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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...

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.

According to...

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...