Maris Grove Announces Expansion- New Building to Offer Great New Amenities, Floor Plans and Endless Opportunities for Seniors

Eagle Pointe Expected to Open in Mid-2012, Giving More Delaware County Seniors Chance to Enjoy Their Freedom Years

GLEN MILLS, PA - Maris Grove is taking another step towards providing unparalleled opportunities for more seniors in Delaware County, and beyond, to realize how they can lead an active and engaged lifestyle while living in comfort, luxury and with peace of mind. Construction has begun on the second phase of the new neighborhood, which will consist of 75 new quality apartment homes, 42 one-bedroom style residences and 33 two-bedroom styles. Eagle Pointe, which is expected to open this summer, has eight new floor plans with open designs for residents to choose from that include more open space, expanded closet room, granite countertops, upgraded flooring and lighting and appliances. More and more seniors are choosing continuing care retirement communities like Maris Grove as they retire.  In fact, according to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC), at the end of the second quarter of last year, rental rates for senior housing had risen 1.4% from the middle of 2010.  Occupancy rates stayed stable during the quarter at 88%. At Maris Grove, one of the largest continuing care retirement communities in Pennsylvania, the current average occupancy rate climbed to 95% in 2011- exceeding the national average.  To meet this increased interest, the community is continuing to create quality housing and offering a wide-variety of choices for seniors who are seeking to lead an energetic and zestful lifestyle. "This is a very exciting time for us," said Maureen Heckler, Maris Grove executive director.  "We build homes at our community based not only on demand, but we also build a new and vibrant lifestyle for seniors who are seeking to live life to the fullest." Maris Grove Sales Director Kathy McCrossin said, "The construction of Eagle Pointe is the latest example of Maris Grove's commitment towards providing not just a house but a wonderful home for our residents.  With superior floor plans, which include quality amenities, those moving into our community will see that they are entering a fabulous home and a luxurious lifestyle at a reasonable price." The Maris Grove Sales Office is stepping into the world of technology - providing clients with the chance to view their future home on the computer screen before even stepping through the apartment's threshold. The Maris Grove Virtual Selection Experience is a program that offers the viewer a 360-degree panoramic view of an apartment home.  This tool gives a client the opportunity to get a feel for what they are purchasing while offering them comfort and convenience while they make their decision. Maris Grove also has a successful program called Erickson Realty & Moving Services (ER&MS,) which assists its clients seeking to sell their existing home and make the move to their new home.  Suzy McAllister, Maris Grove's personal moving consultant, assists clients by helping them prepare and sell their home, provide advice on how to properly "stage" a home to make it look appealing, refer clients to preferred realtors who know the market, offer downsizing suggestions and assist the client with the arduous moving process. "Many older adults are finding they no longer own their home, but rather their home owns them," said Ms. McAllister.  "Staging, downsizing and de-cluttering offers seniors a chance to begin anew and position their home in a positive light where they can receive positive responses from the real estate market." Approximately 1,300 people live at Maris Grove, an Erickson Living full-service retirement community that promotes a vibrant lifestyle.  Erickson Living develops and manages 16 full-service retirement communities that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson Living's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind. Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  For more information, visit www.ericksonliving.com.