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Maris Grove
Maris Grove resident Winnie Meyer (holding plaque) and some of her 57-member Winnie’s Winners team. Her team raised $5,500 to take first place in fundraising at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware’s 5K Run/Walk this April.

People who live at Maris Grove aren’t whiling away their so-called golden years. They’re giving back to help others.

Community Resources Manager Sally Christy estimates that more than 450 residents volunteer somewhere, which equates to more than 25 % of Maris Grove’s population.

Maris Grove
Raina Sloan seated at the desk she's set up as a home office in a corner of her bedroom at Maris Grove.

Raina Sloan, a community member at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., doesn’t like the word “retired.”

“I look at those years as a new phase of life, a new beginning,” Raina says.

Linden Ponds
Linden Ponds community members Ted Coburn and Mary Roever had the honor of lighting the torch at the opening ceremony of the Senior Olympics in Quincy, Mass., this past May.

It’s convenient to stay physically fit when you live at Linden Ponds. The community has a heated indoor pool and an on-site fitness center, which is staffed with professional personal trainers. From water aerobics to yoga, community members can choose from among a wide range of group exercise classes.

Linden Ponds
Mig and Ed Kupic smile from a bench in a beautiful flower garden

For the last 20 years, Ed and Mig Kupic have been spending their winters in Ormond Beach, Fla. Originally from Vermont, they would spend the warmer months there before heading to Cape Cod, where they also spent several summers. A few years ago, they decided they wanted to simplify their summer living while continuing to spend their winters in Florida. 

Linden Ponds
Employees and community members march along side a Linden Ponds bus, adorned with rainbow pride flags

When the Pride Parade took place in Boston this past June, Linden Ponds was on board for the festivities. A major sponsor of the annual event, Linden Ponds was well represented with nearly 40 residents and staff walking along the parade route and handing out Linden Ponds Rainbow Resistance Koozies.

Linden Ponds
Millie and Earl Beane, pictured here in their home, were among the first people to move to Linden Ponds’ newest residence building,  Willard Square, after it opened in April.

In April, Linden Ponds opened the doors to its ninth residence building, Willard Square. The seven-story building occupies 156,378 square feet and adds 104 brand-new apartment homes to the growing community. 

Lantern Hill
A rendering of the new dining facilities

Renovations to Lantern Hill’s on-site restaurants are nearing completion. The changes will make big improvements to traffic flow, capacity, and service.  

Lantern Hill
Mardi Gras Queen Rose Kranz pictured here alongside neighbor Mardi Gras King Dick Byrnes, both wearing their crowns.

An Arctic blast blew in frigid temperatures last winter from December to January, and the cold seemed to linger right through spring. Many cities in the East experienced the coldest January on record, including those in New York and New Jersey. 

Lantern Hill
(From left) Louise Connolly, Chris Stoddard, Alberta Sehnert, and Margaret Highfield tee up for golf season on Lantern Hill’s new putting green.

"The good thing about golf is as long as you can swing, you can play,” says Rosemary DeWitt, who started golfing at 58 and founded the Lantern Hill women’s golf group last year. “It keeps you strong and it keeps you moving.”