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Cedar Crest Residents Donate $242,646 to Staff Appreciation Fund

Dec 10, 2015

Residents at Cedar Crest raised $242,646 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is a way for residents to show their gratitude to non-management hourly employees at the community.

On December 8, Cedar Crest hosted a Staff Appreciation Fund celebration where residents were able to express their gratitude toward employees and help distribute donated funds to each eligible employee. Over 755 hourly staff members received a gift.

“It’s one of my favorite days of the year at Cedar Crest. The residents enjoy giving this gift to the employees and the employees always graciously thank the residents,”...

Cedar Crest Seniors Remember Frank Sinatra in Short Documentary

Dec 4, 2015

A screening of “Seniors in Sinatra’s Backyard,” a short documentary paying tribute to Frank Sinatra on his 100th birthday, featuring residents of Cedar Crest, an active continuing care retirement community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, will be held on December 11 at 3 p.m. at Woodland Commons Conference Center.

Many of the residents of Cedar Crest have been faithful fans of Sinatra since they were teenagers and their love and passion for the man and his music continues to this day. The seniors recall meeting him in person, attending his concerts, and of course, singing and dancing to his...

Cedar Crest Residents Craft Over 220 Angels and Snowmen

Dec 4, 2015

Residents of Cedar Crest, a retirement community in Pompton Plains, created over 220 Angels and Snowmen to give as holiday gifts to residents in Mountainview Gardens, the continuing care community on campus. The crafters are members of Cedar Crest’s “Compassion and Caring Angels” group.

“We wanted to put a smile on the faces of residents and let them know that they are not alone,” said Barbara Schmitt, founder of the campus group.

“Everyone has an opportunity for a gift,” said Alan Bowen, Chaplain at Mountainview Gardens. On December 7, Bowen will dress as St. Nick and distribute the...

Crime Novelist Allison Leotta to Visit Fox Run May 17

May 11, 2015

NOVI, MI (May 11, 2015) -- Allison Leotta, a Michigan native and author of four novels, will visit Fox Run retirement community Sunday, May 17 , at 2 p.m., to talk, read and sign copies of her book A Good Killing.

Leotta’s novels capture the inner workings of criminal investigations. She served as federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., where she handled sex crimes, domestic violence and crimes against children.

She is a graduate of Michigan State University and Harvard Law School and has provided legal commentary for CNN, PBS, Reuters TV and MSNBC on Ariel Castro, Dominique Strauss-Kahn,...

February 13 Chocolate Fest at Fox Run -- Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Feb 2, 2015

NOVI, MI -- Residents of Fox Run retirement community in Novi, MI, will feast on hundreds of chocolate delicacies prepared by the nation’s finest chefs on Friday, February 13, when they celebrate a pre-Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fest by basking in the nostalgia and romanticism of chocolate . Family members of residents who have flown into Novi will also participate. And there promises to be a few “surprises,” according to the participating chefs.

Kevin Cunningham, Director of Dining Services and a chocolatier who admits to having a constant craving for truffles and cheesecakes, will create many of the...

Cedar Crest Senior Models Bare Quite A Bit In 2015 Calendar For Charity - Sales Going Through The Roof!

Jan 23, 2015

January 24, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tony Ciavolella



POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - This past November, some inspiring, beautiful and anything but bashful ladies from the Cedar Crest continuing care retirement community began raising money and they aren't selling cookies, pie or cake. These energetic residents are defying age and determined to bunk the stereotypical ideas many have of retirees. These lovely ladies are doing their part to help others by baring it all... or at least most...

Northern NJ, and Cedar Crest Retirement Community, Feel First Flakes of the Season -- Dedicated Staff Are Ready, Willing and Able to Battle

Nov 27, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – Thanksgiving turkeys all across the region were not even stuffed but Mother Nature gave Northern New Jersey her own tasty treat the day before the holiday by dumping several inches of snow across the area.

Cedar Crest, located in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains in Pompton Plains, was fully prepared and it was more reminiscent of last year’s well-coordinated effort to clear the white stuff in parking lots and walkways.

Last season was the seventh snowiest in New Jersey’s history. Cedar Crest recorded more than 65 inches of snow prompting...

Sixteen Cedar Crest "Stars" to Headline Gala Event to Raise Money, and Eyebrows, for Fellow Residents

Oct 28, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – Some inspiring, beautiful and anything but bashful residents from the Cedar Crest continuing care retirement community are doing their part to help others by baring it all… or at least most of it… raising money for a great cause.

This Thursday, October 30, 2014, beginning at 11:30 a.m., more than 200 Cedar Crest residents will attend a special gala where they will not only contribute to the Cedar Crest Resident Care Fund by purchasing an original calendar, but also support the Cedar Crest Stars who will reveal the cold, hard naked truth about their...

Cedar Crest Community Collects Beauty Items For Women With Cancer

Aug 12, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest is doing its part to help women with cancer feel as beautiful as they can be so the community teamed up with the organization Fighting Pretty , which is a national non-profit that helps women battling the disease feel strong, pretty and confident - inside and out.

For approximately one month, Cedar Crest residents and staff donated various makeup items, including lipstick, mascara and eye shadow by dropping them off in bins throughout the community's clubhouses. More than 100 items were collected for Fighting Pretty, and the products will...

Cedar Crest Continues Its Pledge to Keep It Green!

Jul 24, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest is committed to going green and helping the environment. The active adult continuing care community also prides itself on producing the finest cuisine with fresh ingredients.

What happens when the concept of "going green" collides with fresh, fine food? A bumper crop of healthy herbs and spices grown right on campus, which are used in meals for the approximately 2,000 residents. Cedar Crest constructed garden beds on campus where they grow approximately 20 different varieties of herbs and spices such as sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, thyme, basil and parsley. "Homegrown...