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Executive Chef Bolsters Culinary Excellence at Maris Grove

Mar 5, 2019

Justin Pagano is passionate about creating an extraordinary dining experience on campus.

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania (March 5, 2019) Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef Justin Pagano says the restaurants at Maris Grove , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, are as professionally managed and operated as any he’s worked in throughout his career.

After graduating from Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School, now called The Institute of Culinary Education, Pagano ran two restaurants at Peddler’s Village, a historic shopping, dining, and lodging resort in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania. He then led the...

Family Connections at Maris Grove

Nov 14, 2018

Employee David Connon loves that his mom lives where he works

Job hunting after 25 years as a Pennsylvania state trooper, in 2009 David Connon applied for a security position at Maris Grove , Erickson Living ’s premiere retirement community in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

“After a few months,” he says, “I realized I’d fallen in love with the place. I liked the people I worked with, and I loved the residents. I came here for a job, and I found a life.”

The security supervisor, David, like other members of the security team, is...

No Need to Wait to Enjoy Carefree Retirement

Aug 9, 2018

Maris Grove residents are thrilled they moved to campus earlier than expected.

John and Carol Broadrick loved their 2,800 square-foot home in the beach resort area of Lew e s, Delaware. But as the grandkids grew up and visited less often, and a replacement roof loomed in their future, they began to think about trading home maintenance responsibilities for carefree living at a retirement community “in about two years.”

“We kept...

Maris Grove Helps Employees Achieve Their Career Goals

Feb 28, 2018

Matt Miller is an everyday hero helping people live better lives.

Glen Mills, PA (February 28, 2018) “I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am without tuition reimbursement from Erickson Living,” says Matt Miller, who, in 2004 set his sights on a second career, rose up the ladder, and now serves as director of general services at Maris Grove, the Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Miller, who had an associate’s degree in commercial design, saw a more stable career opportunity in working with his hands. In 2004, a...

Erickson Advantage® H5652 Receives Top National Ranking

Nov 8, 2016

Glen Mills, PA – Erickson Living, developer and manager of Maris Grove retirement community, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage , has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D. This is the second consecutive year that Erickson Advantage has received the 5-star quality rating out of 5 stars.

“Erickson Advantage is one of only 14 Medicare Advantage health plans out of 364 health plans across the country to receive a combined 5-star rating from the Centers...

Maris Grove Recognizes 10 Years of Excellence in Communitywide Celebration

Oct 25, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – The first week of October, Maris Grove, an Erickson Living retirement community, celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a variety of special events and activities.

“I am proud to work each day with such a dedicated staff who are passionate about serving those who call this fabulous community home,” said Executive Director Maureen Heckler. “By remaining steadfast in our commitment to providing exceptional customer service, we are recognized as a leading senior living provider. Moving forward, we’re excited to help meet the demand for quality senior housing in Glen Mills.”

Starting off the...

Maris Grove Answers the Call to Help the Concord Fire Department with $15,000 Donation

Oct 25, 2016

GLEN MILLS, PA - In May, the Concordville Fire & Protective Association sent a letter to the surrounding community requesting help. The same department that always answers others in their greatest time of need was looking for support in order to purchase three life-saving medical devices at the cost of $45,000.

Maris Grove answered the call with a $15,000 donation to the Fire & Protection Association. The funds went toward purchasing one of three Lucas Devices; a medical device that automatically performs consistent chest compressions for a long period of time to improve blood flow of victims in...

Maris Grove Residents Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease by Partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association

Oct 25, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – More than 150 Maris Grove retirement community residents, staff and guests participated in the community’s second annual ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s.’ The event raised $1,500 to increase awareness and provide funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s.

“Alzheimer’s disease cannot be prevented or cured with our current medical capabilities,” said Maris Grove resident, Gerri Eisenstein. “That’s why we host this event; we want to ensure the generation following ours does not have to experience this devastating disease firsthand.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Every 66...

Maris Grove’s Blanket Circle Celebrates its 10,000th Donated Blanket

Oct 11, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – After eight years of faithful giving, the Blanket Circle at Maris Grove retirement community, has donated its 10,000 th blanket. To commemorate this feat, the group hosted a celebratory luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 27, with many of their 145 members.

The members of the Blanket Circle create handmade fleece blankets and cotton quilts as gifts for special needs children. The members then pack and ship the blankets to numerous organizations, including, the Chester County and Delaware County Head Start Programs. The members also make their own jewelry to sell at events in order to raise...

Maris Grove Retirement Community Announces Appointment of Kathryn McGuire as Director of Nursing

Jul 7, 2016

GLEN MILLS, PA— Maris Grove, a continuing care retirement community in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, announced the hiring of Kathryn “Katie” McGuire as the Director of Nursing.

In this leadership position, McGuire is responsible for coordinating and implementing the comprehensive delivery of skilled, long-term and personal care nursing services to all continuing care residents. In addition, McGuire will oversee all regulatory compliance standards and regulatory compliance visits as well as complete annual reviews of all nursing policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Maris Grove, McGuire a 32 year veteran in the health service industry, served 10 years as...