Lantern Hill Sales Director Randy Carroll (right) has been married for 19 years to his wife Kathleen, and they have two sons, Dillon (left) and Peyton. Dillon recently earned his Eagle Scout badge.

“I want to fill Lantern Hill with happy people,” says Randy Carroll, a face you’re likely to see if you visit the sales center on Mountain Avenue across from Bell Labs. 

Lantern Hill’s Garfield floor plan features two bedrooms and two full baths—perfect for someone who has family visiting from out of town or enjoys hosting grandkids.

Paul and Carole Thau chose the Garfield, one of many floor plans available at Hill. The Garfield features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony off the living area.

Paul and Carole Thau will move from Berkeley Heights, N.J., to their new home at Lantern Hill this winter. While they usually escape New Jersey winters by heading to Florida, they look forward to spending the season at home thanks to Lantern Hill’s climat

New neighbors: Paul and Carole Thau

Moving from: Berkeley Heights, N.J.

Floor plan: Garfield model—two bedrooms, two baths, den, and balcony 

Most excited about: Maintenance-free living, worry-free winters, activities, less cooking


Paul: tennis, The Old Guard of Summit, fitness center, Temple, bridge

Sales Counselor Kathy Banks answers telling questions about Lantern Hill.

New Providence, N.J., is abuzz about Lantern Hill. Construction is well under way on the community, which will open this fall offering small-town charm and amenities, as well as a full continuum of care right on campus.

Future Lantern Hill resident Bob Bell and Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan share some holiday cheer at the sales office.

Bob Bell has been waiting for Lantern Hill for a long time—thirteen years, in fact. He and his wife had begun to look for a retirement community that met their needs, lifestyle, and budget, but the area fell short. Until now.

Jennifer Kohan is Lantern Hill’s personal moving consultant.

Even though Lantern Hill won’t be move-in ready until fall, Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan has already helped over 200 people begin preparing for their move to the New Providence, N.J., community. 

Bob Bell will move to Lantern Hill from Watchung, N.J. He originally lived in Berkeley Heights. “I’m really looking forward to having things to do during the day and not having to drive to everything,” he says.

For Cal and June Carver, winter isn’t the most wonderful time of year anymore. They’re tired of maintaining their house in Short Hills, the yard, and the expenses that come along with it all. But that won’t be the case for long.


With winter knocking at the door, many people are preparing for all the chores and safety precautions cold weather requires. To-do lists include purchasing salt for sidewalks, putting the snow shovel within reach, and making sure the furnace is in working order. 

Lantern Hill is Erickson Living’s new community coming to New Providence in fall 2015.

Not all retirement living options are the same. But that doesn’t mean people always see a clear picture when comparing them.