Lantern Hill Sales Counselor Kathy Banks

For the next two months, Lantern Hill’s sales office expects to be busier than ever with personal appointments. That’s because many people take advantage of having their adult children in town for the holidays to visit the New Providence, N.J., Erickson Living community.

Chris Stoddard smiles here in the living room of her home at Lantern Hill.

Chris and Jack Stoddard are glad they didn’t wait to move to a senior living community. They were one of the first couples to move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., when it opened in 2016.

Sales Counselor Kathy Banks can help you plan a personal tour of Lantern Hill that is exactly that—personal.

To George Russo, surrounding himself with people and living independently are not mutually exclusive. At least, that’s what he discovered at Lantern Hill, the New Providence, N.J., Erickson Living community he moved to from Union in 2016.

Since last ringing in a program this past June, the Lantern Hill Ringers are beginning to prepare for their holiday concert. (From left) Shirley Mangin, Mary Close, Mona Baldwin, Nancy Yingling, Dick Byrnes, Dave Marr, and Jim Kuder.

If you’re walking down the hall of Union Square Clubhouse at Lantern Hill on a Monday or Wednesday morning, your ears will delight in the harmonious sound of hand chimes floating through the air.

A self-proclaimed “night owl,” Phyllis Sequiera reads a book or scans Facebook late at night before heading to bed. She loves being able to keep her own schedule at Lantern Hill, where she has lived since February.

Last winter, something happened that changed Phyllis Sequeira’s outlook on life. A pipe burst in the basement of her 80-year-old house, and suddenly she realized, “I don’t want to do this anymore.”

A rendering of the new dining facilities

Renovations to Lantern Hill’s on-site restaurants are nearing completion. The changes will make big improvements to traffic flow, capacity, and service.  

Mardi Gras Queen Rose Kranz pictured here alongside neighbor Mardi Gras King Dick Byrnes, both wearing their crowns.

An Arctic blast blew in frigid temperatures last winter from December to January, and the cold seemed to linger right through spring. Many cities in the East experienced the coldest January on record, including those in New York and New Jersey. 

(From left) Louise Connolly, Chris Stoddard, Alberta Sehnert, and Margaret Highfield tee up for golf season on Lantern Hill’s new putting green.

"The good thing about golf is as long as you can swing, you can play,” says Rosemary DeWitt, who started golfing at 58 and founded the Lantern Hill women’s golf group last year. “It keeps you strong and it keeps you moving.”

Alberta Sehnert: That you do not have to have the same beliefs as everybody else and you can still get along and be friends. 

Rose Kranz: It means the world to me. Is there anything better?