Phyllis Hassard paved the way for women in pharma ad sales. Now she's enjoying vibrant retirement living at Cedar Crest

Phyllis Hassard is many things. On one hand, she’s a mother, grandmother, friend. On the other, she’s an inspiring pioneer for women in the workforce. 

More than 500 Cedar Crest residents, including Lori Erickson (right) and Wilma Philips (left) attended a festive event in August to learn how to activate the MyErickson app.

Cedar Crest, the Erickson Living community in Pequannock Township, N.J., emphasizes active living through convenience, activities and events, and proactive health care.

Holiday season is in fully swing at Cedar Crest. Fall decorations will soon give way to winter and holiday imagery!

For the next two months, Cedar Crest’s sales office expects to be busier than ever with personal appointments. That’s because many people take advantage of having their adult children in town for the holidays to visit the Pequannock Township, N.J., Erickson Living community. 

Helen and David Steinberg pictured here in Cedar Crest's on-site fitness center, where they work out several times a week.

After years of living in an empty nest, David and Helen Steinberg realized they didn’t need such a large home. So they decided to downsize.

Sales Counselors Kate Tanis (pictured here) can help you plan a personal tour of Cedar Crest that is exactly that—personal.

After hearing rave reviews of Erickson Living communities from a friend, Walter and Anja Bogaerts scheduled personal tours of several on the East Coast to discover the lifestyle for themselves. 

As we head into cold and flu season, which typically runs from October to as late as May, you may want to consider getting a flu vaccine sooner rather than later as a proactive precaution.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting vaccinated before the flu begins spreading in your community and says by the end of October is ideal.

Sam Panebianco, a former shuttle bus driver for Cedar Crest, stands with the vehicle.

As Sam Panebianco walks through the café area of Cedar Crest’s Belmont Clubhouse to meet me for our interview, one thing is quite clear: this guy knows everybody.

Sam Panebianco, a former shuttle bus driver for Cedar Crest, moved to the community almost two years ago for the convenience of its everything-under-one-roof design.

An Arctic blast blew in frigid temperatures last winter from December to January, and the cold seemed to linger right through spring. Many cities in the East experienced the coldest January on record, including those in New York and New Jersey. 

Bob Murray preps his garden in early May for the tomatoes that are, by now, ripe and ready for eating.

It’s a bluebird springtime day, and Bob Murray’s covered in sweat. He’s cooling off under the shade of a tree and catching his breath on the bench beneath it. A wheelbarrow and spade wait patiently for him about six feet away. 

He’s prepping his garden for a crop of tomato plants that are, now that it's August, bearing ripe, delicious fruit.