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Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., emphasizes active living through convenience, activities and events, and proactive health care.

Zoom (left) and Tessa live at Lantern Hill with their adopted parents Beth and Joel Gardner.

Tucked away on a hillside off Mountain Avenue, across from Bells Lab, sits Lantern Hill, a buzzing community of people enjoying their retirement from careers as doctors, engineers, teachers, scientists, artists—many of whom are quite renowned in their field. 

Thank you, pioneers! The Pioneer Gratitude Gala began with Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and an employee representative from each department on campus giving a heartfelt message of thanks to the more than 200 residents in attendance.

In mid-October, Lantern Hill celebrated its pioneer residents and the caring community they’ve created. 

Marilyn and Gabriel Spera danced the night away at Lantern Hill’s Hollywood themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala in October (see story below). “It was a wonderful evening,” says Marilyn. “[Lantern Hill's staff] did a fabulous job, and I never heard one complaint

Marilyn and Gabriel Spera celebrated their one-year anniversary of life at Lantern Hill in September. Looking back, they say moving to the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., was the single best thing they’ve done for their retirement years.

Floor plan of Lantern Hill apartments at either Maple Glen or Oakwood Court “decorated” with jewels and stickers at the reservist event held earlier this year. Both residence buildings will open in 2018.

The restaurant hums with chatter as guests at Lantern Hill’s latest reservist event either meet each other for the first time or catch up with old friends. 

At one table, four women huddle over coffee and chitchat. 

Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan helped George Russo with most of his moving needs.

When it comes to moving, you can find apps that will keep you organized through packing, painting, and even making new friends. 

But how do you keep all those apps organized? And what happens if you’re not app or tech savvy? 

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.