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Tech-Savvy Lantern Hill Couple Embrace the Digital Age

Aug 22, 2019

Anne and Dexter Johnston use technology to create collaborative artwork and more.

Research shows that today’s seniors are often just as comfortable using technology as their younger counterparts. For Dexter Johnston, an MIT grad whose career at Bell Labs took him through the birth of the technology age, he’s not only comfortable using technology, he helped build it—from computers to fiber optics.

Now retired and living just across the street from the Bell Labs campus at Lantern Hill , a developed and managed Erickson Living community...

Lantern Hill's Continuing Care Neighborhood Receives Highest Rating from Federal Agency

Jul 1, 2019

The Continuing Care neighborhood at Lantern Hill received the highest score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Erickson Living developed and managed community, located in New Providence, New Jersey, earned a 5-star rating in the Overall Quality category in April 2019.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month revised its inspection process and began providing improved staffing details and new quality metrics. The changes were aimed at providing more transparent and meaningful information...

Lantern Hill Offers Great Value for Your Money

Jun 5, 2019

O ffers exceptional living at an affordable cost

When Dick Byrnes asked his financial advisor, Michael Moore, if he thought a move to a retirement community like Lantern Hill in Union County, New Jersey, was a smart investment, Moore didn’t hesitate—the answer was a resounding yes.

A former schoolteacher, principal, and superintendent, Byrnes invested in stocks with Moore and managed a few himself. “[Moore] outperformed me, but I liked to pretend I knew what I was doing,” Byrnes jokes.

Joking aside, Byrnes has always made mindful choices with his...

Lantern Hill Exhibit Showcases Resident Artwork

May 13, 2019

Lantern Hill , a developed and managed Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, opened its Spring Art Show on April 28. At the festive opening event, more than 100 guests viewed the artwork of Lantern Hill residents and enjoyed cheese and wine selected by the community’s Sour Groups Wine group. The exhibit will be on display until the end of May on the “Gallery” walls of Union Square, 5th floor.

"We have so many talented artists on campus," said Lantern Hill Concierge Brandi Zabransky. "Residents, staff, family members, and guests are delighted...

New Executive Chef Brings Inspired Culinary Vision to Lantern Hill

Feb 26, 2019

Justin Pearsall is passionate about creating an exceptional dining experience on campus.

New Providence, New Jersey -- (February 26, 2019) -- Lantern Hill , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in New Providence, New Jersey, has a new executive chef, and the word around town is he’s imaginative and creative when it comes to food. Executive Chef Justin Pearsall juxtaposes elegant dishes like Chilean seabass and scallops against home-style meals like stuffed peppers and stews on the...

Lantern Hill Welcomes New Executive Director

Feb 12, 2019

Craig Karczmer brings over 20 years of experience managing senior living communities to the premier New Providence retirement community.

New Providence, N.J.— February 11, 2019 — Craig Karczmer has been named the new executive director of Lantern Hill , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, effective January 7.

In his new role, he is responsible for ongoing project development, operations, and providing vision and leadership for the Lantern Hill community.

Karczmer joined Erickson Living in 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in...

Three Generations Come Together at Lantern Hill

Nov 15, 2018

Coming together at work and home makes this family bond even tighter

Every day is Grandparents Day for Doug and Jane Clausen. Although their granddaughter Ashley is grown, the New Providence couple has opportunities to see her use her talents daily. Ashley (22) works as a Safety Officer and a Dining Associate at Lantern Hill , the Erickson Living community where Doug and Jane live.

She gives them plenty of reasons to be proud. “The Erickson Living mission, to me, means going above and beyond to make sure the residents, the employees, everyone is...

Lantern Hill Previews Its New Residential Building

Sep 20, 2018

Bell Pavilion is scheduled to open in late 2019.

On September 12, Lantern Hill unveiled plans for its newest residential building, Bell Pavilion. More than 140 priority list members attended the special preview event held at the Canoe Brook Country Club. Currently under construction, Bell Pavilion is scheduled to open in late 2019 and will add 169 independent living apartment homes to the Erickson Living senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey.


Lantern Hill Residents Are Happy They Didn't Wait to Move to Campus

Jul 31, 2018

Chris and Jack Stoddard are glad they didn’t wait to move to a senior living community. They were one of the first couples to move to Lantern Hill , an Erickson Living community in New Providence, New Jersey, when it opened in 2016.

They had not been looking for a retirement community. The couple was looking for a traditional apartment to rent to live closer to their grandchildren in Montclair and Warren.

“We had stopped at Coldwell Banker, in Summit, interested in finding an apartment,” recalls Chris. “A...

Can a career be more fun in retirement?

May 1, 2018

Lantern Hill resident Gabe Spera, like many older Americans, chooses to stay in the workforce.

Gabe Spera has come full circle in his career as a salesman. Sixty years ago, he was just starting out, making cold calls, meeting new people every day. After working his way up the ladder to vice president of sales for Hunt Imaging, he’s now right back where he started—and happier than ever.

When Spera retired...