Peter Hansen (left) and Dave Marr teamed up to outfit the new woodshop at Lantern Hill with machines and tools.

The comforting scent of wood shavings. The humming buzz of a table saw. The quiet solitude of concentration in the air. There’s just something about a woodshop that makes you feel at ease. 

That special something is what sealed the deal for Peter Hansen to move to Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J.

Lantern Hill's two chimes groups, one beginner and one more advanced, is one of many activities at the New Providence Erickson Living community. (From foreground) Joan Murphy, Judy Cornog, Jim Kuder, Dave Marr, Dick Byrnes, Nancy Yingling, Mona Baldwin, a

Summer’s high temps can be brutal. But you don’t have to just sit around inside all day. Community members who live at Lantern Hill stay active year-round, regardless of the weather. 

Embers Wine Bar is an extension of Tall Oaks restaurant and features the colors espresso, sage green, and cream accented by blue pendant lighting to complement the modern furnishings.

Lantern Hill has once again proven that its community members are the heart and soul behind making it a great place to live. 

Gabe Spera poses in his home office at Lantern Hill

Gabe Spera has come full circle in his career as a salesman. Years ago, he was just starting out, making cold calls, meeting new people every day. After working his way up the ladder to vice president of sales for Hunt Imaging, he’s now right back where he started—and happier than ever.

No matter what month of the year, Lantern Hill is always abuzz with activity thanks to its ingenious weatherproof design granting on-the-go residents access to the entire campus without ever going outside.

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.