Location, activities, and community—those are a few of Diane O’Brien’s favorite things about living at Lantern Hill.

Diane O’Brien didn’t have to research retirement communities. Other people did the research for her.

“When I was working as a library director, many people would come in and research where they were going to live,” Diane says.

Choreographed to fun, upbeat music, Stretch, Strengthen, and Tone uses props like these small Pilates balls.

When Sunny Buchman moved to Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., she had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and arthritic joint pain. Now with the gym a big part of her daily routine, she’s feeling the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle.

“My health has improved in dramatic ways since I started working out at Lantern Hill,” Sunny says.

A senior couple shake the hand of a realtor next to a Sold sign in front of a house.

The weather may not feel like spring, but in the real estate world, the spring market is well under way. If you’ve been considering listing your house, now is the time. And here are three reasons why.

1. It’s a seller’s market, according to New Jersey Realtors®. Their July 2017 report concluded:

Ronald and Joan Hoke had lived in the same three-bedroom rancher in Berkeley Heights for many years. With home maintenance getting tiresome, they were quick to join the priority list at Lantern Hill. Its location enables them to stay involved with friends

New Jersey Monthly recently released its list of the top 100 towns in the state based on home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance, and lifestyle. Eight of the towns selected surround Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence.

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Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., emphasizes active living through convenience, activities and events, and proactive health care.

Zoom (left) and Tessa live at Lantern Hill with their adopted parents Beth and Joel Gardner.

Tucked away on a hillside off Mountain Avenue, across from Bells Lab, sits Lantern Hill, a buzzing community of people enjoying their retirement from careers as doctors, engineers, teachers, scientists, artists—many of whom are quite renowned in their field. 

Thank you, pioneers! The Pioneer Gratitude Gala began with Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and an employee representative from each department on campus giving a heartfelt message of thanks to the more than 200 residents in attendance.

In mid-October, Lantern Hill celebrated its pioneer residents and the caring community they’ve created. 

Marilyn and Gabriel Spera danced the night away at Lantern Hill’s Hollywood themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala in October (see story below). “It was a wonderful evening,” says Marilyn. “[Lantern Hill's staff] did a fabulous job, and I never heard one complaint

Marilyn and Gabriel Spera celebrated their one-year anniversary of life at Lantern Hill in September. Looking back, they say moving to the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., was the single best thing they’ve done for their retirement years.

Floor plan of Lantern Hill apartments at either Maple Glen or Oakwood Court “decorated” with jewels and stickers at the reservist event held earlier this year. Both residence buildings will open in 2018.

The restaurant hums with chatter as guests at Lantern Hill’s latest reservist event either meet each other for the first time or catch up with old friends. 

At one table, four women huddle over coffee and chitchat.