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.” 

Maris Grove residents Bob and Lois Stimeare

On Lois and Bob Stimeare’s first visit to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., Lois knew she wanted to live there. 

Artist's rendering of Redwood Commons

Maris Grove will open its eagerly anticipated third neighborhood in Spring 2017.  

Phil and Joan Spiegelman

Shedding home maintenance and planning for the future inspired retired DuPont engineer Phil Spiegelman and his wife Joan to move to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

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.