Cedar Crest resident

Over the course of the last 30 years, more than 1,000 daylily bulbs have passed through the hands of Carolyn Young. 

Cedar Crest dining

Edward Wang has reason to celebrate. Resident satisfaction in dining services at has gone up nearly 8% over the past year. 

When Wang joined the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., as director of dining over a year ago, he had visions of culinary excellence. 

Dr. Jim Gallagher teaches courses for Cedar Crest’s Institute for Learning in Retirement.

At campuses across the country, students are studying for final exams, finishing up their spring semester. One particular campus in northern New Jersey acts like a college campus, but its students aren’t what you might typically envision. 

Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor facilitates people’s move to Cedar Crest by providing them with a list of preferred real estate agents and moving companies. Priority list members have the exclusive opportunity to gain access to complementary real e

The real estate market looks strong as we head into the heat of the spring selling season. While the market has been improving, real estate agents predict this will be the strongest selling season we’ve had in years. 

Nine Cedar Crest residents recently competed in a Senior Olympics Competition as part of the Pequannock Township team of 24 people. (Back row, from left) Donna Inez, Wayne Holling, Cathy Matich, Caroline Holling, Nancy Paliaga, and Ron Paliaga. (Front row

The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America report released in December shows that millions of Americans place service to others at a high priority. In 2013, 62.6 million Americans volunteered 7.7 billion hours—an estimated value of $173 billion. 

Phyllis Hassard and Jim Gallagher met at Cedar Crest, where they struck up a relationship. They enjoy traveling, entertainment, and socializing.

It’s no secret that social interaction is good for mental health, especially as we age. Numerous research studies have shown that older adults with the highest levels of social activity have significantly higher cognitive function than those who are least socially active.

The Rush Memory and Aging Project terms social interaction and activities “life space.” 

Norma Bodtmann in her Brighton-style apartment home at Cedar Crest. “I always in my heart wanted to live at Cedar Crest,” she says.

As Norma Bodtmann watched flames engulf her house of 82 years, she not only looked back at a lifetime of memories, but forward to a new life ahead. 

The Union City, N.J., house had been home to four generations of her family. She grew up there, raised her children there, and at the time—last January—lived there with one of her sons. 

Leo and Elaine Thomas moved from a condo in Basking Ridge, N.J., to Cedar Crest, in Pompton Plains, where they can save for yearly travel thanks to predictable monthly costs.

During the first cold snap this fall, Chris and Matt Fleming discovered their furnace was finished. They had just spent nearly $20,000 on new windows for the whole house. They weren’t prepared to buy a new furnace, but what choice did they have? By October, they had put a $30,000 dent in their savings account and canceled summer vacation.

Cedar Crest Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor

Simple economics give us the rule of supply and demand. The same is true when it comes to the real estate market. So get ahead of the spring real estate market by putting your house on the market in February. To help you get ready, Crest Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor offers this advice: