Maris Grove’s snow crew salted and plowed the roadways during the blizzard this past January.

Spring is in the air, but Philadelphia’s January blizzard won’t soon be forgotten.

(From left) Maris Grove residents Kathleen Petrilli and Janice Thompson

It’s a common complaint: congested roadways and overbooked flights have taken the fun out of travel.

Maris Grove Sales Counselor Kimberly Janson

Maris Grove has attracted so many people to its carefree lifestyle that it is 99% occupied.

“But,” says Sales Counselor Kimberly Janson, “we want people to know that we have apartment homes coming available every month.” 

Maris Grove resident Bill Queale

When Bill Queale almost tripped down the steps at his condo in Yardley, Pa., he decided to move to a community that offered one-level living. 

Maris Grove residents Gerri Eisenstein and Paul Meckley

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., has a knack for developing creative, artistic, and fun projects to benefit those in need in the surrounding towns. 

Sharon Boyce

As a young bride shortly after the Korean War, Sharon Boyce accompanied her husband Jack to Buckinghamshire, England, where he was stationed with the Air Force. 

The most treasured of Maris Grove’s 170 veterans club members are its WWII vets. Each has an interesting story to tell.

Here, three of them share their wartime tales and today’s blessings. 

Joe Ennis

In 1943, Staff Sargeant Joe Ennis was a 20-year-old tail gunner on a B-17 bomber flying out of England with the 95th Bomb Group. 

For 40 years, Peggy Grier, a Wilmington, Del., native, set aside her paints, her brushes, and her life-long passion for art while she raised a family, taught home economics, and later worked at Astra Zeneca.

When she retired, Peggy moved to Chadds Ford, Pa. She also returned to painting and discovered that her skills had never left her. 

snow covered cars

At Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., winter never intrudes on a resident’s carefree lifestyle.

Members stay safe and healthy thanks to a 24/7 security team and an on-site medical center staffed by full-time doctors.