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

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 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...

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...