The choice is yours

Why choosing Maris Grove is choosing to live a better life

Created date

April 29th, 2019
Maris Grove’s priority list members have access to Erickson Realty and Moving Services and Personal Moving Consultant Jan Schechter.

Maris Grove’s priority list members have access to Erickson Realty and Moving Services and Personal Moving Consultant Jan Schechter.

If it’s time to trade decades of cooking, cleaning, and household chores for an easier life, consider moving to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

You’ll enjoy carefree living at Maris Grove. Its expert and efficient maintenance team is on the job 24/7. Should your appliance or HVAC go on the fritz, for example, a phone call to the front desk will inform the team immediately.

Its grounds crew clears the snow in wintertime and grooms the beautiful 87-acre campus throughout the year.

Multiple campus restaurants offer extensive choices of chef-prepared, cooked-to-order cuisine.

Your newspaper will be delivered to your door, your trash and recyclables will be collected there, and you’ll have a washer and dryer right in your apartment home.

Doctors’ appointments, trips to the bank or pharmacy, fitness workouts and swimming sessions—in fact, all campus activities and amenities—are as close as a walk down climate-controlled hallways and across glass-enclosed bridges.

Maris Grove also provides resources that take stress and worry out of financing, downsizing, and selling your house, so you can transition smoothly into community life.

Completing the financial process

Reserving a home and putting down an entrance deposit involves paperwork, but Maris Grove sales associates will thoroughly explain and guide you through the financial process.

To ensure that Maris Grove is the right decision for you, consider meeting with a sales associate to fill out a financial information worksheet. The worksheet will help you determine what size apartment home will best suit your lifestyle and budget.

Before, during, and after your move you’ll receive personal attention from the sales staff. They’ll know your name, treat you like family, and be just a phone call away to answer questions.

After your move, you’ll have additional peace of mind: whether you later decide to leave or you live out your life at Maris Grove, 90% of your entrance deposit will be returned to you or your estate (the Residence and Care Agreement has all the details).

Sorting, selling, moving

Wherever you are in your moving process, once you’ve joined Maris Grove’s priority list you’ll have access to advice and assistance from Jan Schechter, the community’s personal moving consultant.

Schechter’s services, part of Erickson Realty and Moving Services, include referrals to a comprehensive list of preferred partners and complimentary coordination of all realty and moving needs, from downsizing and packing to choosing real estate and moving professionals.

During complimentary home visits, Schechter offers guidance about what furniture to bring to Maris Grove for a perfect fit in your new home.

Using one of her preferred real estate agents will simplify your move. The agent’s knowledge of your local housing market and excellent record of sales will also result in your home selling more quickly.

All of Schechter's partners need to consistently meet the high standards that Erickson Living demands. It's good to know you don't have to search for the professionals who will make your move smooth and effective.

Feeling at home

A month or so before their actual moving day, new community members receive a move-in packet designed to smooth the transition to their new home.

It includes information about settling on your apartment home and picking up your keys. It provides detailed guidelines for your moving company; names and contact numbers of whom to contact about your change of address; and contact information for arranging telephone, Internet, and upgraded cable service installation. There’s also information about renters insurance.

A “Countdown to Move” section provides a timeline of things to accomplish from 30 days to 3 days before your move.

Checking off the items on this extensive to-do list will keep you organized and will reduce your stress from worrying that you’ve forgotten “something.”

Then, on your moving day your stress level will go down even more because you’ll receive warm and friendly welcomes from your new neighbors and every staff person you encounter.

At Maris Grove, it truly is about you and your comfort. Choosing to move there means choosing to live a better life.

You’ll soon agree with many community members who say, “Maris Grove was the best decision I ever made. I wish I’d moved in sooner.”