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Cedar Crest in the News

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

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...

Former Cedar Crest Employees Enjoy Life as Residents on Campus

Mar 21, 2018

When Alan Bowen and Sam Panebianco retired from their jobs at Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, they knew the perfect place to move to with their wives—-their former workplace.

“We were looking for the best, and we got it,” said Sam, who was a beloved bus driver at Cedar Crest for almost nine years. His wife Pat is also a former employee, having worked on campus for two years as a RN in the Certified Home Health Department.

“Honestly, my wife and I didn’t look at any other community. We both...

Peter Kolb Celebrates 14 Years at Cedar Crest

Mar 5, 2018

Senior Facilities Manager is an everyday hero helping people live better lives.

Pequannock, N.J. (March 5, 2018) Peter Kolb’s career as senior facilities manager for Cedar Crest started with his mini bike.

“When it broke, I learned how to fix it. Starting at a young age, I like to take things apart to find out what made them work,” says Kolb, who started working for the Erickson Living-developed and -managed retirement community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, when he was 18 as a maintenance apprentice. Now, 14 years later, he’s still happily with the same company...

Cedar Crest's Mountainview Gardens Named “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 10, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Mountainview Gardens, the continuing care neighborhood of Cedar Crest Retirement Community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, was named a “Best Nursing Home” and received a 5-Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report.

"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a wonderful endorsement of our staff's daily commitment to a providing outstanding quality care for residents,” said Director of Continuing Care Brian Alexopoulos.


Cedar Crest’s Personal Moving Consultant Help Residents Avoid the Anxiety of Moving

Aug 31, 2017

Moving after many years in a home can seem overwhelming. When retired educators Harry and Cecile Veal decided to move a few months ago from Toms River, New Jersey, to Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living Retirement Community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, they avoided many of the challenges by using the community’s Realty and Moving Services Program.

Cedar Crest’s Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor assisted the Veals with their move from start to finish. She traveled to their home and customized a moving...

Cedar Crest’s Health and Wellness Expo Draws a Crowd

Aug 11, 2017

On July 27, Cedar Crest, a distinctive Erickson Living Retirement Community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, hosted a Health and Wellness Expo. The event, sponsored by Atlantic Health Systems – Chilton Medical Center, featured information tables and a lecture on “Bone Health” by Dr. Cherise Dyal. Currently, Dr. Dyal is the only physician double board certified in orthopedic surgery and obesity medicine.

“We had a great turnout for the Expo with more than 60 residents participating,” said Community Resource Manager Amy Wagener.

Healthy living is a hallmark of Cedar Crest’s lifestyle. A key feature of this unbeatable lifestyle...

Cedar Crest Awards More Than $220,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Students

Jun 9, 2017

On May 31, Cedar Crest Retirement Community hosted family, friends, residents, and staff at its annual Scholar Awards Ceremony. At the event, 28 graduating high school seniors were awarded $8,000 scholarships from the community.

The Scholar’s Program is funded by the residents of Cedar Crest to support high school students employed on campus who have shown commitment to serving the Cedar Crest community. Qualifications include working 1,000 hours at Cedar Crest during their Junior and Senior years in high school, maintaining a 2.0 GPA for their senior year, and remaining in good standing.

“Cedar Crest has been a...

Residents Moving to Cedar Crest Take Advantage of Booming Real Estate Market

May 17, 2017

People moving to Cedar Crest Retirement Community have been selling their Northern New Jersey homes quickly thanks to New Jersey’s booming real estate market. According to Associated Press analysis, home prices in New Jersey are rising while housing inventory is at a 20-year low.

“We’ve had some bidding wars due to low inventory, which has benefited sellers moving to Cedar Crest in getting above asking price on occasion,” said Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor. In the last six months, over...

Cedar Crest resident and WWII Veteran Participates in Honor Flight Trip to Washington, DC

Feb 24, 2017

Cedar Crest resident and World War II veteran Hank Conway participated in an Honor Flight trip to Washington, DC, recently. The mission of the Honor Flight Network is to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices by bringing them to Washington, D.C., at no cost, so they can visit and reflect at their memorials.

The free trip is for veterans from the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam eras. Top priority is given to senior veterans, World War II survivors and those veterans...

Artwork by Patricia Clapp on Exhibit at Cedar Crest

Feb 24, 2017

A new exhibit showcasing the artwork of Cedar Crest resident Patricia Clapp opened February 1 in the Belmont Gallery on campus. The exhibit, on display until February 28, features beautiful oil and watercolor paintings of florals, still lifes, English cottages, and more. Cedar Crest Retirement Community is located at 1 Cedar Crest Drive in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

“I have always enjoyed art,” said Clapp, a retired history teacher from Ramapo Indian Hills High School in Franklin Lakes. “It's my number one way...