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New chapter in New Providence

Vibrant retirement living now a reality for Union County retirees

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July 6th, 2016
Lantern Hills tech team.

Behind the scenes earlier this spring, the tech team was on site testing connections and preparing the campus for its all-in-one package of cable TV, telephone, and high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access.

Union County, N.J., has started a new chapter in the desirable community of New Providence. Long awaited and much needed, Lantern Hill, a continuing care retirement community on Mountain Ave., welcomes its first residents this month.

As these vibrant seniors settle into their new homes, they, too, begin a new chapter. A chapter full of active, secure, maintenance-free living. 

Mary Close, who will move to Lantern Hill in August, says, “I’m excited because I’m looking forward to the activities and the new friendships.” 

She also looks forward to shedding home and yard responsibilities like raking leaves and shoveling snow—and cooking, too. “I’ll love having the restaurants to go to; cooking is not my thing anymore,” she says.

Catering to convenience

With well-appointed amenities and apartment homes, Lantern Hill provides the convenience of everything under one roof. 

Amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness and aquatics center with indoor swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, and library and reading room make living an engaged lifestyle easy.

And services like weekly housekeeping, concierge services for one-stop problem resolution, and secure underground parking for every resident apartment home make retirement more enjoyable. 

For many, one of the most attractive aspects of life at Lantern Hill is that most living costs are included in one easy monthly payment. The monthly service package includes all utilities, a flexible meal plan, home maintenance, and weekly housekeeping, all included in an affordable fixed monthly service fee. 

The monthly fee also includes secure Wi-Fi, and each apartment home has ready access to the Internet.

Peace of mind

Following the community’s first phase of development which includes 161 independent living apartment homes and an amenity-rich clubhouse, 85 continuing care residences will open in late 2016. 

Though many community members will never need additional care, it will be available on site should circumstances change. As a fee-for-service community, residents only pay for health services they need, when they need them. 

“It’s wonderful peace of mind for residents and their adult children,” says Sales Counselor Kathy Banks.