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Tallgrass Creek
A roomful of attentive Tallgrass Creek neighbors watch as Operation Wildlife volunteer Jim Whinery introduces Danny, the great horned owl, to resident Suzie Dobbelaere. Operation Wildlife is an organization that rehabilitates injured creatures.

There were “oohs and aahs” all around when a roomful of Tallgrass Creek neighbors were introduced to four wild owls during an intriguing presentation hosted by the nature club at the Overland Park, Kans., community. 

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek resident Georgia Erickson (left) and her guest Ann Hibbard enjoy delicious German fare at a special luncheon hosted earlier this year by the sales team.

Good friends, good food, and good music filled the sunny Blue Sky Restaurant recently when Tallgrass Creek’s sales team hosted a special luncheon of German favorites. Tallgrass Creek neighbors invited their friends and family members interested in learning more about the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community.  

Seabrook
Chip Wazeter, an only child, says Seabrook has become the family he never had. He and his wife Sandy moved to the Tinton Falls, N.J., Erickson Living community in 2017.

Two years ago, Chip and Sandy Wazeter got a wake-up call. Seemingly healthy, Chip suffered a severe heart attack at age 70. “It was quite a shock to everyone,” he says.

Seabrook
Finance professional Barbara Solan enjoys living at Seabrook in Tinton Falls, N.J., which she says is a smart investment for her future.

With a successful finance career in treasury management, Barbara Solan knows a thing or two about making smart investments. That’s why, when it came to living her best life and investing in her own future, she recognized the benefits of choosing quality over quantity. 

Riderwood
Resident dancers Guillermo Olivos and Doris Teti dazzled the audience with their fancy footwork at this year’s Riderwood’s Got Talent variety show.

Norm Gordon got his first taste of show business when he was 16 years old. He sang “Bluebird of Happiness” on stage at his Washington, D.C., high school—and he was hooked from that moment on. 

Riderwood
Riderwood Executive Chef Chad Wisner strives to create memorable dining experiences for residents and their guests.

Riderwood residents consistently say that one of the best parts of living at the community is that they no longer have to prepare their own meals or do all of the grocery shopping, meal planning, and cleaning that goes with it.

Oak Crest

When choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), there are many aspects to consider—location, amenities, and neighbors, to name a few. One of the most important factors is the cost and the fee structure. 

Oak Crest
Oak Crest community members and sophomores from Rosedale Baptist School work together in a spring garden cleanup on campus.

Every spring, as soon as the weather breaks, you’ll find Don Keyser and dozens of his neighbors tending to their gardens at Oak Crest, the 87-acre Erickson Living community located in Parkville, Md. It’s a hobby that Don acquired out of necessity as a boy growing up in rural western Pennsylvania and has stuck with him over the years. 

Oak Crest
Three community members from Oak Crest, voted Baltimore's Best Active Adult Community by the Baltimore Sun, exercise together.

Every year, the Baltimore’s Best Readers’ Choice Contest, presented by The Baltimore Sun, recognizes the best people, places, and businesses throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County in more than 200 categories.