As chair of the library committee at Lantern Hill, George Jonovich says he makes friends more quickly—one of seven top reasons people choose the New Providence, N.J., Erickson Living community.

What are your retirement priorities? Maybe you dream of living maintenance free. Or perhaps you’re more practical and want the peace of mind continuing care provides. Do you look for sound financial investments? Or maybe you look for interest groups and social interaction.

Lantern Hill digital technology interns Ashley Darling (left) and Jamie Joseph (middle). Fitness Coordinator Chris Hynson (right) oversees the daily activities at Lantern Hill’s fitness center and indoor swimming pool.

As the weather cools down, things are heating up at Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community that opened this summer in New Providence, N.J. 

Since June, residents have been settling into their new homes, meeting neighbors, and sampling activities like the fitness center and digital technology classes.

Though she has macular degeneration, Ruth Milgram can be as active and as social as she wants now that she lives among friends, services, and on-campus amenities at Lantern Hill in New Providence, N.J.

“Alexa, stop,” Ruth Milgram says as she answers the phone. Her voice-service, Bluetooth-enabled speaker silences, and Ruth returns to our interview. 

Library Committee members cut the ribbon on Lantern Hill’s new stocked and growing on-site library. (From left) Sandy Feldman, Judy Cornog, Dot Teller, Bob Schultz, Tom Keiser, Bob Teller, Thelma Keiser, and Mary Close (not pictured: George Jonovich).

From mystery to philosophy, from art to biography, there is something for everyone at Lantern Hill’s new library on campus.

Shirley and Mel George moved to Lantern Hill in New Providence, N.J., from a 55-plus community in Lakewood in July. They are two of Lantern Hill’s pioneer residents.

Oboe player Shirley George and her husband Mel realized the benefits of joining an Erickson Living priority list when they decided to change their status from Seabrook to Lantern Hill

Pam Gosner’s paintings hang in the sales center at Lantern Hill, the New Providence, N.J., community where she just moved in July.

If you’ve visited Lantern Hill, you may recognize the name Pam Gosner. Pam’s artwork graces the halls of the sales center. Now, Pam’s presence graces the community as well.

Sales Counselor Kathy Banks meets with people every day who are interested in moving to Lantern Hill.

Nancy Pearce wants to live more of her life. That’s why she’s moving from her quiet townhouse neighborhood in Gillette, Long Hill Township, N.J., to Lantern Hill, a bustling new community for active retirees in nearby New Providence.

The sales team celebrates Lantern Hill’s opening in late June and welcomes the community’s new residents. (In front, from left) Jodie Howell, Stacey Gunderman, Patricia Swan, Jenn Kohan, and Kathy Banks. (In back, from left) Randy Carroll and Jose Gomez.

You may have heard of it in the checkout line. Or maybe at church. You may have heard it mentioned at the hair salon, bridge club, or book group. Whether you live in Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Springs, or beyond, chances are you’ve heard of Lantern Hill

Bob Bell moves to Lantern Hill in September from Watchung, N.J.

Those moving to Lantern Hill aren’t the only ones excited about the new Erickson Living community opening in New Providence, N.J. Townspeople, businesses, and local officials see the continuing care retirement community as an asset to the area.