Stan and Mona Wilush prepare to welcome guests to their apartment home for drinks prior to dining in one of Maris Grove’s restaurants.

Mona and Stan Wilush found their perfect retirement place when they moved to Maris Grove from Bear, Del., south of Wilmington.

Though they learned about Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., before construction had even begun, they liked what they heard and saw. 

Residents and DuPont Retirees Club members Ken Wright (left) and John Smoots pose with Sara Price, Maris Grove’s Erickson Advantage membership coordinator. The men say that Price’s office does an excellent job.

People move to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., from locations both near and far. A number of those who move from Wilmington, Del., are DuPont retirees. Maris Grove’s DuPont Retirees Club, chaired by John Smoots, himself a Wilmington transplant, has 165 members. 

An aerial shot of Maris Grove taken in December 2016 shows its connected buildings, construction of its new Redwood Commons neighborhood, and the surrounding Delaware County countryside.

If it’s time to trade decades of cooking, cleaning, and household chores for an easier life, consider moving to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

Maris Grove Blanket Circle members (from left) Patty Obrecht, Frankie Moses, Pat Borjes, and Irene Woznicki display some of the 2,109 comfy coverings the group produced for Project Linus last year.

(From left) Maris Grove Computer Club cochair Jack Collette, club member Mary Ann Starkey, and IT manager Mike Hill helped launch the club’s website.

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.