(From left) Perk Crook, Joe Alles, and Dick Reppert confer on how best to repair some chairs.

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.

Nina Haydel’s in her home, holding a children’s book she wrote.

When Nina and Belmont Haydel moved from Elkins Park, Pa., to Ann’s Choice last November, they were planning for the future.

Belmont no longer drives, but Nina still pursues her teaching career. Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., offered them maintenance-free, one-level living and a host of on-site amenities and activities.

Elaine Craft pictured here with her laptop and smartphone

Elaine and Herb Craft moved to Ann’s Choice on a hot, humid day eight years ago. As they and their movers coped with the increasing heat, the Crafts’ new hallway neighbors appeared with tall glasses of iced tea for everyone.

Dan and Marge Barbeau seen here with their dog

When Dan and Marge Barbeau decided to move back north from Sarasota, Fla., friends told them Erickson Living’s retirement communities were the best by far. 

As they searched online for a place near family in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the couple discovered Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa.

Harry and Rosemary Beam went on Ann’s Choice’s Panama Canal cruise this year. On the trip, Harry captured the photo that appears in the issue of the Tribune he’s holding.

Wherever Harry Beam goes at Ann’s Choice, his camera goes too. 

Harry isn’t a professional photographer, nor is photography his hobby. He simply delights in creating visual journals of his life.

Posters from some of the plays Jean Brenner directed for local theater groups decorate the walls of her and husband Bill’s home at Ann’s Choice.

With more than 150 campus activities and special interest groups, Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., offers a world of possibilities to people who live there.

Some community members pursue interests they’ve always enjoyed.

Resident Herb Siegler poses at Anne's Choice

Herb Siegel’s search for a retirement community began in response to his daughters’ and granddaughters’ concerns about him rattling around alone in his large four-bedroom, three-bath house situated on a large property in Huntington Valley, Pa.

Karl and Elaine Vonder Schmalz pose in front of a wall of framed photos from their travels

Las July, Elaine and Karl Vonder Schmalz joined Ann’s Choice’s priority list and reserved their future apartment home, a two-bedroom Fairmont floor plan.

They aimed to move before winter from their five-bedroom house in Southampton, Pa., to Erickson Living’s retirement community just ten minutes away in Bucks County.

Tom McKinney’s portrait exhibit at The Gallery at Ann’s Choice was primarily resident-driven. Residents launched and manage the gallery. Irene Reiter (left) interviewed McKinney during a special event in the campus performing arts center.

Most retirement communities provide clubs and activities to participate in, but one community takes it a step further.

Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., inspires its residents to dream big. “They encourage us to think up good ideas,” says Edie Krieger. “Then they support us to make those ideas happen.”