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Lantern Hill
Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan helped George Russo with most of his moving needs.
When it comes to moving, you can find apps that will keep you organized through packing, painting, and even making new friends. But how do you keep all those apps organized? And what happens if you’re not app or tech savvy? Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan is like your own walking, talking resource of all the apps out there related to moving and decorating. With a deeply personal touch,...
Cedar Crest
illustration of a shirt on a coat hanger, stack of linens, cleaning solutions in bottles
Making progress toward a simplified, clutter-free life doesn’t have to wipe an entire day off your schedule—or wipe you out in the process. Anne Connor, personal moving consultant for people moving to Cedar Crest , the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., shares three downsizing and decluttering tasks that take 30 minutes or less. 1. Condense your closet. Set your timer for 30...
Cedar Crest
Cedar Crest has more than 180 clubs and activities, including a TV studio right on campus. Residents like Rich Cirella have opportunities to work behind or in front of the camera in various capacities.
The living room in Cedar Crest ’s clubhouse buzzes with conversation as people researching their retirement living options gather in several groups of 10 to 12. A resident ambassador or a staff member answers questions about life at the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J. In one group, an adult daughter and her mother ask about the financial structure and continuing care options. In...
Brooksby Village
Peggy and Bob Ciampa’s apartment at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass., evokes images of the Florida coast.
In the months leading up to Bob Ciampa’s 80th birthday, Bob and his wife Peggy knew they had homework to do. “When I retired in 2001, Peggy and I bought a place in Sebastian, Fla., halfway between Melbourne and Vero Beach,” says Bob, who spent his career in machine tool and industrial robotic sales. “We divided our time each year—eight months in Florida and four months in Bedford [Mass.], where...
Brooksby Village
Bill Scouler, pictured with his wife Carol, worked as a Battle Green guide in Lexington, Mass.
As an optical physicist, Bill Scouler devoted his career to the sciences until he retired in 1995. “I wasn’t a big fan of history in school,” says Bill, who earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I was more of a math and science guy.” Bill and his wife Carol lived in Lexington, Mass., for 53 years before they moved to Brooksby Village , the Erickson Living community...
Wind Crest
(From left) Marianne Nolan and Charlotte Radcliffe chat with Moriah White, a former student server who received two college scholarships from Ann’s Choice this June.
At Ann’s Choice , Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., neighbors form friendships with one another and with the high school students who take their orders and serve their meals in the community’s five restaurants. Those resident-student relationships are the reason the community’s Scholars’ Fund is so successful. Funded by Ann’s Choice residents, it provides scholarships...
Ann's Choice
Pottery club members Charlie Kelly (left) and D Parker work on their clay projects in the Ann’s Choice arts and crafts studio, located in Village Clubhouse.
For D Parker, moving to Ann’s Choice fulfilled a lifelong dream. “I married young, had a family, and put my dreams of going to art school aside,” she says. “But I’d been drawing most of my life.” Her life changed in 2005. After her children were grown and her husband had passed away, she toured Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., and received a copy of the...
Windsor Run
Darla and Ben Schwartz have started and joined several clubs and activities since moving to Wind Crest from Evergreen a year ago.
For Darla and Ben Schwartz, the most important factor in their next home wasn’t size, location, amenities, or cost. Those topped their list, yes. But what mattered most was that they could bring their two Australian shepherds, Amy and Aussie. “They’re our kids,” Darla says of the eleven-year-old litter mates. When the couple discovered Wind Crest , an Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch...
Wind Crest
Photo of a female resident in a community garden, one of the many amenities at Wind Crest.
The living room in Wind Crest ’s clubhouse buzzes with conversation as people researching their retirement living options gather in several groups of 10 to 12. A resident ambassador answers questions about life at the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo. In one group, an adult daughter and her mother ask about the financial structure and continuing care options. In another, the...