Location isn’t everything.

A year ago, Mimi Travis lived at William Penn House in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.

Her 22nd floor apartment afforded sunset views, was a block from Rittenhouse Square and her job at Raytheon, and put Mimi within walking distance of Philadelphia’s many cultural attractions. 

According to two recent dining surveys, people who live at retirement communities and Baby Boomers who are beginning to consider such a move say the qualities that matter most to them are variety of the cuisine, choices in terms of restaurants and menus, and an ambience of hospitality.

Rose Gardens corridor

One reason people move to Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., is its designation as a fee-for-service continuing care community.

The most popular program at Ann’s Choice is its Lifelong Learning Academy (ACLLA). Its slate of classes at Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., gets better each year.

Totally resident-run, ACLLA’s 40-member panel organizes, publicizes, and manages the program. It’s open exclusively to Ann’s Choice residents. 

Ann's Choice residents near the world trade center memorial

When the Choice Trips and Travel bus left the Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa., Sept. 9, all 42 seats were filled. The occupants eagerly anticipated their trip to the new One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Sandy and Marty Mikelberg moved to

Ann's Choice residents at Ground Zero

When the Ann’s Choice Trips and Travel bus left the Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa., Sept. 9, all 42 seats were filled. The occupants eagerly anticipated their trip to the new One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Transportation department driver Frank Biron was at the wheel and fellow driver Jim Rossen was concierge.

Ann's Choice resident

When they stopped driving, Joy and Raymond Ashfield felt isolated in their house in rural Pittstown, N.J. 

Their son lived with them and drove them to errands and appointments, but they lacked the independence of getting in the car and going places themselves. 

Ann's Choice residents

Early this year, Bill Ledder changed his address from Pittstown, N.J., to , Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa.