Joan and Ronald Hoke saw the benefits of trading their old house for a brand-new, maintenance-free apartment home at Lantern Hill. They chose a two-bedroom, two-bath Glenside floor plan to suit their lifestyle and budget.

Bob and Vi Smith chose a Hathaway-style apartment home at Lantern Hill.

Union County, N.J., residents have been waiting a long time for a maintenance-free continuing care community like Lantern Hill. So much so that nearly 50% of the Erickson Living community’s residents moved from within the county. 

Lantern Hill Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan, who is also a local real estate agent, says it’s best to have your house on the market by the end of March—and she’s here to help you do it.

Although people often think of April through June as the “spring market,” the truth is that buyers come out as early as January and February. As time goes on and the weather gets nicer, the market gets more saturated. 

The aquatics center at Lantern Hill.

Think back over the years. How many New Year’s resolutions have you made? And how many have you kept? 

Make this the year you keep your resolutions. Lantern Hill makes keeping these top five New Year’s resolutions easy. 

1. Fitness

Glenn and Marianne Herrigel chose a one-bedroom Burlington-style apartment home at Lantern Hill.

Glenn and Marianne Herrigel may have lived in their four-bedroom colonial for 50 years, but it didn’t take them long to feel perfectly at home in their new apartment at Lantern Hill. In fact, it took no time at all.

The Lantern Grille is a casual restaurant with pub-style favorites and a late-night menu until 10 p.m.—perfect for socializing and a game of billiards!

After 62 years of marriage and meal planning, Marianne Herrigel welcomes the opportunity to choose when she makes dinner or eats out. 

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.