Jay and Joan Ludwig rehearse for an upcoming Cedar Crest Players performance.

Cedar Crest may only be 30 minutes from New York City, but residents only have to travel down the hall for professional-quality theater and music opportunities and entertainment.

This month, the Cedar Crest Players, for example, will perform a new version of Antigone by Bryan Dowries in the community’s 250-seat performing arts center May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Residents participate in a Balance class

Did you know that an inactive 30-year-old can be more prone to falls than a 65-year-old who practices yoga or takes a balance class?

“Balance is age-related, but it’s also related to your activity level,” says Carrie Hughes, physical therapist and co-owner of Stay Home Safely, a company that makes homes safer for seniors through home modifications.

Helen Buckley holds one of her two cats, Fiona, a female tuxedo cat.

What are your pets' names?

Fiona is the female, and Tiger is the male.

What kind of pets are they?

Fiona is a tuxedo cat, and Tiger is a brown mackerel tabby.

Describe the day you got your pets.

Travelers will take in breathtaking view of the Shenandoah Valley in springtime from Skyline Drive.

If you enjoy history, art, stunning scenery, or all of the above, there’s one club you’ll definitely want to join when you move to Cedar Crest.

Cedar Crest resident Pat Thaler is a member of Senior Women Achieving Together.

What do you get when retired or semi-retired professional women get together? Support, friendship, knowledge, and a deeply rooted mission to inspire a younger generation of learners.

At Cedar Crest, community members support each other, as evidenced by resident-taught fitness classes. Resident Esther Price teaches Stretch ‘n’ Tone weekly as well as water aerobics.

Have you ever wondered what community life at Cedar Crest is really like? It’s hard to tell until you live there, but resident Kathy Moffitt has some thoughts on the topic.

Ruth Ellerthorpe (left) and Lucille Joseph are two of the brains behind Cedar Crest’s most popular club, Trips and Travel.

To Louise Aldsworth, travel is as essential to life as breathing. That’s why moving to Cedar Crest, the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., was a breath of fresh air.

May Fisher, who lives at Cedar Crest with her two cats, Sascha and Maggie (inset), cohosts a TV show on the in-house television station with friend and neighbor Edie Dombal, called The Edie and May Show.

What are your pets’ names, and how old are they?

Sascha is 12 and Maggie is probably 16. I’m not sure because I got her third-hand.

What kind of pets are they?

They are called domestic shorthaired cats.

Describe the day you got your pets.

A senior couple shake the hand of a realtor next to a Sold sign in front of a house.

The weather may not feel like spring, but in the real estate world, the spring market is well under way. If you’ve been considering listing your house, now is the time. And here are three reasons why.

1. It’s a seller’s market according to New Jersey Realtors®. Their July 2017 report concluded: