Artistic talent runs in the Strugala family. Janet is a painter, and Ed, who designed and made this impressive wall unit, is an accomplished woodworker.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., attracts painters, fiber artists, photographers, woodworkers, and quilters. There’s even a resident playwright.

Telling talents

In July, the first phase of construction on Maris Grove’s new neighborhood (with two new residence buildings) looked like this. Tour the campus in October and see how far construction has progressed.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., has been changing people’s lives for the better since it opened in 2006. 

A 60-minute chat with Sales Counselor Kimberly Janson could do the same for you. 

Grayce Hess’s collection of beautiful egg-shaped ornaments hangs in a custom-made display cabinet at the Hesses’ home at Maris Grove.

When Grayce and Sid Hess moved last November from Chadds Ford, Pa., to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, they were following a plan they’d made much earlier. 

Pat Knodel has been around the globe, including a trip to Antarctica 30 years ago. Daily, she delights in the tree-scape view from her balcony at Maris Grove.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., opened in October 2006. Pat Knodel and her husband moved in a month later.

Before they moved to Maris Grove, Stan and Selma Slossburg had laminate wood flooring installed in their great room.

Not only does Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., provide its residents a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle, its sales staff makes moving to the community nearly stress-free.

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.