Cedar Crest has more than 180 clubs and activities, including a TV studio right on campus. Residents like Rich Cirella have opportunities to work behind or in front of the camera in various capacities.

The living room in Cedar Crest’s clubhouse buzzes with conversation as people researching their retirement living options gather in several groups of 10 to 12. A resident ambassador or a staff member answers questions about life at the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J.

Joan Sheehan (right) hosted her sister-in-law Marianne Sheehan at her Cedar Crest apartment home. Marianne was visiting from Las Vegas, Nev., and joined the priority list at Cedar Crest while on her trip.

“If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen,” Joan Sheehan said to Cedar Crest Sales Counselor Kate Tanis at a tea in the fall of 2016. 

Elaine and Henry Nydam have moved several times throughout their marriage, but they say the easiest move was the latest—to Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living community,

When it comes to moving, you can find apps that will keep you organized through packing, painting, and even making new friends. 

But how do you keep all those apps organized? And what happens if you’re not app or tech savvy? 

Elaine Tagler with her spinet piano, which now stands in the living area of her Cedar Crest apartment home.

Even as a real estate agent and home stager herself, Elaine Tagler says having an objective eye on her own house was key to keeping her move simple and successful when she downsized and relocated to Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J.

Cedar Crest Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor has helped hundreds of people move to the Pompton Plains campus.

The leaves may not be changing colors yet, but the fall market has already kicked into high gear. According to an Associated Press analysis, home prices in New Jersey are rising while housing inventory is at a 20-year low. Experts say we’re likely to witness a selling season nearly as strong as 2005, before the housing bubble burst. 

Fran and Ralph Cilia utilized Cedar Crest’s “Live the Life” coupon booklet to sample community life before reserving an apartment home.

Free samples are nothing new in the food and beauty industries, but when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases of your life, you’re expected to cross your fingers and hope it’s the right decision. 

Editorial board for The CC Villager (from left) Doris Woolf, Janice Rubin, Jay Ludwig, David Greenwood, Sophie Murray, and Pat Thaler (not pictured: Walter Weglein).

An all-star team of illustrators, journalists, professors, and artists has assembled to publish The CC Villager, a quarterly literary arts magazine first released in fall 2016.

Garden club cochair  Antonio Fontes staffs  the table at Cedar Crest’s annual activities fair.

Until he was 18, Antonio Fontes worked the soil on his family’s farm in Portugal. They grew corn, potatoes, and wheat and they raised cows and other animals.

But since then, he hadn’t farmed or gardened much at all. Instead, he mined coal in Spain, fought as a soldier, and, finally, sold real estate in the U.S. for 25 years. 

Keynote speaker and 2012 scholarship recipient George Alfano addresses Cedar Crest’s 2016 recipients at the annual awards ceremony about his time at the Erickson Living community and how the scholarship impacted his future.

In May, nearly 30 student who work in Cedar Crest’s restaurants graduated from the Pompton Plains, N.J., community’s scholarship program. A ceremony at the community’s Belmont Performing Arts Center commemorated the occasion.