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See the latest happenings at our Northern New Jersey retirement community.

Living it Up at Cedar Crest

Feb 10, 2020

Residents enjoy vibrant social life on campus.

Every morning, residents of Cedar Crest , a distinctive Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in Pompton Plains, NJ, have an important decision to make: Which activities will they participate in today? There is something for everyone, even those who prefer just to relax and enjoy the engaging atmosphere on campus.

The daily schedule is packed with stimulating options, including exercise classes, more than 180 clubs, movies, live performances, lectures, the creative arts...

Cedar Crest is an Entertaining Place to Live

Dec 20, 2019

Residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with access to a multitude of entertaining opportunities on campus.

“You can’t be sad when you are singing,” says Donna Inez, who conducts a singing group at Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. “The positive endorphins that you have when you are singing are immeasurable. By the end of the session, you really do feel renewed and ready to tackle the day. I think most people feel that way.”

Neighbors entertaining neighbors...

Cedar Crest’s Continuing Care Neighborhood Named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 15, 2019

The continuing care neighborhood of Cedar Crest , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Cedar Crest continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home status by achieving the highest possible rating of "High Performing" for its short-term rehabilitation services. Only 19 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities are recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News. The designation...

Cedar Crest Resident is Digitally Savvy

Sep 12, 2019

Kathy Moffitt proves computers and social media aren’t only for youngsters

Kathy Moffitt, who does nearly all communication via email or text, would fit in well on a college campus even though she’s well past her 20s. Yet she’s not an anomaly. Research shows that today’s seniors are often just as comfortable using technology as their younger counterparts.

With three laptops, an Android smartphone, and a tablet, Kathy is well equipped to serve as social media ambassador at her community, Cedar Crest , a developed and managed ...

Cedar Crest Claims Top Spot on NJ.Com 2019 Top Workplaces List

Jun 17, 2019

Cedar Crest , a developed and managed Erickson Living retirement community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, claimed the top spot on the NJ.com 2019 Top Workplaces list in the large company category. In addition, Cedar Crest won the “Meaningful Impact” award.

“Cedar Crest is honored to be ranked the Top Workplace in New Jersey and to win the ‘Meaningful Impact’ award,” said Executive Director Todd DeLaney. “At Cedar Crest, employees experience a purposeful career where their contributions have a meaningful impact on the lives of seniors and their...

Cedar Crest Offers More for Your Money

Jun 13, 2019

Exceptional living at an affordable cost

Did you know that not all retirement communities operate on the same business model? A number of financial structures, in addition to lifestyle and amenity options, exist among area communities.

That’s why Bruce Campbell, who had a career in sales and as sales manager of New York and the Mid-Atlantic States, and his wife, Marge, a stay-at-home-mother turned administrative assistant, did their due diligence when researching retirement communities, and you should too.

“We weighed the decision quite heavily,” Bruce says. “We spent considerable amount of time investigating...

Food Network Chefs No Match for Culinary Expertise at Cedar Crest

Feb 21, 2019

Chefs enjoy healthy work-life balance and creating expertly prepared dishes

Pequannock, N.J. (February 21, 2019) — For most chefs, especially those working at independent restaurants, the idea of maintaining a work-life balance is laughable. It’s just not common in the industry. But when Chris Jerred discovered Erickson Living , a Baltimore-based company that develops and manages senior living communities across the country, he discovered a company that holds work-life balance at a high priority.

Jerred, like some other chefs, started his culinary career as a teenage dishwasher who worked his way up as prep cook...

Family Connections at Cedar Crest

Oct 30, 2018

Having family work where you live and live where you work is an added bonus

Like many physical therapists, Danielle Cusimano chose that career to help people. But when she landed a job at Cedar Crest , the Erickson Living community in Pequannock Township, N.J., 13 years ago, she found her “why.”

“What I appreciate now is being able to do this job in a setting where I really form a relationship with the people I work with because you’re in their home, essentially. They really begin to feel like your extended family,” Danielle...

We'll take it! - Cedar Crest residents are happy they made quick decision to move to campus.

Aug 15, 2018

Helen and David Steinberg are embracing the vibrant lifestyle at senior living community in Pequannock.

After years of living in an empty nest, David and Helen Steinberg realized they didn’t need such a large home. So they decided to downsize.

“Because David was, and still is, working as a consultant to the cosmetic industry, the house and everything about it was on me,” says Helen, who spent most of her adult life as a caretaker for their son with disabilities, her step-sons, and then looking after the needs of their parents. She was...

Making the most of life after retirement

Apr 20, 2018

Cedar Crest resident and local aquatics instructor enjoys the benefits of maintaining a part-time job

Pequannock, N.J. (April 20, 2018) After she retired as a special education teacher, Cedar Crest resident Sally Novak combined her two passions—teaching and exercise—into one, ultimate post-retirement job. For the past 12 years, she’s taught Aquacize, an aquatics exercise class at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, in Wyckoff, N.J.

Novak is part of a national demographic employment trend. Employment rates for older adults are the highest they’ve been in 55 years. Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working...