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Oak Crest
Two women go for a walk around the beautiful campus at Oak Crest.

Real estate’s prime selling season is upon us, and if 2019 is your year to consider vibrant retirement living, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

Oak Crest
The Activities Seminar at Oak Crest showcases a sampling of the nearly 200 resident-run clubs and groups at the Parkville, Md., community. Jim Wetzel and Joanne Fennessey represent a group that produces resident publications.

Everyone knows eating well and exercising can extend your life, but research now shows staying socially active is just as important.

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that an active social life and close personal relationships can contribute to good health and longevity both in adolescence and as we get older.

Riderwood
Chuck and Marge Pulfrey, who live at Riderwood, are Red Cross volunteers and have helped people in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Isaac, and the 2011 tornadoes in North Carolina.

Riderwood resident Chuck Pulfrey spent his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, so he and his wife Marge had the opportunity to travel the world and explore new places while serving the country. 

Riderwood
Lori Simpson recently joined Riderwood’s staff as the director of resident life.

Riderwood’s resident life department has a new leader at the helm. Last December, Lori Simpson joined the staff as director of resident life.

Fox Run
Karl Drayton used to teach photography to high school students, and now he shares the tricks of the trade with his neighbors at Fox Run, the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., where he lives.

Karl Drayton has enjoyed photography since he was a child. As an adult, he became a high school teacher and shared his love of photography with his students by starting a photography program at the school. He also taught photography classes for adults in the evenings. 

Fox Run
More than 60 miniature cars were entered to race in Fox Run’s first-ever Pinewood Derby.

In February, Fox Run hosted its inaugural Pinewood Derby, a miniature car race inspired by the classic Cub Scouts event. It was a day of nostalgia, as residents and staff reminisced about their childhood Cub Scout days, and a day for making new memories with friends and neighbors at the Novi, Mich., Erickson Living community. 

Fox Run
Kristen Yaquinto has worked as a sales manager at Fox Run since 2014. She recently became the community’s personal moving consultant.

Kristen Yaquinto is a familiar face at Fox Run. She joined the sales team as a sales manager back in 2014. In December, she stepped into a new role as personal moving consultant; you can find her assisting future Fox Run residents with all aspects of selling their houses and moving to the Novi, Mich., Erickson Living community. 

Eagle's Trace
Eagle’s Trace veterans and military spouses tour the Agventure exhibits at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. (From left) L.O. Wray, Joyce Wray, Bob Atkinson, Edie Hedman, tour guide Steven Westbrook, Bill Kircher, Jerry Rollo, and Paul Spalding.

More than 50 veterans and military spouses who live at Eagle’s Trace were honored guests at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Armed Forces Appreciation Day.

Eagle's Trace
Ann and Paul Spalding found their home for vibrant retirement living at Eagle’s Trace. The couple moved to Galveston Crossing, the community’s newest residence building, in July 2018.

Paul and Ann Spalding knew a potential move to a retirement community was on the horizon, but they couldn’t have anticipated how quickly their change of address would come.