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Nine years of confidence

No regrets for this active Seabrook resident

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March 28th, 2014
Nine years ago, Pat Hann chose a one-bedroom Brighton-style apartment home at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J. Today, she’s still confident in both of her decisions—her floor plan and her lifestyle.
Nine years ago, Pat Hann chose a one-bedroom Brigh

Pat Hann moved to Seabrook nine years ago, and she has not once doubted her decisions: a maintenance-free, vibrant lifestyle; a one-bedroom Brighton apartment home; and days filled with activity.

In fact, Pat and her sister Marie Cook, who moved into a Brighton just two floors above at the same time, love Seabrook so much that they often meet with people interested in taking the same steps they did nine years ago. “We answer questions and show them around,” Pat says.

They also belong to the welcome committee, greeting new neighbors and helping them acclimate to the community.

“We know a lot of people here so we are very friendly,” Pat says.

No wonder—they are involved in several of the 120 clubs and activities, and they constantly recruit neighbors to join them.

Pat takes a yoga class once a week, and Marie, a tech-savvy shutterbug, assists with the iPad class. They both volunteer in the in-house TV studio.

“I’m very busy all the time,” Pat laughs.

Easy living

Despite her busy schedule, Pat says, “It’s easy living.”

She says her Brighton apartment home plays a substantial role in such easy living. “It’s just perfect. It’s all you need,” she says. “It’s a breeze to clean, it’s just the right size, and I love my bay window. It fills the apartment with light and makes it feel even bigger.”

Pat says she didn’t look at many other apartments nine years ago. “I came and saw this one and liked it, and the next thing I knew I was moving in,” she says. 

When asked why she didn’t choose a larger floor plan, Pat has an answer: “They are just too big; you don’t need that space. People think they need an extra bedroom for when family comes to stay, but why pay for a bigger apartment for the few times your family is going to visit?”

When Pat’s family visits, they stay at one of the nearby hotels or quaint bed and breakfasts in nearby Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, or Avon-by-the-Sea.


Priority list then and now

When Pat Hann and her sister Marie Cook moved to Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., nine years ago, they simply chose their apartment home and moved in. 

Today, since Seabrook is nearly 100% sold out, people interested in making the community their next home must join the priority list. 

An easy process

All it takes to join is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person non-refundable application fee. When prospective residents submit their deposit, that date is noted as their priority list date. As apartment homes become available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on their joining date. 

Priority list members receive exclusive invitations to luncheons and special events. They’re the first to learn of any updates or changes to the community, like renovations or merged apartments. And they get to spend the night at the community, enjoying complimentary meals and opportunities to join activities and use all the amenities. 

Another priority list plus? Even if you’re not ready to move yet, you won’t feel pressured. You can wait until the time is right and still reserve the apartment home you want.