In addition to her visiting grandkids, Joan Sheehan (right) enjoys spending time with her sister-in-law Marianne Sheehan, who moved to Cedar Crest after visiting Joan and falling in love with the community.

A whole new year stretches out before us filled with promise. Think back over your lifetime to the intentions you’ve set at the beginning of each new year. Even if you’re not one to declaratively set an official New Year’s resolution, chances are, you’ve noticed the shift in energy each new year brings. 

Cedar Crest Executive Chef Harris Gondelman wins the Silver Spoon award at LifeSpan’s “A Taste of Senior Living” competition.

Cedar Crest’s dining program is on the map. 

Pequannock Township, N.J., community’s Executive Chef Harris Gondelman and his team have won the Silver Spoon Award, the highest honor at the “A Taste of Senior Living” competition sponsored by LifeSpan Network. 

Jim Gallagher teaches memoir writing for Cedar Crest’s Institute for Learning in Retirement as one of his many on- and off-campus activities.

Socialization is one aspect of a healthy life that often gets overlooked as we get older. Many seniors report feeling isolated in their big houses. The neighborhood has changed, children have moved out, and driving becomes less appealing. 

John Evans thought he was going to stay in his house during retirement, but after researching retirement communites in the area and the value they provided for his investment, Cedar Crest was the clear choice.

Before John Evans discovered Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living-managed community in Pequannock Township, N.J., he researched seven other retirement communities. He created a spreadsheet of pros and cons, comparing them to each other and to his current living situation. His conclusion? 

The Cedar Crest Chorale performs its holiday concert in Cedar Crest’s all-faiths chapel.

Singing advocacy group Chorus America claims more than 32 million American adults sing regularly in groups nationwide. Millions of others sing in the shower, the car, or while tucking in children or grandchildren. What do they all have in common? 

Helen and David Steinberg have embraced the worry-free lifestyle at Cedar Crest, seen here in the fitness center, by staying active and engaged regardless of the weather outside.

With winter around the corner, Cedar Crest is experiencing a rush of appointments with people who don’t want to spend another winter in their house. 

The weatherproof community provides everything one needs to live a healthy, active, engaged life under one roof.  

Rose Marie Armstrong, seen here in her home at Cedar Crest, brought friends along when she visited Cedar Crest, and their positive reaction helped her see it was a great place to live.

With the holidays around the corner, many retirees are scheduling personal tours at Cedar Crest with their families. The Erickson Living community in Pequannock Township, N.J., offers tours daily by appointment and hosts special events like the holiday luncheons on November 13 and December 4. 

With three laptops, an Android smartphone, and a tablet, Cedar Crest social media ambassador, resident Kathy Moffitt, is fit for the job.

Research shows that today’s seniors are often just as comfortable using technology as their younger counterparts. Kathy Moffitt, who does nearly all communication via email or text, would fit in well on a college campus.

Former hospital administrator Dorothy Zimmerman understands the importance of having additional care available should she ever need it, while being empowered to live independently as long as possible.

Finding the right home to spend your retirement isn’t just about affordability. Or amenities. Or the food. It’s not just about continuing care or the size and style of your home. It’s about all of those things. It’s about finding a home that offers you the most value, which comes in many shapes and sizes.