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Two Kitchen Heroes Rise at Cedar Crest as Heroes Are Recognized Across The U.S. For Their Service

May 22, 2013
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - They lathered up the bread, doled out deli meat as if they were dealing from a card deck and tantalized the taste buds of heroes. Who was this and what were they doing?  They were residents from the Cedar Crest retirement community who were participating in A Hero Will Rise - a competition to see who could build the best tasting hero sandwich at the community. This competition was extra special because the heroes were judged by everyday heroes- current and past members of the U.S. Military along with fire, security and EMS responders. The "Heroes"...


Apr 30, 2013



POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest residents and chefs from the active-adult community will take part in a stupendous sandwich smackdown called A Hero Will Rise, to see who can create the most delectable hero sandwich on Thursday, May 2nd, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The contest is in honor of the approaching National Hoagie and Hero Day (May 5th). You can't have a contest without judges and there will be...


Nov 12, 2012
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In an effort to help fellow New Jersey residents effected by devastating Superstorm Sandy, residents from the Cedar Crest retirement community will hold a special benefit concert to raise money for victims beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, November 12th at Cedar Crest's Performing Arts Center. Cedar Crest resident Bert Stromholm will play the accordion and will be accompanied by Brent and Crista Buswell, an accordionist and pianist respectively, from Vermont. Both Mr. and Mrs. Buswell are blind and travel throughout the area sharing their special music.  Residents are being asked to make a free will offering...

Cedar Crest's Commitment Towards Protecting the Environment Continues With New Waste Management Program

Apr 20, 2012
Food2Water Disposal System Will Drastically Reduce Food Waste at Active Adult Community and Lighten Load at Landfills POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In its ongoing effort to contribute to the improvement of the environment, the Cedar Crest community is unveiling the latest in its environmentally-conscious initiatives that will reduce waste in landfills in a unique way, which will ultimately help decrease the space needed for garbage on the planet. The Franklin Lakes based company Food2Water is partnering with Cedar Crest in this initiative with a pilot program in one of Cedar Crest's restaurants.  The concept involves taking food waste - meat,...

Signs Pointing Toward Improvement in Senior Housing Market Throughout Country and New Jersey

Apr 5, 2012
Cedar Crest Active Retirement Community One Example, Which Shows Sales Increases in Several Key Areas - Including Settlements and Occupancy Rates POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - As the real estate market looks to rebound throughout the country, parts of the northeast and even here in New Jersey, there appears to be one bright spot that is illuminating positive growth - the senior housing market. As Baby Boomers and seniors search for housing, there is a true boon in rental rates at senior communities throughout the region. According to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry the year...

Fox Run Magician to Perform Magic Show for 250 Students at Detroit's Earhart Elementary Middle School

Feb 9, 2012
Fox Run Magician to Perform Magic Show for 250 Students at Earhart Elementary Middle School in Detroit NOVI, MI (February 9, 2012) - Jon Millheim, a special teams project leader in housekeeping at Fox Run retirement community who has performed magic for the past 40 years, will entertain students at the Earhart Elementary Middle School in Detroit on Friday, February 10, at 9 a.m.  About 250 Third-through-Fifth Graders will see the magic show. "Besides being a fun and magical experience for the students, they will be learning and practicing important reading and scientific skills while being amazed at the same time,...

Hut, Hut, Hut, Hike! Cedar Crest Giants Fans Support Their Giants in Large Pep Rally at Community in Grand Fashion

Feb 6, 2012
Indoor "Tailgate Party" Featured Original "Rap" Video Including Residents Who Head to Indy...Sort of... POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - The Cedar Crest Village Square Living Room was transformed into a veritable parking lot of sorts, one similar to the Met Life Stadium lot on Giants game day. This tailgating zone was complete with stadium-style food, ball throwing, cheering and even some reminiscing for good measures.  But what made this "pep rally" different is that it included scores of Giants fans who have been supporters of the New York Football Giants for 40, 50 and 60 years - this was their walk...

Novi Chamber of Commerce Cites Fox Run for Customer Service Excellence

Feb 2, 2012
Novi Chamber of Commerce Names Fox Run Retirement Community  its Large Business Recipient of its 2012 Customer Service Excellence Award NOVI, MI (February 2, 2012) - The Novi Chamber of Commerce this week named Fox Run retirement community its large business recipient of its 2012 business award  for Customer Service Excellence. Fox Run was noted as being a Business that demonstrates a commitment to meeting customers' needs. Fox Run's attributes, the Novi Chamber of Commerce said, include the ability to interact effectively with customers from diverse cultural backgrounds and a passion that runs through the company to address customer service...

Cedar Crest Residents Provide Annual Gifts to Staffers to Thank Them for Their Special Service Just in Time for Holidays

Dec 21, 2011
Fund Yields Nearly $262,000 for Hourly Employees Through Kindness of Residents Who Recognize Excellence and Compassion During Staff Appreciation Fund and nearly $1.9 Million Since Program Began a Decade Ago POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - The wonderful relationship between the residents of Cedar Crest and the staff who work for them was once again demonstrated through the annual Staff Appreciation Fund, a program that recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  A total of $261,544 was raised by residents for staffers this year. Even in a down economic period, residents found it in their hearts to donate...

Cedar Crest and Salvation Army Team Up to Deliver Gifts to Children Throughout Northern New Jersey

Dec 16, 2011
Annual Angel Tree Program Branches Out to Help Provide Presents Four Years in a Row POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In its continuing effort to reach out and assist those in need throughout the region, residents and staff from Cedar Crest took part in a very special holiday program, aimed at providing presents to children, and putting smiles on their faces. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is in its fourth year at Cedar Crest and in that time has yielded approximately 600 presents for children in Northern New Jersey, including this year's collection. The program is very simple - Cedar...