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. 

Moving to Lantern Hill is even easier with Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

In 2005, the housing market was booming. Retirees in the Detroit area were itching to sell their houses and move to Fox Run, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Novi, Mich. Fox Run had several apartment homes reserved. But they sat vacant.


Space was foremost on Dan and Lucia Valerio’s minds when they decided to take a look at an Erickson Living community in New Jersey. Their two-story house of nearly 40 years in Morristown included an attic and a basement “where a lot of things collected,” Lucia says.

“There’s nothing like it in the area,” says Executive Director Patricia Swan of the Lantern Hill community.

“What’s important to people entering their freedom years?” Patricia Swan asks rhetorically. 

As executive director at Lantern Hill, the new continuing care retirement community coming to New Providence, N.J., next year, Swan has the answer. Three answers, in fact.