Seabrook community member Lori Orr stretches her hamstrings and lower back in a seated forward fold, also known in yoga as staff pose or dandasana.

Think back over the years. How many New Year’s resolutions have you made? And how many have you kept? 

Rona Mininni found friends of a lifetime at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J. The foursome hosts The Girls, a talk show on the community’s TV station. (From left) Judy Tier, Rona Mininni, Judy Sullivan, and Amy Volz.

Rona Mininni knew exactly what life would be like at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., because her father had lived there. What she didn’t expect was how easy her move would be. 

Seabrook’s Ruth Rusch published The Adventures of Freddie the Frog in August.

An analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2013 increased 17% over 2012 and 437% over 2008. While self-publishing continues to grow, the pace appears to be normalizing. 

Jack Coogan and Jeanne McArthur serve on Seabrook’s finance committee. Both say the Erickson Living community is a smart financial decision—one of seven top reasons people choose the Tinton Falls, N.J., community.

What are your retirement priorities? Maybe you dream of living maintenance-free. Or perhaps you’re more practical and want the peace of mind continuing care provides. Do you look for sound financial investments? Or maybe you look for interest groups and social interaction.

Benjamin Stewart (right) revisits a site in Italy where he served in WWII. With him are his wife Mary (second from right) and Seabrook neighbor Josephine Arminio (second from left), who owns a house in Diecimo.

Seabrook is known for its vibrant activities, maintenance-free lifestyle, and spacious apartment homes. While people moving to the Tinton Falls, N.J., Erickson Living community expect all that, they often don’t expect one of the best aspects about life at Seabrook: friendship. 

Seabrook’s solar field faces south at a tilt of 10 degrees. The height of the back panel stands approximately 7 ½ feet high. It will produce approximately 20%–25% of Seabrook’s annual electric load.

Seabrook has joined Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Macy’s, and IKEA, along with hundreds of other U.S. businesses that have gone solar. Together, they contribute to offsetting 890,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. 

Larry Katz, leader of the Conservative Club at Seabrook, spent about 35 years in politics in Staten Island, N.Y.

Regardless of their political differences, one thing both the Conservative Club and Liberal/Progressive Club of Seabrook have in common is that they encourage people of all ages to vote. 

Cousins-in-law Jane (left) and Helen Degnan cohost Seabrook Today, a daily live show, every other week for the community’s in-house television station.

Cousins-in-law Jane and Helen Degnan are closer now than they have been since they were teenagers.

Les Carr (right) buys fresh produce from local farmer Jennifer Scarborough.

Les Carr (right) buys fresh produce from local farmer Jennifer Scarborough at the weekly farmer’s market held at Seabrook in Tinton Falls, N.J.