Workers blast, dig, and carry away loads of stone on the Lantern Hill construction site.

If you’ve been near the corner of Mountain Avenue and South Street, you may have thought mountains were being moved. And you’d be right. But what exactly is going on behind the hill? 

Lantern Hill Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan uses over a decade of real estate experience to help people downsize and declutter. She says it’s never too soon to start planning.

“The combined effects of increased home purchase demand and tight inventory levels is causing continuing home price increases in New Jersey,” according to the Otteau Valuation Group, a real estate market analysis firm specializing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Lantern Hill's Stacey Gunderman with her baby son.

If you call Hill, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) coming to New Providence, N.J., in 2015, you’ll likely hear the friendly, knowledgeable voice of Sales Associate Stacey Gunderman on the other end of the telephone. 

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If you call Hill, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) coming to New Providence, N.J., in 2015, you’ll likely hear the friendly, knowledgeable voice of Sales Associate Stacey Gunderman on the other end of the telephone. 

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Even with careful planning, the most prepared person wants to know they’re making a smart financial decision when it comes to choosing a retirement community. 

Financial structures vary, but one of the most financially sound options is a fee-for-service community with predictable monthly costs, like Lantern Hill, which will open in New Providence, N.J., in fall 2015. 

Kathy Banks, a long-time resident of New Providence and Berkeley Heights, becomes Lantern Hill’s sales counselor. “Lantern Hill will be the perfect solution for people living in this area who want to stay in this area,” she says.

Kathy Banks is no stranger to New Providence, N.J. In fact, she and her husband, community leader Bill Hoefling, have lived in the niche area of Berkeley Heights and New Providence for 36 years. And she’s not going anywhere. 

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When it comes to retirement living, options are endless. The continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers various levels of living all in one place, making it a popular choice for retirees everywhere. 

Lantern Hill Executive Director Patricia Swan hasn’t always been in the senior housing industry. She began her career as a sales professional after graduating from the College of William and Mary with a degree in learning and memory. After nearly 20 years

When Patricia Swan envisions Lantern Hill as a completed community, she doesn’t just see the buildings, services, and amenities, she sees a partnership with the local New Providence, N.J., community. 

Erickson Living’s Lantern Hill community in New Providence, N.J., will feature 275 apartment homes and a wealth of amenities.

Bright opportunities for a vibrant and secure retirement will soon come to New Providence, N.J., when Hill opens its doors in fall 2015.