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Erickson Living News

Maris Grove Residents Honored for Service by Giving More Than 17,000 Hours of Their Time to Make a Difference

Apr 20, 2012
Compassion, Professionalism and Dedication Keeps Seniors Active and Engaged as Retirement Community Helps "Community" GLEN MILLS, PA - Imagine a retirement community filled with contradiction...retirees who aren't quite retired!  There are many residents at Maris Grove who share their time, talents and gifts helping the local town, county and region by working in a variety of volunteer capacities, and on Wednesday they were celebrated for their second careers at the community. Some of these resident volunteers, who create blankets for children, stockings for soldiers, tutor students, assist patients at local hospitals and improve life for our friends and neighbors, attended...

Erickson Living-Produced Video Reflects Today's Changing Face of Retirement

Apr 20, 2012
YouTube Video Captures 65-Year-Old Diane Pieknik's Lifelong Love of Hockey and Passions for Life BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 19, 2012 - As more and more baby boomers are entering retirement age, their impact continues at an unyielding pace and is changing society's age-old notions about retirement...where people are leading a sedentary lifestyle.  To showcase the new-reality and how people are living differently in retirement communities today, Erickson Living has recently produced a refreshing and inspirational  YouTube  video of a  Fox Run  retirement community resident taking to the ice - Diane Pieknik. "We're thrilled to see that...

Signs Pointing Toward Improvement in Senior Housing Market Throughout Country and in Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2012
Ann's Choice Active Retirement Community One Example, Which Shows Sales Increases in Several Key Areas - Including Settlements and Occupancy Rates  WARMINSTER, PA - As the real estate market looks to rebound throughout the country, parts of the northeast and even here in Bucks County, there appears to be one bright spot that is illuminating positive growth - the senior housing market. As Baby Boomers and seniors search for housing, there is a true boon in rental rates at senior communities throughout the region. According to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry the year over...

Maris Grove Club Fair Offers Fun and Exciting Opportunities for Just About Everybody

Mar 22, 2012
More Than 170 Clubs Provide Residents with Chances to Keep Active GLEN MILLS, PA - Have you ever wanted to join a dance club?  Perhaps billiards is your cup of tea.  What about bee keeping?!  You name a club or activity and Maris Grove may just about have one for the active senior. The full-service active community showed off a variety of different goings-on to residents, and some members of the public, at the Maris Grove Annual Club Fair. This event gave seniors the chance to explore the vibrant opportunities that the community offers them to join energetic clubs, exciting...

Maris Grove Residents Create Stockings for Soldiers and Gifts of Gratitude for Service Men and Women

Jan 20, 2012
Grassroots Project Grows One Stitch at a Time to Provide Gifts for Soldiers Each Holiday Season GLEN MILLS, PA - Several years ago Maris Grove resident Fannie Kessler traveled around the community with her cloth bag filled with yarn protruding from the top with, the hopes that fellow residents would ask her "what is that?" This was Mrs. Kessler's distinctive, creative and successful marketing tool - aimed at galvanizing support for a cause dear to her heart - to ensure that U.S. soldiers serving abroad would receive tokens of appreciation each holiday season through the Stockings for Soldiers- Delaware, Inc...

Maris Grove Announces Expansion- New Building to Offer Great New Amenities, Floor Plans and Endless Opportunities for Seniors

Jan 20, 2012
Eagle Pointe Expected to Open in Mid-2012, Giving More Delaware County Seniors Chance to Enjoy Their Freedom Years GLEN MILLS, PA - Maris Grove is taking another step towards providing unparalleled opportunities for more seniors in Delaware County, and beyond, to realize how they can lead an active and engaged lifestyle while living in comfort, luxury and with peace of mind. Construction has begun on the second phase of the new neighborhood, which will consist of 75 new quality apartment homes, 42 one-bedroom style residences and 33 two-bedroom styles. Eagle Pointe, which is expected to open this summer, has eight...

Maris Grove Residents Learn How to Get Fit in a Flash!

Jan 9, 2012
Special Fitness Presentation by Professionals Educates Seniors About the Importance of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle With a Special Surprise... GLEN MILLS, PA - Some Maris Grove residents filled the community's Cardinal Clubhouse Catering Room earlier today to learn about senior wellness and how they can resolve to get fit in the New Year.  They were, however, in for a bit of a flashy surprise... The Maris Grove Fitness in a Flash program was aimed at increasing awareness of exercise, good eating habits and overall wellness for the senior population.  This program was led by Maris Grove Wellness Manager John O'Donnell...

Maris Grove Residents Once Again Trot Their Way to Help Deliver Food to Area Needy

Nov 17, 2011
Annual Event Helps Collect Van Loads of Food for St. Katherine's Church GLEN MILLS, PA - As the leaves begin to fall and people turn their attention to the holidays, one more thought comes to mind for many - the spirit of giving.  That's what some residents and staff members of the Maris Grove retirement community did by collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for the needy. The food collection, which totaled one half-ton, benefits local families in need through St. Katherine Drexel Church in Chester.  This marks the fifth year that Maris Grove has participated in this food...

Rob Gehman, Director of Finance, Receives Inaugural Erickson Living Leadership Award

Nov 17, 2011
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 17, 2011 - Rob Gehman, Director of Finance at Erickson Living's Corporate Office in Baltimore, Maryland, received the inaugural Erickson Living Leadership Award for 2011. The recognition was presented to Mr. Gehman during the company's annual meeting in Baltimore, MD on November 15 th . Erickson Living launched an annual award to recognize director-level employees who distinguish themselves with regard to the Erickson Living Mission and continually demonstrate a commitment to the Erickson Living Experience Values.  Those values include respect and caring, diversity, friendliness and enthusiasm, integrity, responsibility, excellence and teamwork. Rob is a "great leader who not...

Erickson Living Joins National Go4Life® Campaign - Promoting Exercise and Physical Activity in Partnership with the National Institute on Aging

Oct 21, 2011
Greenspring to Host Go4Life Campaign Launch Event on November 9, 2011 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - October 19, 2011 - Erickson Living announced today that it is joining the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH in Go4Life®, a new national exercise and physical activity campaign for people age 50+. The goal of Go4Life® is to provide resources to older adults that they can use to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their everyday lives. This federal campaign is based on research showing that exercise and physical activity can help people stay healthy and independent, and prevent some of the chronic conditions...