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Five Fitness Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy in the New Year

Jan 10, 2020

Melissa Sullivan brings her expertise in senior fitness to her role at Lantern Hill , the senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, developed and managed by Erickson Living .

As the community’s fitness coordinator, she has developed Lantern Hill’s on-site fitness center program from little participation to 30 classes with an average of 20 people per class. Sixty percent of the residents at Lantern Hill come to the programs offered at the Fitness Center. R esidents are staying...

Lantern Hill Makes Entertaining Easy

Dec 13, 2019

Residents enjoy a variety of entertainment opportunities at the vibrant senior living community.

At Lantern Hill , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , internal research shows retirees place significant value on having the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, whether they’re the host or a guest, in the audience or on stage.

Yet, many times, when retirees downsize, they lose the ability to continue their beloved traditions. One of the many benefits of moving to Lantern Hill in New Providence, New Jersey, is being able to...

Lantern Hill's Continuing Care Neighborhood Named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 19, 2019

The continuing care neighborhood of Lantern Hill , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Lantern Hill continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home status by achieving the highest possible rating of "High Performing" for its short-term rehabilitation services. Only 19 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities are recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News. The designation is awarded to those that...

Lantern Hill Celebrates Opening of Bistro 1720 and The Crown Bar

Oct 24, 2019

Lantern Hill , a developed and managed Erickson Living senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, celebrated the opening of Bistro 1720 and The Crown Bar on October 18. The residential amenities are located in the community's new independent living building, Bell Pavilion .

New Providence Mayor Al Morgan, local dignitaries, President of Overlook Medical Center Alan Lieber, Chief Operating Officer of Overlook Medical Center Lauren Yedvab, special guests, residents, and employees attended the...

Lantern Hill Opens New Independent Living Building

Oct 3, 2019

Bell Pavilion adds 168 new independent living homes to campus

Lantern Hill opened its brand-new residential building, Bell Pavilion, in October 2019. Bell Pavilion adds 168 independent living apartments to the developed and managed Erickson Living senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey. The name pays homage to the inventive spirit of Lantern Hill’s neighbor, Bell Laboratories.

“Lantern Hill is proud to meet the tremendous demand in Union County for our active and maintenance-free retirement lifestyle,” said Executive Director Craig Karczmer. “We...

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...