Bernie Papa receives his basket of wine and cheese from Director of Dining Services Paul Cimins.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all had to make major adjustments to our daily lives to help curb the spread of the disease, like adhering to shelter in place orders. However, just because we’re all spending more time at home, that doesn’t mean there aren’t safe ways to have fun and stay engaged.

Eat, drink and be merry

Cedar Crest Fitness Specialist Colleen Fox teaches virtual fitness class on Cedar Crest TV.

Cedar Crest TV has always been popular with residents at the Erickson Living-managed community in Pequannock, N.J., for its variety of informative and entertaining programs.

Cedar Crest's preferred real estate agents and senior moving professionals have been using technology and a variety of approved safety measures to continue heping their clients sell their homes and move to Cedar Crest.

Despite the changes resulting from COVID-19, people throughout the country continue to search for, and purchase, their next home. According to Angela Sicoli, president of New Jersey Realtors, “tight inventory” coupled with low interest rates prime 2020 to be “another great year,” perhaps even better than 2019.

Cedar Crest's campus is lively and green, with lush trees, long grasses, and gazebos for enjoying the scenery.

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. 

Bruce and Margaret Campbell chose Cedar Crest after extensive research of other area retirement communities. They're seen here in their Cedar Crest apartment.

When researching retirement living options, one aspect should be at or near the top of your priority list: financial stability. 

An exterior shot of the community, the front entrance of the building flanked by lush green trees.

Residents find safety in their Cedar Crest community

“This is the safest place to be,” Joan Sheehan remarks on the twelfth day of self-isolation in her Cedar Crest apartment home. “I can’t be more thankful. Everybody here is doing a marvelous job.”

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. 

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. 

Two older women sit by the pool in bathing suits, smiling.

Summer’s high temps are just around the corner. But you don’t have to just sit around inside all day. Community members who live at Cedar Crest stay active year-round, regardless of the weather. 

(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.”