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No looking back

New Jersey woman moves quickly with personalized assistance

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April 23rd, 2013

When Helen Cuddihy makes a decision, she doesn t look back. So, true to form, when she decided to move from her large, four-bedroom house in Erskine Lakes, in Ringwood, N.J., she went full steam ahead. Making such a big decision quickly might overwhelm most people, but Helen had Personal Moving Consultant Margaret Semezko by her side to remove any obstacles. Semezko s services are complimentary to anyone moving to Cedar Crest, the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, where Helen has lived since November 2012. Margaret took care of everything, Helen says, the moving company, the real estate agent, even the blinds I had ordered that hadn t arrived.

House sold in one week

Helen first visited Cedar Crest in September 2012. After lunch and the tour, I liked it. I thought, Here I am sitting in this house alone, she says. She had brought her checkbook and made her $1,000 refundable deposit to join the priority list and secure an apartment home at the community. I happen to move fast if I decide to do something. She chose a one-bedroom, one-bath Dover-style apartment home and began working with Semezko to put her house on the market and prepare to move in November, just two months after her first visit. With Semezko s recommendations, Helen sold her house in one week. I m happy I moved quickly. I made my decision and that s that, she says. By using one of Semezko s recommended real estate agents, Helen received a reimbursement for her moving costs, part of Erickson Living s Move On Us program.

Settled in

Helen moved in on November 4, 2012. She says she s happy for Semezko s assistance because it helped her move sooner. Now she s able to take advantage of all the community has to offer. I go out to lunch, I swim, I go shopping, and I never miss the Thursday night movies, Helen says. I m very happy with the arrangement.