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  • A s we celebrate the close of 2015, we enter 2016 knowing that it marks our 40th Anniversary – a strong and lasting foundation on which to build our future... together! Please allow us to extend our personal and genuine appreciation to each and every one of you for your valuable contributions. Working with all of you this past year has been a pleasure and we are proud to have you all with us.

    Our Vision – We put the HOME in housing – captures our hope to be the best in everything we do and is the foundation for what we stand for as a company. With this vision as our driving force, we look forward to the freshness of the New Year and what it will bring – many new and exciting opportunities. The road to our future success is paved by our achievements of the past and we would like to take a moment to share some highlights with you.

    What a year it was: ∙ Celebrated PRSI 20 years as provided of GAFC home care services to residents; ∙ Honored and celebrated with a remarkable 20 industry achievement awards; ∙ Roll out of PPI Wellness Program; ∙ Welcomed new leadership team members; ∙ Exciting employee promotions; ∙ Ongoing expansion of employee licenses, certifications and designations; ∙ Participation in the 2015 Kidney Walk - Walk for Hunger - Roxbury Road to Wellness 5K - Brian Honan 5K Walk/Run; ∙ Supported causes important to us – employees/residents collected an abundance of gifts for The Elizabeth Stone House – summer & holiday toy drives;

    ∙ Added 13 new communities to our managed portfolio; with another 13+ new lease-ups on the horizon; ∙ Set the ground work for roll-out of SharePoint intranet platform.

    And the list goes on....

    With all good wishes to you and your family for health and happiness in the New Year.

    VISIONS Newsletter - Issue 9 - 2016

    Karen Fish-Will Melissa Fish-Crane

  • R E C E N T H A P P E N I N G S Sounds of the Season

    Residents of Congregational Retirement Homes (CRH) were treated to a special holiday music performance by students of Lincoln Elementary School in Melrose. Practicing for weeks, the young students

    gave a high-energy group performance and also performed some solos. A lively holiday treat to be sure!

    Mishawum Park Residents Celebrate Annual Irish Step Dance Program Youth residents of Mishawum Park celebrated the conclusion of the property’s annual Irish Step

    Dance Program with a holiday performance and special reception with pizza and cookies. Now in its eighth year, the Irish Step Dance Program was taught by Roseann Woods-McKenna, a Professional Dance Instructor at the Woods School of Irish Dance. For 15 consecutive weeks, young residents, ages five through seven, learned new step dancing skills and techniques.

    Kithara Project - Self-Discovery Through Musical Expression!

    More than 30 Allston and Brighton residents participated in the Kithara Project’s StartNOW Boston! concert series held at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center at Charlesview Residences in Brighton.

    The Kithara Project in partnership with Charlesview Residences provides weekly music workshops and supplies guitars for participants to use and practice with, all at no cost. The Kithara Project, internationally acclaimed classical guitarists with the mission of bringing the guitar to global communities with limited access to live music and music education.

    Team Depot Strikes Again A holiday train of cars entered Valley Brook Village driven by orange shirted Home Depot volunteer

    elves to decorate and spread holiday cheer. Lights were strung, trees were decorated, garland was hung as Santa danced around handing out candy canes and a smile to the residents. Holiday music played in the background and they enjoy a delicious meal sponsored by The Home Depot.

    ACME Teamworks Program at Middlebury Arms As part of a Youth RAP Grant Program, ACME Teamworks engaged residents in activities, games and team building exercises.

    Resident youth, parents and even staff members participated in this fun-filled program, designed to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and build social skills.

    Holiday Gift Drive Supports Local Families PPI hosted a holiday gift drive in partnership with the New England Affordable

    Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) to benefit the Elizabeth Stone House in Boston, which serves homeless and at-risk families and individuals. This is the fifth year of partnership and to date, PPI has donated close to 1,000 gifts to help the individuals at Elizabeth Stone House.

    PPI Expands Management Portfolio Peabody Properties’ growth continues with the addition of five new communities added to it’s management portfolio this quarter. They are 86 Dummer in Brookline; Burroughs Building in Chelsea, Roxse Homes in Boston; The Lofts at 30 Pine in Gardner; and The Montclair Condominium in Quincy.

    (back) Mikayla Newhall (front from left) Ryleigh Jones, Sara-Lynn Lakeman, Danielle Dejesus, Jessica Dejesus, Olivia Doherty and Derrick Wong

    The Moorings at Squantum Gardens resident with their donations to ESH


    Bonnie Scott, The Waterworks At Chestnut Hill Brenda Wilson, Bourne Mill Carlota Rios, Braintree Village Charles Helmka, Lowell Belvidere Housing Christinne Flores, Chelsea Elderly Christopher Maresco, Chimney Hill Cosmus Modeste, Roxse Homes Deidre Sligh, Roxse Homes Domingos Tavares, Corporate Office Donna Gomez, The Hayes at Railroad Square Ellen Chiba, Powdermill Village Ericka Pierribia, Peabody Resident Services Estuardo Rivera, Irving Square Farah Benoit, Olmsted Green George Brown, Valley Brook Village Geovany Cubano, 225 Centre Street Gerardo Bernal, Pondview Apts. Gregg Piro, The Lofts at 30 Pine Helga Ramos, Charlesview Residences James Simas, Linwood Mill Joel Marin, Olmsted Green John Devane, Anchor’s Weigh John Febres, Braintree Village Johnny Diaz, Roxse Homes Jonathan McCumber, HCA Scattered Sites Jose Lind, Roxse Homes Joshua Warren, Merrimack Valley Julio Nunez, Charlesview Residences Junior Delicieux, Bourne Mill Kaeleen Price, Peabody Resident Services Kahlia Wheeler, Roxse Homes Kari Papadinis, The Metropolitan Kelly Stigliano, Merrimack Valley Laquan Miles, Camfield Estate Latoya Nicholson, Roxse Homes Lisa Mullaney, Corporate Office Luis Alicea, Roxse Homes Luis Matos, Olmsted Greenn Michele Lakoury, Peabody Resident Services Randy Maxwell, Roxse Homes Richie Gonzalez, Roxse Homes Scott Ployer, Corporate Office Sharina Valdez, Mishawum Park Stephen Torrey, The Montclair Steven Shields, Victory Gardens Tammy King, Chelsea Elderly Tisa Wettach, Lowell Belvedere Housing Tory Saba, The Hayes at Railroad Square Victoria Fortes, Roxse Homes Yarisbeth Torres, Pynchon Edgewater Apts.

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    occur on 3/ 20/16

    so... hang on...

    just about 60 days

    until sprin g!!

    10 PPI employees

    hold the CPM designation &

    there are 9 CPM candidates!

    PPI was incorporated on January 12, 1976 - Our 40th Year!

    Milestone tidbit - one PPI employee has been with the company for going on 39 years!

  • Let’s Get Moving in 2016! The Wellness Committee is super excited to begin 2016 and we look forward to continuing our efforts to promote Living Well and Wise! In addition to offering the WalkingSpree (pedometer) Program and the Employee Biometric Screening Program, for employees under Health Plans, we would love new ideas for wellness initiatives that you are interested in.

    The 2016 Wellness Committee kick-off meeting was held on January 13th at the corporate office. There are still several open seats on the committee, so let us know if you’re interested in participating. Also, keep an eye out for Wellness Program events. We would love to have you participate in any or all of the activities and

    programs for employees. The entire Wellness Committee is declaring that 2016 will be an amazing year for the entire Peabody Properties Community!

    And the winner is... The Tour de Fish challenge began

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