About Peabody

About Our Retirement Community

On 33 acres in North Manchester, Indiana, Peabody Retirement Community offers a complete range of residential senior living options and senior care services including neighborhoods with independent living cottages, assisted living apartments, rehabilitation, skilled nursing services and memory care. This wellness-oriented lifestyle offers countless opportunities to celebrate the ageless spirit.

History of Peabody Retirement Community

A Legacy of Commitment to Seniors

Peabody Retirement Community’s story begins with James B. Peabody and his son, Thomas. When James’ wife, Estelle, died in 1928, James found a way to both commemorate her life and fulfill his dream of building a retirement community where older adults could live free from fear and worry with vibrant living options and compassionate senior care. He joined efforts with Presbyterian clergy and laymen of the Synod of Indiana and the result was The Estelle Peabody Memorial Home.

When James passed in 1934, Thomas built The Singing Tower, a central monument on the Peabody campus, as a memorial to his father. The 105-foot carillon marks time quarterly every hour with Westminster chimes and stands as both a testimony to the generosity of the Peabody Family and as a symbol of Peabody Retirement Community’s commitment to serving older adults through meaningful living and person-centered senior care services.

Board of Directors

Peabody Retirement Community is a not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community governed by a Board of Trustees.

  • Elan Ruggill – President
  • Randall Rutta – Vice President
  • Mark Miller – Vice President
  • Albert Schlitt – Member
  • Thomas Smith – Member

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