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Celebrating one year, gearing up for what’s to come

Pioneer Gratitude Gala a smashing success, a sign of the future

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January 8th, 2018
Thank you, pioneers! The Pioneer Gratitude Gala began with Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and an employee representative from each department on campus giving a heartfelt message of thanks to the more than 200 residents in attendance.

Thank you, pioneers! The Pioneer Gratitude Gala began with Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and an employee representative from each department on campus giving a heartfelt message of thanks to the 200+ residents in attendance.

 

In mid-October, Lantern Hill celebrated its pioneer residents and the caring community they’ve created. 

As the distinctive Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., approaches its second anniversary, community members have even more to celebrate. The second phase of construction consists of two additional buildings, Oakwood Court and Maple Glen—both are opening soon and adding 114 independent living apartment homes to the community.

The night of the gala, guests danced the night away and can’t wait to do it again. As Lantern Hill continues to welcome more community members, new social activities will join a growing calendar of events. 

Emphasis on gratitude

But before they stepped on the dance floor, the more than 200 residents in attendance received heartfelt messages of thanks from Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and employee representatives from each department, as well as local community leaders, including New Providence Mayor Al Morgan, Business Development Director for New Providence Cindy Reis, and Pastor Jane McCready of Faith Lutheran Church. 

Guests enjoyed piano music, the Magic Mirror photo booth, champagne and specialty drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a seafood bar, and an elaborate buffet with carving station from Lantern Hill’s Signature Dining program.  

“I am still marveling about the amazing party we created together in gratitude of our pioneer residents,” says Jacobs. “We appreciate their partnership and friendship in building a special community at Lantern Hill.”

“It was a gem of a party,” says Noreen Donovan, who moved to campus last year to live closer to her daughter.  In addition to spending more time with her family and grandchildren, Noreen says she has “found wonderful friends, a beautiful apartment home, and a lovely lifestyle on campus.”

 

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