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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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senior Citizens Show Their Dance Moves This Saturday in National Dance Day!

Jul 23, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - National Dance Day is this Saturday, July 26 th and is being celebrated throughout the country. It will also be prominently highlighted at the Cedar Crest active adult retirement community that day from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Media will have a wonderful opportunity to capture some great images and sound of seniors debunking the myth that they typically lead a sedentary, quiet lifestyle. They will inject a little boom, boom boogie in their bodies! At least 25 seniors are expected, possibly upwards of 50 or more, who will learn a synchronized dance move taught by...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedar Crest Plants Herb Gardens To Spice Up Their Meals Thursday, July 24th

Jul 23, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - The Cedar Crest retirement community is truly living up to New Jersey's nickname the "Garden State." Members of the community's Dining Services department have begun growing fresh herbs and spices to be used in the freshly prepared food for the meals prepared for the community's 2,000 residents. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 24th at 11 a.m. , staff and some residents will begin planting another garden bed. Media will have the opportunity to gather some great photos and video as planting takes place and talk to chefs about the wonderful culinary dishes created from this earth-grown greatness. Cedar...

Montclair Mobile Art Museum Visits Cedar Crest

Jul 17, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Many people take the trip to a museum for the day to see the beauty that the art world has, but what about art taking a trip to see the beauty people have to offer?

That's exactly what happened when the kind folks from the Montclair Art Museum traveled to Cedar Crest in their Mobile Art Museum! The "moving museum" is a mobile open studio, housed in a retrofitted ice cream truck, that offers free art projects and lessons to the public, Cedar Crest residents included. Instructors also provided residents with a...

Cedar Crest Announces Appointment of Louis W. Varella as Executive Director

Jun 19, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Morris County, announced the appointment of Louis W. Varella as its executive director earlier today.

In this leadership position, Mr. Varella will work with administration to help ensure that the more the approximately 2,000 residents continue to receive unparalleled quality service and amenities. He will also focus on training and development for the community's 1,040 employees. Mr. Varella has more than 25 years of operations and finance experience in the senior living industry. Most recently, he served as the associate executive director of Riderwood,...

Cedar Crest Honoring Soldiers With Moving Tribute: YouTube Video Link Attached

May 21, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - To honor veterans who have served the country, and are currently in the Armed Forces, the Cedar Crest retirement community invites the public to come and witness a moving visual display of patriotism for one week from Tuesday, May 20 th through Monday, May 26 th .  Please see moving video illustrating the scope of this majestic project in this YouTube video .

The Cedar Crest Field of Honor is a collection of more than 250 full-sized American flags on eight-foot poles that are draping the active-adult retirement community in...