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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...

Lantern Hill’s Dante Taylor Celebrates 25 Years at Erickson Living

Mar 29, 2018

Taylor is an everyday hero helping people live better lives

Dante Taylor began his hospitality and food service career in 1995. Nearly 25 years later, he’s with the same company, Erickson Living—a company that he says has qualities and values that make it a great place to work and one he aspires to serve for years to come.

“I try my best, and I try to live the Erickson Living values,” says Taylor, now general manager of dining services and dietary manager at Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, New Jersey.

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Lantern Hill Hosts “Hollywood” Themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala

Nov 10, 2017

Champagne, laughter, and good times were flowing throughout the night at Lantern Hill’s “Hollywood” themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala on October 18. The distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, hosted the elegant and festive party to celebrate and thank its pioneer residents who were the first residents to move to campus last year.

The night started with Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and an employee representative from each department on campus giving a heartfelt message of thanks to the more than 200 residents in attendance. Also, local community leaders including New Providence Mayor Al Morgan, Business Development...

Couple Make Easy Move from Morris Plains to New Home at Lantern Hill

Aug 11, 2017

Erickson Reality and Moving Services helps with all aspects of moving from selling home quickly to packing.

Moving after many years in a home can seem overwhelming. When Dave and Valerie Marr decided to move a few months ago from Morris Plains to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living Retirement Community in New Providence, New Jersey, they avoided many of the challenges by using the community’s Realty and Moving Services Program.

Lantern Hill’s Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan assisted the Marrs with their move from start to finish. She traveled to their home and customized a moving plan...

Lantern Hill Hosts Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Continuing Care Neighborhood

Jul 24, 2017

Woodland Pointe’s opening expands specialized health care services in Union County

(New Providence, N.J.) On Thursday, July 20, Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, hosted a Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the recent opening of its continuing care neighborhood, Woodland Pointe. In addition to independent living, Lantern Hill’s diverse services and care includes sub-acute rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, and nursing care.

Woodland Pointe features 17 private, one-bedroom assisted living apartment homes, 28 private studio apartments within memory care, and outpatient rehabilitation...

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! Lecture on world-famous physicist held at Lantern Hill

Mar 20, 2017

In honor of Albert Einstein’s birthday this week, more than 50 Lantern Hill residents attended a lecture by a fellow resident, Dr. Phil Eisner, titled “Albert Einstein, An Extraordinary Life.” The talk held March 13 detailed the life of the most influential scientist of the 20th century.

“I enjoy teaching people,” said Eisner, who moved to Lantern Hill with his wife a few months ago from Summit, New Jersey.

This is the third lecture Eisner, a well-known local scientist, has given at the Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey. Eisner has also presented free lectures...

Lantern Hill Couple Celebrates 60th Wedding Anniversary

Feb 24, 2017

Valentine’s Day will be extra special for Lantern Hill residents Kathleen and Edward Ryan this year as they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January. According to the U.S. Census , only 6 percent of married couples have been married for more than 50 years.

So what is their secret to a long and happy marriage?

“You really both have to give over 100 percent,” said Kathleen....

Lantern Hill Salutes Veterans

Nov 28, 2016

On November 11, more than 60 residents and staff at Lantern Hill Retirement Community joined together for a special Veterans Day ceremony. The program began with Bagpiper Lt. Jeff McCarthy leading more than 20 veterans, who live at Lantern Hill, to the flagpole in front of Union Square.

During the program, Sales Director Randy Carroll read a letter sent to his father, WWII veteran James Carroll, after the war thanking him for his service from President Harry Truman.

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Lantern Hill Hosts Inaugural Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sep 27, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20, Lantern Hill hosted an Inaugural Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the distinctive Erickson Living continuing care retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey.

Senator Tom Kean, Jr., local dignitaries, and more than 200 Lantern Hill residents, employees, and guests attended the celebration which included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, champagne toast, live music from Elefante Music, self-guided tours, and delicious hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks from Lantern Hill’s Signature Dining.

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College Interns Help Lantern Hill Residents Get Connected to Digital Technology

Sep 10, 2016

College interns are helping residents at Lantern Hill, a new Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, get connected to digital technology this summer. As part of their internship, Jamie Joseph and Ashley Darling are training residents on how to use the community’s free app, MyErickson. The “senior friendly” digital platform connects residents to community services and programs on campus.

Joseph and Darling meet with new residents a few days after they move to campus to show them how to use...