Barbara Morrisons, with short white hair and wearing a black cardigan over a striped shirt, smiles from her couch with her dog in her lap.

Barbara Morrison first got to know Maris Grove when her grandson worked there as a student server.

Jupie Seaholm, who lives at Maris Grove with her husband Jim and dog Flicka, plays what’s called a healing or therapy harp. She owns two such instruments, this floor harp and a smaller Irish harp.

What will you do when you retire? Many folks have only vague ideas. 

Jupie Seaholm, however, knew exactly what she’d do—learn to play a musical instrument. At the wedding of one of the Seaholms’ two daughters, she discovered what instrument that would be.

Bocce and shuffleboard are just two of the many activities Bob and Jan John enjoy participating in at Maris Grove.

On February 18 six years ago, Bob and Jan John took a step toward their future. They had visited Maris Grove, the Erickson Living community in Delaware County, Pa., several times, liked what they saw, and knew people who lived there. On this particular visit, they expected only to tour some apartment homes and join the priority list.

Nick and Destinee Inverso met one another while working at Maris Grove. This photo was taken at a surprise engagement party.

It was spring 2011. She was a communications specialist, recently hired to staff the front desk in Maris Grove’s Brinton Clubhouse neighborhood. He was a maintenance mechanic working in the same neighborhood and beginning his first day on the job. 

By August, Destinee Akley and Nick Inverso were on their way to becoming a couple.

Denise and Bob Dill, who moved to Maris Grove last summer, are especially happy to have shed all the homeowner worries they had encountered during  winters past.

Before they moved to Maris Grove, Denise and Bob Dill sampled its carefree lifestyle whenever they visited Denise’s mother, who was one of the first people to move to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa. She lived there for five years.

Ann Connon loves living at Maris Grove. Ann’s son David (left), who is a security supervisor there, loves working at Maris Grove.

In search of a different job after 25 years as a Pennsylvania state trooper, in 2009 David Connon applied for a security position at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

The eight-inch snowfall last March at Maris Grove—lots of snow but cleared sidewalks and roadways.

The on-site amenities at Maris Grove in Delaware County, Pa., keep community members’ welfare the top priority.

When snow piles up outside, residents simply walk down the hallway to get their mail, pick up their prescriptions, and do their banking. They have no need to pull on boots or struggle into a heavy winter coat.

Members of Maris Grove square dancing group take a break from dancing to sit for a photo.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., offers 100-plus campus activities and special interest groups for community members to participate in.

The living room of Maris Grove chorus director Beryl Stephens’ apartment home easily accommodates her baby grand piano.

Beryl Stephens found her perfect place last summer when she moved from Wallingford, Pa., to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County.