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Devonshire
In Devonshire’s recently updated Community Resources office, which acts as a mini box office for Devonshire community members, manager Irene Malanga (right) and assistant Sarah Soetarto look over the office’s 2017-2018 season tickets preview.
People who reside at Devonshire at PGA National, Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens, enjoy resort-style living in close proximity to upscale shopping, trend-setting restaurants, and a wide variety of cultural attractions. Through its Community Resources department, Devonshire offers a large roster of activities in its 65,000square-foot clubhouse, which is conveniently...
Devonshire
Devonshire community members who write for or occasionally contribute articles to the Devonshire Times include (from left) Fay Shapiro, Adele Breslow, Jean Cohen, Dellie Rosen, Betty Lauer, and Jim Hix.
There’s no more delightful way to find out what’s happening at Devonshire in Palm Beach Gardens, than to read Devonshire Times, the community’s newsletter. To keep community members informed on important community matters, each bimonthly issue features a letter from Executive Director Jim Wingardner and a report from Resident Council President Jack Head. Every issue also includes a restaurant...
Brooksby Village
Cathy and Ted DiBlasi moved to Brooksby six years ago to be closer to their two daughters.
Ted and Cathy DiBlasi were high school sweethearts at Flushing High School in Queens, N. Y., before Ted enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent three years in the South Pacific during World War II. “Ted didn’t come home at all during those three years, but we wrote letters back and forth,” says Cathy, who studied education at Queens College while he was away. After the war, the couple married...
Wind Crest
When they’re not traveling, Mark Hogan and Sandra Scott enjoy walking their Wheaton terrier Maud among the manicured grounds and High Line Canal Trail that bisects Wind Crest’s campus.
When Sandra Scott and Mark Hogan started considering where they’d spend their retirement, they gave it plenty of thought—a few years of thoughtful research, in fact. And while they made the decision on their own, they wanted to ensure their family and friends understood and respected their choice. Mark wrote a letter outlining why they were choosing to move from their home at Heritage Eagle Bend...
Brooksby Village
Marilyn Dillon (left) and Janet Franz participate in a handwashing activity during Brooksby’s two-day women’s retreat.
Reverend Judith Medeiros, Protestant chaplain at Brooksby Village , recently celebrated her one-year anniversary at the Peabody, Mass., community. “As I’ve been getting to know our residents, many of them express a desire for deeper friendships,” says Medeiros. “They know a lot of people, but they’re looking for opportunities to develop more intimate friendships.” After some consideration,...
Brooksby Village
Sue Davis, sales director at Brooksby Village, leads an experienced sales team as they introduce prospective residents to the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.
Ask Sue Davis to describe her sales team at Brooksby Village , and you’ll see her face light up. “We have a well-rounded team with many years of experience,” says Davis, sales director at the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., for the past ten years. “Not only does our sales staff do a fantastic job working with our prospective residents, but they’re all wonderful people.” The sales...
Tallgrass Creek
Barbara Hise uses this bowl-shaped bell to begin and end the meditation class she teaches at Tallgrass Creek.
Barbara Hise decided to teach a meditation class at Tallgrass Creek before she even moved there. “I was visiting Tallgrass Creek prior to my move and overheard some residents say they wished someone would teach a meditation class,” says Barbara, a recently retired psychologist. “I piped right up and said I would.” Ebb and flow Barbara, a firm believer in the benefits of meditating, moved to...
Tallgrass Creek
(From left) Tallgrass Creek neighbors Linda Schur, Imogene Player, Nancy Bird, Bill and Amy Case, and Mary Jo Ely mingle at a new resident orientation.
New neighbors at Tallgrass Creek are feeling right at home thanks to the warm welcome they continue to receive from both residents and staff. Many new community members are settling into Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s recently completed new residence building. Others have chosen homes at Bluebird Crossing, Redtail View, or Meadowlark Terrace, other residence buildings at the Overland Park...
Ann's Choice
Bob Taylor spends time on the balcony of his home at Ann’s Choice nearly every day until he heads to Florida for the winter. His balcony overlooks Warminster Park, where he often walks.
Family members in Pennsylvania led Bob Taylor to move from his waterfront home near Mystic, Conn., to Ann’s Choice , Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa. He’d learned about the community a few years ago when he flew north from his snowbird home in Florida to spend the Christmas holidays in Pennsylvania with his son and daughter-in-law in Langhorne and his granddaughter in...