Lantern Hill residents Linda and Doug Smith enjoy a game of bocce ball.

The coronavirus pandemic has made many of our normal leisure activities and ways of socializing more difficult, if not downright impossible. However, during this challenging time, the outdoors has become a beacon of hope.

An older woman folds an orange shirt over a box, labeled "donate."

If you’re thinking about moving to a retirement community and worried about how to downsize your home, don’t let this deter you. Certainly, one of the most dreaded but rewarding aspects of moving at any age is sorting through what to keep and what to toss.

Personal Moving Consultant Alli Krug recommends you list your house now and take advantage of Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

If you’re thinking about selling your house and moving to a maintenance-free community like Lantern Hill, it’s not too late to take action.

Kathy Banks is Lantern Hills' sales counselor.

It’s no secret New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation. If you live in Essex, Union, Morris, or Bergen Counties, you live in one of the nine counties in the country where the average bill consistently exceeds $10,000.

Just think. While you’re groaning as you take out your checkbook, some of your neighbors aren’t giving property taxes a second thought. 

Lantern Hill Fitness Coordinator Melissa Sullivan hosts a morning show on Lantern Hill’s in-house TV channel.

Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected. Staff and community members at Lantern Hill are using their creativity to stay engaged by utilizing the in-house TV channel. The channel provides residents with information, entertainment, and more at the Erickson Living-managed senior living community in New Providence, N.J.

A couple smiles, standing next to a "for sale sign" that has a "sold" sticker above it.

Despite the changes resulting from COVID-19, people throughout the country are continuing to search for, and purchase, their next home. According to Angela Sicoli, president of New Jersey Realtors, “tight inventory” coupled with low interest rates prime 2020 to be “another great year,” perhaps even better than 2019.

Alberta Sehnert moved to Lantern Hill from Summit, N.J., where she had lived for many years. She's seen here in her apartment, wearing a white sweater and standing in front of a shelf.

Real estate’s spring and summer selling season is upon us, and if you’re considering senior living options, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

Not all retirement communities operate on the same business model. A number of financial structures, as well as lifestyle and amenity options, exist to suit different needs, desires, and budgets. 

Fitness Coordinator Melissa Sullivan has created more than 20 fitness videos for residents to do in their apartment homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Erickson Living communities respond to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded nationally, Erickson Living, and all of its local communities, have worked tirelessly to put their resident's health, safety, and comfort above all else.

Dot Dunn smiles here in front of gallery wall of art made by her neighbors at Lantern Hill.

When Dot Dunn moved to Lantern Hill in late fall 2017, she was already experienced in a handful of hand crafts like needlework, temari balls, pine cone wreaths, and pressed flower pictures. But she found a new challenge, which has filled her life with a lot of joy: watercolor landscapes.