Carolyn Young transplanted 250 types of lilies to Cedar Crest when she moved there in 2015. Starting this month, admirers can expect to see a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Later this month, the grounds of Cedar Crest will be abloom with generations of daylilies. 

Bruce and Marge Campbell researched retirement living options, and Cedar Crest in Pequannock Township, N.J., came out on top.

Did you know that not all retirement communities operate on the same business model? A number of financial structures, in addition to lifestyle and amenity options, exist among area communities.

Variety of options

Barbara Schmidt shares the mission of Coloring With Adults at the 2018 activities fair: relax, socialize, and be creative.

Each spring, Cedar Crest residents gather by the hundreds to explore each other’s interests at the annual activities fair, which puts the community’s more than 180 clubs and interest groups on display.

Executive Chef Chris Jerred leads the dining services team at Cedar Crest’s Overlook Restaurant.

For most chefs, especially those working at independent restaurants, the idea of maintaining a work-life balance is laughable. It’s just not common in the industry. 

Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor meets with prospective residents in their house, armed with a magnetic floor plan of their new apartment home at Cedar Crest. She tours the house and sees which existing furniture pieces they want to bring with them.

There’s a reason why most people who move to Cedar Crest say it’s the easiest move they’ve ever made. They have a secret weapon. Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor provides personalized assistance to help make the load—and the experience—a lot lighter. 

Glass-enclosed, climate-controlled walkways connect buildings at Cedar Crest so residents can avoid inclement weather while accessing everything they need, like restaurants, the fitness center, the medical center, and activities.

Last year, March dumped four major snow storms on New Jersey within a span of three weeks. Such weather isn’t unusual for the region and often lasts into April. 

Renée Polay lounges in a chair in her sunny, well lit home at Cedar Crest.

Cedar Crest’s wide variety of floor plans make it an affordable retirement living option for a range of budgets.

A man in a grey track suit and a woman in a purple shirt smile for the camera

With Cedar Crest at near-complete occupancy, apartment homes are a hot commodity when one becomes available. One special group of people is privy to those that open up before anyone else. 

(From left) Director of Dining Services Paul Cimins, Sous Chef Jeff Cenko, Executive Chef Adam McDonald, Oak Room Dining Room Manager Charles Johnson, and Campus Chef Harris Gondelman roll out their community-approved New York-style pizzas.

There’s a new pizza place in town, and rumor has it that its pie is as good as those found at the finest pizza parlors in northern New Jersey and New York.