Campus book club chair Marilyn Crovetto relaxes in the reading room of her apartment home at Maris Grove.

Marilyn Crovetto pioneered Maris Grove. She moved to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., when it opened in 2006.

This past spring, Maris Grove’s garden club co-chairs (from left) Joe and Mej Blake, and Annette and Ransom Jenks, admire the vegetables Annette will plant in her garden spaces.

This year’s lingering winter and capricious spring tested the patience of many a Pennsylvania gardener, including the resident gardeners at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County.

(From left) Kimberly Janson, sales counselor; Annie Keane, sales associate; Carolyn Rawls, sales associate; Liz Harrington, sales manager; Sherry Stearns, sales associate; and Suzanne McAllister, personal moving consultant.

Kathy McCrossin, Maris Grove’s sales director, was honored this February as Maris Grove’s nominee for Erickson Living’s 2015 leadership award. Selected for her outstanding leadership qualities, McCrossin has a reputation for empowering and inspiring her sales team to want to be their best.

Personal Moving Consultant Suzanne McAllister with Maris Grove community members who moved from 55-plus communities. (From left) Suzanne Barton, McAllister, Janice Houser, and Betty and Ross Zelesnick.

Should you move to a 55-plus community or to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.?

It depends on your age and your lifestyle, says Maris Grove Personal Moving Consultant Suzanne McAllister. 

Carol Kette took her time acquiring art pieces that she loves for her home at Maris Grove. Now she says her home is ‘all me.’

Working full time and caring for the home she grew up in, a three-story house in Upper Darby, Pa., eventually motivated Carol Kette to move. “The weeding, the raking, the taxes, the snow…I didn’t want to be in a big house,” she says. 

Ed and Evelyn Gehres moved from Pennsylvania to Riderwood in Silver Spring, Md. With the help of Erickson Living moving professionals, their interstate move went off without a hitch.

Moving—particularly to another state—can be logistically challenging and somewhat stressful. In 2014, Ed and Evelyn Gehres relocated from Pennsylvania to Maryland to live at Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, to be near their son and his family. 

Maris Grove community member Terry Schall’s second bedroom serves as his office and ever-expanding library.

The first time Terry Schall saw Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., “It knocked my socks off,” he says.

The grain bin made by members of Maris Grove’s woodshop.

People move to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., for its amenities, its on-campus conveniences, and its more than 180 clubs and activities. 

(From left) Maris Grove priority list members John and Barb Izykowski and Sue and Richard Makara

After Barb and John Izykowski moved from Chester County, Pa., to a 55-plus community in Garnet Valley four years ago, “The more people I met,” says Barb, “the more Maris Grove residents I discovered.”