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.” 

Beautiful antique furniture and handmade seasonal craft decorations make Joe and Betty Gaileys’ apartment home at Maris Grove resemble their former house in Wilmington, Del.

The calendar might say December, but it remains a seller’s market for home sales around Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa. 

Maris Grove Sales Counselor Kimberly Janson frequently hears people say of moving to Maris Grove, “We wish we had moved sooner.”

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.” 

Connie and Bill Amend’s spacious apartment home at Maris Grove features a large and comfortable great room, ideal for entertaining or kicking off their shoes and relaxing.

In 1974, Bill Amend, M.D., was recruited to the University of California at San Francisco as the first medical liaison to the world’s largest kidney transplant service.

He and his wife Connie moved across the country. They settled in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, and Connie put up a plaque that read, “Bloom where you’re planted.”

Stanley Ederheimer couldn’t be happier with his new home at Maris Grove, the Erickson Living community in Delaware County, Pa. His patio is his favorite place to relax.

Stanley Ederheimer’s introduction to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., came four years ago at its on-site rehabilitation and continuing care neighborhood.