The “core four” women of Cedar Crest’s Long Islanders Club (from left) Olivia Cuoghi, Christa Tromblay, Gloria Bargetzi, and Betty Driver plan monthly meetings to include DVDs, guest speakers, and lots of reminiscing.

For about 20 people who live at Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains, N.J., the Erickson Living community has become an extension of their beloved Long Island, where they once lived. Some lived there for as long as 75 years, others for just a few. Now, though, they all share their memories and experiences through the Long Islanders Club.

A winter of 20 snowstorms set the stage for robust spring and summer New Jersey real estate activity.

“The combined effects of increased home purchase demand and tight inventory levels is causing continuing home price increases in New Jersey,” according to the Otteau Valuation Group, a real estate market analysis firm specializing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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The Crest dining team continues its efforts to enhance the menus at its four on-campus restaurants.

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Until Joseph Monroe decided to move closer to his family (about 1,300 miles closer), he didn’t realize how much he’d been missed.

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Rows of red, white, and blue waving in the wind dotted the Crest campus as standing tributes to those who have served and those currently serving in the U.S. military.

A flash mob of 13 aerobics class members surprised breakfasting volunteers with a five-minute choreographed dance routine. Led by aerobics instructor and fellow neighbor Joann West, they danced to “Dirty Dancing” and “Hot, Hot, Hot!”

If anyone was sleepy at breakfast on the morning of April 10, they got a wake-up call when a flash mob of 13 of their neighbors moved up to the dance floor and assembled into a “flash mob” where they danced for approximately five minutes to “Dirty Dancing” and “Hot, Hot, Hot!” 

Renée Polay kept the décor in her new home simple yet nostalgic. With help from Cedar Crest’s personal moving consultant, she chose furniture and décor from her old house that would fit perfectly in the open floor plan of her Brighton-style apartment home

Renée Polay loves her new home, and she’s not afraid to show it.

Carole Garthwaite (left) and her daughter plant tomatoes in Carole’s Cedar Crest garden patch.

After such a long winter, gardening season can’t come soon enough.

Cedar Crest Dining Director Edward Wang talks turkey with resident Wanda Spallina.

Edward Wang isn’t new to the culinary world. For 30 years, he’s infiltrated the food and beverage industry.