Lantern Hill's scenic campus is full of nature.

Research has shown that retirees place a high value on having the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, whether they’re the host or a guest, in the audience or on stage. 

Jon Bramnick (left), who is minority leader of the New Jersey General Assembly, a comedian, and a trial lawyer, visits with Lantern Hill resident Alan Haveson (far right) and Sales Director Dan Millender (center), while signing a copy of his book.

For a businessman like Alan Haveson, making the decision to move to a maintenance-free community was like any other business decision. He weighed the pros and cons, the finances, and the emotional aspects of making a move. 

Bell Pavilion, Lantern Hill’s sixth residence building, welcomed its first residents on Monday, October 7. The new residence building features a restaurant, bar, fitness center, courtyard, bocce courts, community gardens, and underground parking.

Lantern Hill is bustling this holiday season, not only as the community hosts various festive activities by and for residents, but especially as new neighbors move and settle into Bell Pavilion, the community’s sixth residence building, which opened earlier this fall. 

This October, Lantern Hill’s sixth residence building, Bell Pavilion, opens its doors and welcomes its first residents. But that’s not all. Along with 167 brand-new apartment homes, Bell Pavilion also opens Bistro 1720 and The Crown bar, just two of many amenities Bell Pavilion adds to the campus focused on active, maintenance-free living.

Five older adults practice tai chi.

It’s no secret that physical exercise promotes physical and cognitive health in older adults, but does low-intensity exercise make an impact? 

The group from Lantern Hill boarded the miniature zoo train at Turtle Back Junction to tour the beautiful South Mountain Reservoir.

While Lantern Hill has a wealth of amenities and activities available on campus for its residents to enjoy, community members and potential residents can also attend excursions to area destinations as well. 

Animal adventures

Bell Pavilion, Lantern Hill’s sixth residence building, will open this fall with new amenities like a courtyard featuring fire pits and a bocce court.

Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., continues to grow strong. 

Anne and Dexter Johnston use various computers and digital devices to create nature artwork, from Dexter’s photos to Anne’s gouache paintings.

Research shows that today’s seniors are often just as comfortable using technology as their younger counterparts. For Dexter Johnston, an MIT grad whose career at Bell Labs took him through the birth of the technology age, he’s not only comfortable using technology, he helped build it—from computers to fiber optics.

Display craft items, like colorful thread, as décor to free up traditional storage space.

I’ve been writing about downsizing and moving for nearly 15 years, and the most common remark I hear from people who have done it goes something like this: “I don’t miss a thing.”