A black dress, black hat, and determination transform reenactor Peggy Orner into her most popular and longest-running portrayal, Mother Jones.

In 2013, Peggy and Tom Orner moved from a retirement community in Reading, Pa., to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County.

Maris Grove resident Geri Eisenstein shows her delight at participating in the community’s Longest Day butterfly release.

On June 21, 3,200 teams in all 50 states and 12 countries participated in The Longest Day activities and events to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

From spring into fall, Janet and Lee Dettra use the balcony of their home at Maris Grove as their family room.

Choral performances, religious observances, and memorial services are among the multiple events that take place in Maris Grove’s beautiful interfaith chapel.

Depending on the occasion, piano or organ accompaniment will add solemnity or ceremony to the event.

People gathered outside Redwood Commons in celebration of its opening.

When Maris Grove officially opened its Redwood Commons neighborhood on June 12, the excitement was contagious. An outdoor champagne toast and ribbon-cutting kicked off the celebration.

Winnie Hayek, who lives at Maris Grove, reminisces as she pages through Paint Lick, her mother’s memoir. Winnie published it, her father’s memoir, and her own memoir last December on Amazon.

When Winnie Hayek moved from West Chester, Pa., to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, she followed in her mother’s footsteps. 

Actually, she moved in with her mother, and she did so as soon as she was age qualified. 

Chris Weaver of Wild Birds Unlimited donated a bird feeder to Maris Grove’s bird group. Mej Blake (on left) and Carolyn Uhlig chair the group.

Life is never boring for people who live at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa. With more than 180 different special interest groups and activities to choose from, they can readily find several they’d like to participate in.

Arlyne Goldberg, who moved to Maris Grove from White Plains, N.Y., communicated via email with Personal Moving Consultant Suzanne McAllister to arrange her furnishings and customize her new home.

Regardless of where you move from to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., its sales staff, including Personal Moving Consultant Suzanne McAllister, can help simplify your move.

Photographer John Toutkaldjian discusses one of his photos with a Maris Grove neighbor. He sells his photos to benefit the community’s Resident Care Fund.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., is fertile territory for photographers. 

Its beautifully landscaped grounds, wooded glens, and location within the Brandywine Valley provide inspiring year-round subject matter.

Maris Grove’s Manny (holding a bottle of wine) and Jean Renzi (with wine glass) host a monthly wine and cheese gathering for new community members.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., has become so popular that this June it opened its Redwood Commons neighborhood with a new clubhouse and two new residence buildings.