Brooksby Village
Pastoral ministries at Brooksby Village invited nine youth from the North Shore to speak at the community’s Kids & Climate: A Call to Action forum.

Pastoral ministries at Brooksby Village has a reach that extends beyond the local Peabody, Mass., community.

“We’re always trying to keep our finger on the pulse of needs in the world,” says Rev. Chad Kidd, pastoral ministries manager. “Then our response becomes, ‘How can people of faith speak to this issue?’”

Ashby Ponds
Ashby Ponds philanthropy committee members (from left) Ann Wingblade, Dee Lowe, Adele Knott, Shirley Boning, and Philanthropy Manager Elisabeth Longworth celebrate a monumental year of giving at this year’s elegant evening event.

Community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., feel a tremendous sense of responsibility in fulfilling the community’s mission to “share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” 

Ashby Ponds
In addition to welcoming more new residents, Ashby Ponds’ sales team hosted numerous events designed to provide a real-life glimpse into the popular community.

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Ashby Ponds look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va. 

1. Record number of new community members

Ann's Choice
Trudi Hertfelder and daughter Heidi toured Grimsey Island near the Arctic Circle on a recent trip to Iceland. Living maintenance-free at Ann’s Choice frees up her schedule, allowing her to focus on the important things, like fun with the family.

“Go, and do it as long as you can.” That’s the advice Ann’s Choice resident and travel enthusiast Trudi Hertfelder gives when people ask about her frequent trips. 

Ann's Choice
Ann's Choice community member Harry Beam took these photos of the newly remodeled Banners Café.

Ann’s Choice community members often compare the Signature Dining program to eating on a cruise. The five on-site restaurants give them a choice of casual grab-and-go meals, hearty pub fare, and delicious multicourse dinners.

Ann's Choice
Kristina Cliff-Evans and her husband Ken Evans smile in their Ann's Choice apartment.

Kristina Cliff-Evans and her husband Ken Evans spent 28 years in a large, 95-year-old house in Northwest Philadelphia, Pa., with a full basement and two-car garage. According to Kristina, “There were lots of places to stick stuff, and we stuck stuff in all of them.”

Windsor Run
Ellen Weaver (left) credits Personal Moving Consultant Amanda Bates (right) and her team of experts for a seamless move to Windsor Run.

When Ellen Weaver’s sister Sue Helt moved to Windsor Run last September, she had no idea the decision would be life-changing for the both of them.

Windsor Run
Windsor Run’s new resident services manager, Maria Reyes, held the same position at another Erickson Living community in Maryland.

Recently, Windsor Run welcomed Maria Reyes as the community’s new resident services manager, a position she previously held at Windsor Run’s sister community, Oak Crest, in Parkville, Md. In this capacity, she supports community resources, fitness, and resident services coordinators.

Wind Crest
Alice and Joe Knox upsized from a 40-foot motor home where they lived and traveled North America for 14 years, to a two-bedroom Hayden apartment home at Wind Crest, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Have you ever considered ditching everything you own and traveling across the U.S. in a motor home? 

For many people, just downsizing to an apartment from a single family home is a feat. But in 2005, Alice and Joe Knox sold or donated the majority of their belongings, sold their house in Laurel, Md., and set off on a 14-year tour of North America in their 40-foot motor home.