Anne Wedemeyer, who lives at Maris Grove, displays a prized photo of herself, her son, and her daughter with the Dalai Lama.

On the set at Maris Grove’s in-house TV studio, resident and on-air host Laura Searls confers with Community TV Coordinator Tyler Dougherty about an interview. Resident George Lewis (front) will work the camera during the interview.

On his way to Sunday brunch at Maris Grove with his grandmother, Tyler Dougherty would walk past the community’s in-house TV studio without a second thought. That is, until he saw a job posting there two years ago.

Jim Simpson (center) lip-synchs “Under the Boardwalk” during the Players’ production of A New Roof for Rosie. Backing him up are (from left) Jack Welsh, Joe Blake, Laura Ciporin, and Ross Zelesnick.

Of all the 180-some activities and events available to the people who live at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., the Players group is probably the most fun.

Accomplished pianist Phyllis Daniel brought her studio grand piano with her when she moved from San Antonio, Tex., to Maris Grove, the Erickson Living community in Delaware County, Pa.

When Phyllis Daniel moved to Maris Grove from San Antonio, Tex., three years ago, she brought her love for all things music-related and her extensive musical background to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

Maris Grove shuttle driver Joe Boyle escorts resident Mary Welch through machine-generated rain during the filming of a commercial about the Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa.

With its lively and engaged population of 1,400 people, something exciting happens every day at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

Resident Phil Spencer points out Maris Grove on a much smaller copy of a map he made of historic places in Delaware County, Pa.

A number of years ago, a relative of Phil Spencer, who lived in Maryland, told him about John Erickson’s proposals for his first retirement communities. “This guy has a really interesting program,” the relative said.

Resident Sally Dietz works on one of her cross-stitch projects in the comfortable living room of her home at Maris Grove.

Sally Dietz moved to Maris Grove in 2012 while the community’s new residence building, Eagle Pointe, was under construction.

Maris Grove 10th Anniversary Celebration

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., observed its tenth anniversary with a weeklong celebration this October. More than 100 residents and staff slipped away from their usual campus commitments to be part of this commemorative photo.

Helen Giammattei poses with the two needlework books she and a friend, Mary Kay Davis, authored during the 1970s: Needlepoint From America’s Great Quilt Designs and More Needlepoint From America’s Great Quilt Designs.

Maris Grove’s Helen Giammattei calls herself a “lady of projects.”