Dorothy McMahon says she’s even more socially active now that she lives at Cedar Crest, the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J.

About three years ago, Dorothy McMahon made a proactive decision about aging. Though she lived comfortably in a condo in Pequannock Township, N.J., she realized that the day may come when she could no longer drive. She didn’t want her active lifestyle to be hindered and life confined to her living space.

Sales Associates Kelly Tapp and Brian Cassidy began their careers at Cedar Crest as dining associates.

Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new initiative to increase employment for America’s young people. The Summer Opportunity Project aims to “get young people into their first jobs and create strong transitions between school years and from high school to college and careers,” he wrote in a LinkedIn post announcing the initiative on February 25.

The Annual Cedar Crest Activities Fair drew more than 300 people interested in the community’s 180 clubs and activities.

What’s colorful, relaxing, and fun for adults and kids alike?

Give up? It’s coloring.

The community gardens at Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest’s community gardens have always been a treasured place on campus for gardeners and nongardeners alike. From April to September, passersby can enjoy a colorful, fragrant landscape of annuals, perennials, and edibles. 

The prize table at the annual Cedar Crest move-in expo.

It’s early March. The spring market is on the brink of exploding. Retirees looking to move to Cedar Crest this year are preparing to list their houses.

Resident Volunteer Julie Schmieg

It’s National Volunteer Month—a time to improve your health.


Sales Counselor Kate Tanis and family

Kate Tanis keeps climbing the ladder at Cedar Crest. Most recently taking on the role of second sales counselor, she will assist Sales Counselor Ruth Phillips with the volume of people interested in moving to the Pompton Plains, N.J., Erickson Living community.

Antiques and Fine Art Appraiser Carolyn Remmey

An antiques and fine art appraiser in the New York tri-state area helps seniors pare down to live it up in retirement.

Bernie Papa, Cedar Crest Catholic Council representative

In the third and final article in a series on faith and faith communities, we focus on the Catholic community at Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains, N.J. Who are the people within this close-knit community, and what do faith and community mean to them?