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

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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedar Crest Retirement Community to Drape Itself in 250 Full-Size American Flags for One Week to Honor Vets and Soldiers, beginning tomorrow, May 20th

May 16, 2014

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - To pay tribute to fallen veterans, and the courageous men and women currently serving the country, the Cedar Crest community will wrap itself in red, white and blue for one-week. Members of the public can come and view this moving display of patriotism beginning tomorrow,  Tuesday, May 20th.

On Tuesday, May 20th, at 11 a.m. the Cedar Crest community will come together for a special ceremony that will open the Cedar Crest Field of Honor project. Approximately 250 full-size American Flags, on eight-foot poles, will adorn the Cedar Crest main roadway as...

Cedar Crest Residents Donate Pet Supplies/Food to Pequannock Animal Shelter

Apr 17, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Since the beginning of April, Cedar Crest residents have been collecting pet supplies for the Pequannock Animal Shelter, including food, treats, blankets and towels. Earlier today, representatives from the shelter collected the items and brought along some friends for the visit. Residents donated more than 100 items, including pet food, treats, toys, sheets and blankets for the shelter. As part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness about the importance of pet adoption, the shelter showed off some furry felines to the residents of Cedar Crest, giving the folks a chance to socialize with some cats...

Cedar Crest Seniors "Flash" for Volunteers: YouTube Link Attached

Apr 17, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Some Cedar Crest residents were in for a bit of a surprise as they dined in the community's Woodland Commons Clubhouse Conference Center for a special Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. With April being National Volunteer Recognition Month, Cedar Crest held the special breakfast for volunteers who make such a difference inside and outside the community. Then things got interesting in a flash! A flash mob to be exact (SEE EXCITING YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE: ). As Cedar Crest Executive Director Cathy Guttman addressed the crowd of volunteers, a group of approximately 15 residents, and one staffer,...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedar Crest Residents and Cats Get Together for "Meet & Greet"

Apr 14, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Since the beginning of April, Cedar Crest residents have been collecting pet supplies for the Pequannock Animal Shelter, including food, treats, blankets and towels. On Thursday, April 17th beginning at 1 p.m. , the community will welcome representatives from the shelter who will pick up the items and bring along cats to visit with residents. Media will have a great opportunity to photograph and gather video of seniors interacting with friendly felines and see the large collection of pet supplies donated by residents. The event will take place in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse Craft Room, located...