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Windsor Run
Sherry Herion (center) has the distinction of being the first person to move to Windsor Run. She’s pictured here with Assistant Executive Director Bo Lundh (left) and Resident Services Coordinator Becky Dinello.

Each New Year’s Eve, people around the world resolve to better their lives in the coming year. For many, living a better, more energetic, productive, healthy life tops the list. As a result, the sales center at Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s Matthews, N.C., community, sees a spike in campus visits and priority list memberships.

Windsor Run
Recently, members of Windsor Run’s priority list enjoyed the unique opportunity to meet many of the community’s preferred realty and moving professionals. “They really make your move a seamless transition,” says community member Barbara Malady.

According to U.S. Census figures released in July, Mecklenburg County, N.C., is the largest county in the state, with an estimated population of 1,076,837. The county’s estimated population growth rate between 2017 and 2018 was 6.43%, making it one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. 

Wind Crest
Roger and Joan Chenoweth chose Wind Crest for its location, financial structure, and amenities. As soon as they saw the Jameson apartment home, they decided to move sooner than later. Here they stand next to one of Roger’s hand-built model ships.

If you were to walk into the second bedroom of Roger and Joan Chenoweth’s apartment home at Wind Crest, in Highlands Ranch, Colo., you’d be walking into a shipyard. 

Wind Crest
Someone, in red pants and a grey coat who's face is off camera, shovels through deep snow.

Barbara Penningroth expects to live to 100. She has a long history of centenarians and nonagenarians in her family. And while it’s an exciting goal, she wants to be prepared for living that long. 

“My mother lived to 100, but she ran out of money,” says Barbara, who took care of her mother financially and physically. “I started thinking this could happen to me.”

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek Sales Director Blake Marshall (right) enthusiastically welcomes Jan and Gene Meyer, the very first residents of Goldfinch Lane.

Moving day could not come soon enough for Jan and Gene Meyer, the very first people to move into Goldfinch Lane, the newest residence building at Tallgrass Creek, in Overland Park, Kans.   

Tallgrass Creek
Ann and Jerry Brazil look dapper modelling fashions from the “mobster era” for Tallgrass Creek’s fashion show. The show, called “From Past to Present,” featured community members modeling present-day fashions along with fashions from yesteryear.

Visitors to Tallgrass Creek are frequently surprised by the array of unique activities available to residents. There are so many learning and social opportunities, in fact, that the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community produces a 20-page guide of activities each month.

Tallgrass Creek
Resident Julia Thornton’s philodendron cuttings were among many of the items available at Tallgrass Creek’s annual craft fair. The cuttings are from a philodendron Julia has cared for since 1956.

The Tallgrass Creek lobby bustled with activity recently as about 30 creative community members showcased their handmade wares at the annual craft fair.

Seabrook
(From left) Community Resources Coordinator Nakita Brown, resident Elsalyn Palmisano, Administrative Assistant Lanette Dotoli, and Philanthropy Manager AnnMarie Matthews celebrate Seabrook’s twentieth anniversary in November.

Asbury Park Press readers voted Seabrook, an Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J, the “Best Adult Community,” and they voted its continuing care neighborhood the “Best Assisted Living” community in Monmouth County.

Additionally, Fortune named Seabrook as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services.

Seabrook
Seabrook's country line dancers enjoy practicing their moves every week before hitting up the local line dancing joints.

Country line dancing is making a name for itself somewhere you might not expect.

Seabrook, which was recently voted “best adult community” by Asbury Park Press readers, has a growing group of women who meet weekly to do more than do-si-do. They’re forming friendships, getting exercise, and generally having a smashing good time.