A pot of chili surrounded by fresh ingredients.

What’s better than watching football on a chilly fall day? Watching football while eating a piping hot bowl of homemade chili. 

The recipe below is inspired by Lantern Hill Director of Dining Jason Fernandi’s own chili con carne—the perfect way to welcome fall and football season.

illustration of a shirt on a coat hanger, stack of linens, cleaning solutions in bottles

Making progress toward a simplified, clutter-free life doesn’t have to wipe an entire day off your schedule—or wipe you out in the process. 

Alexa and Ken McCourt attend an event for those who have reserved an apartment home in Lantern Hill’s new Maple Glen building, slated to open in 2018.

When I first saw Alexa McCourt from across the room, I thought she must be someone’s daughter. Her hip style and welcoming smile complimented the modern décor of the bar and restaurant where we all gathered. 

In fact, I had the same inclination about several people in the room that day when I attended Lantern Hill’s reservist event in early June. 

Residents attending a lecture on Albert Einstein

After almost one year of living at Lantern Hill, Cal and June Carver say they’d recommend it to anyone. 

Valerie and David Marr had three offers on their house just three days after listing it. They got more than $15,000 over asking price using Erickson Living-preferred real estate agent Keith Kirkwood of Weichert.

The leaves may not be changing colors yet, but the fall market is kicking into high gear. According to an Associated Press analysis, home prices in New Jersey are rising while housing inventory is at a 20-year low. Experts say we’re likely to witness a market nearly as strong as 2005, before the housing bubble burst. 

Fitness Coordinator Chris Hynson leads a group strength class in Lantern Hill’s on-site fitness center.

You’re on the fence about downsizing and moving to an apartment-style community, even though it offers full access to health care on site. You may not need it now, but you acknowledge you or your spouse may need it in the future.

Jean Ball sits on a sofa inside her Wentworth-style apartment home at Lantern Hill, which she chose for its spacious layout, sunny location, and ample storage.

Jean Ball was looking to downsize from her large single family home in Summit, N.J., when Erickson Living announced construction of Lantern Hill in nearby New Providence. 

The aquatics center is just one of many amenities to be enjoyed by Lantern Hill residents.

One year ago, Ken Militzer traded his large house and all the maintenance that went with it for a worry-free lifestyle at Lantern Hill. The Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, and Ken was one of the very first people to call it home.

Sister and brother Nancy Boucher and John Bauer share Laddie while living in separate apartment homes at Lantern Hill.

People aren’t the only ones moving to Lantern Hill. The community has welcomed a few four-legged friends in the past year as well.