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Seabrook
Karin and Willy Goedeke take several cruises a year. They call their homebase—Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J.—their “permanent land cruise.”

Willy and Karin Goedeke may have been preparing to retire at Seabrook for ten years, but they almost let their ideal apartment home slip through their fingers. Luckily, they took advantage of a second chance and perfect timing to sell their house.

Seabrook
Seabrook Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Williamson says it’s best to have your house on the market between February 15 and February 28—and she’s here to help you do it.

Although people often think of the end of March and April as the “spring market,” the truth is that buyers come out as early as January and February. As time goes on and the weather gets nicer, the market gets more saturated. 

Seabrook
Seabrook volunteers assembled turkey and cheese sandwiches before placing them in paper bags, along with an apple, a bag of chips, a bottle of water, and a hand-written note with words of encouragement.

Love is in the air this month as we prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While the story of its patron saint is shrouded in mystery, the modern-day Valentine’s celebration certainly isn’t. Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually. In fact, it’s the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. 

Maris Grove
On the set at Maris Grove’s in-house TV studio, resident and on-air host Laura Searls confers with Community TV Coordinator Tyler Dougherty about an interview. Resident George Lewis (front) will work the camera during the interview.

On his way to Sunday brunch at Maris Grove with his grandmother, Tyler Dougherty would walk past the community’s in-house TV studio without a second thought. That is, until he saw a job posting there two years ago.

Maris Grove
Jim Simpson (center) lip-synchs “Under the Boardwalk” during the Players’ production of A New Roof for Rosie. Backing him up are (from left) Jack Welsh, Joe Blake, Laura Ciporin, and Ross Zelesnick.

Of all the 180-some activities and events available to the people who live at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., the Players group is probably the most fun.

Linden Ponds
Nancy Gregory says she didn’t start painting until she was sixty years old. She has since become an accomplished artist.

The notion that you can’t learn new things or embark on new adventures in your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond is outdated—and the vibrant, active people who live at Linden Ponds are living proof of that. 

Linden Ponds
Tracy and Nate Stillman are enjoying the many amenities available at Linden Ponds, including their spacious one-bedroom apartment home with den and plenty of storage space.

Tracy Stillman says she had wanted to live at Linden Ponds long before she and her husband, Nate, moved to the community last summer. She first discovered the concept of continuing care retirement communities while helping to find housing for her mother-in-law in New York City.

Lantern Hill
Bob and Vi Smith chose a Hathaway-style apartment home at Lantern Hill.

Union County, N.J., residents have been waiting a long time for a maintenance-free continuing care community like Lantern Hill. So much so that nearly 50% of the Erickson Living community’s residents moved from within the county. 

Lantern Hill
Lantern Hill Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan, who is also a local real estate agent, says it’s best to have your house on the market by the end of March—and she’s here to help you do it.

Although people often think of April through June as the “spring market,” the truth is that buyers come out as early as January and February. As time goes on and the weather gets nicer, the market gets more saturated.