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Wind Crest
The Petyon apartment style is beautifully appointed with a blue couch and matching curtains, as well as decorative tables.

With the holidays around the corner, many retirees are scheduling personal tours at Wind Crest with their families. The Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., offers tours by appointment and hosts special events like holiday luncheons. 

Tallgrass Creek
Enjoying an end-of-summer poolside party are Tallgrass Creek fitness team members (from left) Camin Bell and Ashley Huesers with residents Darlene Bard and Jeff Howell

Enjoying an end-of-summer poolside party are Tallgrass Creek fitness team members (from left) Camin Bell and Ashley Huesers with residents Darlene Bard and Jeff Howell. Everyone enjoyed a light buffet of fresh vegetables and fruit with homemade dips and pita triangles with hummus, while sipping Mai Tai cocktails and lemonade. 

Tallgrass Creek
Wanda Schwarz (right) sings “Pennies From Heaven” at Tallgrass Creek’s annual standing-room-only talent show.

Wanda Schwarz (right) sings “Pennies From Heaven” at Tallgrass Creek’s annual standing-room-only talent show. This year’s show featured 15 residents who entertained with vocal numbers, dancing, humorous readings, stand-up comedy, and instrumental performances.

Tallgrass Creek
Alan Oehrle adds an adjustable shelf to an end table he made in Tallgrass Creek’s woodshop. In addition to their own projects, Alan and his fellow woodworkers frequently assist their neighbors with individual projects and repairs.

With the holidays right around the corner, Tallgrass Creek’s woodshop frequently resembles Santa’s workshop. 

Along with their normal projects, several residents build doll cradles and colorful children’s stools for a local nonprofit agency that provides toys for low-income families during the holidays. 

Tallgrass Creek
Jean Tracy and her sister Nancy Davis (left) use their laptops and smartphones every day. Jean also helps train her fellow neighbors on My Erickson, an app developed by Erickson Living that can be installed on laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.

Jean Tracy smiles as she remembers the first computer she ever used. 

“It was in the early ’80s,” says Jean, who moved from California two years ago to Tallgrass Creek, in Overland Park, Kans. “It was called a ‘luggable’ and was the precursor to a laptop. It weighed so much, I needed a cart to move it around.” 

Seabrook
During your holiday visit to Seabrook, you might meet a resident ambassador like Jackie Cole, who can give you an insider’s perspective, honest answers, and a friendly welcome.

With the holidays around the corner, many retirees are scheduling personal tours at Seabrook with their families. The Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., offers tours by appointment and hosts special events.

Seabrook
Seabrook resident Carol Hock says she actually enjoys watching the snow fall now, knowing that Seabrook’s grounds crew handles all maintenance and she can simply walk down the hall to a restaurant, movie, or club meeting.

With winter around the corner, Seabrook is experiencing a rush of appointments with people who don’t want to spend another winter in their house. 

The weatherproof community provides everything one needs to live a healthy, active, engaged life under one roof.  

Riderwood
Dave and Toko Ackerman have remained activists over the years, and in 2017 they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in support of equality for people of color. Dave Ackerman is pictured far left, and Toko Ackerman is centered.

It’s been more than half a century since thousands of Americans descended on Selma, Ala., to march in support of voting rights for African American citizens. But for the people who lived through those history-making days in March 1965, the memories are vivid.

Riderwood
Trudy Downs is one of the many tech-savvy retirees living at Riderwood. She is the vice president of the resident-run computer club and also provides iPhone and iPad tutoring for her neighbors.

These days, young people aren’t the only ones using technology to stay connected and make their lives easier. In fact, people age 65 and older are embracing technology more than ever.