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Stephanie Kwolek
Stephanie Kwolek’s name isn’t exactly front-and-center in the records of American invention, but it should be. Few technological innovators throughout history could lay claim to saving so many lives. Born in 1923 to Polish immigrants in New Kensington, Pa., Kwolek was a naturally inquisitive child. Science and the wonders of the natural world fascinated her—a passion that she...
Windsor Run
Erickson Living is welcoming a new member to its family of communities. Located in North Carolina, the Windsor Run campus will occupy some 60 acres of a 105-acre tract in Matthews, part of Mecklenburg County. Right outside of Charlotte, the community is now in the first phase of development, which includes planning for the construction of one- and two-bedroom independent living apartment homes...
Erickson Living residents
Pushy salespeople. We’ve all endured them. They descend on you while you’re innocently shopping for a sweater, appear at your elbow as you’re examining a new appliance, or interrupt your dinner with an unwelcome phone solicitation. Their motives are clear. They want to sell you something. And they’re not going to leave you alone until they close the deal. Decades of being...
compost pile
Anyone who grew up in tough times understands the lost art of frugality. Plates are cleaned. Leftovers are reheated and consumed. Less desirable cuts of meat are made into broth or used in homemade sausage. During the Great Depression, for example, home cooks used whatever they had on hand to prepare family meals. Although times are far better today, a movement that embraces the same no-waste...
Wright brothers plane
By appearance alone, they hardly seemed like the men who would conquer the age-old challenge of human flight. Wilbur, for one, was lanky, balding, and rarely if ever smiled in photographs. His brother Orville also wore a serious, even stoic, expression but distinguished himself most notably with his bushy yet neatly groomed mustache. Behind their rather ordinary appearance, however, was an...
college students
While a professor at Yale University more than ten years ago, Bill Deresiewicz began to notice something. What he saw he found deeply troubling. He was teaching some of the brightest students in the world at one of the most competitive universities in higher education. Yet, a critical piece of the picture was missing. Many of these brilliant minds were adrift. They were incapable of thinking...
fairlife milk
In the fast-changing landscape of supermarket shelves, the newest buzzword is “protein.” Once marketed exclusively to bodybuilders, protein drinks, powders, and bars are now staples for the general population. “Consumers want more protein in their diets. In fact, the only issue that U.S. adults are now checking on the “Nutrition Facts” label on the back of foods and...
senior driver
Seniors have had a bad reputation as slow and dangerous drivers for about as long as cars have been on the road. Perhaps the best-known stereotype is that of a frail old lady, barely able to see over the dashboard, holding onto the steering wheel with a white-knuckled grip. Scenarios like these contribute to the widespread notion of the older driving population as a transportation nuisance or,...
seniors on laptop
What should senior living communities look like five years from now? How about ten years from now? Erickson Living works to answer these questions every day. To help plan the future of our communities, we conduct regular research with residents and prospective residents, review industry research, and keep up on trends in our industry and in parallel industries. One of our best sources of...