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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...

Lantern Hill Holds Inaugural Flag-Raising Ceremony

Jul 14, 2016

On July 13, Lantern Hill, a new Erickson Living Retirement Community in New Providence, New Jersey, held an inaugural flag-raising ceremony on campus. More than 30 residents and employees attended the event to honor veterans and to celebrate the rise of the American Flag for the first time on the flag pole of Lantern Hill.

Lantern Hill’s Color Guard—residents and veterans Edward Guadette, Edward McEneaney, Edward Ryan, and Bob Teller—presented and assisted in the raising of the flag. Kara Dobias, a recent graduate of New Providence High School, sang the National Anthem. Dobias was a member of New Jersey...

Lantern Hill Welcomes its First Residents to Campus

Jul 12, 2016

Lantern Hill, a new Erickson Living continuing care retirement community located in New Providence, New Jersey, welcomed its first residents to campus June 27. Residents were greeted by more than 50 employees holding “Welcome Home” signs as they entered Union Square, the large central building on campus.

“We are so excited to welcome our first residents to campus,” said Executive Director Patricia Swan. “Residents are embracing their new home and enjoying our beautiful campus and fantastic amenities.”

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Lantern Hill Hosts Holiday Luncheon for Pioneer Residents

Dec 16, 2015

Lantern Hill, a new Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, hosted a festive and elegant holiday luncheon for its pioneer residents on December 9. More than 140 people attended the event held at the Fairmont Country Club in Chatham Township.

Guests enjoyed a delicious meal of surf and turf, mingled with their new neighbors, and watched a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra featuring Donnie Fararro and Joe Gilligan. In addition, each resident received a “Lantern Hill Pioneer” mug filled with chocolate and candy.

“I am so excited to bring the Lantern Hill...