Though they spent most of their adult lives living on separate sides of the world, sisters Mary Kliauga (left) and Frances Kim are reunited at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., where they both now live.

For sisters Mary Kliauga and Frances Kim, moving to Seabrook has renewed the bond they once had as young girls growing up in Korea.

Riderwood community member Marketa Ebert (third from left) competed in an international tai chi tournament over the summer. She and her teammates took home a total of 14 medals.

When Marketa Ebert moved to Riderwood in 2014, she wanted to try a new form of exercise. Shortly after she and her husband David got settled, she enrolled in tai chi classes offered on the Silver Spring, Md., campus. She immediately took a liking to the ancient Chinese martial art and decided to study it in greater depth.

Resident Pal Littleton (right) is reviving Riderwood’s ham radio station. He is pictured here in the community’s “Ham Shack” along with fellow resident hams Lee Rose (left) and Don Schmidt (center).

Like many people of his generation, Pal Littleton was licensed as an amateur, or “ham,” radio operator when he was a teenager. But as is common, Pal says “life got in the way,” and he fell away from ham radio for several decades. 

(From left) Facilities Coordinator Valerie Simms, Custom Interiors Coordinator Edward Rudock, and General Services Coordinator Mauricia White.

One of the most exciting aspects of moving to a new home is the opportunity to redecorate and update your space.

Oak Crest
Greg Kinnear of RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Ellicott City, Md., is one of Erickson Living’s preferred real estate agents who has helped many Oak Crest residents sell their homes.

Think winter is traditionally the slowest seller’s market? Think again. We’re not in a traditional real estate market. With mobile apps and online listings, home shoppers can now virtually tour your home without ever setting foot outside. And fewer houses on the market means less competition when it comes to selling. 

Oak Crest
Erickson Living communities, like Oak Crest in Parkville, Md., provide on-site health and wellness services not available at other retirement communities, including physicians and staff who are specialists in senior health.

The old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is good advice. But you don’t have to rely on apples alone to stay healthy when you have a physician-staffed medical center just steps from your front door. 

Maris Grove
Ann Connon loves living at Maris Grove. Ann’s son David (left), who is a security supervisor there, loves working at Maris Grove.

In search of a different job after 25 years as a Pennsylvania state trooper, in 2009 David Connon applied for a security position at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

Maris Grove
The eight-inch snowfall last March at Maris Grove—lots of snow but cleared sidewalks and roadways.

The on-site amenities at Maris Grove in Delaware County, Pa., keep community members’ welfare the top priority.

When snow piles up outside, residents simply walk down the hallway to get their mail, pick up their prescriptions, and do their banking. They have no need to pull on boots or struggle into a heavy winter coat.

Maris Grove
Members of Maris Grove square dancing group take a break from dancing to sit for a photo.

Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., offers 100-plus campus activities and special interest groups for community members to participate in.