(From left) Carolyn Barbara and Carolyn Hunt, who met and became friends at Cedar Crest, enjoy taking water aerobics class together at the pool on campus.

The National Institute on Aging cites research that shows “a strong correlation between social interaction and health and well-being among older adults.”

Dorothy Zimmerman smiles from her beautiful apartment, full of art and natural light.

Nestled among the picturesque mountains off of I-287 and just an hour’s drive from Manhattan, Cedar Crest isn’t only a beautiful setting for retirement. Yes, it has beautiful, open-design apartment homes. Yes, it has five on-site, highly rated restaurants.

Members of Cedar Crest's model railroad club will tell you that sharing a passion for model trains builds strong friendships...and it's fun, too!

Tucked away in the basement of Cedar Crest, a thriving subculture meets to design and build an even smaller sub-village—a purpose-built railroad, complete with train yard, pickle works, and a town-n-country creamery. 

Joe Rosica is a member of the Resident Advisory Council.

Last fall, Cedar Crest held its annual Resident Advisory Council (RAC) election. The council acts as a liaison between community members and management to ensure clear communication—they are the voice of their neighbors. The RAC welcomed three members—some repeat members, others new to the position.

At Cedar Crest, fun and games (and exercise!) never have to rely on the weather outside. Water volleyball, like the game seen being played here, is just one of the more than 180 resident-run clubs and activities taking place year-round.

Do you have a plan for staying physically and mentally engaged during the long, cold winter months? Or does this time of year connote loneliness and isolation?

Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor says it’s possible to list your house by March if you start now and take advantage of Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

If you’re thinking about selling your house and moving to a maintenance-free community like Cedar Crest, now’s the time to take action.

According to real estate experts, now through summer is the busiest time in the real estate industry. And it all has to do with the school calendar.

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.