Karl and Elaine Von der Schmalz smile for the camera in formal wear.

Elaine and Karl Von der Schmalz loved the Fairmont apartment home the moment they saw it. Their furniture and treasured mementos would fit perfectly in the spacious living and dining room combination. The large, eat-in kitchen had the counter space Elaine needed and plenty of room for their dining table and chairs. The second bedroom was perfect for Karl’s office.

Judy and John McSorley joined the priority list while still living in Virginia, which kept them connected to Ann’s Choice before they moved.

Steeped in living history year-round, Williamsburg, Va., is an inspiring backdrop for a rich life—unless you have to fight I-95 traffic every day and mow a quarter-acre yard every weekend. 

Maris Grove community members Charlie Reckner (left) and Cheryl Lynne Plunkett (carrying the torch) with Director of Nursing Denise Cattalo.

The word “Olympics” conjures visions of top-tier athletes pushing themselves to the brink in search of gold. The summer Olympians at Ann’s Choice compete at a decidedly more casual and friendly pace, but make no mistake: Everyone wants to win a medal.  

Floss Jacob in the living area of her maintenance-free Brighton apartment home. She says it’s the perfect size for her with easy access to campus activities.

Florence “Floss” Jacob didn’t move far from her house in Horsham, but Ann’s Choice is a world away from her previous life—and she couldn’t be happier.

Three years ago, Joan Smith moved to Ann’s Choice and was amazed at how welcoming and supportive everyone was from her very first day in her new home and community. “I have lots of friends, so much to do…what more could I ask for?”

Almost three years after moving to Ann’s Choice, Joan Smith still has one nagging question: “Why on earth did I wait so long?” she asks with a smile. “Moving here was the best decision. I wish I had done it sooner.”

Bernice Salamon’s multi-bloom amaryllis is just one of many plants she uses as a horticultural therapist.

Step into Bernice and Mitt Salamon’s light-filled apartment home at Ann’s Choice, and their gorgeous plants immediately catch your eye. Pots filled with lipstick-red geraniums, forest-green philodendron, and hearty avocado plants line the sunny windows in their living room and bedroom.

Erickson Realty and Moving Services includes trusted partners who work with you through all your downsizing challenges.

Margit Novack knows a thing or two about downsizing. As president of Moving Solutions, an Ann’s Choice preferred partner, she has helped hundreds of potential community members prepare their houses for sale. Moving Solutions can help you declutter and stage your home, pack and move your belongings, and unpack them in your new Ann’s Choice home. 

Perk Crook, woodshop member at Ann’s Choice, installed customized wood shelving in the walk-in closet of neighbor Terry Bovée (pictured here) to hold her fabric, quilts in progress, and supplies.

What began at Ann’s Choice as a casual dinner conversation between Berwyn Crook, who everyone knows as Perk, and new neighbor Terry Bovée, resulted in a win-win situation.

Bud and Cheryl Williams smile from their Ann's Choice apartment

For Bud and Cheryl Williams, moving from Churchville, Pa., to Ann’s Choice was a simple decision.

The Erickson Living retirement community in Bucks County opened in 2003. Bud started working there in 2004 when the third of Ann’s Choice’s (now 15) residence buildings was under construction.

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