In the living room of her home at Maris Grove, Marie Walker sits surrounded by antique furniture she refinished herself. She’s cuddling one of the bears she makes for hospice.

When a memory begins with “Sometimes you can’t help doing things like your mother,” readers know they’re in for a good story.

Maris Grove neighbors Ben Klempner (left) and Ray Capodilupo never stay serious for too long a time. Life is good and kidding around is fun.

Remember Bob and Ray, the low-key but uproariously funny comedy team that kept audiences laughing from the 1940s through the 1980s?

Mary Ann Biller-Fischetti’s large and sunny second bedroom in her home at Maris Grove easily accommodates her desk and office furniture.

The announcement that Maris Grove would open Redwood Crossing, its third neighborhood, in mid-2017 gave Mary Ann Biller-Fischetti a deadline to downsize and move from West Chester, Pa., to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

At her worktable in the second bedroom of her home at Maris Grove, Betty Church displays some of her handbag creations.

Betty and Burt Church moved from Wilmington, Del., to Maris Grove six months after the Erickson Living retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., officially opened. 

Arlyne Goldberg, in a red flapper dress, teaches the Charleston to an inept group of Vaudevillian ghosts and Avon Gard Shakespearian actors.

Last November the Players group at Maris Grove performed A Song for Hamlet, their tenth musical comedy production in as many years at Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

Jan Schechter Maris Grove Personal Moving Consultant

Jan Schechter, recently named Maris Grove’s new personal moving consultant, brings excellent credentials to her position.

Marsha Tichi shows off one of the Tichis’ custom closets in their lovely new home at Maris Grove.

Kelly Frich has an enviable job. As the custom interiors coordinator at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., she spends her days making wishes come true.

This summer, she was doubly busy. June marked the official opening of the first two residence buildings in Maris Grove’s much-anticipated Redwood Commons neighborhood. 

Maris Grove Treasure Chest volunteers Ruth Winbourn (left) and Jean VanVeen amidst some of the treasures that await visitors to the campus resale shop.

When people move to Maris Grove, they gain a carefree lifestyle and also peace of mind, says Director of Philanthropy Barbara Burri. 

An autumnal view of the pond at Maris Grove. Photo by John Toutkaldjian.

For folks who’ve never been to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., scheduling an appointment with Sales Counselor Kimberly Janson will let you see the community for yourself.