportation.
"I'm now 83 years old, and I didn't feel like shoveling snow anymore, or even hiring people to do it," Ted recalls about life before Brooksby Village. "It's all taken care of here."
The package also includes flexible meal plan options that give residents the opportunity to dine at the community's on-site restaurants, which offer fresh, flavorful dishes that make it easy to eat healthy or satisfy a craving. Brooksby prides itself on providing an exceptional dining experience with a wide variety of enticing options.
"The peace of mind for both residents and their adult children is knowing that the predictable expenses - and predictable resources - of community living at Brooksby are without compare," says Resident Life Director Matthew Connery.
Many seniors worry about the complex challenges they face living in a house that no longer suits their needs, he explains. Concerns about the hassle and expense of home maintenance and repair, travel to and from medical appointments, isolation or a lack of opportunities for socialization … "Brooksby systematically solves for each of these challenges," Connery says, "from financial questions to health care resources to simple fun and engagement."
Plus, he notes, "We can promise what no other environment can - the home for life commitment." Home for life promises that no one will ever be asked to leave Brooksby because of a genuine inability to pay - through no fault of their own. And with the refundable entrance deposit, residents appreciate the security of knowing that all or part of their estate can be returned to their beneficiaries.
Invest in your future self at Brooksby Village. From top-notch amenities to affordable, maintenance-free apartment homes, you are sure to live your retirement to the fullest. Request more information today!
*As per the Residence and Care Agreement.