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.”

Lantern Hill’s Bell Pavilion will feature underground parking; a new restaurant and bar; and courtyard amenities like a bocce court, fitness center, fire pit, and community gardens.

Many people moving to Lantern Hill this fall will have something in common with their new home. 

Lynn O’Neill (left) couldn’t wait to turn 62 so she could enjoy the same maintenance-free lifestyle as her mother, Darlene Eckel. Now, they both live at Lantern Hill, the active adult retirement community in New Providence, N.J.

This September, a life-changing event will come to fruition for a few hundred people in Union County, N.J. Lantern Hill will open the doors to its brand-new residence building, Bell Pavilion. 

One of Dick Byrnes’ many activities at Lantern Hill is the hand chimes choir. (From left) Joan Murphy, Dick Byrnes, Choir Director Carole Pasquale, and Dave Marr.

When Dick Byrnes asked his financial advisor Michael Moore if he thought a move to a retirement community like Lantern Hill was a smart investment, Moore didn’t hesitate—the answer was a resounding yes.