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Seabrook
Paula Digerness assumed the role of executive director at Seabrook. She’s lived all over, including rural Iowa, Southern California, and now New Jersey, where she’s passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Paula Digerness may be new to the role of executive director, but she’s not new to Seabrook . And if you haven’t met her yet, you’re going to want to get to know her. She’s committed, kind, and says she’s a little quirky—endearing qualities shaped by a variety of life experiences around the country. Digerness served as associate executive director (AED) for two years under Todd DeLaney at the...
Seabrook
Picture A: stylish chair, picture B: a garden, picture C: a robin's nest with eggs
1. Which one of the above images do you identify with? 2. What’s your favorite way to enjoy dinner? a. Dining out with friends b. Picking up to-go and watching a movie at home c. Trying a new recipe in my kitchen 3. If you were an animal you’d be: a. A fish b. A cat c. A dog 4. Your perfect weekend would include: a. Shopping and a show b. Working on a craft or art project c. Hosting my grandkids...
Maris Grove
In the living room of her home at Maris Grove, Marie Walker sits surrounded by antique furniture she refinished herself. She’s cuddling one of the bears she makes for hospice.
When a memory begins with “Sometimes you can’t help doing things like your mother,” readers know they’re in for a good story. That’s how Maris Grove community member Marie Walker began “The Mop,” her memory published last fall in NeighborNews , the monthly resident-produced newspaper at Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa. Marie doesn’t write for posterity but to record...
Maris Grove
Maris Grove neighbors Ben Klempner (left) and Ray Capodilupo never stay serious for too long a time. Life is good and kidding around is fun.
Remember Bob and Ray, the low-key but uproariously funny comedy team that kept audiences laughing from the 1940s through the 1980s? Well, this past summer, Maris Grove , Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., gained a comedy team of its own when Ben Klempner, from Broomall, and Ray Capodilupo, from Yonkers, N.Y., moved to the community’s new Redwood Commons neighborhood...
Linden Ponds
South Pacific: (from left) Ed Hiller, Jim Hawkins, Bob Ward, Paul Carey, Mia Smith, Alice Pecce, and Laurel Morris.
Linden Ponds ’ very own “calendar girl” is at it again. Back in 2010, resident Carol Oliver spearheaded a project to create a “Ladies of Linden Ponds” calendar. A group of women worked in secret on the project for a year and a half. Each month of the year featured a different woman posed in a unique setting to showcase her fun-loving personality. When the calendar was released, it was met with...
Linden Ponds
Lifelong New Yorker Helen Benson moved to Linden Ponds to be closer to family and says the community offers the same types of cultural activities she enjoyed in the city.
When it comes to your home and your lifestyle in retirement, you probably have a few items on your “wish list.” After decades of mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow, maintenance-free living might be on the top of your list. Maybe financial security is your No. 1 priority or perhaps you’re really looking forward to making new friends. Whatever your goals for your retirement, chances are you’ll...
Lantern Hill
Icons showing different information available on the MyErickson App: community info, activities, dining menus, transit directory, fitness, community videos, local directory, my nutrition
Lantern Hill , the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., emphasizes active living through convenience, activities and events, and proactive health care. To make the Lantern Hill lifestyle even more accessible to the people who live there, the community offers MyErickson, a proprietary app that easily connects community members with everything Lantern Hill when and how they want to...
Lantern Hill
Zoom (left) and Tessa live at Lantern Hill with their adopted parents Beth and Joel Gardner.
Tucked away on a hillside off Mountain Avenue, across from Bells Lab, sits Lantern Hill , a buzzing community of people enjoying their retirement from careers as doctors, engineers, teachers, scientists, artists—many of whom are quite renowned in their field. But perhaps the retirees with the most interesting careers at Lantern Hill aren’t in fact people at all. They’re retired greyhound racing...
Cedar Crest
Executive Director Todd DeLaney says you can expect to see his family regularly around Cedar Crest.
I first met Todd DeLaney outside of Woodland Commons in 2007, before the clubhouse and its residence buildings were open. Erickson Living’s marketing department was doing a photoshoot of the newest neighborhood at Cedar Crest , and as an operations assistant for general services, he was on-hand to help our team with whatever we needed. Many years later, we met again at Seabrook . He had graduated...